TCSJOHNHUXLEY confirms withdrawal from ICE 2022

TCSJOHNHULXEY will not be at ICE 2022 show.
TCSJOHNHULXEY will not be at ICE 2022 show.

Less than three months before its completion, TCSJOHNHUXLEY decided to withdraw from ICE 2022 due to the operational and logistical complications derived from the pandemic and the date.

Press release.- Following a recent Board meeting, the Directors of TCSJOHNHUXLEY confirmed the company will not be exhibiting at the forthcoming ICE 2022 show being held in April.

For the company, the decision to pull out of the show was not made easily. TCSJOHNHUXLEY has been exhibiting at ICE since its inception over 30 years ago and sees the event as a major focal point in the gaming calendar.

However, after consulting with key stakeholders it became apparent that due to the timing of the show, along with the ongoing COVID situation in Europe and around the globe, attendee volumes will be significantly reduced.

According to the company, the industry is already having to deal with unprecedented operational and logistical challenges caused by the pandemic. And the proposed dates would add further difficulties for exhibitors and customers having to navigate travelling during the Easter period, in addition to suffering the pressures caused by Covid travel protocols.

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Moreover, TCSJOHNHUXLEY considers that it would not be prudent towards the welfare and safety of the team and customers to exhibit whilst Europe is still in the middle of the Omicron wave.

Tristan Sjöberg, TCSJOHNHUXLEY Executive Chairman stated, “We all want the show to go ahead, but it has to be at the right time and in the right conditions. The decision to pull out of ICE has been made reluctantly, but the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers has to be our main priority. Also, the timing of holding a gaming show during Holy Week is unfortunate”.

And he added: “As we emerge from this crisis, we all need to pull together to support each other and our industry, but we need to ensure our decisions are also based on the right market conditions.”