The spread of the novel coronavirus has caused organizers to postpone trade shows in Europe and Eastern Asia. Some European countries have begun to ban large gatherings (France banned indoor gatherings of more than 5,000 people), and exposition organizers fear others will soon follow suit. ProWein has already moved their dates back and Vinitaly appears to be considering the same. Here is a list of date changes so far. We will continue to update this list with new developments.
- Taste of Italy Houston (March 29-30), Taste of Italy New Orleans (March 31), and Savor Italy Los Angeles (April 2) postponed.
- Vinitaly has been rescheduled to June 14-17.
- Both Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne and the Grandes Maisons Grands Crus (scheduled for March 9-13) have been postponed indefinitely.
- Vinexpo Hong Kong will be rescheduled to July 8-10 (originally scheduled for 26-28 May).
- Messe Düsseldorf will postpone a number of trade fairs, including ProWein, until May as they look for new dates
- Oenorama will be postponed until May 3-5 from its original scheduled dates March 7-9. Greek authorities have already banned carnivals, and event organizers have preemptively rescheduled to avoid a potential trade fair ban.
- The 102nd China Food & Drinks Fair was postponed on February 4. A new date has not yet been announced.
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