Clarion Gaming has announced the cancellation of this year’s ICE London and iGB Affiliate London, previously scheduled to take place from 29 June to 2 July 2021.
According to an announcement overnight, the decision was made following requests from international stakeholders given ongoing uncertainty around the year ahead.
Both ICE London and iGB Affiliate London will return from 1 to 3 February 2022 at ExCeL London, although Clarion still plans to host iGB LiveI in Amsterdam from 28 September to 1 October 2021.
“Both the ICE London and iGB Affiliate London brands have been successful because they have consistently worked with, and listened to, the needs of their respective customers,” said Stuart Hunter, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming.
“The soundings we’ve taken and the ongoing conversations we are having with exhibitors of all sizes across both events have shown continued and significant uncertainty about the year ahead.
“Exhibitors have expressed a desire to put the experiences of the last 12 months behind them and instead focus their collective energy and creativity into making the 2022 editions into memorable in-person celebrations.”
Aristocrat Gaming General Manager – EMEA, Erik van den Berg, said the company was “fully behind Clarion Gaming’s view that people’s safety and comfort must always come first and we therefore welcome this decision. Returning ICE to its traditional February window offers much more chance of a return to normality with a vibrant, business-led event that truly reflects the exciting sector we all serve.”