The NAB Show and Radio Show have succumbed to the pressures of the surge in COVID’s Delta variant, and will no longer go ahead as an in-person event.
Chris Brown, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Global Connections and Events at the NAB sent out the following message overnight.
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 at the 2022 NAB Show, April 23-27, 2022, to reignite our passion for our business and focus on a bright future ahead.
Stay tuned for details regarding virtual options for accessing select 2021 NAB Show content through NAB Amplify.
Meanwhile Radiodays Europe is pressing ahead with Portugal now claiming the mantle of the the No1 country in the world when it comes to fully vaccinated population, passing in the last days Malta and UAE.
For those coming to Radiodays Europe in Lisbon in-person, an official vaccine certificate (EU Digital Vaccine Certificate or similar) will be required or a negative Covid-19 test result.