23/09/2020 | Ingredients

Fi Europe & Hi Europe 2020 changes to a virtual event

Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europe has announced they are postponing the live event and are transitioning to virtual for their 2020 event. In 2021, the leading ingredients show shall return to Frankfurt/Germany as a best-in-class physical event from 30 November to 2 December. The following year, the show shall take place in Paris.

Over recent weeks and months, the Fi Europe team has been in discussions with key industry stakeholders and partners to stay abreast of the challenges facing the F&B industry due to Covid-19. While the event was set to take place this December with Informa’s AllSecure guidelines incorporating the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness, the decision to postpone the live event and transition to virtual was taken as a result of the global nature of the event.

Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europe is a truly international event which brings together key industry players from all over the world. Given international travel is only returning gradually, stakeholders and partners felt it was difficult to ensure the same level of participation typically expected at the live event, and thus the Fi Europe team made the difficult decision to transition to a virtual format in 2020.

Europe’s largest F&B exhibition changes into a unique digital experience and expo: Fi Europe Connect 2020, which will take place from 23 November to 4 December, is a virtual event designed to give the F&B community access to the global F&B ingredients industry, tools and collaboration opportunities they require to meet their business objectives. Attracting over 8,000 attendees at their virtual event which will shape the future of the F&B industry, giving the community the chance to stay up to date with trends through 100+ on-demand and 16+ expert sessions and to use Fi Europe’s data-driven matchmaking service to find the most relevant buyers for customers’ products and solutions.