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Global Berry Congress postponed until December

Green berries: GBC 2020 looks to the future

The world’s leading berry event, Global Berry Congress, has been put back to 7-9 December 2020, in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. 

In a statement, organiser Fruitnet Media said: “Our primary concern must be for the health and well-being of everyone who attends Global Berry Congress,” (…) “We believe a postponement is in the best interest of every delegate, speaker, exhibitor, and sponsor, and of course all our staff and suppliers.”

According to Fruitnet managing director Chris White, the move is intended to give the international berry business as long as possible to deal with the impact of Covid-19 and for it to come together ahead of the new marketing campaign that starts in the new year.

“We are confident that in six months Global Berry Congress can provide a moment for berry businesses both to share best practice on some of the lessons learned from the current coronavirus crisis and, crucially, to prepare for the sales and marketing campaigns from January 2021,” said White.

Purchased tickets for GBC2020 remain valid for the new event dates.

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Global Berry Congress pushed back to June

Green berries: GBC 2020 looks to the future

Global Berry Congress, the world’s leading event for the international soft fruit business, has been moved to 22-24 June 2020 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Announcing the revised dates, organiser Fruitnet Media International said it had reached the decision to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved in the annual event.

Chris White, Fruitnet managing director, said: “Our primary concern must be for the health and wellbeing of everyone who attends Global Berry Congress. We believe a postponement is in the best interests of every delegate, speaker, exhibitor, and sponsor, and of course all our staff and suppliers.”

Global Berry Congress 2020 takes place at the Beurs-WTC in Rotterdam, Netherlands.