You will know that we recently communicated our intention to let you know by 4 May 2020 whether or not we intended to go ahead with CineEurope on its planned dates in June.
However, with your safety and welfare being our absolute priority, and given current news across the globe, we remain uncertain that we can operate CineEurope safely by the time those dates arrive.
Because of that, we have made the decision to re-date CineEurope 2020 to run from 3-6 August 2020.
It is our hope that by this time, we would be able to safely do so, but again, to give you ample notice, we will let you know our final decision by 19 June 2020.
We feel that holding the 2020 show is important, not just for the morale of the industry (we will not by then have had a major convention for over 12 months), but also as a clear signal that we are again ‘open for business’.
It will be a great opportunity for the industry to gather and celebrate the resurgence of the business and for studios to show colleagues their upcoming film content and release schedule for the next 12 months.
We will of course not stage CineEurope 2020 unless it is safe to do so and we know that the convention will be successful. If the outbreak continues at that time, or if travel restrictions do not allow everyone to travel, then we will of course not proceed.
So just again to confirm, our plan is that CineEurope 2020 will run from 3-6 August 2020 at the CCIB in Barcelona.
Our priority remains the safety of our attendees and we commit to being absolutely transparent in our thinking over the next several months.
In the meantime, stay safe and join us in hoping that the current challenges are soon over so our industry can return to its magnificent best.
Bob, Andrew, Phil, & Laura