From phones to watches, planes to jeans, some of the world’s biggest trade exhibitions are being cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

More and more organisers are pulling events over fears of spreading the potentially deadly disease, with many thousands of attendees having to alter travel plans.

The most high-profile cancellation so far has been the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, which was due to take place at the end of this month.

BT, Ericsson, Facebook, LG, Nokia, Sony and Vodafone were among the major brands visitors were hoping to see.

The event usually attracts more than 100,000 people, with an estimated 6,000 of them travelling from China.

It’s not the only technology event that has been cancelled due to the outbreak.

Cisco Live, set to take place in Melbourne at