The daily Coronavirus news is of deep concern among all of us. On behalf of NAB, and its member companies, I want to assure you that our show community’s safety is our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation and following all guidance and recommendations being made by local and national authorities as well as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
We also understand there are some emerging questions on how the virus is affecting global events, especially with the recent cancellation of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Reviewing local reports and trade event news, we know that there are several large trade events in Las Vegas and other event locations that are continuing to host successful gatherings of their communities.
To set any doubts to rest, we are fully moving forward with plans to produce the show in April and have every expectation it will be another great event. The show represents the global media and entertainment industry’s most valuable annual gathering; it is vital that the event go forward so that the thousands of businesses and people from around the world that rely on it as a critical sales and marketing tool can take full advantage to ensure a strong industry.
Maintaining a safe and healthy onsite environment is a top priority and we are currently developing our plans, working in conjunction with Las Vegas and all vendors. At a minimum, you can expect heightened levels of cleanliness along with onsite accommodations and information to support everyone in taking personal precautions to avoid the contraction of any virus that may cause the common cold or a more severe illness. Also, you should know, as a standard practice at NAB Show, medical care is readily accessible to address immediate health concerns. You can be assured that all precautions necessary will be taken before and during the show to provide a safe and productive environment for all.
We are dedicated to maintaining open lines of communication with you as this situation continues to evolve. Our thoughts are with those that are affected, and we are committed to the safety and relationship of every member of our community.
We are here to answer any additional questions you may have and can be reached by email at email@example.com or contact your personal sales associate directly. Thank you for your patience and partnership.