As an alternative, the companies will organise the online technology summit vortechConnect.by, which will take place on May 27.
Global IT specialist Arvato Systems and Vidispine, a cloud-based media supply chain, have announced that they are withdrawing from this year’s IBC which is due to take place from September 11 to 15 in Amsterdam.
The step has been taken in order to ensure the health and safety of colleagues in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Commenting on the withdrawal, Ralf Schürmann, CEO of Arvato Systems S4M GmbH, said: “As a major milestone in our events calendar, this has been a difficult decision to make. Our focus is now on ensuring that our customers can maintain business continuity during these challenging times. And of course, we are considering how we can now keep them fully informed and supported with the latest solutions and innovations from Arvato Systems and Vidispine.”
To that end, the companies are organising online events such as the online technology summit “vortechConnect.by”, which will take place on May 27 and are looking to expand the programme of their virtual user group meetings, as well as investigating other ways of staying connected with our customers and partners via new formats.
“We hope all our customers stay safe and well and look forward to connecting with them, both online now and in person again at some point in the future,” the companies said in a joint statement.