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Hong Kong crisis forces AVIA to switch video summit to Singapore

The political crisis in Hong Kong has forced the Asia Video Industry Association to relocate its summit to Singapore.

The event was due to take place at the Intercontinental between November 4-6.

It will now take place at the Ritz-Carlton in Singapore on the same dates.

Chief executive Louis Boswell said the switch was unavoidable.

“Over the last month it become evident that it would not be possible to hold a successful event in Hong Kong given the protests and disruptions we have all sadly been witnessing,” he said.

“At the same time, I am very excited that we will be hosting this event for the first time in Singapore, the home base of many of our members.

“We held a very successful Summit last year in Hong Kong, and the event was a turning point for the association.  I am confident that this year will be even stronger, both in the themes we are exploring and the speakers we are bringing in.”

Boswell added the timing of the switch will give delegates “sufficient time to make the necessary changes to their travel plans”.

The summit is expected to attract more than 600 delegates from 180 companies.

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