IFEX cancels 2020 edition

The IFEX trade show is held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast.

The Montogomery Group has now cancelled the 2020 edition of Northern Irish hospitality trade show, IFEX.

The event had originally been scheduled to take place on 24-26 March at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. Then it was subsequently postponed to 17-19 November 2020.

However, the events organiser has now made the decision to completely cancel this edition of the biennial event.

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A statement posted on the exhibition’s website details: “We understand this may come as a huge disappointment to many of you. While our team has put together a multitude of initiatives to safeguard individual and collective safety and maintain the quality of business exchanges and inspiration, in balance we consider cancelling the event to be the unfortunate but best course of action at this time.

“We hope you can appreciate the difficulty of our position and hope that you will join us again when our events are able to take place.

“On behalf of all of us here at IFEX, thank you for your continuing support and understanding. We look forward to once again bringing the Northern Ireland food, drink, retail and hospitality industry together in 2022.”

The 25th edition of the trade show will take place in March 2022. IFEX will showcase catering equipment, food and drink interiors, technology and services to the food, retail and hospitality industries.

Over 7,000 key buyers from Northern Ireland and elsewhere attended and met with nearly 200 exhibiting companies for the 2018 edition.

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