The National Association of Broadcasters has announced that its upcoming NAB Show convention in Las Vegas has been postponed due to coronavirus fears.
“In light of the current public health emergency both domestically and globally, it is clear that it would not be possible to hold #NABShow in April as planned,” organizers said in a statement on Twitter.
The annual NAB Show was planned to run from April 6-11 in Las Vegas. The show draws 90,000 attendees from over 160 countries so this is going to be a big hit to the local economy.
“In the interest of addressing the health and safety concerns of our stakeholders and in consultation with partners throughout the media and entertainment industry, we have decided not to move forward with NAB Show in April. We are currently considering a number of potential alternatives to create the best possible experience for our community,” organizers said in a statement.
The News comes as MGM announces the closure of all of their Strip buffets and casinos ramp up thier Coronavirus prevention measures.