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Producer & Roaster Forum – Honduras 2020 postponed to March 2021

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MILAN – Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the organisers of the Producer & Roaster Forum (PRF) – Honduras 2020 – originally programmed for 26th and 27th March, 2020 – have decided to postpone the event to March next year. They issued the following communication to explain their decision

Thank you for your patience with us whilst we have been looking into every possible option to allow the Producer & Roaster Forum (PRF) to go ahead as originally planned.

Following our communication earlier this week, we have been closely monitoring all updates both internationally and locally. With great regret, we believe that it would be irresponsible for us to hold the event as planned under the current circumstances, based on health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and local health authorities.

We have taken this decision purely with the objective of minimising the exposure risk to Corona Virus (COVID-19) for our attendees, partners, sponsors and staff members. We are in the unfortunate position of seeing no other ethical and responsible option than to postpone PRF Honduras to March 2021.

We understand that our event attendees, sponsors and partners have already made an investment in attending Producer & Roaster Forum. Your ticket will remain valid for PRF Honduras 2021, with no additional charges. This will be held on the 22nd to 26th of March 2021, with the same host and same venue in Honduras.

We have taken the decision to delay by a full year as this provides a confirmed date for you to plan and rearrange your travel accordingly (please see our attached document with further advice). All sponsors, booths, partners, attendees scholarship students and event participants will have this offer extended to them.

Please confirm via email by Friday 1st May 2020 so that we can confirm your attendance for Producer & Roaster Forum 2021. Your prompt confirmation will assist us in planning and rehiring appropriately, from the venue through to the equipment and staff.

This is an extremely difficult decision for us at Producer & Roaster Forum. We have postponed this decision as late as we can with the hope of being able to successfully hold the event, but above all, we value and prioritise your safety and health.

Our vision with Producer & Roaster Forum is to offer long-term value to the event’s participants. We feel this event would not be the same without the presence of both international roasters and Honduran producers and coffee professionals, which at this time cannot be guaranteed, nor would it be advisable under current health guidance.

Producer & Roaster Forum takes pride in organizing events to bring the international coffee community together from across the supply chain and this will still happen – just 12 months later.