In keeping up with the current situations involving the novel coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic and the increasing restrictions being placed on travel and tourism, THAIFEX – Anuga Asia 2020 will be rescheduled to 22 to 26 September 2020. The trade fair was originally scheduled to be held at the IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand from 26 to 30 May 2020. The decision was made after careful deliberation and extensive discussions with stakeholders, including exhibitors, visitors and other partners. As the largest dedicated F&B trade fair in the region recognised for being Asia’s platform for quality business deals, THAIFEX – Anuga Asia recorded 2,745 exhibitors, and 67,136 visitors from 134 countries in 2019. The event has 11 trade shows lined up under one roof and will be welcoming its 17th edition this year.
The co-organisers of THAIFEX – Anuga Asia, the Department of Trade and International Trade Promotion (DITP), the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) and Koelnmesse have issued a joint statement regarding the decision: “The wellbeing of all visitors, exhibitors and buyers of THAIFEX – Anuga Asia is our highest priority. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to reschedule the trade fair to September 22 to 26 after careful consideration. All organisers stand by the decision of hosting the trade fair in Thailand, as the F&B hub for Asia and the rest of the world. As the largest dedicated F&B trade fair in the region, we look forward to welcoming all exhibitors, buyers and visitors later in the year and would like to express our gratitude for the continued support.”