It is now aiming for 23-27 April, 2022 to renew the trade show

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The NAB Show has been cancelled for 2021 due to the pandemic and surge of the Delta Covid variant.

The organisers do not believe that the 2021 show can be held safely in the current climate.

A number of high profile attendees, such as Sony, had pulled out of the trade show recently, which had left the event in limbo. 

As such, organisers have now decided to cancel the event, which had been slated for 9-13 October in Las Vegas, USA. The cancellation includes co-located events, the Radio Show and Sales and Management Television Exchange.

It will now aim for the 2022 NAB Show to be the first since the pandemic began, which is planned to be held 23-27 April next year. For now, select 2021 NAB Show content will be possible to access through NAB Amplify, with more information on how to do that to come.

The full statement, from Chris Brown, executive vice president and managing director of global connections and events at the National Association of Broadcasters, is below.

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.