The dairy exhibition at IFC 2020 is cancelled

This year the dairy exhibition at International Food Contest is cancelled due to Covid-19.

We prefer to be on the safe side and look forward to returning in 2021. Better safe than sorry”, says chairman of the International Food Contest Committee, Søren Jensen.

”Based on the current restrictions to prevent spreading of the Covid-19 infection we do not see how we could carry through the dairy exhibition at International Food Contest 2020. Consequently, we have decided to cancel the event and to publish our decision now – not least out of consideration for our partners, the dairies, our crew and the judges. We prefer to be on the safe side and look forward to returning in 2021. Better safe than sorry”, says chairman of the International Food Contest Committee, Mr Søren Jensen.

“It wasn’t an easy decision to take, and therefore I am pleased that both the members of the IFC Committee and the dairy industry in general support the decision 100 percent.

First cancellation in recent years

International Food Contest is a three-day event. A central element of the event is the assessment of cheese, butter and other dairy products which are then offered to the visitors as taste samples during the exhibition. It is the first time in recent years that the dairy exhibition is cancelled.

“It is an exceptional decision for us to skip a year,” says Søren Jensen and adds that the IFC Committee also took into consideration that planning is a long process, and that other food events have been either cancelled or postponed till next year.

FoodTech will take place

The dairy exhibition at International Food Contest 2020 was to have taken place from 29th September to 1st October concurrently with the FoodTech fair where suppliers of machinery, equipment, ingredients and processing aids have exhibition stands. It should be emphasized that FoodTech will be carried through this year, following the guidelines and regulations applying for shopping centres and exhibitions centres.

Focus on 2021

Søren Jensen emphasizes that the dairy exhibition will return in 2021, expecting full support from the dairies which have participated in earlier years.

“We now look forward to next year when we shall focus on once again creating an exciting dairy event,” says Søren Jensen.