ProWine Asia (Singapore) to be postponed to March 2021
The 3rd edition of ProWine Asia (Singapore) scheduled for 13-16 July 2020 will be postponed to 2-5 March 2021. The region’s leading wines and spirits trade fair, ProWine Asia (Singapore) is jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and Informa Markets, and will co-locate once again with FHA-Food & Beverage at Singapore Expo.
Rescheduling the trade fair was deemed necessary in the continued fight against COVID-19 and on the back of tightened border control measures and travel restrictions, total lockdown measures in some countries, tighter social distancing measures and most recently, the suspension of all events and mass gatherings announced by Singapore’s Multi-Ministry Taskforce.
“The decision is right and responsible in view of the latest developments and this postponement of ProWine Asia (Singapore) to 2021 is unavoidable. We believe it is in the best interest of all our exhibitors, visitors, staff, and Singapore as host country to reschedule the trade fair to next year,” said Mr Gernot Ringling, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf Asia.
Though a difficult but necessary decision, the health and safety of all stakeholders takes priority. We are convinced that the new date and the bounce back effect next year, coupled with the synergistic co-location with FHA-Food & Beverage, will generate much needed business for the industry in Asia. Together the two exhibitions will provide a dynamic sourcing and networking platform for the food, drinks, wines and spirits portfolios,” he said.
Ms Beattrice J. Ho, Project Director, ProWine Asia (Singapore), Messe Düsseldorf Asia, added: “We would like to thank all our partners, exhibitors, and registered visitors from all over the world who have stood by the trade fair as we make these difficult and time sensitive decisions and appreciate their continued support with the new dates. We are committed to meeting the expectations of our international exhibitors in 2021 and look forward to further nurturing these trusted relationships. We are taking immediate steps to provide all parties with the required support necessary.”
The postponement represents an unprecedented scenario for all concerned and ProWine Asia (Singapore) will continue to take every possible measure to carry over the successful status of the trade fair to the new date in 2021.
The ProWine Asia (Singapore) team will be in touch with all participants to discuss event logistics and planning.
With a revenue of around EUR 369 million in 2019, the Messe Düsseldorf Group has maintained its position as one of Germany's most successful trade fair companies. 29,195 exhibitors presented their products to 1.4 million trade visitors at events in Düsseldorf in 2019. Compared with previous events, this was an increase in the numbers of both exhibitors and visitors. The Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre hosts around 50 trade fairs in five sectors of expertise: machinery, plants and equipment; the retail trade, trades and services; medicine and healthcare; lifestyle and beauty, and leisure. The trade fairs include 22 proprietary number-one events as well as, currently, 15 robust partner and guest events. Also, its subsidiary Düsseldorf Congress held over 1,000 conventions, corporate events, conferences and meetings in 2019, attracting around 365,000 delegates in all. In addition, the Messe Düsseldorf Group organises 75 proprietary events, joint events and contracted events in other countries and is one of the leading export platforms in the world. Proprietary events in Düsseldorf attracted around 73% international exhibitors and 37% international visitors in 2019. The group runs a global network of 77 international offices, including 7 international subsidiaries.