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Nikon Not Going to 2020 NAB Show Over Coronavirus

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MELVILLE, N.Y.—Nikon has opted to bow out of the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas over concerns from the coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision also covers MRMC, a Nikon Group company.

This is the second exhibitor to announce that they will not be attending this year’s NAB Show due to coronavirus, following AJA’s exit earlier this week.

“Nikon’s first priority is always the health and safety of our employees, partners and customers,” Nikon’s statement read. “As we continue to closely monitor and gauge the impact of COVID-19, Nikon Inc. and MRMC … have made the decision not to participate in NAB 2020. We will continue to closely evaluate our travel policies, programs and activities to mitigate risk.”

NAB has maintained that the 2020 NAB Show will go on as scheduled, taking place April 18-22, and that it is not seeing an unusual spike in exhibitor cancellations and that its attendee registration is on par with past years. The organization has provided a coronavirus resource page to teach show attendees things they should know about the coronavirus and best practices. The Las Vegas Convention Center, which will serve as the host of the conference, has also announced its measures to prevent transmission.