May 7, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Due to on-going disruptive effects of the volcanic eruptions in Iceland that could affect travel for exhibitors and visitors from Europe and around the world, a joint decision has been made by the organizers to reschedule Thaifex – World of Food Asia 2010 to June 30 – July 4, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Organized in conjunction with World of Halal, more than 20,000 trade visitors from around the world were expected to attend the number one food and beverage trade show in Southeast Asia from May 12 – 16, 2010.
"The difficult decision to reschedule the event was made after much discussion and feedback from the industry. Our purpose, as always, is to ensure that participants’ experience at Thaifex – World of Food Asia is smooth and safe,” says Michael Dreyer, vice-president Asia Pacific of organizer Koelnmesse Pte. Ltd.
The organizers will continue to monitor and report the progress of the situation for the safety of its exhibitors and visitors. In addition participants will continue to receive updates, be informed of the new trade fair dates and the developments in Bangkok and Europe.
Exhibitors can expect to receive more information on new sea and air freight deadlines within the week as necessary steps are being taken with the appointed freight forwarder to ensure a smooth transition. Exhibitors’ whose exhibits are currently enroute to Bangkok are encouraged to contact the organizers who will co-ordinate complimentary storage arrangements accordingly.
Thaifex – World of Food Asia is organized annually covering all areas of food production from food and beverage products to food catering, hospitality services, food technology.