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NAB 2021 Has Been Canceled

NAB 2021 Has Been Canceled

Solely days after three main digicam producers, particularly Sony, Canon and Panasonic, have pulled out of NAB 2021 which was scheduled to happen from Oct 9 – 13 in Las Vegas, your complete present has been canceled.

Sadly, Covid is claiming one other sufferer: NAB 2021. It was presupposed to be the primary in-person NAB Present since April 2019 (2020 was after all canceled shortly earlier than it was presupposed to happen in April 2020) – they postponed it to October from April, as no person thought that the pandemic would final that lengthy. Nicely, it did – and after requiring all attendees to be vaccinated for the upcoming present, they thought it might happen as deliberate with security precautions, however with out having the ability to contact the gear (which after all is a large downside as that’s one of many major the reason why folks wish to attend a commerce present within the first place, to “contact earlier than they purchase”).

Picture credit score: NAB Present web site

Official NAB Present assertion

To Our NAB Present Neighborhood: 

For greater than a yr we’ve got labored tirelessly to carry our trade collectively safely in Las Vegas at NAB Present. Sadly, the pandemic and surge of the Delta variant has introduced surprising and insurmountable challenges for our international neighborhood. 

As we’ve got at all times stored the very best curiosity and security of the trade as our precedence, it has develop into obvious within the face of those challenges that we are able to not successfully host NAB Present or our co-located occasions, the Radio Present and Gross sales and Administration Tv Change, in particular person. 

NAB Present is the premiere vacation spot for the media and leisure trade and we won’t transfer ahead with a present that delivers something lower than the excellence our neighborhood has come to anticipate and deserves from us. 

Whereas we’re disillusioned that we are going to not be collectively once more in particular person subsequent month, we look ahead to converging on the 2022 NAB Present, April 23-27, 2022, to reignite our ardour for our enterprise and give attention to a brilliant future forward.  Keep tuned for particulars relating to digital choices for accessing choose 2021 NAB Present content material by NAB Amplify.

NAB Present Assertion

Why CineD determined not to participate in particular person even earlier than the NAB cancelation

As an organization, CineD determined lately to not attend NAB 2021 for a number of causes: We didn’t wish to endanger any of our staff, anybody from Europe (that features Johnnie and me amongst others) wouldn’t be allowed to enter the US, and naturally, many producers have been pulling out already (and truly asking us as media if we’d attend in any respect).

What our viewers thought of attending NAB 2021

We additionally ran some polls in our social media over the previous few weeks to find out how many individuals would really go, and whereas this isn’t consultant, we overwhelmingly heard from our viewers that they’d skip this yr, partly due to journey restrictions, the shortcoming to the touch gear, and even the vaccination necessities.

So ultimately, when the large producers pulled out of NAB 2021 (and with them, the largest financiers of the present), the organizers certainly had no different selection than to tug the plug altogether.

The tip (of Covid) will come, and exhibits will come again

We nonetheless look ahead to the longer term and the time once we can convene collectively once more in particular person, meet our readers and speak to producers, at NAB 2022 which is scheduled to happen throughout the conventional slot, throughout April 23-27, 2022. My hope is that after what may develop into a final powerful “Covid winter”, we may have the worst of this behind us in spring, and that this occasion will occur as scheduled. Let’s hope commerce present organizers will all survive the monetary blows they’ve been served over these previous two years.

What are your ideas concerning the NAB cancelation and future in-person occasions like commerce exhibits typically? Tell us within the feedback under.

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