Smart Packaging Summit postponed due to coronavirus

Friday, 28 February, 2020

Smart Packaging Summit postponed due to coronavirus

The Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) has announced that it will postpone its Smart Packaging Summit, scheduled for April in Shanghai, due to the uncertainties raised by the spread of COVID-2019 in China.

“Our first priority is the safety of members and delegates attending the summit. While the efforts to control the virus are increasing rapidly, the risks remain, and the lockdown on travel in and out of China is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. We felt it was important to give some certainty as early as possible, so have decided to postpone our event. We are doing this with the full agreement of AIPIA’s partners in China, Prime Business Consulting. Their first-hand knowledge of the situation and advice on how China’s packaging community is having to dealing with the many disruptions to its business made this decision easy to take,” said Eef de Ferrante, Managing Director of AIPIA.

“We took a long look at finding 2020 dates, but the packaging calendar is very crowded already, so it is better to move the Asia Summit beyond uncertainties and clashing events. Our colleagues at Prime will work very hard on the project and we look forward to continuing to work with them to make our next summit, in 2021, bigger, better and more dynamic than ever,” De Ferrante said.

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