Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europe transitions to virtual in 2020

Over recent weeks and months, we have been in discussions with key industry stakeholders andpartners to stay abreast of the challenges facing the F&B industry due to COVID-19.

From a health and safety standpoint, we introduced the AllSecure measures and felt confident we could deliver a safe and secure live event, incorporating the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness.

Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europeis a truly global event, bringing together key industry players from all over the world. Countries areat different stages of recovery post-COVID-19 and international travel is only returning gradually. Itwillthereforebe difficult to ensure the same level of participation and high-quality, in-person experience in Frankfurtthis year that everyone has come to expect at the show.

Therefore, togetherwith our key stakeholders and partners we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the show andfocus on other ways to connect the industry in 2020, with a best-in-class virtual event and a commitment that Fi Europeco-located with Hi Europe will return stronger than ever to Germany on 30 November –2 December 2021 in Messe Frankfurt.

Introducing Fi Europe Connect – Connecting the Fi Europe & Hi Europe Community Online

This year is different. And we’re different, too.

2020 has brought with it several new challenges for the F&B industry. Concerns about global food safety and security, strains on supply chains and changes in ingredients sourcing have made it more pivotal than ever for ingredients suppliers and buyers to connect with their peers in the F&B industry. And we’re enabling you to do just that.

We’re therefore presenting you with Fi Europe CONNECT 2020, a virtual event designed to give you access to the global F&B ingredients industry, tools and collaboration opportunities you require to meet your business objectives. Join over 8,000 attendees at our virtual event which will shape the future of the F&B industry. Stay updated on F&B industry trends through 100+ on-demand and 16+ expert sessions and use our data-driven matchmaking service to find the most relevant buyers for your products and solutions.

What Happens Next?

We understand that as an exhibitor you will have questions over what happens next regarding your participation in this year’s show and the 2021 edition. Your account manager will reach out to you shortly. If you have any pressing questions in the meantime, please feel free to have a look at our FAQ.

Rest assured that we are focused on supporting and connecting the industry during this challenging period for everyone and will concentrate all our efforts on providing you with the best digital networking and learning opportunitiesin 2020, whilstensuringthat Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europe 2021 returns to Germany with a stronger offering than ever before.

We thank you for your continued support and trust.


The Fi & Hi Europe Team,
Informa Markets