AVIXA has announced that InfoComm 2020 has been cancelled.
The professional AV event, which was scheduled for June 13-19 in Las Vegas, will no longer take place this year as a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. InfoComm organiser AVIXA made the following announcement this afternoon via Twitter.
With concern for the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, partners and staff, the show management of InfoComm and the executive leadership of AVIXA have chosen to cancel the InfoComm 2020 show in June. https://t.co/FPdFoVJVkP #InfoComm20
— AVIXA (@AVIXA) March 30, 2020
David Labuskes, AVIXA CEO, explained in the official statement: “This was not a decision we made lightly but with careful consideration and as advised by public health authorities. Thankfully, we did not have to make it alone and are grateful to our InfoComm community, exhibitor advisory committee, education committees, and so many others who supported our desire to not jeopardize the livelihoods and long-term gains of the industry.
“InfoComm show management is evaluating the best path forward for bringing the high caliber, engaging content that InfoComm has come to be known for, and we ask for stakeholders’ patience as we do so,” he continued. “We are committed to exploring all possible alternatives that will bring to light the engaging discussions, industry thought-leadership, product information and best-in-class education that our attendees have come to expect from the show.”
InfoComm is the latest industry event to be blighted by the coronavirus pandemic, with last month’s ISE seeing its attendance figures hampered significantly by the outbreak. Travel disruption caused by Storm Ciara also played affected attendance at the show. Prolight + Sound 2020 announced it was moving the show to new dates in May before cancelling because of the pandemic, while major events in adjacent markets such NAB (also in Las Vegas) and London’s Media Production Show in the broadcast industry have also announced suspensions while seeking alternative arrangements.