THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2010 Rescheduled

THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2010 Rescheduled

In view of an unfortunate happening that most of the European airspace was, and some still is, ordered closed due to a cloud of ash drifting from the erupting Eyjafjallaj?kull volcano in Iceland, potentially affecting travel for exhibitors and visitors from Europe and around the world along with the current situation in Bangkok, Thailand, a joint decision has been made by the organizers to reschedule Thaifex – World of Food Asia 2010 to 30 June – 4 July 2010.

Mrs. Srirat Rastapana, Director-General of the Department of Export Promotion,the Ministry of Commerce stated that, because of this series of unfortunate events, the three co-organizing partners of the THAIFEX – World of food ASIA 2010 – the Department of Export Promotion, the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Koelnmesse – have decided to announce the postponement of the exposition from May 12th -16th , 2010, to June 30th -July 4th , 2010. The venue of the event will however remain unchanged, at the Challenger, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.

“The difficult decision to reschedule the event was made after much discussion and feedback from the industry. Our purpose, as always, the organizers will continue to monitor and report the progress of the situation, is to ensure that participants’ experience at Thaifex – World of Food Asia is smooth and safety for all exhibitors and visitors. The venue of the event –which is IMPACT Exhibition Centre is currently unaffected due to its location away from Central Bangkok, international visitors are confident that they will not be affected by the protest.” said Mrs. Srirat

A stronger and more enhanced communications campaign will be undertaken in the coming months to further increase visitor attendance to the trade fair. In addition participants will continue to receive updates, be informed of the new trade fair dates and the developments in Bangkok and Europe. Exhibitors can expect to receive more information on new sea and air freight deadlines within the week as necessary steps are being taken with the appointed freight forwarder to ensure a smooth transition.

Exhibitors’ whose exhibits are currently en route to Bangkok are encouraged to contact the organizers who will co-ordinate complimentary storage arrangements accordingly.The organizers assure all exhibitors and visitors that the same high standard and quality of the trade fair will be maintained. Exhibitors are further assured that the same response can be expected from all Thaifex – World of Food Asia trade fairs

The Director-General of the DEP noted that “The organizers will confirm that together, we will make the show one of the grandest and most significant food expositions ever staged in Southeast Asia. You can rest assured that all your expectations for a comprehensive showcase of latest and international-standard food innovations will be met.”

THAIFEX – World of Food ASIA 2010 is an excellent once-a-year opportunity to take a comprehensive and convenient of the very best in food products, food innovations and services. Among the many exhibition zones featuring 2,100 booths and 1,000 exhibitors. The event will run from June 30th -July 4th, 2010, The first three days, June 30th -July 2th, will be for business negotiations (10.00-18.00 hrs.), and the last two days, July 3th – 4th will be open for public retailing (10.00-20.00 hrs.). For further information at thaifex@depthai.go.thม and or call 02 512 0093 # 373

For more information, please contact:
Usanee Thavornkarn
Press Relations Director
Integrated Communication Co., Ltd.
Tel. 0 2354 3588 / Fax. 0 2354 3589 /

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