Ingram Micro Cloud postponed its flagship Cloud Summit conference on Thursday due to concerns over the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. 

The conference was scheduled for May 12-14 in Miami Beach and will be pushed back until early 2021. 

Ingram Micro Cloud, which is a large-scale cloud ecosystem and digital commerce platform, said in a statement that it had monitored the situation closely, and the decision to postpone was made while keeping the health and well-being of the attendees and exhibitors in mind. 

In its 11th year, Cloud Summit is one of the world’s largest gatherings of cloud industry professionals, including global resellers, service providers and vendors, as well as industry luminaries. Past speakers have included Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft and former SAP CEO Bill McDermott.

Adam Christensen. Credit: Ingram Micro Cloud

The conference was to be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center and was expected to have an attendance of over 2,000 cloud professionals and startup founders. 

“We want to thank our speakers, partners, sponsors and the City of Miami Beach for their support in making this difficult—but correct—decision,” said Adam Christensen, head of Cloud Global Marketing and Communications at Ingram Micro. “We look forward to our next gathering of cloud leaders and innovators as we continue to support growth in the cloud ecosystem.”

More and more technology conferences around the globe are being canceled or postponed as cities and private companies become increasingly alarmed over the Coronavirus outbreak. To date, the virus, which began in the Wuhan province of China, has taken 3,200 lives.


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