Alimentaria moved to September

By Jim Cornall contact

- Last updated on GMT

Alimentaria takes place at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue.
Alimentaria takes place at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue.

Related tags: Alimentaria, coronavirus

More trade shows are being postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak that has recently led to a lockdown in northern Italy.

The latest show with relevance to the dairy industry to be postponed is the joint Alimentaria and Hostelco trade show, initially scheduled from April 20-23 at the Gran Via Barcelona venue, which will now take place from September 14-17.

Constantí Serrallonga, Fira de Barcelona’s general manager, said that, “although the hired space is practically full, we’ve reached this decision following an in-depth assessment of the situation and after listening to the sector, whose support we appreciate, with the aim of guaranteeing the smooth running of such an important international event, after finding suitable alternative dates in our trade fair calendar.”

The two trade shows jointly comprise one of the largest international platforms for the food, gastronomy and catering equipment industry, with more than 4,500 exhibiting companies (1,000 of them from 70 countries) and about 150,000 visitors (30% of them international) from 156 countries.

The Barcelona trade fair institution said it is maintaining close contact with health officials to track the evolution of COVID-19 and comply with the established protocols, in accordance with the guidelines of the local authorities and the WHO (World Health Organisation).  

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