THE annual Kuala Lumpur International AV Show has taken a break for this year, another victim of the Covid-19 pandemic, although the organisers had hoped it could go on. Fans of the show will have to wait a year for the next edition.
According to organising chairman Dick Tan, various factors were taken into consideration before the decision was made to call off the show this year and move ahead.
“We had some serious brainstorming among the key organising staff over the best approach to effectively and safely activate the next KL International AV Show,” said Tan in a press statement.
“The general consensus we managed to arrive at are as follows:
1) The KL International AV Show for this year is confirmed postponed.
2) The next KL International AV Show is scheduled for July 2021.
3) The KLIAVS 2021 will be held in a new venue to be named towards the end of this year.
4) While all steps will be taken to ensure the successful running of KLIAVS 2021, we also agreed that the ability to ensure the personal safety and health of all exhibitors and visitors is crucial in the final decision of when we are to proceed with the KLIAV Show 2021.
“The above are the four decisions and guiding factors we are firm upon.”
The KLIAV has been held at various venues over the years; last year, it was at the Vistana Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
So it’s going to be a predictably quiet year for shows, but with another company having already announced a hi-fi show for the 3rd quarter of next year, 2021 will hopefully see more audio and AV fireworks in the Malaysian market.