With COVID still very much with us, it’s unsurprising that two more industry events have been postponed. Originally scheduled for October 2020, the Appetite for Engineering event and the Food Processing Awards have both been rescheduled for 31st March 2021, joining a long list of similar events.

Postponement rather than outright cancellation will allow delegates to benefit from the event while remaining safe. According to Trevor Southerden, event manager for Appetite for Engineering: “We have taken this step following consultation with our stakeholders – we believe it is the best course of action due to the ongoing disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

“This new date will allow us to provide the best possible environment for both delegates and sponsors to network and share learnings and insights, in a safe and secure manner.”

The deadline for entries for the Food Processing Awards has been extended to 30 September 2020, with the winners to be announced at an awards dinner on the evening of 31 March 2021.

“We believe that moving the date of the event will allow our finalists and attendees to enjoy all the benefits of taking part in the event and celebrating their success in front of their peers and colleagues,” adds Southerden.

As well as the postponed 2020 events, both 2021 events will also take place as scheduled next year, in October 2021.