Exhibition venue occupied for COVID-19 facility leads to cancellation of Annapoorna ANUFOOD India - India's international exhibition on food & beverage trade and retail market. Next edition in September 2021 in Mumbai

25 January 2021

The unexpected second wave of coronavirus has hit Mumbai, and having such a dense population requires extraordinary efforts to tackle the pandemic; hence, local authorities have built jumbo COVID ICUs across the city. They have also converted Bombay Exhibition Centre into an ICU, and due to the second wave, it is unlikely that the venue will be available for the trade fair which was initially scheduled from 3-5 February 2021.

The decision is a big disappointment for organisers, exhibitors and visitors. However, these steps are taken to help keep everyone safe and control the spread. Choosing to cancel is a difficult decision, mostly when all stakeholders have spent time and efforts into preparing and promotions. However, these steps are essential for keeping attendees safe, helping to flatten the curve, and affecting positive change. Koelnmesse management understands that cancelling the event will cause inconvenience to the exhibitors, visitors and partners in the short term; however, this is the best option in the current scenario.

"This inevitable decision comes as a consequence of insurgent COVID-19 situation around us. However, with industry’s support we are confident to rise, reassemble and present the best B2B trade fair to the Indian food industry in September 2021" says Milind Dixit, Managing Director of Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd.

"Over the years, Annapoorna ANUFOOD India contributed to the growth of the economy; this year, the pandemic impaired this growth engine. This joint decision of event cancellation is our endeavour to support the Government for curbing COVID-19" added Balvinder Singh Sawhney, Assistant Secretary General Head of Trade Fair Department of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI)

"Being a long-term supporter of this exhibition, we have been observing the market in this unprecedented situation and its probable impact on the trade fair. Considering the circumstances, we feel this is an appropriate decision made by the organisers" contributes Kumar Rajgopalan, CEO of Retailers Association of India (RAI).

The next edition of Annapoorna - ANUFOOD India will be held from
6-8 September 2021 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

Koelnmesse - Global Competence in Food and FoodTec: https://www.anuga.com/fair/anuga/further-nutritional-fairs/index.php/

Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising food fairs and events regarding food and beverage processing.

Trade fairs such as Anuga, ISM and Anuga FoodTec are established world leaders. Koelnmesse not only organises food and food technology trade fairs in Cologne, Germany, but also in further growth markets around the globe, for example, in Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Italy, Japan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, which have different focuses and contents. These global activities enable us to offer our customers a network of events, which in turn grant access to different markets and thus create a basis for sustainable and stable international business.

Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt. Ltd. is the Indian subsidiary of Koelnmesse GmbH, Germany which has been established in 2008 to cater the needs of rising Indian market. The hallmark of a successful trade fair is its ability to bring markets and people together in an efficient and highly professional manner. Events “made by Koelnmesse” are a promise of top quality.

The upcoming trade fairs are:
ANUFOOD China – Shenzhen, China 21.- 23.04.2021
Wine & Gourmet Japan 21. - 23.04.2021
Thaifex-Anuga Asia, Bangkok , Thailand 25.05. - 29.05.2021

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI):

FICCI is the largest and oldest business organisation in India. A nongovernmental, not for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India's business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 250,000 companies. FICCI provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers and the international business community

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