It has been announced that ISC West 2020 has been postponed until July due to the impact of COVID-19.
In an official statement, the event organisers said: “We at ISC West want to express our concern for everyone impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Based on our close monitoring of ongoing developments with the virus, recent reports from public health officials and extensive consultation with our partners in the global security community, ISC West, scheduled to be held 17-20, will now occur in July at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas (dates to be announced soon).
“We take pride in offering vital business opportunities to our customers, including networking, education and access to new products and technologies and commit ourselves to making July’s ISC West 2020 event live up to high standards. Over the coming weeks, along with ISC West’s Premier Sponsor SIA – we will continue to serve the industry, creating ways to connect, collaborate and keep our world moving during this difficult period.
“Will Wise, Group VP – Reed Exhibitions, added: “This is not a decision we have taken lightly; our customers, partners and staff have worked diligently to create an ISC West experience for the industry across converged security innovations, public safety best practices and strong community collaboration. It is imperative that we maintain our commitment to prioritise the health and safety of everyone involved with ISC West. Reed Exhibitions would like to express sincere gratitude to all exhibitors, partners, attendees, suppliers, media and staff, in addition to our Premier Sponsor SIA, for their support and communications during this challenging time and we look forward to welcoming the global security and public safety community to Las Vegas in July.
“In addition to ISC West, now occurring in July at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, ISC East will occur as scheduled 18-19 November at the Javits Center in New York City, along with Premier Sponsor SIA and in partnership with ASIS NYC.”
There have now been more than 110,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world resulting in almost 3,900 deaths.