Easyfairs has postponed its Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London, instead moving the event to December. It will now be held on 8 & 9 December 2020 at Olympia in London.
Alongside, it has also launched a series of webinars that provide relevant content and tackle discussions that are vitally relevant to the packaging community at the current time, all under its Packaging Innovations, Empack, Luxury Packaging, ADF, PCD and PLD brands. Entitled ‘Innovation Talks’, they mix formats of presentations and panel discussions on topics of the moment and are free to join.
Renan Joel, Divisional Director for Easyfairs UK & Global’s packaging events, explains regarding the postponement, “The international outbreak and spread of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on everyone’s lives, and specifically in the exhibitions industry on the ability to bring people together and run live events. While we have worked hard on health and safety measures to ensure that we could be very positive about the running of a safe and successful event in September, the two-week quarantine period for anyone arriving in the UK that was recently enforced as part of the UK Government Action Plan to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak, followed by last week’s announcement from the Prime Minister that events are only able to run as from 1 October 2020, has unfortunately put us in the Force Majeure position of having to move the show.”