We all know that 2020 was supposed to be a year packed with live conferences all over the place, covering all aspects of the global gaming industry. Then the crown came … and it stayed, draining all the enthusiasm bit by bit, causing major disruptions and forcing the organizers to turn down their planned events. It just emerged that we will have to go there without iGB Live! e iGB Affiliate Amsterdam shows this year and that both events were postponed to 2021 due to uncertainty caused by the worst health scare the world has seen in many years and travel restrictions imposed to help slow the pandemic’s progress. Event organizer Clarion Gaming said both shows, which normally take place together in mid-July, have attracted “a critical mass of key exhibitors and sponsors” and have seen “strong” pre-registration numbers, but have decided to bring them to July 2021. As iGB Live! Both iGB Affiliate Amsterdam will now take place at RAI in the Dutch capital from July 13 to 16, 2021. This same slot was originally reserved for this year’s edition of events. They were later delayed from September 22 to 25 in the face of the global Covid-19 crisis before they were finally postponed. The organizers explained that their decision to delay the shows until next summer was motivated by the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in some countries, as well as by the different travel restrictions implemented by governments. The Right Thing to Do Speaking about their decision to postpone the two main events, Clarion Gaming Group Events Director Naomi Barton said they felt it was the right thing to do and “the most responsible decision to make.” She went on to say that while they really wanted to offer the two shows, “with measures beyond our control … we cannot guarantee that delegates, exhibitors and sponsors can safely reach the event.” While another set of physical shows hosted by Clarion Gaming was delayed, the event organizer said it would now shift its focus to a new initiative, iGB Network. More details will be announced in due course. What we know about the new initiative is that it would combine digital and physical elements and bring the industry together in a “safe and responsible” way, whenever possible. Next year iGB Live! and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam will take place shortly after the reorganization of the Dutch iGaming market. Ms. Barton noted, “This makes each show more valuable as a forum for networking and discussion, both for market headlines and newcomers.” Related News Author: Alicia Espinoza Alicia Espinoza has been a freelance writer and blogger for three years. Alicia is particularly interested in innovations within the gambling sector and its development.