TRIESTE, Italy – It is not a lucky year worldwide for fair exhibitions dedicated to the coffee sector. From the United States (Sca event in New Orleans) to Germany (Internorga in Hamburg and Interpack in Düsseldorf), to England (London Coffee Festival), Singapore (FHA Horeca and FHA Food & Beverage), Corea (Coffee Expo Seoul), Cina (Hotelex in Shangai), Spain (Hostelco in Barcelona), Russia (Coffee Cacao Tea Russian Expo in Moscow), Australia (Mice in Melbourne) and Italy (Venditalia, Ipack-Ima in Milan), almost all dates have been cancelled due to the Covid 19 emergency.
A climate of global uncertainty that Triestespresso Expo (Tee), planned to take place from October 22-24 in Trieste, was unfortunately forced to acknowledge.
The most important biennial fair dedicated to the entire espresso coffee supply chain must therefore be postponed to 2021.
“A choice – states Antonio Paoletti, president of the Venezia Giulia Chamber of Commerce – arising from the analysis of various indicators such as pre-registration numbers, the uncertainty regarding foreign visitors, and the reports from foreign collaborators monitoring the various markets Triestespresso Expo caters to, all aspects which, as a whole, put at risk the capacity of guaranteeing the customary high levels of quality the event is known for.
At the time being, talks are taking place with the Associazione Caffè Trieste and enterprises to define the best dates for the much awaited return of first-rate exhibition events dedicated to the coffee sector in 2021.”
Triestepresso Expo, organized by Aries scarl – Chamber of Commerce of Venezia Giulia, in collaboration with the Associazione Caffè Trieste, will once again be set to take place in the Porto Vecchio of Friuli Venezia Giulia’s capital, inside the brand new and modern exhibition and convention centre: “Trieste Convention Center”, set among the suggestive warehouses of the Porto Vecchio of Trieste, the city’s ancient port of call.
TEE is an event dedicated to a public of international professionals, featuring an area in which around 200 exhibitors share the floor, some of them representing the main brands in the sector.
TriestEspresso Expo is the most important professional biennial international fair dedicated to the entire espresso coffee supply chain and “Trieste Capitale del Caffè” is not only a registered trademark of the Chamber of Commerce, Region Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Municipality of Trieste, but also a tangible business chain going from raw coffee bean to a freshly brewed cup of espresso served in cafés worldwide.