Enterprise Connect 2021 canceled its in-person show, according to a release sent to manufacturers that were set to exhibit there.
A copy of that letter is below, sent to rAVe by a source who asked not to be named.
The show will include a virtual component. rAVe will provide more information on that as it becomes available.
The leadership team for Enterprise Connect has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person portion of Enterprise Connect 2021 and run the event as virtual-only due to the continued challenges surrounding COVID-19. The pandemic’s continued impact on registration and pacing has meant that we have not seen the late-cycle increase that many of Informa’s Summer events experienced. Therefore, we concluded it would not reach the benchmarks we set and communicated to you.
Your team and ours have spent a lot of time and energy planning to host our shared clients in Orlando, and we are truly grateful for that partnership. In this constantly changing environment, we have done our best to openly communicate our plans and share what metrics we have been using to develop our return to in-person. Our team is now ready to deliver the best Virtual Event possible, and then on to March 2022.
We’ll be reaching out to you to make sure that you understand what this change means for your sponsorship and how we can help you make the most of your involvement in the virtual event. Please feel free to contact us at any time for help navigating through this process.
*If you booked a hotel room through Enterprise Connect, it will be cancelled within 48 hours and any deposits charged to your credit card will be refunded.
Please also cascade this message to your staff that may have signed up for a pass, booked a hotel room or flight.
Again, we thank you for your partnership, and look forward to working together on the virtual event and on Enterprise Connect 2022.
Michael Leahy and the EC Team