New dates for EAG Online 2021 after latest government regulations
With the UK and much of Europe now in lockdown, EAG Online will be pushed back with the intention to review the date in the coming weeks.
Originally scheduled for 27-28 January, EAG Online has been designed to continue EAG International’s support for the entertainment attractions and gaming industries by facilitating product sales and networking during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Speaking about the temporary delay, bacta chief executive John White confirmed that this was a decision to help the event’s participants to focus on pressing current issues within their businesses: “This was a tough decision, but the right one. Members, both exhibitors and potential visitors, are closed with staff on furlough. With the current uncertainty around as to when the sector will get going again, they wanted to focus on a show at a time when they could see current public policy measures and the roll out of the vaccines giving a clearer line of sight to re-opening. Hopefully, that will not be too far away, and we can get a date in the diary for an EAG Show that will kick start the revivification of this great industry,” explained John.
EAG International chairman Martin Burlin was also keen to stress that the postponement should be viewed in a positive light: “Our preparations are almost complete, and we’ve had great support from exhibitors, as well as assembling a full seminar schedule. The Online show was conceived to help EAG’s customers during these difficult days. The recent government announcements have changed the situation, meaning that the January dates would be more of a hindrance than a help to our customers.