ISC West 2020, which had already been rescheduled twice since the COVID-19 pandemic, has been canceled. Reed Exhibitions, along with Premier Sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), will turn ISC West 2020 into an all-virtual event occurring Oct. 5-7, 2020.
“During this time of major change and transformation in the U.S., the ISC West community of security integrators, installers, dealers and consultants, along with corporate, government and law enforcement/first responder practitioners, have frontline essential services and mission critical responsibilities,” said an email from the event organizers. “Amidst travel and budget restrictions, security industry professionals and solution providers are playing a major role in serving regional communities, as businesses are working on re-opening and re-designing facilities in order to ensure public health and safety across all cities and communities.”
The organizers will be assessing how viable hosting ISC East 2020 as an in-person event in New York City Nov. 18-19 will be over the next 8-10 weeks.
“While we are very disappointed to not be able to meet face-to-face this year in Las Vegas, we look forward to continuing to help the ISC West community engage via digital programs, resources and connections,” said Will Wise, group VP, Reed Exhibitions. “Our team, along with our valued venue partner, Sands Expo and Venetian, is working on detailed planning and protocols for ISC West 2021, which will take place March 23-26, 2021.”
All amounts paid for exhibit space or media to date for the March 2020 ISC West edition will be or can be credited and used as followed in any combination:
- Towards participation in the March 24-26, 2021 edition of ISC West
- Towards participation in ISC West 2020 Virtual Event (Oct. 5-7)
- Participation in ISC News Digital Sponsorships, ISC West Virtual Vendor Solution Sessions or Partner Bulletins (pending availability), must be fulfilled by ISC West 2021 live event.
- Towards participation in ISC East 2020 (Nov. 18-19, 2020)
Refunds can be requested upon approval. A 20 percent retention fee will be collected on the contracted obligation, due to sunken costs incurred by Reed Exhibitions for the 2020 event and contractors/suppliers.
“We will be rolling out additional information on the ISC West 2020 Virtual Event soon, including formats for education, discussion groups, matchmaking, showcased solutions and technologies, plus elements to celebrate the security community, and support our charity partner Mission 500 and their key role in helping kids and families in crisis,” said Mary Beth Shaughnessy, event director of ISC Security Events.