The trade show, which was originally scheduled for March 2021, has been postponed to 22-24 September 2021 due to Covid-19 related restrictions.
The news was announced in a press release on 5 October 2020. Global travel restrictions and the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all visitors entering Thailand would have placed limitations on the event, which is set to be held in Bangkok.
Panadda Kongma, director of VNU Asia Pacific, said: “Our local office in Bangkok is monitoring the cautious measures that the Thai government is taking due to concern of a second Covid-19 wave, as witnessed in other countries.”
“VIV Asia alone attracts more than 50,000 professionals with 70% of participants visiting from outside of Thailand. Vaccines seem to be stagnant in the trail stage throughout multiple countries and are not likely to be broadly distributed until early 2021, thus limiting the ability for many companies to plan for business trips. As organizers, we believe that a high-quality show with an expected number of international buyers can come to fruition by postponing the shows until September 2021,” Zhenja Antochin, Senior Project Manager of VNU Europe, explained.
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VIV Asia 2021 is scheduled to take place at the same exhibition halls as previously planned for March (Challenger 1, 2, and 3). Additionally, Meat Pro Asia is confirmed to take place at Challenger 1, and Free from Food Asia is set to take place at Hall 4.
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