March 26, 2020
Industry trade Variety announced it has postponed its events through the end of May.
“As we produce over 70 annual Live Media events globally, the Variety team always puts our attendees’ well-being, best interests and safety first,” wrote chief marketing officer Dea Lawrence. “With the recent unprecedented developments of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are more committed than ever to our community.”
Postponed events include the Entertainment Marketing Summit (originally scheduled for March 26), Power of Women NY (originally scheduled for April 3), Silicon Valleywood Summit (originally scheduled for April 22), Power of Law Breakfast (originally scheduled for April 24) and Inclusion Summit (originally scheduled for May 1).
“We will continue to look to the CDC for event guidelines for the remainder of the year,” Lawrence wrote.
Updates will be posted here.
“On behalf of Variety, we promise to keep you informed and updated about innovative strategies and tactics to move your business forward — from home,” Lawrence wrote. “We are actively planning virtual events and livestreams that do just that. We look forward to continuing to create experiences, whether online or in-person, that provide value and insight.”