FHA-HoReCa To Be Cancelled and Return in 2022
The decision was made following extensive consultations with exhibitors & industry partners and considering the knock-on effects on the wider HoReCa industry as a direct consequence of the significant hit to international travel during this period.
Originally slated for 3-6 March 2020, the event had been pushed back to July before the announcement to cancel altogether came out.
Mr Martyn Cox, Event Director, Hospitality, Food & Beverage - Singapore, Informa Markets, said “It is heartening to see positive signs that recovery has started in some domestic markets, however it will be a while longer before a full rebound of the international hospitality and tourism sectors can materialise. The decision to cancel was a tough one to make, but without suitable tenancy availability in the correct time period for the industry, this is very much the right decision for our customers.”
“We will take this extra time to develop the next edition of FHA-HoReCa into one that will more than make up for its absence this year. Also, during this period we are working closely with key partners to create alternative ways for our global community to still get together and connect, unlock business opportunities and gain access to content during this unprecedented time where live experiences seem unattainable. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding, and we look forward to catching up with everyone in-person at FHA-HoReCa 2022!”
The event is an expansion from the comprehensive international food and hospitality biennial trade event in the region, Food&HotelAsia (FHA). FHA was originally returning to Singapore as two dedicated shows – FHA-HoReCa and FHA-Food & Beverage. The former seeks to bring together an extensive line-up of leading hospitality suppliers in the region while the latter is Asia's largest international event for the food and beverage industry.