Dear exhibitor, visitor or partner:
We are experiencing an unprecedented global situation as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We therefore hope that neither you nor your families have been affected and that its economic impact will be as small as possible.
Here at Alimentaria Exhibitions, we would like to express our admiration and gratitude to the entire food industry value chain for their extraordinary efforts to continue their activity and guarantee supply to the entire population. We applaud both the manufacturers who have not ceased production and the distributors and retailers who have reacted quickly by responding to the increase in demand and reinforcing safety and hygiene measures for their workers, collaborators and customers.
Along with the food sector, restaurants, hotels and food service deserve great recognition for the sacrifice they are making with the massive, albeit temporary, closure of their businesses, an extreme but necessary measure to stop the spread of the virus. We are sure that, once the hardest days are over, citizens, governments and other institutions will be able to relaunch the activity of a sector that is so necessary for the country’s economy.
The second half of the year will be crucial to reactivate the industry as a whole and continue to offer the highest quality, safety and innovation to consumers. For this reason, and more than ever, we will do everything in our power to ensure that from September 14th to the 17th the professionals of sector meet, exchange their experiences, highlight the strength of the sector and project its many future challenges once again to the world.
The Alimentaria Exhibitions team continues to work from home to continue preparing for Alimentaria and HOSTELCO 2020, fulfilling our commitment to offer the sector a good edition. Our aim is to support you at all times and reaffirm our absolute support, in the conviction that together we will move forward.
In short, we remain at your disposal and we would like to thank you once again for the trust you have placed in our organisation.
J. Antonio Valls