In what comes as a whole shock to completely nobody, and after having introduced solely per week in the past that the present should go on, IBC 2021 scheduled to start in simply over per week in Amsterdam has been cancelled. Citing the “rising considerations concerning the COVID-19 scenario in The Netherlands”, which present organisers say have deteriorated during the last week, the present has now been cancelled.
They go on to say that suggestions from IBC exhibitors and guests has additionally aided of their choice to cancel the present – which isn’t a lot of a shock given what number of corporations had already pulled out and the variety of guests both unwilling or unable to journey to The Netherlands proper now as a result of authorities lockdown restrictions just lately put in place.
The assertion from IBC Present organisers reads:
IBC Cancels Amsterdam Occasion Amidst Escalating COVID Issues
LONDON, UK – 23 November 2021 – IBC declares that the in individual IBC2021 occasion has been cancelled. The transfer follows rising considerations concerning the COVID-19 scenario in The Netherlands, which has deteriorated over the previous week, and suggestions from the IBC exhibitor and customer neighborhood.
The IBC Partnership Board made the choice at this time so as to stop exhibitors and guests from travelling to The Netherlands.
Attributable to happen on December 3-6 at The RAI in Amsterdam, IBC20201 will now deal with bringing the content material and know-how neighborhood collectively through IBC Digital.
Personally, I’m glad they lastly noticed sense. If the present went forward, it was going to be a catastrophe and put lots of people and corporations from world wide in very awkward conditions.
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