Reed Exhibitions, the organizers of ISC West, issued a statement today explaining ISC West 2020 will be postponed until July.

“We at ISC West want to express our concern for everyone impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus,” the March 6 email read. “Based on our close monitoring of ongoing developments with the virus, recent reports from public health officials and extensive consultation with our partners in the global security community, ISC West, scheduled to be held March 17-20, will now occur in July at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas (dates to be announced soon).”

This announcement comes after multiple companies, such as Milestone Systems, Johnson Controls and STANLEY Security, had already announced they would no longer be exhibiting at the conference due to the virus.   

“We take pride in offering vital business opportunities to our customers, including networking, education and access to new products and technologies, and commit ourselves to making July’s ISC West 2020 event live up to high standards,” the email continued. “Over the coming weeks, along with ISC West’s premier sponsor SIA, we will continue to serve the industry, creating ways to connect, collaborate and keep our world moving during this difficult period.”

Commenting on the announcement, Will Wise, group vice president of Reed Exhibitions, said, “This is not a decision we have taken lightly; our customers, partners and staff have worked diligently to create an ISC West experience for the industry across converged security innovations, public safety best practices and strong community collaboration. It is imperative that we maintain our commitment to prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved with ISC West. Reed Exhibitions would like to express sincere gratitude to all exhibitors, partners, attendees, suppliers, media and staff, in addition to our premier sponsor SIA, for their support and communications during this challenging time and we look forward to welcoming the global security and public safety community to Las Vegas in July.”