After Sony and Canon pulling out of NAB 2021, the show has now officially been canceled. The show was scheduled for 9-13 October 2021. But unfortunately, the everlasting coronavirus pandemic has prevented NAB from taking place at all.
Hot on the heels of Sony, Canon has also declared that they have withdrawn from both NAB 2021 and InfoComm 2021 trade shots happening next month. In a statement to DIYPhotography, Canon states that this is due to “the ongoing health and safety concerns presented by the COVID-19 Delta variant”.
NAB has been rescheduled from its usual date in April to October 9-13th at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, replacing the usual NAB New York shot at the Javits Center. PhotoPlus, due to take place at the Javits Center in October has also been cancelled.
One of the biggest companies appearing at NAB in Las Vegas each year (well, each non-pandemic year when the event actually goes ahead) is Sony. This year, NAB has been rescheduled from its usual date in April to October 9-13th at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, replacing the usual NAB New York shot at the Javits Center.
Sony, however, has announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 Delta variant, Sony has decided to pull the plug and will not be attending in person at next month’s NAB Show. They also won’t be appearing at the audiovisual trade show InfoComm 2021 in Orlando, Florida, either.
It’s probably not much of a surprise to anybody at this point, but the organisers of the NAB Show in Las Vegas have announced that NAB 2021 has been delayed. Originally scheduled to take place in April 11-14th 2021, the date for next year’s show has now been pushed back to October 9-13th.
The timing of the announcement could’ve possibly been a little better, given that most of the video industry is already feeling a little down right now about the fact that IBC 2020 was scheduled to start two days from now. But I suppose it’s best to get it out of the way sooner rather than later.