IFSEC International and its co-located events have now been postponed. The events will now run on May 18th-20th 2021, still at London ExCeL.
We know how important our events are as a forum where our communities come together to learn, network and meet suppliers. We have a proud track record of hosting the largest gatherings of any event in our industry in the UK, and often beyond, and no one is more disappointed in this decision than us, but after much deliberation we are sure that this is absolutely the right thing to do in the circumstances.
Our focus over the last three months has been on ensuring that we can provide a safe and secure environment for our visitors, exhibitors and staff and whilst we felt confident of achieving this, we also have a duty to our customers to provide an event that matches the standards they expect from us. Additionally, as you know these events have strong international participation and this would be severely compromised given the current restrictions.
After carefully considering the options and following discussions with exhibitors and event partners it became clear that postponement is the most sensible option. Whilst we are convinced we could make the event safe, the travel restrictions combined with your feedback give us confidence that this is the right decision.
In the meantime we will continue to work with our customers and visitors to help them connect online using both our existing platforms and several new initiatives due to launch later this year.