Ross Video has confirmed it will not be taking part in this year’s IBC Show, which runs from 3rd to 6th December.
“Ross believes in the resumption of large international trade shows and events when the time is right, and our commitment to both NAB Show and the IBC exhibition is wholehearted,” said the company in a statement.
“However, we remain deeply concerned about predicted spikes in infection rates from the Delta variant of Covid-19 towards the end of this year. With the international travel situation continuing to be uncertain and customer appetite for a physical event in December unclear at best, we do not feel able to ask employees, partners and customers to make the trip to Amsterdam.
The statement continues: “While regrettable, our decision to withdraw is consistent with our position that health and safety considerations must come first, and we appreciate this view being recognised by the event organisers.”
Last week the Dutch government announced a relaxation in its Covid-19 social distancing measures, starting today, as well as allowing fully vaccinated travellers to enter the country without needing to quarantine.