NAB and AVIXA Respond to Sony’s Withdrawal from Fall 2021 Trade Shows

From October 8-14, 2021, the NAB Show, produced by the National Broadcasters Association (NAB), will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and from October 27-29 in Orlando, Florida, InfoComm, produced by AVIXA, will open the show floor to attendees.

The NAB Show and InfoComm were canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than two years since the last shows, the industry is clamoring to reconnect in person. Both the NAB Show and InfoComm have put together aggressive safety measures to help keep everyone safe and healthy.

On September 7, the following statement was released by Theresa Alesso, Pro Division President at Sony Electronics. We reached out to the NAB and AVIXA for comment.

“Sony Electronics has been closely monitoring the evolving situation of the COVID-19 Delta variant. With October on the horizon, we’ve considered the unprecedented circumstances and made the difficult decision that we will not be participating in person at next month’s NAB Show or InfoComm. While these events are an important forum to reach our customers and introduce new products, this is a choice we made to ensure we’re putting our employees’ and our partners’ health and well-being first. As the world continues to grapple with the pandemic and businesses adopt digital alternatives and online opportunities to prevent the spread of the virus, Sony Electronics will continue to communicate and engage with our customers and partners in interactive, accessible ways that allow us to safely deliver exciting product news and updates to a wide online audience. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and look forward to participating at industry events in-person at some point in the future,” said Theresa Alesso, Pro Division President at Sony Electronics.

“Additionally, we’re excited to announce that Sony will be hosting a press conference at NAB Show, in conjunction with the NAB, prior to the show’s opening. Please join our online event on Sunday, October 10 at 9am PT/12pm ET at NABShow.com/Live and pro.sony, where we’ll unveil and showcase Sony’s latest professional innovations” Alesso concluded.

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