Clarion Gaming has rescheduled its iGB Live! and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam events to September this year as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The events will still take place at the RAI Amsterdam, but now move to the autumn, from 22 to 25 September.
Naomi Barton, group event director for the iGB Affiliate series of global events, said the decision had been taken following careful consideration, planning and conversations with industry stakeholders.
“Gaming, just like all sectors of the global economy, has been hit incredibly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic,” Barton explained. “As event organisers, we are also experiencing first-hand the impact of this awful virus on multiple levels alongside you, and we know how challenging this period is turning out to be for so many of our customers.
“I utterly recognise that this has so far proved to be an ever-increasing period of uncertainty, and in a way it’s never been more important for us to remain a community, listen to each other and come out of this unprecedented time with some form of plan for future success and business growth,” she continued. “I hope you’re all managing find to ways to cope, and I’m absolutely here to listen and help where I can.”
The iGB events team is encouraging those working in the igaming industry to get in touch with any questions, concerns and ideas via firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on iGB Live! can be found on its official website.
With the pandemic causing significant disruption to the global gaming industry, Clarion Gaming’s events portfolio has been affected, resulting in ICE North America, scheduled for 13-14 May in New Orleans, being postponed to Spring 2021.
The event will be replaced with ICE North America Digital, beginning on 11 May and running to 15 May. This will see many of the speakers scheduled to participate in the land-based conference, comprising leading figures in the land-based, sports betting, tribal and hospitality technology industries, speaking across three hours of digital events per day.
Further announcements about ICE Asia, originally scheduled for Manila over 8-9 June, are to be made in due course, after the event was postponed as a result of the pandemic.