Sydney Build Expo has today announced the postponement of its upcoming event – originally scheduled for 19-20 March – with new dates to be announced next week.
"Over recent weeks we have been working tirelessly with ICC Sydney, the Australian Government Department of Health and relevant bodies to plan for a successful and safe event," says an email release. "We were until recently confident that we could achieve this and were working off external advice and government feedback. However, in the last 24 hours the situation in Australia has deteriorated rapidly and we feel that the only course of action at present is to postpone the event."
New dates are to be announced by Monday 16 March, the release says and all bookings for exhibitors, sponsors or attendees will automatically transfer to the new dates.
The announcement follows a big week of cancellations and postponements by a number of industry and recreational events worldwide. Travel bans are currently in place, with further updates from the Federal Government expected, and an increasing number of Australians are choosing to work from home and avoid gatherings.