Coronavirus Effect: Goafest 2020 postponed

05 Mar,2020

By A Correspondent

 

The Advertising Club and the Advertising Agencies Association of India, joint organisers of Goafest, have announced the postponement of the 2020 edition of the festival until further notice. According to a statement, the Abby Awards – for which entries have already been received – will still be conducted jointly by them. Details with regard to the awards are currently being finalised and will be announced shortly.

 

Notes a communique issued jointly by AAAI and Ad Club: “The move has been taken considering the heightened global concerns on the spread of the Coronavirus posing a threat to well-being and safety of festival goers.  The festival also receives many speakers from across the world and travel advisories issued across countries and organisations against being a part of large gatherings has also contributed to the decision.  In such challenging times it is critical that everybody acts responsibly and does their best to prevent any escalation of the already fairly alarming scenario. Nothing precedes the health and wellbeing of the patrons of the festival and the postponing of the festival is a result of the organisers intent to safeguard the wellbeing of Goafest patrons.”

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