It was clear that the NAB could not take place in its previous form in view of the current situation - but so was the damage of a total cancellation for the film industry (and of course the organizers). The NAB has now taken the obvious way out and will move some of the events to the net (a postponement was out of the question).
In this way, NAB wants to create opportunities for networking and communication for exhibitors, visitors and the broadcast industry as a whole in the short and long term, thus fulfilling its traditional function as a trade fair. The new "NAB Show Express", which is scheduled to start in April 2020, will serve this purpose. This site will allow exhibitors to exchange product information, announcements and demos, as well as to host online events and courses from the original program for the LA&s Vegas convention, while giving the now virtual visitor the opportunity to interact online.
In addition, the NAB Show New York, which is still scheduled for October 16/17, will be expanded. To this end, NAB has already held numerous discussions with the partners of the show about expanding its participation and has received positive feedback. Thus, the NAB Show New York is to replace the cancelled NAB in Las Vegas at least partially without major rescheduling being necessary. The date for NAB New York is so late that there is indeed hope that it will be able to go ahead - presumably with some precautions. NAB intends to announce further details on the implementation of these plans in the coming weeks.