AMT Cancels MT360 Conference Over Coronavirus Concerns
In addition to growing concerns and the European travel ban instituted by the White House, the cancelation also complies with the local county’s ban on mass gatherings.
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has canceled its MT360 conference, which was planned for May 12-14, 2020, due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The trade association has been monitoring the situation as well as guidelines and recommendations set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, which led it to the decision to cancel the event.
“The WHO declared the global COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic, the White House announced a restriction on travel from affected European countries, and Santa Clara Public Health Department ordered a ban on mass gatherings,” AMT reports. “Due to these escalating concerns and with the safety and health of the community as our top priority, we have made the decision to cancel the MT360 conference.”
The association continues: “The purpose of MT360 has always been to build a community that connects manufacturing and technology, and to facilitate partnerships and new business opportunities. In the months leading up to the conference, we have hosted and sponsored meetups and events in Silicon Valley and on the East Coast and facilitated connections between the manufacturing, tech, and investment communities. Going forward, AMT will continue our work to create connections between manufacturing and tech, through events, meetups, and the launch of our San Francisco Tech Lab, which will serve as a co-location and collaboration space for both manufacturing and technology companies in the Bay Area.”
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