It has been confirmed by the event organisers that IFSEC International and its co-located shows have been postponed until May 2021.
The events had originally been rescheduled for 8-10 September 2020 at the London ExCel but the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that the shows have now been postponed until 18-20 May 2021, still at London ExCel.
In a statement, Chris Edwards, Group Exhibition Director at Informa said: “We know how important our events are as a forum where our communities come together to learn, network and meet suppliers. We have a proud track record of hosting the largest gatherings of any event in our industry in the UK, and often beyond, and no one is more disappointed in this decision than us, but after much deliberation we are sure that this is absolutely the right thing to do in the circumstances.
“Our focus over the last three months has been on ensuring that we can provide a safe and secure environment for our visitors, exhibitors and staff and whilst we felt confident of achieving this we also have a duty to our customers to provide an event that matches the standards they expect of us. Additionally, as you know these events have strong international participation and this would be severely compromised given the current restrictions.
“After carefully considering the options and following discussions with exhibitors and event partners it became clear that postponement is the most sensible option. Whilst we are convinced we could make the event safe, the travel restrictions combined with your feedback give us confidence that this is the right decision.”