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Accounting Business Expo postponed amid coronavirus fears

The Accounting Business Expo has now been postponed due to fears around the escalation of the developing coronavirus crisis.

Business Jotham Lian 13 March 2020
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Event organiser Terrapinn has now pulled the plug on the Accounting Business Expo, a day after reassuring attendees that the event would go ahead.

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The Accounting Business Expo was due to run on 25 and 26 March at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

Accountants Daily understands organisers are currently looking to reschedule the event for the second half of the year but do not have firm dates at this stage.

“This is a decision we did not take lightly, and the health and safety of our visitors, speakers and exhibitors is of paramount importance,” Terrapinn marketing manager Emma Golding told Accountants Daily.

“We are disappointed to have to make this decision; however, we know we have made the right call in this very complex and unprecedented situation.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.”

The free-to-attend event was expected to host over 4,000 attendees and exhibitors, with a wide variety of speakers ranging from the ATO to the big four firms and professional accounting bodies set to feature.

The postponement comes as the Prime Minister and state and territory leaders endorsed a recommendation from Australia’s chief medical officer to ban non-essential events with more than 500 people.

Terrapinn had earlier told registered attendees that while it was closely following official advice from the Australian government Department of Health and the NSW, there was no direction to postpone or cancel the event.

Accounting Business Expo postponed amid coronavirus fears
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Jotham Lian

Jotham Lian

Jotham Lian is the editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insight for Australian accounting professionals.

Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald, and Channel NewsAsia.

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