IBC 2020 officially cancelled

A live IBC event is planned for The RAI in Amsterdam on September 10-13th, with a fall-back of December 3rd-6th.

IBC 2020 will no longer be going ahead. The organisation has announced that, regretfully, the Covid-19 crisis has led it to the conclusion there is no viably safe way to hold the event. Although the RAI had said it is opening and can manage social distancing, continuing restrictions on travel – including quarantines for returning visitors – and the very global nature of the show, meant organisers concluded that even a substantially-reduced event wasn’t plausible.

Michael Crimp, CEO, said: “It is with a heavy heart IBC has made the difficult decision to cancel the IBC2020 show. You may have seen IBC and the IABM surveys on this topic. Evidence gathered from these IBC stakeholders helps to confirm this decision. Whilst this is hugely disappointing for us all, IBC will continue to play a vital role in supporting the industry to get back on track wherever we are able.

For more than 50 years, IBC has provided the central annual meeting place for the Media, Entertainment & Technology community. For example, over the coming months, IBC will continue to engage with the industry through its digital platform IBC365. Details of our plans will follow soon. For those exhibitors who are eligible for the credit voucher or cash refund scheme, separate details about the next steps will be sent to you very shortly,” he added.

IBC is one of our favourite tradeshows to attend each year; we love getting to catch up with our members and potential new members. Each year IBC showcases the newest innovative and creative technology and software within the industry. We are disappointed that it will not be going ahead this year, but of course, the safety of everyone is the priority. Although IBC 2020 can not go ahead physically, we hope that we will be able to see some of you still virtually and still be able to utilise the three days of IBC.

Source: Advanced Television

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