Due to the rampant spread of Covid-19 in the country and the consequent travel restrictions imposed by the Government of India, show organizer Messe Muenchen India has announced the postponement of the Mumbai edition of drink technology India to October 20-22, 2021. To meet business networking requirements, an online exhibition and conference platform is scheduled for December 9-11, 2020. The trade fair on site was also scheduled from December 9-11, 2020 at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai. However, considering the safety of the stakeholders, exhibitors and visitors, the show organizers have rescheduled the trade fairs. The decision of postponement is also based on industry feedback received through the extensive survey conducted by the organizer.
Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India explains, “Owing to the restrictions enforced by the Government of India on travel and mass-gatherings, December is no longer a viable option to organize drink technology India.” Mr. Singh added that, “Health and safety of everyone involved in the trade fairs is our prime concern. For the upcoming edition we will strictly follow government directives and standard operating procedures to ensure a safe environment to conduct business at our trade fairs. To meet our customers’ business networking requirements, we are holding an online exhibition and conference platform on the originally scheduled date of December 9-11, 2020.”
Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Messe München also comments on the postponement, “In view of the current situation in India, rescheduling the trade fair is a sound decision. As a partner of the industry, however, we are providing digital formats to enable B2B networking, which is more important than ever in these turbulent times.” The online exhibition and conference platform of drink technology India offers a business opportunity to global customers while protecting data and providing a real-time dashboard view on their engagement with buyers, a conference program, and buyer-seller meetings. Participants can also make use of synergies with other shows in the Messe Muenchen India portfolio, such as analytica Anacon India & India Lab Expo, Ifat India, Matdispens, Pharma Pro & Pack Expo, Packmach Asia Expo, World Tea & Coffee Expo and The Smarter-E.