The NAB Show will lose a day in 2020, when the combined conference and trade show will run for a total of just five days, rather than the usual six. NAB said the change was made in response to customer feedback.
Traditionally, NAB Show has opened over a weekend, with two full days of conference sessions taking place Saturday and Sunday before the show floor opens from Monday through Thursday. The show is sticking to that schedule this year, but next year, while the conference will begin on Saturday, April 19, 2020, the show floor will open on Sunday, April 20, and remain open through Wednesday, April 22.
“As the industry continues to undergo enormous change and disruption, we remain committed to evolving along with it to deliver the best value for exhibitors, attendees and partners,” said NAB EVP of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown in a prepared statement. “Shifting the dates provides professionals the opportunity to attend NAB Show outside of the busy work week, while aligning with our existing education programs.”
The 2020 show will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.