March 16, 2020
Fresh produce industry events cancelled due to coronavirus
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.
Monday 16th March
2020 Syngenta Australian Melon Conference and Field Day cancelled
2020 Syngenta Australian Melon Conference and Field Day was set to take place in Western Australia from March 30 to April 1 has now been cancelled.
Interpack, Germany postponed
Interpack was due to take place 7-13 May has now been postponed until 25 february – 3 March 2021.
2020 Consumer Connection Conference, Arizona cancelled
2020 Consumer Connection Conference scheduled for April 13-16, 2020 has been cancelled.
Sonora Spring Summit, Arizona cancelled
Sonora Spring Summit, Arizona scheduled for March 19 has been cancelled.
Global Berry Congress postponed:
The Global Berry Congress has been moved to 22-24 June 2020.
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 untill October 14-16, 2020.