“We have been monitoring the situation of COVID-19 on a daily basis hoping the situation would be stabilized. However, since our last postponement, COVID-19 is still disrupting the business around the world.”
So they concluded that exhibiting at a trade show was not their clients’ priority right now.
“Postponing the event entirely to January 2022 would give all stakeholders room to breathe and pay attention to other vital issues. We believe it is the right decision to hold on and come back even stronger together in 2022.”
The event will take place at the same venue, the BITEC in Bangkok.
Earlier this year, the two organizations moved to postpone the trade show to the second quarter of 2020 due to the pandemic, but they decided they could not take the risk of organizing an event in July, given that the threat from COVID-19 still remains high worldwide.
The organizations said they believe, by early 2020, business will have got back to normal.
“Another reason to choose January 2022, instead of the second half of this year, is the full event calendar, which could create a conflict of dates for our visitors and exhibitors,” added the partners.
European trade show
The VICTAM Corporation and VIV worldwide will also organize VICTAM International and VIV Europe together at the Jaarbeurs exhibition grounds in Utrecht, the Netherlands, May 31 – June 2, 2022.
“The set-up of this exhibition is different from the Asia event, as VIV Europe and VICTAM International will be co-located but with each exhibition in its own halls,” they said.
Earlier this month, FEFAC announced that its congress, originally scheduled for June, had been deferred until the autumn this year.
“As COVID-19 is quickly spreading around the world, our number one concern is the health and safety of delegates, speakers, exhibitors and staff. Therefore, after careful consideration, the organising committee has decided to postpone the XXIX FEFAC Congress to September 24-25, 2020,” said the EU feed industry trade representatives.
There is no change to the venue – it remains the FMCCA or the Elisabeth Centre, in Antwerp.