Both Canon and Blackmagic Design have decided that they will not be exhibiting at the IBC Show in Amsterdam next month.
Blackmagic released a statement saying “Blackmagic Design will not be exhibiting at IBC 2021 due to the Netherlands lockdown measures. We are disappointed but there is too much risk and uncertainty for us to exhibit. We really cannot wait to get back to shows but it’s going to have to wait a little longer.”
Canon has made the same decision with its statement saying “After careful consideration, Canon has made the difficult decision not to exhibit at IBC 2021.
“As a normal course of business, we always fully evaluate the viability of our participation at major trade shows and events. Given the ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and the understandable concerns that people have around travelling to the Netherlands, which is facing stricter restrictions, it seems inappropriate to continue with our plans to exhibit.
“IBC has been and will continue to be, a hugely valuable event for our business and we remain totally committed to the broadcast and professional video industry, supporting our customers and partners’ demands, today, and over the long term.”
The two companies are the latest exhibitors to pull out of the show and are significant as both traditionally take large stands at the exhibition.
The news comes in the wake of a limited lockdown by the Netherlands government in response to rising Covid rates in Europe. Restrictions have been placed on restaurant and bar opening times.
The IBC Show will still go ahead with organisers confident that it can run a safe show within government guidelines.
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