Yesterday, Informa announced that 5G World would be a fully virtual event - something we were all expecting, perhaps.
We took an early decision to postpone 5G World from June to September given the disruption to daily life brought about by Covid-19. Our priority is our team and community and it was important for us to take early steps to rework our plans given the scale of our event.
We have been continuously reviewing the best way to serve our 5G community over the past couple of months. As the global situation with Covid-19 continues to be carefully managed, we feel it is in the best interest of our community, many of whom travel internationally to attend, to now move forward and transform 5G World into an online, fully virtual event for 2020.
5G World's community is a force of nature and we are passionate about providing platforms that bring everyone together to ensure the innovation, change and progress within 5G and across our industry continues to thrive and helps the world in these uncertain times. We are inspired and committed to adapt 5G World into a virtual format and with the experience we have at Informa Tech with our digital communities, we are confident we will deliver the same level of high-quality content, learning and networking that our attendees have come to expect every year.
We look forward to sharing more information about our virtual event soon.
We were half expecting this - there is simply too much uncertainty at this time to promote a physical event. Having spoken with Melina at Informa, their plans to move the conference online sounds interesting and something which UK5G are only too pleased to support. Brace yourselves for a fantastically busy September!
Lucy Woods - Community Engagement Manager at UK5G