Crestron Masters became the latest coronavirus-based casualty on the AV trade show and conference calendar when the scheduled programs in Orlando, Fla., later this month and Madrid Spain in May were postponed until the fall.
“Whether you are a Crestron partner, customer or employee, your health and wellness is primary to us,” the announcement on the Crestron Masters webpage says.
The COVID-19 virus presents our personal and professional communities with a unique public health challenge. We’ve been carefully watching the situation, the recommendations and the actions taken by both public and private entities,” the Crestron statement says.
“After much deliberation and discussion we have decided to postpone Crestron Masters 2020 globally until the fall. We feel it is a necessary step to help safeguard the health of everyone involved and committed” to the events, according to the statement.
“As a company built on innovation, and one that has always been committed to the success of our partner community, we understand the role Crestron Masters plays in your professional development,” the company statement says.
“After much deliberation and discussion we have decided to postpone Crestron Masters 2020 globally until the fall.
We feel it is a necessary step to help safeguard the health of everyone involved and committed to Crestron Masters,” says the company statement.
What Happens Next
Programming Certification Renewal will also extend until Masters is resumed in the fall, according to the Crestron announcements. Crestron Masters registrants will also be receiving an invitation to a sneak peek Crestron Masters 2020 webinar soon.
“There is nothing more important to us than the safety and well-being of every member of the extended Crestron family,” according to the company announcement. “Thank you for being such an important part of Crestron.”
Among many AV industry calendar updates, Digital Signage Expo and NAB 2020 were also postponed this week until later in the year because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.
Enterprise Connect was moved from later this month in Orlando to Aug. 3-6 in San Francisco.