Asia Fruit Logistica moving from Hong Kong to Singapore
Asia Fruit Logistica, the continent’s leading fresh fruit and vegetable trade show, is moving to Singapore for its 2020 edition from its traditional location in Hong Kong.
The 2020 show will take place Sept. 16-18 at Singapore Expo, a world-class exhibition centre near Singapore’s Changi Airport, with AisiaFruit Congress held on Sept. 15 at the convention wing MAX Atria, according to a press release from organizers.
Organizer Global Produce Events (GPE) is relocating the 2020 edition as a precaution due to the continued uncertainty in Hong Kong. GPE has chosen Singapore as the location for the next edition of the show, because Singapore is a key business and trading hub in Asia, offering global connectivity, business efficiency, and access for fresh fruit and vegetables from around the world, according to the release.
“On the background of ongoing instability in Hong Kong, we need to take care of the interests and concerns of exhibitors and trade visitors, who naturally expect clarity and predictability to make plans for 2020,” Will Wollbold, commercial director of Asia Fruit Logistica, said in the release. “With the 16-18 September 2020 slot, we have secured dates at Singapore EXPO that are very close to our traditional dates and which we believe will be more convenient for our many exhibitors and visitors from across Asia and the rest of the world.”
Following the Singapore edition in 2020, GPE will review market conditions and evaluate the response to the Asia Fruit Logistica, before making their decision on the location for future events.
More than 12,000 trade professionals from 70-plus countries around the world made the most of the opportunities to meet and do business with over 800 exhibitors from more than 40 different countries at Asia Fruit Logistica 2019, which took place on Sept. 4-6 in Hong Kong.
Above, Singapore Expo is a world-class exhibition centre near Singapore’s Changi Airport. Photo: Singapore Expo