Koelnmesse India and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, FICCI, have jointly decided to cancel the Annapoorna - ANUFOOD India edition for 2021. The next edition is scheduled from 14 to 16 September 2022 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
According to the Municipal Corporation of Mumbai, B2B events with large public gatherings are not allowed at this time. Although the situation regarding coronavirus is improving in most parts of the country, the risk of a spike in infection cases persists in some places, including Mumbai city.
The organizers support the measures taken by the Government considering this situation and the past COVID-19 outbreak. In accordance with the directions from Government authorities and to ensure the safety of all participants, the Annapoorna – ANUFOOD India exhibition, which was scheduled in September 2021, has been canceled. The event will now take place from 14 to 16 September 2022 alongside ANUTEC - International FoodTec India, PackEx India, Food Logistics India and ANUTEC - Ingredients India at Bombay Exhibition Centre, making it the largest and most comprehensive food exhibition in the Indian subcontinent.
Manab Majumdar, deputy secretary-general, FICCI, said, "Customers' safety and convenience are our ultimate priority; hence after receiving feedback from multiple stakeholders, we have decided to cancel the trade fair. This will allow our domestic and international exhibitors and visitors to plan well for Annapoorna - ANUFOOD India - India's leading international exhibition on food & beverage trade and retail market."
Milind Dixit, managing director of Koelnmesse YA Tradefair, said, "The 2022 edition of Annapoorna - ANUFOOD India returns with ANUTEC - International FoodTec India, making it the most powerful B2B platform for the industry. We are geared up to create a safe and truly international experience for exhibitors, visitors, and industry partners under our #B-SAFE4business initiative."
Koelnmesse – industry trade fairs for the food and beverage sector: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organizing trade fairs in the food and beverage segment. Events such as Anuga and ISM are established, world-leading trade fairs, hosted in Cologne, Germany. In addition to the events at its Cologne headquarters, Koelnmesse also stages numerous food trade fairs with different sector-specific areas of focus and content in further key markets worldwide, including Brazil, China, India, Japan, Columbia, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. These global activities enable Koelnmesse to offer its customers bespoke events and leading regional trade fairs in various markets, thus creating the foundation for sustainable international business. Koelnmesse is also ideally positioned in the field of food technology with its leading international trade fairs Anuga FoodTec and ProSweets Cologne and its global network of satellite events.
Koelnmesse YA Tradefair is the Indian subsidiary of Koelnmesse GmbH, Germany, established in 2008 to cater to the needs of the rising Indian market. The hallmark of a successful trade fair is its ability to bring markets and people together in an efficient and highly professional manner. Events "made by Koelnmesse" are a promise of top quality.
The upcoming trade fairs are:
Anuga, Cologne - 9 to 13 October 2021
ISM, Cologne - 30 January to 2 February 2022
Anufood Brazil, São Paulo – 12 to 14 April 2022