The IFA announcement follows a choice by the native administration in Berlin to ban all massive occasions with greater than 5,000 members till October, 2020. It will likely be fascinating to see what this so-called ‘innovative new concept’ will likely be, however it’s very seemingly that it will likely be some sort of an internet occasion alongside the strains of WWDC 2020 and Microsoft’s Ignite 2020 that had been additionally moved on-line due to the pandemic.
#IFA20: Set for an revolutionary idea designed for unprecedented occasions.
IFA Berlin is about to go forward in 2020, however with an revolutionary new idea, following the choice by the Berlin authorities to ban all occasions with greater than 5,000 members till 24 October 2020.
— IFA Berlin (@IFA_Berlin) April 21, 2020
According to Hans-Joachim Kamp, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GFU Consumer & Home Electronics, the corporate that organizes the IFA: “We expected this development given the constantly evolving pandemic and appreciate that we now have a clear regulatory framework that enables us, our partner Messe Berlin, and our exhibitors to make detailed plans for IFA 2020”.
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted within the the cancellation and postponement of a number of tech expos over the previous few months. While some, like MWC 2020, Google I/O, SXSW and Facebook F8, have been cancelled fully, others, like Apple and Microsoft’s aforementioned occasions, in addition to E3 2020, Gamescom, Oculus Connect, to call just a few, have moved on-line in mild of the pandemic.