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TAVOLA 2020: new dates on 13-14-15 September 2020

After very thorough consultations and evaluations, the organizer of Tavola decided to postpone the international trade fair to 13-14-15 September 2020 because of the current situation regarding the Coronavirus.

Although the Belgian government / FPS Public Health does not impose restrictions or additional measures on the organisation of fairs and events in Belgium, the organizer of Tavola decided to postpone and move the Tavola fair to the autumn.  This decision is made because of the international character of the fair: for a large majority of international exhibitors and visitors it is impossible to attend the fair.  Since this week, the organizer received from many foreign visitors – retailers, buyers and purchasing centres - the notification that they will not be able or not be allowed to visit Tavola on the planned dates in March due to the Coronavirus.  This decision and guideline is imposed on them from the management/head offices of their organisation.  The same problem also occurred for a considerable number of foreign exhibitors: a ban on international travel and consequently on participation in trade fairs.
Moreover, the fair was facing an additional problem with the many tastings offered on the stands: because of the risk of contamination and the feeling of insecurity, the exhibitors did not see any opportunity to propose them anymore (cf. currently also discontinuation in retail). This of course would completely destroy the atmosphere and the set-up of the Tavola trade fair.

In order to offer clarity and certainty to all domestic and foreign exhibitors and visitors, it was therefore decided to hold TAVOLA 2020 on 13-14 and 15 September 2020.  The entire set-up of the fair will of course remain in place, all commitments and side events will be put down intact - only the date will change from March to September.  The participation of all exhibitors will therefore automatically and identically be transferred to this new date.

Of course, this decision was not taken lightly and was a difficult one to make.  But the Tavola team are optimists: they will use the extra 6 months to make the 2020 edition even stronger!  We strongly believe we can make it, that all exhibitors will be able to do fantastic business again in September and we can offer you the quality you are used to from us!

In the meantime, should you have any specific questions regarding your visit, please contact us via tavola@kortrijkxpo.com or by phone +32 (0)56 24 11 11

TAVOLA 2020: Sunday 13, Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 September 2020, Kortrijk Xpo

  • Sunday September 13th : 10.00 - 19.00
  • Monday 14 September: 10.00 - 19.00
  • Tuesday 15 September: 10.00 - 18.00