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Wednesday, 30 November 2022 05:26

[Digital Business Africa] – In light of the development of the COVID-19 virus situation, UNCTAD’s Senior Management took the decision that, effective immediately all meetings involving international participants scheduled until the end of April 2020 should be postponed. So, they have decided to cancel the eCommerce Week 2020.

« Yesterday, UNCTAD’s Senior Management took the decision that, effective immediately all meetings involving international participants scheduled until the end of April 2020 should be postponed. This conclusion was arrived at taking into account the policy of the Swiss Government for the cancellation/postponement of events of 1,000 persons or more, the implications of prevailing limitations on international travel, and the need to minimize undue inconvenience to meeting participants », has explained Sabrina Lelmoli, Programm Management officer at UNCTAD, in an email send today to some participants.

« Ensuring the health and safety of all participants is our primary concern. It is for this reason that we are taking the difficult decision of cancelling the eCommerce Week », she added.

This conclusion was arrived at taking into account the policy of the Swiss Government for the cancellation/postponement of events of 1,000 persons or more, the implications of prevailing limitations on international travel, and the need to minimize undue inconvenience to meeting participants.

« We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. However, we look forward to welcoming you in 2021 for a new edition of the eCommerce Week, and also – for those of you who are interested – in Abu Dhabi for the first Asia eCommerce Week from 6 to 10 December 2020. Further information on this exciting event will be shared in the next few weeks », explain UNCTAD in a press release.

UNCTAD’s eCommerce Week was set to take place from  27th April to 01st May 2020 at Palais des Nations in Geneva (Switzerland). It is the leading forum for Ministers, senior government officials, CEOs and other business representatives, international organizations, development banks, academics and civil society to discuss the development opportunities and challenges associated with the evolving digital economy.

The theme of the eCommerce Week 2020 was “Creating Value in the Digital Economy”.

By Digital Business Africa