Canon U.S.A. Inc. Supports The National Association of Broadcasters’ Decision To Not Move Forward With The 2020 NAB Show As Planned
MELVILLE, NY, March 12, 2020 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic both domestically and globally over the past few weeks and would like to express our support for the National Association of Broadcasters’ decision to not move forward with the 2020 NAB Show as planned. Canon understands that the decision by NAB was a difficult one to make, but ultimately the right decision in the best interest of the well-being of the show’s exhibitors, attendees, customers and channel partners. Canon appreciates the association for consulting and working with the show community before making this critical judgement.
"In light of the current developments regarding COVID-19, including the recent declaration of the virus as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, we agree with the association to not move forward with the 2020 NAB Show as planned and applaud them for making the difficult, yet prudent decision," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "At this time, decisions and actions need to err on the side of caution and support the safety of everyone. We firmly believe that the health and well-being of the general public takes precedence over business during this critical period.”
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