Language Industry Events Cancelled Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

By Steve Chu, Treehouse Strategy
March 4, 2020

GALA has just announced that its 2020 conference in San Diego, CA—originally slated to be held on March 15-17, 2020—will be postponed to September 2020 due to “coronavirus concerns”. According to the announcement, attendees, moderators, board members, speakers, and staff were coming from 49 countries, some with active outbreaks such as Italy and Korea. Many companies in those affected regions have either scaled back or suspended business travels for employees.

One of the Glocalization Organization of Asia Pacific (GoAP) partner companies from Korea was planning to attend GALA had cancelled their trip even prior to GALA postponing the conference.

The postponement of the GALA Conference follows after the Women in Localization Chapter in Italy cancelled its inaugural launch event on February 26, 2020 in Milan, Italy.
And earlier in February, the European Language Industry Association (ELIA) cancelled its event—Together 2020—in Milan on February 27-28, 2020 due to a surge of coronavirus cases in the area.
This is a follow-up update to the article, “Love of Languages in the Time of Corona—Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak on the Language Industry”.
Read the full article here: https://goap-global.com/impact-of-the-coronavirus-outbreak-on-the-language-industry/

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