Panasonic is the newest exhibitor to announce that it’s going to not be exhibiting on the 2021 NAB Show, happening in Las Vegas Oct. 9-13. This marks the third main exhibitor withdrawal from the present following bulletins from Sony and Ross this week.In a press release posted on Panasonic’s Instagram account this morning, Carter Hoskins, director, Professional Imaging for Panasonic USA stated::”It’s exhausting to consider that it’s already September, which suggests NAB 2021 is correct across the nook. As you put together for the occasion, I would like to present an replace on Panasonic’s plans for the present.After cautious consideration of a number of key components impacting the present, together with the present circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have made the choice not to attend the occasion in Las Vegas.In place of taking part in-person, we’re planning to meet and join with our valued prospects by way of our digital platforms the place we glance ahead to sharing our thrilling bulletins. We are assured a digital expertise will likely be efficient, comparable to occasions we’ve hosted during the last 18 months. We will likely be in contact with updates on occasion specifics over the following few weeks, however please attain out immediately with any speedy questions.We proceed to respect what you are promoting and look ahead to connecting outdoors of the present!” An NAB spokesperson confirmed Panasonic’s withdrawal, including that the present goes ahead as deliberate. Earlier this week, in a video presentation (which might be seen right here), NAB CEO Gordon Smith commented on the upcoming present:”This Show will likely be not like another in our historical past, because it has actually been a singular 12 months. Our viewers measurement and scope will replicate these most passionate and keen to reconnect, creating a powerful and productive expertise for all who’re ready to be part of us. The 2021 NAB Show is a beacon… a marker for our business…one that can invigorate and information us into 2022 with a brand new stage of momentum. It would be the largest and most important occasion for broadcasters and your entire media and leisure business.This occasion has at all times been an financial engine of our business, and we’re excited to welcome over 600 exhibitors who’re prepared to meet with consumers and transfer this enterprise ahead.Future, which owns TV Tech, is an NAB Partner and produces the NAB Show Daily.