Velo cancels Taipei Cycle’s welcome dinner, show to announce decision Friday

By Steve Frothingham

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — An annual welcoming dinner at the Taipei Cycle trade show hosted by Velo saddle, Wellgo pedal and Prologo has been canceled, and show organizers are expected to announce Friday whether next month’s show will be held as planned, canceled, or postponed because of concerns about the new coronavirus outbreak in China.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council, the show’s organizer, sent an email survey to registered show attendees on Monday to assess expected attendance. TAITRA asked registrants to return the survey by Friday. “We, like the rest of the world, are closely monitoring the developments regarding the outbreak of the New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) with sadness and are taking the issue very seriously; as we know this is of great concern to you, our partners, exhibitors, visitors and staff,” TAITRA wrote in the email.

Meanwhile, some exhibitors are circulating a petition asking TAITRA to cancel the show. It’s unknown how many people have signed the petition.

Taiwan has had about 10 confirmed infections from the virus, about the same number as the U.S. While the U.S. State Department advises against visiting China, it has issued no warnings about travel to Taiwan.

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News