Early 2021 shows postpone fall – here’s why
Recent the news suggested that the pandemic could still pose a considerable risk to human health and safety until next year. After monitoring health and safety issues, economic indicators, industry developments and business travel restrictions, as well as measuring the comfort levels of the public to participate in face-to-face events, some Industry professionals conclude that postponing events from 2021 until later in the year is the smartest move. Here are several major trade shows that will be delayed next year.
Initial dates 2021: April 11-14
Dates rescheduled in 2021: October 9-13
Display size: 924 876 NSF (2019)
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center
What the organizers say: “We have witnessed growing concern and uncertainty about what the next six months will bring; enough that there seems to be a lot of reluctance to participate in big events in the first half of next year, ”said Gordon Smith, president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters. “We also have our own concerns about our ability to host the type of event in April that will not only generate results, but can be produced safely for everyone involved and without significant limitation of the experience. In view of all of this and in the interest of supporting the business, health and safety concerns of our trade fair community, we have decided to relocate the NAB trade show to 2021. “
Integrated systems Europe
Initial dates 2021: 2-5 February
Dates rescheduled in 2021: June 1-4
Display size: 559,723 NSF (2019)
Location: Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
What the organizers say: “Given the understandable concerns of all of our stakeholders regarding the coronavirus and the uncertainty over travel restrictions and country blockings, we concluded that it was not prudent to maintain our initial schedule of a trade fair. professional in person in February 2021, “said Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events. “We believe that moving the event to June gives the industry time to adjust and restore balance. We look forward to welcoming the global audiovisual community to our new home in Barcelona.
The inspired home living room
Initial dates 2021: March 13-16
Dates rescheduled in 2021: August 7-10
Display size: 812 135 NSF (2019)
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago
What the organizers say: “As the pandemic continued through the summer, we had several conversations with our board of directors, exhibitor members and retail buyers, all of whom were apprehensive about the ability to bring the industry together safely. as early as March 2021, “said Derek Miller, president of the International Housewares Association. “While the show continues to be a vital part of their operations, the health and safety of our industry is our top priority and moving the event later in the year leaves more time for authorities to manage with success this crisis. “
Initial dates 2021: March 1-5
Dates rescheduled in 2021: August 9-13
Display size: 606,750 FNS (2019)
Location: Venetian Convention Center / Palazzo / Sands Expo, Wynn and Caesars Forum, Las Vegas
What the organizers say: “Given the current state of the pandemic, [we decided] It would be neither wise nor prudent to hold HIMSS21 in March, ”says Karen Groppe, Senior Director of Strategic Communications for HIMSS. “[Whether] major events will be allowed to be held in March 2021 is still underway, so we have made the decision – in consultation with our team of medical advisers and management – to move to August. Through [doing so], this gives more time and space to deal with the pandemic and see if a large group [gatherings] are sure and wise.