Informa Markets is postponing the inaugural FHA-Food & Beverage event to a later date due to global travel concerns in light of the latest developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
The event was originally scheduled to take place from 31 March – 3 April 2020 at Singapore Expo.
ProWine Asia 2020 in Singapore, held alongside FHA-Food & Beverage, co-organised by Messe Dusseldorf Asia and Informa Markets, will also be postponed.
The decision, which was taken after extensive industry consultations, aims to safeguard the safety and well-being of industry players and employees.
Martyn Cox, event director, hospitality, food & beverage – Singapore, Informa Markets, said, “The safety and well-being of our exhibitors, event attendees and staff is our top priority. There has been signs of community spread and local authorities have issued advisories to avoid large crowds, as a result we expect event attendance to be affected”.
“With these concerns in mind, we have made the decision to postpone FHA-Food & Beverage and ProWine Asia 2020 in Singapore.
“Our focus now is to provide our exhibitors, event partners and registered visitors with the support they require as a result of this decision.
“We will continue to work in partnership with the relevant government authorities and agencies and take all further measures in accordance with the latest advisories published by the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH), the Ministry of Manpower and the Singapore Tourism Board.”
Beattrice Ho, project director, ProWine Asia (Singapore), Messe Düsseldorf Asia, added, “We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all exhibitors and partners for supporting the exhibitions and are committed to working towards the best possible outcome. We are working actively with all partners to find a suitable alternative date.”