Valley conference rescheduled, businesses on alert over coronavirus

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Posted at 9:29 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 12:32:20-05

As more businesses around the world begin to restrict or limit travel in the wake of the spread of the coronavirus, the effects are trickling into Phoenix.

The National Data Center and Smart City Infrastructure Summit was supposed to be held in Phoenix this month and has been shifted to Oct. 29.

"They didn't say it was because of the coronavirus, but there was no other reason. I suspect it may have something to do with it," said Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, which was supporting the conference.

Tech companies are waiting to see how long the outbreaks will last and how deep the impact will be, Zylstra said.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.