Several IAA board members this week told Ad Age that the event should be moved to another country or be canceled. Mr. Vale says he couldn't comment on whether or not there was enough time to move the venue. At a committee meeting of the U.K. chapter of the IAA held after an earlier attack in Egypt, the question of safety was raised. Mr. Vale said that nobody in New York has expressed concerns to him about the safety of the Cairo Congress.
Attempts to reach the World Congress organizers in Cairo were not successful.
Mr. Vale said that the IAA has received no cancellations following the most recent attack although, as is typical for such IAA conferences, few people have registered for the Congress so far in advance.
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