Organisers of IT²EC have postponed next month's event in London because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

"The UK and other global Governments have this week considerably strengthened their advice in relation to the current coronavirus outbreak, and are now recommending that businesses and individuals take steps to reduce all forms of social contact as much as possible in the coming few months," organisers said in a statement.

The event was due to take place at London's ExCel from April 28-30. Organisers said they were discussing with rescheduling for later this year with the venue and stakeholders.

"We expect to be in a position to share these plans with the IT²EC community in the next few days," the statement added.

"At this point, we will be able to advise on the status of existing bookings from exhibitors and attendees and outline the options available "