The decision was taken together with the main sector associations, the president of the Veneto Region and the mayor of Verona
Verona, 3 March 2020 - "Following the rapid evolution of the international situation giving rise to evident difficulties concerning all promotional activities, Veronafiere has decided to postpone the dates for Vinitaly, Sol&Agrifood and Enolitech to 14-17 June 2020, judged to be the best period for ensuring the highest business quality standards for exhibitors and visitors." Giovanni Mantovani, CEO of Veronafiere, made this announcement at the end of the Board of Directors meeting today that discussed decisions regarding the international wine show. "Vinitaly, together Sol&Agrifood and Enolitech," Mantovani went on, "will therefore take place in a context when the great occasions for the excellence of Made in Italy - such as Cosmoprof and the Salone del Mobile, for example - will have the task of refocusing the attention of international markets and the image of Italy."
The decision was the outcome of careful analysis of available data as well as listening to the positions of the market stakeholders, including the main sector associations.
“Rescheduling Vinitaly in June, as well as other important international events in Milan and Bologna," explained Maurizio Danese, President of Veronafiere, "is a signal that Made in Italy is convinced of a prompt economic recovery in key sectors of the country-system. We therefore hope that the new national trade fair calendar will generate renewed confidence and be the tool which will capitalize on the resumption of operations in our country."
Veronafiere will activate a task force to assist its customers in every sphere necessary to reorganise postponed events and, in close collaboration with relevant associations, it will prepare all incoming actions needed to ensure attendance by qualified buyers and professional operators. As regards the new dates, Confcommercio Verona and the Verona Hotel Cooperative have also assured their utmost cooperation to facilitate the transfer of reservations.
All the new dates for Vinitaly events
Vinitaly Design International Packaging Competition - 25 March 2020
5StarWines / Wine Without Walls - 15-17 April 2020
VIA-Vinitaly International Academy - 8-12 June 2020
Vinitaly and the City - 12-15 June 2020
OperaWine - 13 June 2020
Vinitaly - Sol&Agrifood/Excellent Beers - Enolitech - 14-17 June 2020