In light of ongoing developments and current Government imposed restrictions, XPO have made a considered decision in consultation with industry stakeholders to reschedule Foodtech Packtech & The Materials Handling and Logistics show.

The new dates are: Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 April 2021.

“Industry trade shows are integral to helping any economy rebuild and recover. Foodtech Packtech is one of New Zealand’s strongest examples with growth rates that continue to exceed other events – evidenced by a whopping $447.8m in visitor buying power to the prior edition of this show. The food manufacturing and packaging sectors are strategically vital for NZ’s economic future. We’re entirely confident the new April 2021 dates will see a strong attendance and CAPEX investment from the industry to get New Zealand moving again. Our promise is that the show will be jam packed with even more technology, innovation and education to meet the future needs of pasture and sea to plate capability whether here or around the world,” says XPO Exhibitions Managing Director Brent Spillane.

The organisers said: “We know that for the safety of our exhibitors, visitors, partners, suppliers, and our own team that this is the best decision to be made at this time. We are saddened and heartbroken by this outcome, add to that the pent up demand to attend this show with high pre-registrations tracking well ahead of same time last show. It’s been a very challenging year and we’re all digging deep.

“We do however remain entirely supportive of the Government’s position, regardless of the importance of events to the wider economy. We look forward to seeing you all in April 2021, until then stay safe.”

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