Fi Europe co-locates with Hi Europe to open this December

This year’s Food ingredients Europe will be co-located with Health ingredients Europe, and will take place as planned from 1-3 Dec at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. As the event organiser, Informa Markets will employ the AllSecure health and safety standard, developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the highest level of hygiene and safety.

AllSecure is a standard that has been developed in cooperation with partners, such as the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), venues, suppliers and relevant authorities for exhibition organisers to adopt and provide reassurance to attendees that events are being held in a “safe and controlled” environment. For Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europe, in particular, the Informa Markets team has worked closely with the City of Frankfurt, the State of Hesse and Messe Frankfurt.

Informa AllSecure will be adopted across all its events, and features some 35 protocols, covering cleaning and hygiene countermeasures, physical distancing following the Crowd Density Standards as set by the State of Hesse, communication across all channels and platforms, and protect and detect in collaboration with the local health authorities.

Natasha Berrow, group director for food, Informa Markets, said: “The health and safety of everyone involved at the event is our number one priority, and we wanted to communicate our plans as early as possible. We have been monitoring the situation closely, we are in daily communication with the senior management of Messe Frankfurt with whom we are closely observing the trade shows already taking place in Germany and learning from those.”