After being rescheduled numerous times due to concerns over coronavirus, ISC West announces this year’s in-person show has been canceled.
The event will instead take place as an all-virtual event occurring on Oct. 5-7, 2020 to serve the security and public safety community, according to organizer Reed Exhibitions.
“While we are very disappointed to not be able to meet face-to-face this year in Las Vegas, we look forward to continuing to help the ISC West community engage via digital programs, resources and connections. Our team, along with our valued venue partner, Sands Expo and Venetian, is working on detailed planning and protocols for ISC West 2021, which will take place March 23-26, 2021”, says Will Wise, group vice president, Reed Exhibitions.
ISC West provided the following statement in an email to attendees:
During this time of major change and transformation in the U.S., the ISC West community of security integrators, installers, dealers and consultants, along with corporate, government and law enforcement/first responder practitioners, have frontline essential services and mission-critical responsibilities. Amidst travel and budget restrictions, security industry professionals and solution providers are playing a major role in serving regional communities, as businesses are working on re-opening and re-designing facilities in order to ensure public health and safety across all cities and communities.
“We will be rolling out additional information on the ISC West 2020 Virtual Event soon, including formats for education, discussion groups, matchmaking, showcased solutions and technologies, plus elements to celebrate the security community, and support our charity partner Mission 500 and their key role in helping kids and families in crisis,” says Mary Beth Shaughnessy, event director of ISC Security Events.
The organization is currently assessing the viability of holding ISC East 2020, which is slated for Nov. 18-19 in New York City.
“We will continue to consult with SIA, with the ASIS NYC Chapter, and other Northeast regional association supporters, along with our loyal community of attendees, speakers and exhibitors. Our security community is committed and resilient and we look forward to continuing to rally and adapt with everyone to chart the course forward,” adds Shaughnessy.
This article originally appeared on our sister publication Security Sales & Integration‘s website.