ICE organisers Clarion have confirmed the 2021 event will be moved from its traditional early February slot to April next year. The event will now be from April 20-22nd, 2021.
The company had arranged a press call for industry media but this was later abandoned after the story was apparently leaked early.
An email from Clarion Managing Director Kate Chambers said: “In our ongoing discussions with the market it has become clear that the disruption and impact of the pandemic was causing some doubt and nervousness about our traditional February dates.
“As the Clarion Gaming brands exist to satisfy the needs of the market – exhibitors, delegates and speakers – we have moved the 2021 dates to April 20/21/22 once again at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre.
“While the world is likely to be in a much better place in April 2021, I’m certain that we will experience more bumps in the road. However, I’m confident that with the on-going support of the ICE London and iGB Affiliate communities as well as the dedication of the Clarion Gaming team, we can navigate those challenges and deliver events that all sectors of the international industry want and need.”