Adfest 2010 has been postponed. The annual advertising festival, which had announced the dates for this year’s festival recently, has attributed the postponement to the current political situation in Thailand.
In a statement, Vinit Suraphongchai, chairman of the Working Committee, Asia Pacific Advertising Festival said, “It is after much deliberation and with regret that the Adfest Working Committee is announcing a postponement of this year’s Adfest, originally due to take place on 18 to 20 March 2010 in Pattaya, Thailand. As some of you may have read in the press, Thailand is currently facing a difficult political situation, which could affect visitors to the country, due to the possibility of planned political rallies, scheduled to be held in the week prior to Adfest dates. As you may have surmised, it is the potential for unrest that has forced this unwanted decision upon us. Rather than pushing ahead and disregarding the situation, we think a better solution is to wait for the issue to resolve itself, as we are keenly aware that it may be of serious concern to many of you who will be travelling away from home.”
It is expected that the new dates will be around two months from now, which is around the middle of May.