The impact of coronavirus has claimed another major tradeshow cancellation, with Montgomery Asia announcing that its Speciality & Fine Food Asia, Restaurant, Pub & Bar Asia (SFFA & RPB), as well as its co-located events Speciality Coffee & Tea Asia and Meat & Poultry Asia, will not run as planned in 2020. They are to be rescheduled to 28–30 September 2021.
The shows had been set to run 29 September-1 October 2020 but a Montgomery Asia statement said the fast-changing situation in Singapore and feedback from the stakeholder community, as well as the Singapore government’s information on the gradual resumption of business activities in phases starting from 2 June 2020, had led the organiser to take the difficult decision to reschedule this year’s show.
“We are truly in awe of the resilience, innovation and kindness that we have seen from so many within our community and understand how important it is to stay connected during this time. We will work closely with the government agencies, trade association and industry professionals to help keep the community updated, inspired and motivated during these difficult times. Over the next few months, we will be launching pockets of new initiatives aimed at helping to connect suppliers with buyers which will announce in due course,” a statement from Montgomery Asia MD Christopher McCuin ran.
He added: “We look forward to once again bringing the wonderful artisan food and drink community together under one roof at Suntec Singapore next year.”