ICE 2021 pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Posted on: July 16, 2020 5:43 pm EDT

The conference has been moved a couple of months in order to allow more recovery time

Conference organizer Clarion Games has been thinking ahead and making quick decisions to ensure that its flagship ICE London 2021 show can run without problems. Therefore, the company has issued an “advanced notice” to everyone with an interest in this event to inform them of the decision to move the dates of the gambling event from early February 2021 to April 2021. According to managing director Kate Chambers, the decision was made after several discussions undertaken with the “market,” which evidenced clear concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on mass gathering events.

“As the Clarion Gaming brands exist to satisfy the needs of the market – exhibitors, delegates and speakers – we have moved the 2021 dates to April 20/21/22 once again at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre,” Chambers said in a statement. Meanwhile, the conference at London’s Docklands Excel Centre is still scheduled for the same established date; however, the company is still working on the necessary steps to determine how to alter the conference’s capacity and exhibitor requirements to follow health and safety measures.

At present, in the UK, all business exhibitions and conferences are still prohibited. Just recently, the venues classified as nightclubs, theatres, casinos and indoor music halls were the last ones to reopen. These events might be permitted soon, as, this past June, the government established a group to be in charge of gathering advice on how to reopen these venues safely while following social distancing orders. UK trade exhibitions are currently overseen by MP Nigel Huddleston, the Heritage and Tourism Secretary reporting to DCMS.