After intensive consultation between the Management Board and a body of experts, we have decided to postpone the Symposium on Fine Food + Drink until the second half of 2021. As organisers, our top priorities are the greatest possible planning security and responsible action towards our long-standing participants and partners. Unfortunately, the health and economic uncertainties in implementing the event still seem too great for us to be able to guarantee an unrestricted and relaxed event for our participants in June 2021.
It was important to us to hold the Symposium on Fine Food + Drink in 2021 as a key industry meeting point. In order to ensure that the event goes ahead this year, we have also decided to change the venue. This means that the event, in conjunction with the 30th anniversary, will leave its traditional venue and take place in Cologne for the first time. The marketplace and the conference will be held at the Messe Köln, which offers both attractive presentation options and optimal conditions regarding the required safety and hygiene concept. The gala evening is planned for the exceptional surroundings of Flora.
We are very much looking forward to celebrating our anniversary with all long-standing participants from trade, industry, start-ups, organisations and associations as well as the press at the premiere in Cologne. Please make a note of the new date and venue: 21/22 October 2021 in Cologne.
We look forward to seeing you again soon at our 30-year celebratory Symposium on Fine Food + Drink in rude health and with significantly better framework conditions on the new date at the new venue.
Stay healthy. We'll see you in Cologne on 21/22 October 2021!