The Nationwide Affiliation of Broadcasters, or NAB, has canceled its 2021 NAB Present that was scheduled for Las Vegas subsequent month amid the continuing surge within the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
This yr’s NAB Present had been scheduled to run between October 9-13, 2021. The pageant’s organizers hope to reunite in individual for a 2022 present that’s at present scheduled between April 23-27, 2022.
Choose content material from the present will likely be made out there just about by means of the group’s platform NAB Amplify. The cancellation comes after the group beforehand introduced that attendees to the occasion must be vaccinated.
Verizon, Amazon Internet Companies, B&H, Canon, Panasonic and Sony had been among the many firms that had been connected to exhibit on the NAB Present flooring.
The NAB represents America’s radio and TV broadcasters and represents them by means of pursuits in legislative, regulatory and public affairs.
See the complete assertion from Chris Brown, government vice chairman and managing director of World Connections and Occasions on the Nationwide Affiliation of Broadcasters, beneath:
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 all the time stored the most effective curiosity and security of the trade as our precedence, it has turn into obvious within the face of those challenges that we will not successfully host NAB Present or our co-located occasions, the Radio Present and Gross sales and Administration Tv Change, in individual. 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 count on and deserves from us. Whereas we’re disillusioned that we are going to not be collectively once more in individual subsequent month, we sit up for converging on the 2022 NAB Present, April 23-27, 2022, to reignite our ardour for our enterprise and concentrate on a vivid future forward. Keep tuned for particulars concerning digital choices for accessing choose 2021 NAB Present content material by means of NAB Amplify.