NAB 2021 cancelled
Amidst continued uncertainties around international travel, the organisers of the NAB media industry show in Las Vegas have announced that they have cancelled the delayed 2021 event.
Chris Brown, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Global Connections and Events at the National Association of Broadcasters, said:
“For more than a year we have worked tirelessly to bring our industry together safely in Las Vegas at NAB Show. Unfortunately, the pandemic and surge of the Delta variant has presented unexpected and insurmountable challenges for our global community.
“As we have always kept the best interest and safety of the industry as our priority, it has become apparent in the face of these challenges that we can no longer effectively host NAB Show or our co-located events, the Radio Show and Sales and Management Television Exchange, in person.
“NAB Show is the premiere destination for the media and entertainment industry and we will not move forward with a show that delivers anything less than the excellence our community has come to expect and deserves from us.
“While we are disappointed that we will not be together again in person next month, we look forward to converging in Las Vegas at the 2022 NAB Show, April 23-27, 2022, to reignite our passion for our business and focus on a bright future ahead.”
The cancellation follows the announcement by a range of major exhibitors that they had decided against taking part this year.