Crestron will not attend the 2021 CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, citing rising case numbers of both COVID-19 and the delta variant.
“In light of the re-escalating COVID health crisis and the spread of the delta variant, we have made the difficult decision to fully cancel our presence at this year’s CEDIA Expo, including our booth, dealer trainings, press engagements and social events,” John Clancy, executive vice president, said in a statement.
The company has not attended Expo for six years and had planned to return for this year’s event. A Crestron press dinner, scheduled for Aug. 31, will also be canceled.
“It remains unclear how the spread of the Delta variant will progress in the coming weeks, but our primary concern is and always will be the well-being of our employees, their families and our industry partners and friends,” Clancy said in the statement. “We understand this may come as disappointing news, but we remain optimistic about the resiliency of our industry and the countless incredible people who compose it. We eagerly await our next opportunity to come together.”
For an updated list of manufacturers attending the show, click here.