We all know that 2020 should be a year full of live conferences covering all aspects of the global gaming industry. Then Corona came … and stayed, zapping the enthusiasm piece by piece, causing major disruptions and forcing the organizers to end their planned events.
It just turned out that we have to do without iGB Live there! and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam shows this year that both events have been postponed to 2021 due to the uncertainty caused by the worst health crisis in the world for many years and the enforcement of travel restrictions to curb the pandemic’s progression.
Organizer Clarion Gaming said that both shows, which usually take place together in mid-July, have picked up “A critical mass of main exhibitors and sponsors” and have seen “strong” Pre-registration numbers, but they decided to put it off until July 2021.
Both iGB Live! And iGB Affiliate Amsterdam will now take place at RAI in the Dutch capital 13-16 July 2021. This slot was originally reserved for this year’s edition of the events. They were then postponed to September 22-25, in the face of the global Covid-19 crisis, before finally being postponed.
The organizers said that their decision to postpone the shows until next summer was triggered by the growing number of Covid-19 cases in some countries, as well as different government travel restrictions.
Do the right thing
When she spoke about her decision to postpone the two major events, Clarion Gaming Group’s event director, Naomi Barton, said they thought it was right and “To make the most responsible decision.”
She continued that while they really wanted to deliver the two shows, “With measures beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that delegates, exhibitors and sponsors will be able to do this come safely to the event. ”
While another series of physical shows organized by Clarion Gaming was pushed back, the organizer said that he would now focus on a new initiative. iGB network. Further details will be announced in due course.
What we know about the new initiative is that it combines digital and physical elements and brings the industry together “Safe and responsible”whether and when this is possible.
IGB Live! and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam will take place shortly after the restructuring of the Dutch iGaming market. Mrs. Barton noticed that “This makes every show all the more valuable as a network and discussion forum for market participants and newcomers alike. “
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