Following intensive discussions with the it-sa advisory committee, exhibitors and trade visitors, NürnbergMesse has decided to suspend it-sa this year due to the drastically changed conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. By taking this decision, the organisers are accommodating the preferences of the sector, which had questioned how the dialogue between exhibitors and visitors, characterised by in-depth professional discussions and in some cases confidential consultations, could still take place while adhering to hygiene and social distancing rules. An event with such a strong focus on dialogue would be significantly impaired by the underlying conditions that are expected to be in force. This is particularly relevant because a lot of services and applications need to be demonstrated directly on monitors or mobile devices.
The next it-sa will therefore take place from 12 to 14 October 2021 and will be accompanied as usual by the conference programme Congress@it-sa. In the interim and beyond, a new digital platform – it-sa 365 – will launch on 6 October 2020. It will put the planned content for the event online and provide innovative digital formats all year round to connect IT security vendors with experts and decision-makers.