With just over five months to go to the planned FTTH Conference 2021 in Berlin, it remains unclear when, and in what form, large international conferences and exhibitions will be permitted to run.
Following consultation with multiple stakeholders, the FTTH Council Europe said it has reached the conclusion that the probability of being able to organise a physical conference in September and offer a successful business outcome for its delegates and sponsors is extremely low.
“Even if some conference restrictions were to be lifted by September, the international nature of our event and likely social distancing measures that would be in place, mean there would be great risk that many visitors would not travel, considerably limiting the commercial potential of the event,” said the Council in a press statement.
Therefore, the FTTH Conference 2021 will now be held as Virtual Conference on the dates of September 15th and 16th.
The Council added it will target its next physical FTTH Conference 2022 for March 29th – 31st 2022 in Vienna, and will be postponing the physical FTTH Conference planned for Berlin to March 19th – 21st 2024.
More details about the FTTH Virtual Conference 2021 will be released in the coming weeks.