Due to the COVID-19 emergency the Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 has been cancelled.
It is now official, as announced by the Specialty Food Association, owner and producer of the event, the Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 originally scheduled for June 28-30 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, will not take place as planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As declared by the SFA, the cancellation of the Summer Fancy Food Show is the natural result to the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has turned the world upside down bringing restrictions on all journeys and travels, which at the same time has seen the natural location of the event, the Javits Center, dedicated as a hospital outpost to fight against the pandemic.
The SFA is evaluating alternative formats for later in the year that would give continuity to the commercial activities of the many exhibitors who are present at the show every year.
Universal Marketing, Italian Exclusive Agent of the Specialty Food Association, is constantly in contact with the SFA management and actively participates in the planning work of these alternative events.
As we all know, this year it was a very special year for Universal Marketing and for Italy, given the role of Country Partner of our country of the Fancy Food Shows for the whole 2020.
In light of what is happening, we feel even stronger the commitment to make our contribution, as a company and as a country.
Soon we will meet again, smile again and make deals together, thanks to the wonderful Made in Italy products; today we need to be patient and stay safe.
CEO Universal Marketing
“As the leader in the future of food movement, our responsibility is to serve our members through good times and bad,” said SFA President Phil Kafarakis. “Our legacy is one of connecting the global specialty food industry – makers, buyers and distributors – and we’re assessing ways to create an engaging environment for that, outside the fancy Food Show.
“We’re a community beyond the Fancy Food Show”, Kafarakis said. “We have a lot to offer our members and our industry”.
Universal Marketing, Italian Exclusive Agent of the Summer and Winter Fancy Food Shows, is at disposal of all Italian companies to provide support, information and assistance regarding the Summer Fancy Food Show.