Confectionery industry events for 2021 have been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while others are moving ahead in a virtual format.
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Western Candy Conference 2021 will be hosted virtually, organizers announced Nov. 13.
The event was set to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, but the online event is now scheduled for March 18-19 from 9 a.m. to noon PST.
Western Candy Conference 2022 is scheduled for the third week of March at the Hyatt McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale.
Organizers for interpack have canceled the 2021 event due to increasing COVID-19 infections and ongoing travel restrictions.
The fair, which had been rescheduled from May 2020, was set to be held Feb. 25-March 3 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Additional online options will be available for exhibitors and visitors of the upcoming interpack 2023.
Both the in-person and virtual ISM and Prosweets Cologne 2021 events have been canceled amid a spike in COVID-19 cases around the world.
Organizers said the increased number of infections, as well as the related lockdowns and travel restrictions, made the event unfeasible. It was slated to be held Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2021 in Cologne, Germany.
The 2022 ISM and ProSweets Cologne will be held Jan. 30- Feb. 2, 2022.