The spread of COVID-19 has taken another casualty on the trade show front.

Informa Markets’ Licensing Expo, originally planned for this month and later postponed until August, has been canceled. The annual event will return to Las Vegas from May 25-27, 2021.

“We’d like to thank all our customers and partners for their support, open discussions, and encouragement,” says Anna Knight, vice president, licensing, Informa Markets. “As everyone has been reminding us, the need to connect with partners, colleagues, and the licensing community is greater than ever, so, in partnership with Licensing International, we will be delivering a series of multi-platform events through the remainder of the year and more details of those will follow in the coming weeks.”

A new FAQ page for Licensing Expo attendees and exhibitors, including information on ticketing and exhibitor rollovers, can be found here.

While not intended as a direct replacement for Licensing Expo, Licensing Week Virtual is a five-day program set to take place next month.