Mike Blackman has released the long-awaited statement: ISE will take place in hybrid mode, in Barcelona and online, for users from all over the world. But exhibitors will be given the opportunity to decide whether or not to participate in the event without penalties
On Monday 1st March, the whole AV world was waiting for Mike Blackman‘s statement with the details of ISE 2021. Punctually, the managing director published a press release with the final decision: ISE will be in hybrid mode and all exhibitors will be able to choose whether to participate ‘physically’ or not, without hindrance.
The goal is to present an event that offers new opportunities but which gives priority to safety; thanks to the administration of vaccines and the current reduction in new daily cases, the organisers foresee the possibility of promoting the event in person in Barcelona; in addition, the online part will involve exhibitors and visitors who for whatever reason are unable to reach Spain.
What happens if an exhibitor decides to give up or if they believe that the reserved exhibition space is greater than their needs? The staff have provided concessions and reimbursements for every type of rethinking. Those who decide to withdraw by March 5th and those who ask for a smaller space than the one booked will not have to pay any penalty. Companies that choose not to participate, and that have paid part or all of ISE 2021, will have two options: a full refund or a credit to participate in other events promoted by ISE in 2021 or even as a deposit / payment for ISE 2022. You will also find all the details relating to the reorganisation of the points and rankings linked to the presence of companies from year to year.
“The year that has just ended has posed many challenges, but we all share the passion for our work and the will to move forward, to rebuild what has been lost and to help make our sector even stronger.” Comments Blackman in the release. “We look forward to meeting you at ISE 2021.”
We too at Connessioni hope to be able to get to Barcelona in June and participate in ISE 2021: it would be a strong sign of a return to normalcy. However, ISE this year allows us all the necessary second thoughts and they are organising an engaging and interactive event for the digital component, which we imagine will live up to all expectations.
See you at ISE 2021, either in person in Barcelona or remotely from anywhere else in the world!
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