To mitigate the impact of domestic and international restrictions, Meat Pro Asia, originally scheduled for September 2021, has been rearranged to the new timeslot of 12-14 Jan 2022. The move will see the event for food processing machinery and packaging technology better accommodate the planning and logistical needs of its participants.
VIV Asia, the concurrent event covering the entire supply chain from feed to food, has also been rescheduled to January 2022, with both events set to be held alongside each other at Impact Bangkok. The decision to reschedule the events is based on an announcement by the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports for a new four-phase plan that would see the country fully opened to international visitors by January 2022.
Stephan Buurma, member of the board of management, Messe Frankfurt Group; and managing director of the Asia regional head office, commented: “Although authorities are making huge efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, travel conditions are not expected to improve substantially in the near terms, thus making the previously set September dates for Meat Pro Asia not feasible.
“With vaccination progress accelerating, the new dates offer industry players a more appropriate timeslot and more time to plan their travel arrangements.”
Prior to the physical trade fair in January, Meat Pro Asia will organise a digital event this September. Arrange in conjunction with VIV Asia, the online platform will maximise product exposure for exhibitors and provide a convenient sourcing option for buyers. Networking and knowledge sharing sessions will also be facilitated through the platform, with further details to be announced in due course.