Develop:Brighton 2020 delayed until November

UK conference will now be held from November 2 to 4 in Brighton, due to the spread of COVID-19

Develop:Brighton 2020 has been postponed until November, due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Brighton-based industry event typically happens in July, but it is now one of many events forced to postpone until later in the year due to the impact of COVID-19.

Develop:Brighton will now take place from November 2 to 4, with the Develop:Star Awards on November 3. The event will remain in the Brighton Hilton Metropole.

The format of the conference will be unchanged, and Bethesda's Todd Howard is still due to deliver the keynote and receive the Develop Star Award. However, there may be changes to the previously announced speaker line-up.

"We're obviously disappointed to be making this decision but it wasn't a difficult one given the current uncertainty -- the health and wellbeing of everyone is paramount," said Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events.

"By moving the event to November, it means the show will go on and we can look forward to seeing everyone in Brighton, albeit a few months later."

All conference passes that have been purchased before now will automatically transfer to the new dates. Entry submissions for the Develop:Star Awards are now open until Friday July 24. is a media partner of Develop:Brighton.

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