Amsterdam, March 3, 2020 – TNW today announces that the 2020 edition of their flagship event will be rescheduled to October 1 & 2, 2020. Due to growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), and with the well-being of attendees, partners and staff as the number one priority, TNW has decided that rescheduling the event is the only responsible course of action at this time. This decision was made after consulting with the local government, partners, and staff, to whom TNW would like to express gratitude for their understanding, patience, and continued support.
“Although the decision to reschedule our event wasn't taken lightly, and the current concerns around the virus might, in hindsight, appear overdone, we were partly inspired by the words of M. Leavitt, DHHS: ‘Everything we do before a pandemic will seem alarmist. Everything we do after will seem inadequate’.
I hope the world will be able to take adequate action, and that the spread of the virus will soon be contained. Moving forward we’ll focus all of our efforts on making our event in October even better.” — Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, TNW founder & CEO
Ticket holders can refer to the FAQ section on the TNW Conference website for more information.
TNW is a global digital brand that informs, inspires and connects people who love tech, through media, events, and services. Primarily known for its media outlet thenextweb.com and award-winning tech event TNW Conference, TNW also incorporates a co-working label (TQ.co), a global start-up database (Index.co) and delivers custom innovation programs to corporates and governments via TNW X.
TNW Conference is a yearly event attracting up to 20,000 international attendees, and would originally take place on June 18 & 19, 2020, in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).