NACS Convenience Summit Asia cancelled
The NACS Convenience Summit Asia (CSA) scheduled for March 3–5 in Bangkok, Thailand, has been cancelled.
The organiser, the US National Association of Convenience Stores, said the event would not proceed due to increasing public health concerns of the coronavirus in the Asia-Pacific region.
“The safety of our attendees, partners and staff is always our highest priority,” a spokesperson told Inside Retail Asia in an email.
The premiere event was planning to immerse global convenience and fuel leaders in the digital transformation of Bangkok’s retail market. Speakers had been arranged from all over Asia and further afield, presenting case studies of successful convenience store industry partnerships.
More than 100 senior executives from more than 20 countries had been expected.
Meanwhile, Informa Markets, the organiser of FHA-HoReCa in Singapore, has postponed the event from March 3-6 to July 13-16 at Singapore Expo, due to the evolving coronavirus situation.
“The decision was made following extensive consultations with exhibitors and industry partners and considering the knock-on effects on the wider HoReCa industry as a direct consequence of the significant impact to international travel during this period,” said Informa in a statement.