Due to the situation in Hong Kong the organisers of Asia Fruit Logistica have issued the following statement:
Like you, we have been watching recent developments in Hong Kong very closely. The safety and security of every exhibitor and visitor at ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is our number one concern.
Our management team in Berlin and Bangkok are meeting on a daily basis to review developments and fine tune contingency planning. You can be assured that we are working closely with our venue partners and suppliers in Hong Kong to impress upon them these priorities for our exhibitors and visitors. Our venue partner Asia-World Expo, which runs the exhibition centre where ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA takes place, has confirmed to us that heightened security measures (including access control, increased number of security staff and real-time monitor of protest movement etc.) at the exhibition centre will be put in place to ensure the smooth running of normal business activities.
We are proud that Hong Kong has been our home at ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA for one week every September for more than a decade. It is inevitable that your preparations for ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will feel different this year. That is completely understandable under the current circumstances.
As a business traveller, there are a number of things you can do yourself to stay as safe as possible. It is advisable for you as business traveller to Hong Kong to pay close attention to flight information, exercise increased caution, to avoid large public gatherings, to inform yourself about local traffic situation as temporary road closures and disruptions on public transport may occur, to follow the advice of local authorities and to check with local media on any latest happenings.
Also, check out our communication channels. We will closely monitor the situation and share updates with you on our website and social media. Our warm welcome to ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA remains the same as always. Over 800 exhibitors from 40 countries would also extend their warm welcome to visitors worldwide. ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will continue to be an important moment in the year when you and many thousands of visitors from around the world travel to Hong Kong to meet and to do business in fresh fruits and vegetables.
ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is the surest sign of a bright and confident future for the fresh fruit and vegetable business in Asia. And the business that you and many thousands of other companies have generated at ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA underlines the importance of Hong Kong to our common future.
We look forward to seeing you at ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA in Hong Kong on 4-6 September 2019.
For more information:
Tel: +662 941 9601