Clarion Gaming has reported that, with the conventional February slot confirmed for 2022, the 2021 editions of the co-located ICE London and iGB Affiliate London will no longer take place.
The group had confirmed in October last year that the activities would take place between 29 June – 3 July 2021, however this is no longer viable in view of worries about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Nonetheless, the date of the next editions of the two events was confirmed by Clarion and ICE London was hosting ExCeL London from 1 to 3 February 2022 alongside the iGB Affiliate from 3 to 5 February 2022.
Needs of respective customers
Clarion Gaming managing director Stuart Hunter, said: “Both the ICE London and iGB Affiliate London brands have been successful because they have consistently worked with, and listened to, the needs of their respective customers.
“The soundings we’ve taken and the ongoing conversations we are having with exhibitors of all sizes across both events have shown continued and significant uncertainty about the year ahead.
“Exhibitors have expressed a desire to put the experiences of the last 12 months behind them and instead focus their collective energy and creativity into making the 2022 editions into memorable in-person celebrations.”
RAI in Amsterdam
An extended and improved iGB Live! version The RAI in Amsterdam will maintain its dates from 28 September-2 October 2021.
In response to demands from the international community of stakeholders, as well as requests from its customer base, Clarion says that announcements come as lockdowns and prohibitions remain in effect across several jurisdictions.
Hunter added: “We are totally focused on helping all sectors of the industry bounce back from what has been an horrendous year. ICE London and sister event IGB Affiliate London both stand shoulder to shoulder with their communities and the team is ready and primed to help our loyal stakeholders wherever they are and in any way possible.