During Q3-4, in-person meetings and events were being cancelled due
to the Delta variant. Now with cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant
surging globally, conferences, exhibitions and trade shows are once
again being cancelled or held virtually. To submit an event, please
ITB Berlin, the travel industry's largest global
exhibition, has been cancelled for the third consecutive year. The
event, which was scheduled to take place 9-13 March, 2022, was cancelled
due to the current Covid-19 situation in Germany and travel
restrictions that would limit the number of participants.
Prior to the cancellation, David Ruetz, head of ITB Berlin had
announced in a 7 October Facebook post that attendees can look forward
to "entirely new formats" such as the ITB Beam Box for those who can't
be there physically, and a new 'Digital Nomads' travel segment.
The trade fair will now be live-streamed and a Digital Business Day
will held on 17 March. ITB Berlin 2023 is scheduled to take place 8-12
The World Economic Forum has postponed its annual
meeting in Davos, Switzerland. One online series, titled "State of the
World," will take place to bring global leaders together to discuss
solutions to the world's most pressing issues.
The in-person event, which was scheduled for 17-21 January, will now
be held in 3Q 2022. The event has brought in around 3,000 people from
around the world in years past. Last year's annual meeting was switched
to Singapore before being cancelled altogether.
cooperation has moved forward throughout the pandemic and that will
continue apace. We look forward to bringing global leaders together in
person soon," said Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive
Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
Source: Northstar Meetings Group