Shoptalk has been rescheduled to Sept. 14-17, 2020 amid the escalation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The event will remain at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
“The guidance of various health and safety organizations and our commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of our community necessitated the shift,” the Shoptalk team said in a statement. “We considered input from many of our sponsors, attendees and speakers, as well as the impact of widespread corporate travel restrictions during March across the retail industry.”
Groceryshop, which was planned for September 2020, will be rescheduled to Spring 2021, with additional details to be announced in the coming months. Dates and location for Groceryshop will be announced in the next 90 days, according to the post.
All tickets for Shoptalk 2020 will automatically be valid for the rescheduled event in September.
The event’s postponement comes as many other industry and tech conferences have either been delayed, cancelled altogether or moved to virtual-only due to health concerns related to COVID-19.
Google announced that its Google Cloud Next 2020 event, which was scheduled for April 6-8 in San Francisco, would only be held virtually “out of an abundance of caution for health and safety.”
Adobe cancelled the live portion of its annual Adobe Summit, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas from March 29-April 2, while Shopify did the same for its Shopify Unite event, initially scheduled for May 6-8 in Toronto. Shopify also is postponing its Shopify Pursuit events held in Mexico City and Melbourne, Australia.
Microsoft had been planning to hold its MVP Global Summit on March 15-20 in Washington State, but the company will now run the event digitally as well, while Facebook cancelled its annual F8 software developer conference altogether.