• Thursday, Sep. 16, 2021
COVID Delta surge prompts cancellation of NAB Show 2021
Chris Brown
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This year’s NAB Show--slated for Oct. 9-13 in Las Vegas--has been canceled due to concerns with the surge of COVID cases related to the Delta variant.

Chris Brown, EVP and managing director of global connections and events at the National Association of Broadcasters, said that the increase in COVID “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.”

Brown noted that NAB will soon share details regarding virtual options for accessing select 2021 NAB Show content through Delta Amplify, the group’s digital hub.

Plans still call, however, for the 2022 NAB Show to be held next spring. Brown stated, “While we are disappointed that we will not be together again in person next month, we look forward to converging in Las Vegas at the 2022 NAB Show, April 23-27, 2022, to reignite our passion for our business and focus on a bright future ahead.”

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