To ensure the safety of exhibitors and attendees and in support of the Chinese government’s efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, InfoCommAsia, the organiser of Beijing InfoComm China 2020 has decided to postpone the show, which was scheduled to take place from 26 to 28 March, 2020.

Said Richard Tan, executive director of InfoCommAsia: “While we understand that this may cause inconvenience, the safety of all our exhibitors and attendees is of prime importance and we made this decision with their best interest in mind. We will continue to monitor this fluid situation as it evolves and keep all exhibitors and attendees updated.”

This announcement comes in the wake of a rush of other postponement announcements, including Enterprise Connect, which was due to take place from March 30th to April 2nd and has now been rescheduled for August, and Prolight + Sound, which has been cancelled.

In breaking news, the Digital Signage Expo – originally scheduled to take place between March 31 and April 3 in Las Vegas – has been postponed to “late summer or early fall.”

Some other key postponements and cancellations in the AV industry include (original dates given in brackets):

  • MSPAlliance’s MSPWorld conference (March 15-17)
  • Aruba Atmosphere 2020 (March 22-27)
  • Cisco Partner Connection Week (March 23-26)
  • Crestron Masters (March 31 – April 2)
  • Google Cloud Next (April 6-8)
  • ImpartnerCon 2020 (April 15-17)
  • Red Hat (April 27-29)
  • IBM Think 2020 (May 5-7)
  • Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2020 (May 12-14)