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Expert: Coronavirus Situation More Serious Than SARS

CAUTIOUS APPROACH: It was quiet for Chinese New Year Raceday 2020 on Jan. 27 at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong. Attendance was restricted because of public health fears over coronavirus. (Getty Images) Consultant Wallace expects many mainland China convention centers will suspend operations The outbreak of coronavirus is affecting exhibition and convention centers in China, where well over 100 of those facilities have had to cease operations, according to Cliff Wallace, an industry consultant who was managing director of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from 1995 to 2012 and was instrumental in helping the facility cope with SARS in late 2002 and early 2003. Wallace, who formulated venue-industry guidelines for dealing with SARS, is now president of Atlanta-based CW Venue Advisory Services LLC and has been advising convention and exhibition venues in China and elsewhere on how to deal with coronavirus, which he expects to cause a […]

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