The organizers of the Free From Functional & Health Ingredients (FFFHI) and Free From Expo Packaging (FFEP) have confirmed that the events, which were planned to take place at the RAI Amsterdam from November 24 to 25, will be postponed to June 15-16, 2021, following remaining travel restrictions due to COVID-19.
Speaking about the announcement, Ronald Holman, event director, said: “The health and safety of our free-from community and always organizing a successful show remains our number one priority. While it is disappointing to postpone, we believe it is in the best interests of all involved – from our exhibitors and visitors to our staff, speakers, sponsors and partners. This is not a decision we have made lightly, but all exhibitors informed do support us and the overall support makes this event such a success.”
The organizers said they will welcome visitors to RAI Amsterdam in June 2021 when they will be able to create an event that offers value for both exhibitors and attendees. Reflecting one of the food and drink industry’s most dynamic sectors, FFFHI and FFEP will return then to showcase developments across five distinct product categories including Free From, Vegan, Natural/Organic, Functional and Ingredients.
“In addition to an exciting show floor, packed with exhibitors showing the latest plant-based and free from innovations, four targeted conference programs will offer attendees with an exciting schedule of seminars. Delivered by some of the world’s most eminent food and drink professionals, FFFHI will provide delegates with quality insight into the latest innovations, trends and market analysis,” reads a press release.
The exhibition runs in conjunction with Free From Packaging which aims to serve food manufacturers, food service, catering and hotels sourcing better packaging solutions. This dedicated event focuses on Free From waste, sustainable packaging and the latest developments within this area.