As per the Municipal Corporation of Mumbai, B2B occasions with huge public social affairs are not permitted right now. Although the situation regarding Coronavirus is improving in most parts of the country, the danger of a spike in contamination cases endures in certain spots, including Mumbai city.
Annapoorna – Anufood India will be held from September 14-16, 2022, in Mumbai with Anutec – International FoodTec India. The current edition has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation in Mumbai. Koelnmesse India and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), have jointly decided to cancel the event for 2021.
A release from the organisers said, “We 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 cancelled. The event will now take place from September 14-16, 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 Pvt. Ltd. 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.”