After ESA canceled the recently popular E32022 event online or face-to-face, Meta followed in the footsteps of this year by canceling the annual Facebook F8 Developers Conference. Meanwhile, not all events will be canceled as the famous IFA Berlin Trade Fair returns as a face-to-face event this year. Details are here.
Meta was canceled, but IFA was not
Meta has revealed in a recent blog post that it will skip this year’s F8 meeting, but this is not due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reason is that the company focuses on its current core idea, the Metaverse. And it doesn’t seem surprising given that the company changed its brand to carry on the Metaverse concept.
Similarly, Meta identified other events in 2022, such as the first business messaging event, May 19th conversation the Connect event later this yearmore.
please remember. This is not the first time the F8 event has been completely skipped. This happened in 2009, 2012 and 2013. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook F8 events have happened online.
The IFA has also been revived as a face-to-face event after it was canceled last year. The IFA2022 trade show will be held From September 2nd to September 6th In Messe Berlin.
Jens Hightecker, IFA Executive Director and Executive Vice President of the Messe Berlin Group, said in a statement:But it’s finally “real” and it’s time to reopen a full-size trade fair on the premises of Messe Berlin, not only as Europe’s largest consumer market capital, but also as a European media hub. came. In the same way. Many major global brands have already promised to participate. Demand for the IFA Fitness & Digital Health area and the consumer electronics sector is currently high.“”
Major event venues are currently open in Berlin, allowing people to attend these events without presenting evidence of COVID-19 vaccination, testing and recovery.
Some events have been fully chucked, but some have returned to normal. What do you think about this? Do all events need to be face-to-face? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below!