Due to the flooding and high levels of rain in Bangkok, RIM has decided that the BlackBerry DevCon Asia will be relocating to Singapore.
The conference will now be held at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre on the same dates (7-8 December 2011). RIM says it is committed to returning the DevCon Asia conference to Bangkok in the future.
Below is the official media alert that I received in my mailbox.
BlackBerry DevCon Asia – Relocation Announcement
Important Notice: Due to the current high levels of rain and flooding in Bangkok, Research In Motion® (RIM®) is relocating BlackBerry® DevCon Asia to Singapore. The dates for BlackBerry DevCon Asia remain the same, December 7-8, 2011, but the location has changed to Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore. Additional information on the venue in Singapore will follow soon, please check back for updates.
The decision to relocate BlackBerry DevCon Asia was made following advisories that warn of ongoing dangers related to the serious impact of rain and floods on the local infrastructure in Bangkok.
RIM apologizes to our current registrants for the late notice and inconvenience this may cause to get to the event. In case our registrants cannot attend the event in Singapore, RIM will fully refund any conference registration pass fees.
As registration for the event is still open (No more early bird price), this change of event may actually benefit local developers. You can read up more about BlackBerry DevCon Asia here.