Lightfair 2020 Postponed

(USA) – The show, scheduled to take place May 3-7, to move to “late summer or early fall”.

Lightfair has announced the postponement of its 2020 trade show and conference, citing “growing concerns around Covid-19, shifting industry sentiments, and an overall wish to preserve health and safety”.

Originally scheduled to take place on May 3-7 in Las Vegas, the event will now take place later this year, pending improved conditions.

“There is no question that the safety and wellbeing of all Lightfair attendees comes first,” said Dan Darby, show director. “We have been carefully monitoring the official updates and conferring with the leadership of IALD and IES, Lightfair’s co-owners, on the best course forward. At this time, postponing the show is our most responsible action.”

Lightfair’s decision to postpone the show comes seven weeks before its staging, with the goal of allowing attendees, speakers and exhibitors to update their plans accordingly.

Marsha Turner, CEO of IALD, added: “As a global organisation that is built around people and connections – both locally and globally – the IALD’s top priority is the health and safety of our members, programme participants and staff.

“We believe this is the responsible thing to do considering the circumstances and gives all parties time to adjust for the change in dates.”

The IALD was also due to host its annual IALD Education Trust Dinner and IALD Awards Show during Lightfair. This too has been postponed, with the association currently “exploring options regarding the event”.

A statement from the IALD read: “This is one of the biggest nights in lighting and we would be heartbroken to have to cancel this year’s event, but will make the best decision for everyone involved.”

More information on the new dates for Lightfair and the IALD Education Trust Dinner will be shared as and when it becomes available.