Clarion Gaming managing director Kate Chambers has confirmed that ICE North America, originally due to take place in May this year, has been postponed as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The event will now take place in Spring 2021, with exact dates to be announced shortly.
“Gaming, in common with all sectors of the global economy, has been severely damaged by the horrendous impact caused by Covid-19,” Chambers (pictured) explained. “As event organisers immersed in the industry that we serve, we are fully aware of the economic turbulence being experienced by our friends and colleagues throughout the international supply chain and our thoughts are with them.
“Having consulted with the industry, my team and I will be paying close attention to the speed with which the virus is contained,” she said. “Clearly this is an extremely dynamic situation and I will be personally keeping our stakeholders fully updated on how we propose to respond.
“These are unprecedented times and our sincere best wishes go to all of our stakeholders both in the United States and throughout world gaming. If we can help in any way I would be delighted to hear from the industry on my personal e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.”
More information will also be made available on two other Clarion Gaming events scheduled to take place in the coming months: ICE Asia, due to take place in Manila over 8-9 June, and July’s Amsterdam-based iGB Live.
Clarion Gaming is currently monitoring all events taking place over the next three to six month period.