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NYU Postpones China Event as Virus Spreads

In light of the recent concerns regarding the novel coronavirus in China, and the World Health Organization’s decision to declare the epidemic an international public health emergency, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) has decided to postpone the NYU April 2020 Hospitality and Real Estate Investment Conference at NYU Shanghai.

While disappointing, school officials said this measure must be taken to safeguard the health and well-being of those who would have attended the conference, as well as those who would have participated as speakers and panelists.

“Once the crisis abates, it is our intention to reschedule the event for April 2021, and to host industry professionals from around the world, who will benefit from the deep knowledge and immersive content for which the NYUSPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality and the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate are known globally,” says a school statement. “We will be in touch once the new date is set.”

The deadly new coronavirus continues to spread from its origination source in Wuhan, China, with more than 24,000 cases and at least 492 deaths confirmed worldwide. Coronaviruses are common viruses that most people get some time in their life and cause upper-respiratory illnesses.

The NYU School of Professional Studies is located at the center of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. The school’s academic programs, faculty members, events, and student body reflect NYC and all that it has to offer. For more info, visit https://www.sps.nyu.edu/

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