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Hm. I seem to have conflicting feelings about their difficulties.
The cancellation of Mobile World Congress over the coronavirus outbreak has had dramatic repercussions – for Barcelona, where the event was supposed to take place; for larger phone brands, which had to radically re-evaluate their launch strategies; and for smaller brands, for whom exhibiting or attending MWC represents a …
Thought long and hard about this. We've become so immune to advertising, you have to argue about its relevance and success. Therefore, events like MWC do offer great opportunities for smaller companies to sell their wares
HOWEVER: It was blatantly obvious that it would be cancelled when some of the big wigs started cancelling, and even if you didn't think it would be cancelled, if you were putting sales in front of the welfare of your staff, then I have no pity for you...
The shittiest part is that GSMA cancelled it, and is offering no refunds: This attitude may, in itself, be the death knell for MWC
the GSMA reportedly describing the circumstances that lead to the event's cancellation as a "force majeure situation."
They'd definitely be right had the government put its foot down and prohibited the gathering, but I'm pretty certain this is, from a legal perspective, the same as if they'd cancelled it due to not liking the popular haircut(even if it's nothing like that from a moral perspective).
Hmm, airlines cancelling flights to/from affected places. Cruise lines with no place to go. People not able to enter countries without showing they're not infected.
Hey, how about re-introducing cross-ocean travel? Load up in Sidney or S.F. or Singapore and take a 14 day cruise to Taiwan. Self-isolation with buffets. When no one turns up positive during the cruise, all's well and admittance assured!
Oh, you're worried about that Diamond Princess thing? Don't trust the other thousands of passengers and crew? You could opt for the Thor Heyerdahl cruise, though when you'd arrive might be iffy.