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Updated Friday 3rd April

Fresh produce industry events cancelled due to coronavirus

As the coronavirus spreads around the world and movement is restricted and gatherings of large numbers of people are banned, a number of industry trade fairs have been postponed or cancelled.

FreshPlaza will update this article when we have news of new cancellations.

Friday 3 April

International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) 2020 Summit
The International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) 2020 Summit which was set to take place in Trujillo, Peru between August 10 and 12, 2020, has officially been rescheduled to August 22 and 25, 2021.

Acorbat, international banana congress postponed 
Acorbat, international banana congress due to take place in Miami from April 29th through May 1st has now been moved to September 23 - 25.

European Packaging Forum
The European Packaging Forum which was due to take place on 14 May 2020, will now take place in mid- November 2020

Thursday 26 March

Interpeara 2020 
Interpeara 2020 which was due to take place in Rotterdam between 23 - 25 June has been cancelled and the event will take place in Rotterdam in 2020.

Organic Food Iberia postponed
Organic Food Iberia, Madrid has been postponed until 3-4 September

Royal Brinkman innovation seminar cancelled
Royal Brinkman innovation seminar has been cancelled it was due to take place June 11th 2020 in The Netherlands.

Friday 20th March

MedFEL 
postponed
MedFel has been postponed  22-23 April in Perpignan new date to be confirmed.

Hort Connections 2020
cancelled
Hort Connections was due to take place in Brisbane 15-17 June 2020 has been cancelled next year's edition is planned for 7-9 June 2021 in Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

Greentech Amsterdam postponed   
Greentech Amsterdam postponed from June 8-10  it will now take place on October 20-22.  

2020 Vidalia Onion Festival cancelled
2020 Vidalia Onion Festival has been cancelled no future date has been given.

International Strawberry Symposium dates announced
International Strawberry Symposium has announced dates for the event it will now take place 1-5 May 2021 in Rimini, Italy.

Thursday 19th March

Global Cherry Summit postponed
Global Cherry Summit 2020 which had been due to take place on April 23 in Chile  has now been postponed.

Agritech Conference 2020 cancelled.
Agritech Conference 2020 conference and exhibition, 17 - 19 June in Cape Town, has been cancelled.

California Fresh Fruit Association postponed
The California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA) has postponing its annual meeting, scheduled to begin March 15. It will now take place November 4th to 6th, 2020. 

Microbioma Workshop 2020 postponed
Microbioma Workshop 2020 which was to be held on March 25 in Lisbon, has been postponed. The new date being considered is next June as long as events have normalised.

Wednesday 18th March

Viva Fresh cancelled
Viva Fresh which was due to take place in Texas, has been cancelled and is now planned for 23-28 March 2021.

CMPA cancelled
The CPMA due to be held in Toronto May 12-14 will now take place in spring of 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Food Safety Summit postponed
Food Safety Summit has been postponed it was due to take place 4-7 May in Chicago, it has now been rescheduled for 19-22 October.

Monday 16th March

2020 Syngenta Australian Melon Conference and Field Day cancelled
2020 Syngenta Australian Melon Conference and Field Day was set to take place in Western Australia from March 30 to April 1 has now been cancelled.

Interpack, Germany postponed
Interpack was due to take place 7-13 May has now been postponed until 25 february - 3 March 2021.

2020 Consumer Connection Conference, Arizona cancelled
2020 Consumer Connection Conference scheduled for April 13-16, 2020 has been cancelled.

Sonora Spring Summit, Arizona cancelled 
Sonora Spring Summit, Arizona scheduled for March 19 has been cancelled.

Organic Growers Alliance AGM, London postponed
Organic Growers Alliance AGM, London due to be held March 21, 2020 has been postponed, new date to be announced

AMHPAC -Queretaro, Mexico postponed
AMHPAC -Queretaro, Mexico was due to take place on April 15 has been postponed, new date to be announced

Friday 13th March

Global Berry Congress postponed:
The Global Berry Congress has been moved to 22-24 June 2020.

FoodEx exhibition in Japan cancelled:
The FoodEx exhibition in Japan has been cancelled originally scheduled to be held at Makuhari Messe during 10th to 13th March 2020.

International Strawberry Symposium has been cancelled:
International Strawberry Symposium had been due to take place in May in Northern Italy and has been postponed until next year.

Tavola postponed by 6 months:
It will now take place from 13 to 15 September 2020. The decision was made after extensive discussion and evaluations.

Alimentaria Barcelona has been postponed:
Alimentaria Barcelona was due to take place 20-23 April, the event has been postponed until September 14-17.

CFIA Rennes postponed:
CFIA Rennes, initially planned for March 10-12th, has been postponed to May 26th-28th, 2020.

M.A.D.E. Paris:
M.A.D.E. Paris announced that its 2020 edition, initially planned for March 17th & 18th, has been postponed to May 13th & 14th, 2020.

Freskon in Greece has been cancelled:
Due to take place between 2-4 April Freskon, Greece has been cancelled and will be held 15-17 April 2021.

EMPACK 2020 has been postponed:
EMPACK which was due to be held between 31st March - 2nd April in Utrecht, The Netherlands has now been postponed until June. It will now take place between 23-25 June.

Macfrut has been postponed:
Macfrut was due to take place 5-7 May in Italy's Emilia-Romagne region, the event will now take place 8-10 September.

Viva Fresh Expo postponed or possible cancellation:
Viva Fresh Expo was due to take place in Texas April 30 - May 2nd, it is not clear if it will be postponed or cancelled altogether.

PMA Fresh Connections has been been postponed:
PMA Fresh Connections was due to take place in Philadelphia from April 26-28 has now been postponed until further notice.

Woman's Fresh Perspectives:
Woman's Fresh Perspectives has been postponed until further notice, the event was due to take place in San Antonio between April 26-28.

Ag Day 2020 has been cancelled:
Ag Day 2020, which was scheduled for March 18 at the State Capitol, California has been cancelled until next year.

Horticultural Trade shows

Myplant & Garden postponed
Myplant & Garden Milan, Italy due to take place February 26-28, 2020
has now been postponed until September 21-23, 2020

Bahrain International Garden Show
cancelled:
Bahrain International Garden Show, Bahrain which was to take place March 3-7, 2020 has now been postponed until 2021

World Orchid Conference
to be announced:
World Orchid Conference was due to take place in Waipu, Taiwan
March 9-18, 2020 the new date for the event is still to be announced.

Flower Expo China
has been postponed:
Flower Expo China, Guangzhou, China was to take place between March-16-18, 2020 has now been postponed until May 11-13, 2020.

World Floral Expo
has been postponed:
World Floral Expo, New York, USA due to take place March 23-27, 2020 has been postponed until March 10-12, 2021.

GreenTech Americas
has been postponed:
GreenTech Americas, Queretaro, Mexico was due to take place March 24-26, 2020 has now been postponed until August 25 - 27 2020

California Spring Trials
new date to be announced:
California Spring Trials, California due to take place on March 28-April 1, 2020 has been cancelled and a new date is to be announced.

Flower Expo Ukraine has been postponed.
Flower Expo Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine, was to take place between April 8-10 2020. The show has been postponed to May 26-28, 2020.

Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing
has been postponed:
Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing, Beijing, China was to take place between
April 20-22, 2020 has been postponed until September 17 - 19 2020.

Horti Asia has been postponed.
Horti Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, was to take place between May 5-7, 2020, has been postponed untill October 14-16, 2020.


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