Taiwan suppliers ask TAITRA to cancel Cycle Show over virus concerns

By Steve Frothingham

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Taiwan-based exhibitors at the Taipei Cycle show — scheduled to open a month from Tuesday — are circulating a petition asking organizers to cancel it because of the new coronavirus outbreak in China.

As of Tuesday morning, Taiwan has confirmed 10 novel coronavirus infections in the country, one fewer than the number of cases confirmed in the U.S.

It’s not known how many exhibitors, if any, have signed the petition or forwarded it to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the show’s organizer. BRAIN has reviewed a copy of the petition, which is written in Chinese. Three exhibitors told BRAIN they’ve received it.

Daniel Godwin, with the Taiwan Trade Center in Los Angeles, told BRAIN the show will continue as planned. He shared a new statement from TAITRA (pdf attached) that said “there is no danger posed to exhibitions and meeting venues in Taiwan … From the airport to the hotel to the venue and back, visitors can rest assured that they will be safe to visit Taiwan.”

Earlier Tuesday, a show representative referred a question about the virus to a statement TAITRA released on Friday. That statement said the bike show would be …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News