InfoComm 2021 postponed to October 2021

AVIXA has announcing trade show InfoComm 2021 is moving from its original dates of June 12-18 to October 23 29. It remains at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

In a statement released to the press late on 4 Feb, AVIXA CEO David Labuskes said; "AVIXA has continued to monitor the vaccine rollout, economic indicators, travel restrictions, and the show community to better gauge overall trends and future conditions for holding a major event in the U.S. in June of 2021.

"With a holistic perspective of all factors in North America, AVIXA is announcing the move of InfoComm 2021 from June 12 18, to October 23 29, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

"A commitment to delivering a platform for commerce, learning, and camaraderie drove us to consider alternative dates that would elevate the likelihood of achieving these goals considering the current conditions. In January, after receiving an opportunity to explore new dates, we gathered key stakeholder feedback and industry opinion, where we received overwhelming support for a postponement. As excited as the community is about the show, and as hopeful and optimistic as we remain in combatting the pandemic, it is believed that the U.S. will be further along in the battle against the pandemic by October than in June.

"We also understand the postponement leaves a gap in our traditional June schedule and we will continue to deliver on programming, education, and opportunities that will bring our community together for engagement, business development, and networking. In the coming months you will find new and exciting ways for learning, engaging with peers, and kickstarting your business.

"Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) and InfoComm 2021 will do everything possible to deliver safe and meaningful events in Barcelona in June and in Orlando in October; they remain unique shows in separate geographies — both with a shared passion for AV and integrated experiences.

"Since the early months of this global crisis, we have done our best to prioritize the long term interests of our AVIXA members and InfoComm community across the pro AV industry. We have not made this decision to postpone lightly and have relied on a great deal of feedback from the InfoComm show community, and we are grateful to you for engaging with us and supporting this decision."

A statement from Mike Blackman released just after the InfoComm 2021 news was announced contains this section on ISE 2021: "We understand our exhibitors and partners need to make commitments that will incur cost and we do not wish to burden them unnecessarily. For this reason, if circumstances impact our ability to host an in-person event and we are forced to cancel this element of ISE, we will make this decision by 1 March."

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