After initially being postponed this past Spring until July 20-22 due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, ISC West has been postponed once again, this time until Oct. 5-8.
According to the official event website, given the current and evolving coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, the July dates are no longer tenable.
“Considering the escalation of COVID-19, travel and social distancing restrictions, and the economic impact over the past five weeks across the United States and the world, it is necessary to reschedule the event to October,” says Will Wise, reed exhibitions group vice president.
“Working closely with the Sands Expo, we were committed to pursuing the best opportunity for ISC West to facilitate the conduct of business, education and peer-to-peer engaged platforms. Holding the event 6 months from now in October will offer the best scenario to support the security and public safety industry, in addition to the Las Vegas community. It is an unprecedented time, and we appreciate how the community is adapting, adjusting and rallying,” added Wise.
The website also lists the following schedule highlights:
- The SIA Education@ISC West Conference Program will kick off one day prior to Exhibit Hall opening per usual on Monday, October 5 and run through Wednesday, October 7. SIA Committee Meetings and the SIA Market Leaders Reception will also take place on Monday, October 5.
- The ISC West Exhibit Hall will be open starting Tuesday, October 6 through Thursday, October 8 with our standard operational hours.
- The ISC West Keynote Series (stay tuned for updates) will take place Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 7, with the SIA Women in Security Forum Breakfast event taking place on the final day of ISC West on Thursday, October 8.
Still taking place at the Sands Expo Center, the event will now be co-located with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), another event by Reed Exhibitions that services the commercial casino and tribal gaming industry.
“We appreciate the resilience, vigilance and togetherness of our ISC community of security and public safety professionals, speakers, exhibitors, and media supporters. Our team is looking forward to immersing ourselves in the planning for the October event, along with providing digital engagement and sharing as we all prepare to gather face-toface again in the Fall,” says ISC Event Director Mary Beth Shaughnessy.
“And, as we all focus on building a bridge together to a brighter future with economic recovery and momentum for 2021, we have lots of strategic planning underway for ISC East, occurring in NYC November 18-19, 2020, to uplift and support the Tri-State area, as well as ISC West 2021 taking place March 23-26 in Las Vegas again.”
This article originally appeared on our sister publication Security Sales & Integration‘s website.