NAB Cancels October Vegas Show Due to COVID Concerns
On September 15, The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced that the 2021 NAB Show scheduled to be held in Las Vegas from October 9–13, 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The convention had already instituted a vaccine mandate for the convention, but had seen major exhibitors pull out in recent days. Select content from the show will be offered virtually.
The 2022 NAB Show is scheduled to take place from April 23-27, 2022 in Las Vegas.
In a memo to attendees, Chris Brown, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Global Connections and Events at the National Association of Broadcasters wrote:
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.