SIAL China moves to September
China's COVID-19 outbreak may slow down but as the virus is spreading fast across the world, life is far from resume at usual pace in the Asian country and that includes event trade fairs such as SIAL China. Initially planned for May, the event has been postponed to September 28th – 30th in the recent light of restrictionary measures applied in China.
"In view of the global spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), and after intensive consultation and communication with exhibitors and partners, we will postpone SIAL China 2020 to September 28th – 30th, 2020 at National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) (NECC).
The serious international concerns of COVID-19 dictate that health and safety of exhibitors and visitors must be our priority. Therefore, we have undertaken further analysis of the current situation. In light of cities like Beijing and Shanghai adding more precautionary restrictions, such as a 14-day self-isolation upon landing in China, we must reconsider our plans. The impact on travel in May, for our international participants, is too logistically challenging to continue as planned. Therefore, as the organizer of SIAL China, we have decided to postpone the SIAL China 2020 to September. We are pleased to report that this decision is supported by both international and domestic exhibitors and partners", announced the network. No initial assessment of potential losses was present by the organizers. If SIAL China is to be held in September, it will be challenging for exhibitors and visitors to choose between other events programmed in the same month such as Alimentaria Barcelona.
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