Munich/Berlin: Regarding the cancellation of the Global Food Summit in Munich, from 24 - 26 March 2020, the Head & Founder of the Global Food Summit, Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein, declares
It is with great regret that we have to cancel this year's Global Food Summit in Munich, from 24 to 26 March 2020. Due to the current global development of the spread of COVID19 and the current situation in Germany, we feel obliged to take this step.
As the organizer of a global conference such as the Global Food Summit, we bear the responsibility for the well-being of our international speakers, guests and employees. However, we also have a responsibility to society as a whole not to contribute to the further spread of a virus epidemic, but on the contrary to do everything possible to contain and combat it.
In this situation, as the Robert Koch Institute writes, an impact mitigation strategy is at the heart of every decision. That is why our refusal also helps to protect those who cannot do it themselves or are particularly at risk.
We are therefore following the urgent recommendations of the Bavarian health authorities, with whom we exchanged views, not to hold the event.
We ask our partners, sponsors and supporters for their understanding for this - also for us - difficult step.
Despite the necessary cancellation, we will of course continue to give a voice to innovations in food. We would like to invite you to visit the Global Foods Summit at this year's Science Week in Berlin from 1-10 November 2020. Please make a note of the date for the next Global Foods Summit 2021 in Munich. It will take place from 23 to 25 March 2021.
We will keep you informed about current developments.
If you have any questions, please contact us:
Global Food Summit
Phone: +49 30 / 21 96 0522