Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has affected the meetings and fairs in defence industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many leaders to target face-to-face gatherings. While most events continue to be held as planned, albeit with additional precautions and communications, a number of high-profile events, conventions and conferences have been either postponed or canceled.
Qatar International Maritime Defence Exhibition, due to be held in Qatar from March 16-18, has been cancelled. Organizers said in a statement that they had carried out consultations and decided to cancel the event for the health and welfare of citizens and visitors.
The SOFEX Defense fair to be held in Jordan was postponed without sharing any information. In the announcement on the subject, e-mail address was shared for information as well as information that the fair was postponed. Homeland Security Fair ISNR held in UAE was also postponed.