The PLMA’s 2020 World of Private Label international trade show, originally scheduled for May 26-27 at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, has been postponed to December 2-3 due to the deadly novel coronavirus epidemic that is wreaking havoc in Europe and around the world.
“With all the governmental restrictions, lockdowns, uncertainties and personal concerns, postponing was unavoidable,” said Brian Sharoff, president of the Private Label Manufacturers Association. “The PLMA team and all partners involved will work hard and with maximum enthusiasm and focus towards the new dates in December. I am totally confident that it will be a great show.”
For more than 30 years, the annual exposition has brought retailers together with manufacturers to see and sample products, make new contacts, and discover innovative ideas that help their private label programs succeed and grow.
This year’s rendition in the dynamic Dutch city is expected to attract more than 2,800 exhibiting companies and feature nearly 60 national and regional pavilions. Among products on display will be frozen and refrigerated foods, as well as dry and fresh grocery fare, beverages and non-food items. As usual, the show floor will be divided into separate food and non-food halls to help visitors make the most of their time.
Chicago Show Moving Ahead on Schedule
Plans for PLMA’s Annual Private Label Trade Show in Chicago, set for November 15-17, are going forward with registration for retailers and general registrants set to open in May. The Rosemont Convention Center venue will host a full schedule of events.
Meanwhile, PLMA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, which was to take place in Scottsdale, Arizona in March, has been moved to October 5-6 and will be held in conjunction with the trade association’s Washington Conference. More information is available by phoning +1 212-972-3131, or visiting www.plma.com.