Clarion has taken the decision to postpone iGB Live and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam until 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The industry events were originally scheduled for September 2020 at the RAI in Amsterdam, but the new dates will be 13-16 July 2021.
In a statement on the event’s website, Clarion said it had opted to push back the event because of the “constantly evolving situation and safety concerns regarding novel coronavirus.”
According to the event organiser, there was still strong support for the show despite the circumstances but the decision to delay will ensure a high-quality 2021 offering.
“As disappointing as this news is, we feel it is the most responsible decision to take,” commented Naomi Barton, group event director.
“We really wanted to deliver this event for our partners and stakeholders. However, with measures that are beyond our control, we feel a postponement is the right thing to do, as we cannot guarantee that delegates, exhibitors and sponsors will be able to get to the event safely.”
Earlier this month, it was announced ICE London 2021 would also be rescheduled to April due to the pandemic.
Reed Exhibitions has also cancelled G2E Las Vegas this year. The next event will take place October 4-7 2021 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.