ProWine Singapore, due to be held this March, has been postponed it has been announced due to concern over Covid-19 (coronavirus).
Informa markets the organisers of the FHA-Food & Beverage show in Singapore, which the ProWine event is held alongside, has said that with the latest developments of the Covid-19 virus the event was being pushed back to a later date for health reasons.
Martyn Cox, event director, Hospitality, Food & Beverage – Singapore for Informa Markets, said: “The safety and well-being of our exhibitors, event attendees and staff is our top priority. There has been signs of community spread and local authorities have issued advisories to avoid large crowds, as a result we expect event attendance to be affected. With these concerns in mind, we have made the decision to postpone FHA-Food & Beverage and ProWine Asia 2020 in Singapore.
“Our focus now is to provide our exhibitors, event partners and registered visitors with the support they require as a result of this decision. We will continue to work in partnership with the relevant government authorities and agencies and take all further measures in accordance with the latest advisories published by the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH), the Ministry of Manpower and the Singapore Tourism Board.”
Beattrice J. Ho, project director, ProWine Asia (Singapore), Messe Düsseldorf Asia, added: “We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all exhibitors and partners for supporting the exhibitions and are committed to working towards the best possible outcome. We are working actively with all partners to find a suitable alternative date.”
New dates will be announced shortly.
The Covid-19 outbreak in Asia has called a whole slate of industry events into question.
Vinexpo recently announced it still intended to go ahead with its Hong Kong show in May but back-up had been arranged for July should the situation not have improved.