Novel virus COVID-19 is not a new thing now. The whole world has seen what the virus can do, and to this end, governments across the globe have some form of mitigating strategies to protect their people from infections. Movement cessation has since been implemented with varying levels of strictness. Transport systems have also been advised to regulate their trade, meaning people are not free to jump into a plane and go somewhere unless it’s really necessary.
Such developments have also seen key tech events canceled for an online stream. Multiple corporations have held product announcements using live streams, which has since been presented as the safest way to conduct those conferences. Perhaps the biggest canceled event of the year was MWC 2020, which was not even lucky enough to see an online presentation.
Nevertheless, that is not the full story. Some cities across the globe are opening up following improved management of the pandemic. Dubai is one of them, and based on the information we have received, the city will stage GITEX.
This is the second event that will see physical attendance from participants and industry players after IFA announced that it would not cancel the global conference in Berlin.
Following its last conference in October 2019, GITEX says it received requests from clients to push back the event from 27 September – 1 October to a later date. This, the clients said, would help GITEX prepare to hold the summit in a safer manner.
Now, participants should be glad to know that their requests have been considered. GITEX and GITEX FUTURE STARS will be held from 6-10 Dec 2020/6-9 Dec 2020.
In the following month (Jan 2021), CES will be staged in the US after the organizers confirmed that it will not be canceled.
It remains to be unclear how these events will be staged considering the world is underwhelmed from hundreds of thousands of deaths from Coronavirus.