UPDATE: Coronavirus Cancellations At Convention Center Top $283M
The cancellations continue to grow at the Orange County Convention Center to more than $283 million dollars.
Now five large events have been canceled at the Orange County Convention Center. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons canceled its planned conference Tuesday. That event alone was expected to bring 30,000 attendees and $77 million dollars in economic impact.
In total, five events have been canceled that were expected to bring 109-thousand attendees. Events as far away as April 23 have now been canceled.
The convention centers tallies the economic losses from those canceled events to more than $283 million dollars.
Canceled events include:
HIMSS20 Global Health Conference & Exhibition | March 9-13, 2020 | Estimated Attendance: 43,000 | Economic Impact: $113 million
Grainger Show 2020 | March 15-17, 2020 | Estimated Attendance: 13,000 | Economic Impact: $33 million
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | March 24-28, 2020 | Estimated Attendance: 30,000 | Economic Impact: $77 million
Ellucian Live 2020 | April 5-8, 2020 | Estimated Attendance: 8,500 | Economic Impact: $21.8 million
McDonald’s Corporation Worldwide Conference | April 20-23, 2020 | Estimated Attendance: 15,000 | Economic Impact: $38.5 million
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