Fresh Produce Industry Events Cancelled Due To CoronavirusMarch 13, 2020
As the coronavirus spreads around the world and movement is restricted and gatherings of large numbers of people are banned, a number of industry trade fairs have been postponed or cancelled.
Global Berry Congress postponed:
The Global Berry Congress has been moved to 22-24 June 2020 in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
FoodEx exhibition in Japan cancelled:
The FoodEx exhibition in Japan has been cancelled originally scheduled to be held at Makuhari Messe during 10th to 13th March 2020.
International Strawberry Symposium has been cancelled:
International Strawberry Symposium had been due to take place in May in Northern Italy and has been postponed until next year.
Tavola postponed by 6 months:
It will now take place from 13 to 15 September 2020. The decision was made after extensive discussion and evaluations.
Alimentaria Barcelona has been postponed:
Alimentaria Barcelona was due to take place 20-23 April, the event has been postponed until September 14-17.
CFIA Rennes postponed:
CFIA Rennes, initially planned for March 10-12th, has been postponed to May 26th-28th, 2020.
M.A.D.E. Paris announced that its 2020 edition, initially planned for March 17th & 18th, has been postponed to May 13th & 14th, 2020.
Freskon in Greece has been cancelled:
Due to take place between 2-4 April Freskon, Greece has been cancelled and will be held 15-17 April 2021.
EMPACK 2020 has been postponed:
EMPACK which was due to be held between 31st March – 2nd April in Utrecht, The Netherlands has now been postponed until June. It will now take place between 23-25 June.
Macfrut has been postponed:
Macfrut was due to take place 5-7 May in Italy’s Emilia-Romagne region, the event will now take place 8-10 September.
Viva Fresh Expo postponed or possible cancellation:
Viva Fresh Expo was due to take place in Texas April 30 – May 2nd, it is not clear if it will be postponed or cancelled altogether.
PMA Fresh Connections has been been postponed:
PMA Fresh Connections was due to take place in Philadelphia from April 26-28 has now been postponed until further notice.
Woman’s Fresh Perspectives:
Woman’s Fresh Perspectives has been postponed until further notice, the event was due to take place in San Antonio between April 26-28.
Ag Day 2020 has been cancelled:
Ag Day 2020, which was scheduled for March 18 at the State Capitol, California has been cancelled until next year.
Horticultural Trade shows
Myplant & Garden postponed
Myplant & Garden Milan, Italy due to take place February 26-28, 2020
has now been postponed until September 21-23, 2020
Bahrain International Garden Show cancelled:Bahrain International Garden Show, Bahrain which was to take place March 3-7, 2020 has now been postponed until 2021
World Orchid Conference to be announced:World Orchid Conference was due to take place in Waipu, Taiwan
March 9-18, 2020 the new date for the event is still to be announced.
Flower Expo China has been postponed:Flower Expo China, Guangzhou, China was to take place between March-16-18, 2020 has now been postponed until May 11-13, 2020.
World Floral Expo has been postponed:World Floral Expo, New York, USA due to take place March 23-27, 2020 has been postponed until March 10-12, 2021.
GreenTech Americas has been postponed:GreenTech Americas, Queretaro, Mexico was due to take place March 24-26, 2020 has now been postponed until August 24 – 25 2020
California Spring Trials new date to be announced:California Spring Trials, California due to take place on March 28-April 1, 2020 has been cancelled and a new date is to be announced.
Flower Expo Ukraine has been postponed.
Flower Expo Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine, was to take place between April 8-10 2020. The show has been postponed to May 26-28, 2020.
Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing has been postponed:Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing, Beijing, China was to take place between
April 20-22, 2020 has been postponed until September 17 – 19 2020.
Horti Asia has been postponed.
Horti Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, was to take place between May 5-7, 2020, has been postponed until October 14-16, 2020.
By Fresh Plaza