Fira de Barcelona has decided to move to the next month of September the joint celebration of the Alimentaria and Hostelco rooms, initially scheduled for April 20-23 at the Gran Via site.
Given the current international situation, this measure has been adopted with the aim of guaranteeing a great edition for its exhibitors and visitors, from many countries of the world. Given the concerns of the sector for the international context, the Organizing Committee of Alimentaria and the organization of Hostelco (formed by some of the main companies in the sector in Spain), have considered it convenient to postpone their celebration from 14 to 17 next month September, thus ensuring the realization of a great edition with the highest commercial, networking and participation expectations of international visitors and buyers.
The general director of Fira de Barcelona, Constantí Serrallonga, explained that “although the contracting space is practically complete, we have made this decision after evaluating the situation in depth and listening to the sector, to whom we appreciate your support, with the objective to guarantee the best development of such an important event, of international reference, and after being able to count on other suitable dates in our fair calendar ”.
In this way, the preparation of Alimentaria and Hostelco, organized by al, company of Fira de Barcelona, continue to be developed with commercial intensity, activity planning, presentation of news and expectations of participation with the forecast to occupy , one more edition, almost the entire Gran Via venue. Both rooms together make up one of the largest international platforms for the food, gastronomy and hospitality equipment industry, with more than 4,500 exhibiting companies, 1,000 of them from 70 countries, and about 150,000 visitors, 30% international, from 156 countries.
Other events as scheduled On the other hand, at this time the different events that the institution plans to organize this year in its venues in Gran Via and Montjuïc, focusing on different areas and sectors, continue at a good pace. Specifically this March, the Saló de l’Ensenyament, Futura, Saló de l’Ocupació Juvenil and B-Travel will be held.
Likewise, like other European entities and fairgrounds, the Barcelona fair institution maintains close contact with health officials to follow the evolution of COVID-19 and established protocols, in accordance with the guidelines of both local authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO).