27 July 2020
TRIESTE, Italy – It is not a lucky year worldwide for fair exhibitions dedicated to the coffee sector. From the United States (Sca event in New Orleans) to Germany (Internorga in Hamburg and Interpack in Düsseldorf), to England (London Coffee Festival), Singapore (FHA Horeca and FHA Food & Beverage), Corea (Coffee Expo Seoul), Cina (Hotelex in Shangai), Spain (Hostelco in Barcelona), Russia (Coffee Cacao Tea Russian Expo in Moscow), Australia (Mice in Melbourne) and Italy (Venditalia, Ipack-Ima in Milan), almost all dates have been cancelled due to the Covid 19 emergency.
A climate of global uncertainty that Triestespresso Expo (Tee), planned to take place from October 22-24 in Trieste, was unfortunately forced to acknowledge. The most important biennial fair dedicated to the entire espresso coffee supply chain must therefore be postponed to 2021.
“A choice – states Antonio Paoletti, president of the Venezia Giulia Chamber of Commerce – arising from the analysis of various indicators such as pre-registration numbers, the uncertainty regarding foreign visitors, and the reports from foreign collaborators monitoring the various markets Triestespresso Expo caters to, all aspects which, as a whole, put at risk the capacity of guaranteeing the customary high levels of quality the event is known for.