In response to the current global health emergency with the outbreak of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the Global Citizen Forum has postponed this year’s Annual Summit until further notice.
“One of the significant benefits of the Annual Summit is the unique blend of people that join us from around the world to meet and exchange with fellow members, patrons and guests,” shared Global Citizen Forum Founder Armand Arton. “It is our responsibility to do our part in limiting the risk of exposure and protecting the health and wellbeing of our communities across the globe,” added Arton.
At their core, GCF events and gatherings are on-ground experiences which include travelling beyond borders to unconventional locations and networking with members from across the globe.
Considering that the current pandemic has affected over 90,000 people and killed more than 3,000 people in 75 countries worldwide, GCF is committed to ensuring a responsible forthgoing with all worldwide activities to limit any risks involved with compromising public health.
Given the circumstances, all current members will get a complimentary one-year membership extension, while this year GCF will propose their first net-zero carbon ‘digital experience’ enabled by new innovations in tech.
Several other large events have also been canceled or postponed, including the Mobile World Congress, Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the annual Game Developers’ Conference, and the Geneva Motor Show. Events like the F1 and the World Olympics are also all under question.
“Our world is more mobile and connected than ever. Unfortunately, the rapid spread of the Coronavirus across all borders is a testament to that,” added Talimka Yordanova, CEO of the Global Citizen Forum.
Just as viruses are not discriminatory to one single nation, race, culture, or border — neither is the antidote. To every global problem, there must be a global solution.