..and will be both a live and online event with a Joburg show also planned.
South Africa’s much anticipated The Plant Powered Show (TPPS), which was due to have taken place at the end of May, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, in the run-up to the continent’s first dedicated plant-based exhibition, an online TPPS Christmas special will take place later this year to support small businesses affected by the economic downturn and to inspire all audiences to serve up a festive plant-based feast.
Following discussions with the Cape Town International Convention Centre, sponsors and exhibitors, TPPS will now take place at the Convention Centre from Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29, 2022.
A Johannesburg event is also scheduled for 2023 although final dates have yet to be confirmed.
Says Heidi Warricker, Chief Executive Officer of TPPS and Live Events: “Exhibitions are the marketplaces and meeting places for entire industries and will be much-needed to fast track and drive the economic recovery after Covid-19, especially for small and medium-sized businesses which represent the backbone of every economy and for whom exhibitions and face-to-face events are a leading sales channel.
“We also believe that nothing can replace the value of physical events. We bring people together to do business, to learn, to inspire and to meet, and no other platform can replace the value that a physical event presents. We are social beings; we need contact and we need connection to establish relations and be inspired to make purchasing decisions.”
She continues: “These are unprecedented times for our communities and the entire business world and we are constantly monitoring the evolving situation and following authority guidelines. We are ready to open the door to TPPS as quickly as possible, striking the right and secure balance between public health in times of Covid-19 and the economic health of all. The necessary health and safety regulations will be implemented to create a controlled and safe environment. These will include personnel and personal safety, enabling physical distancing, increased health and safety measures, crowd control and encouraging and enforcing all to adhere to these measures.”
TPPS will now be both a physical event as well as an online event in order to cater to all audiences in the new normal. It will be an expo that takes place in a physical venue while also being visited by a live and interactive audience online.
As a precursor to the main event in May 2022, there will be a TPPS online Christmas special in November this year. Food is one of the most important parts of this holiday season and online visitors will be able to purchase amazing products and be inspired by demonstrations from a variety of chefs.
More details on the TPPS satellite event later this year and the main TPPS events in 2022 will be announced shortly.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our stakeholders – exhibitors, sponsors, visitors, media partners, contractors, service providers and the team at CTICC for continuing to support us through this challenging time.
Stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you soon.
The Plant Powered Show Team
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