Aerosol packaging event FEAerosol2020 Lisbon—originally scheduled to take place at the Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL) in Lisbon, Portugal Sept. 23–24, 2020—has been postponed Sept. 21–22, 2022 at the same venue.
According to the European Aerosol Federation (FEA), the decision to postpone was made in light of the evolving and uncertain worldwide situation regarding COVID-19, and in close dialogue with its national associations, participants and exhibitors.
“The FEA Board has concluded that without any degree of certainty of what protocols and restrictions will be in place at the time of the events, of how the situation will evolve, and after analyzing stakeholder feedback, it will be impossible to maintain the dates of Sept. 23–24, 2020,” explained FEA Secretary General, Alain D’Haese.
“As multiple aerosol and packaging trade events are already scheduled in 2021 and FEA Global Aerosol Events are biennial events, the board of FEA has decided to postpone the FEA Global Aerosol Events Sept. 21–22, 2022 to be held [at the original venue] at the FIL in Lisbon, Portugal,” D’Haese continued.
FEA plans to preserve as much of the Aerosol Today conference program as possible and has scheduled a Virtual FEAerosol2020 event on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 at times convenient to all time zones across the globe. Aerosol Today will include pre-recorded and live presentations to provide access to content and “to listen to world-class plenary speakers, leading thinkers and innovators in the field of aerosol packaging and technology at a global level.”
All FEAerosol2020 exhibitors will be offered a platform to present and discuss aerosol-related products and services. More information about Virtual FEAerosol2020 and FEAerosol2022/Lisbon will be made available in the coming weeks.