Clarion Gaming Managing Director Kate Chambers issued an advanced notice stating that the move was decided following “ongoing discussions with the market,” and cited “doubt and nervousness” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic impacts in case the event kept its traditional early February dates. The new dates have been scheduled for April 20-22, 2021, at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre, Chambers wrote in the statement.
“While the world is likely to be in a much better place in April 2021, I’m certain that we will experience more bumps in the road. However, I’m confident that with the on-going support of the ICE London and iGB Affiliate communities as well as the dedication of the Clarion Gaming team, we can navigate those challenges and deliver events that all sectors of the international industry want and need,” Chambers added.
Further details on the conference’s capacity and exhibitor requirements for health and safety purposes have yet to be announced. UK trade exhibitions are currently overseen by MP Nigel Huddleston, the Heritage and Tourism Secretary reporting to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).