Dear exhibitor, visitor or partner,
We are experiencing an unprecedented global situation as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We therefore hope that neither you nor your families have been affected and that its economic impact will be as small as possible.
Here at the Fira de Barcelona and HOSTELCO we would like to express our support for the restaurant, hotel and food service sectors, for the sacrifice they are making with the massive, albeit temporary, closure of their businesses, an extreme but necessary measure to stop the spread of the virus. Also to the hotel and catering equipment industry, which is being affected by this shutdown of the establishments they supply. We are sure that, once the hardest days are over, citizens, governments and other institutions will be able to relaunch the activity of a sector that is so necessary for the country’s economy.
We would also like to express our admiration and gratitude to the food industry for their extraordinary efforts to continue their activity and guarantee supply to the entire population, as well as to the professionals and operators in the collective catering industry who, thanks to their efforts and dedication, continue to provide thousands of menus every day to hospitals and soup kitchens throughout the country. We would also like to thank all the companies in the hotel and catering sector that have put their establishments and products at the service of society with solidarity.
The second half of the year will be crucial to reactivate the industry as a whole and continue to offer the highest quality, safety and innovation to consumers. For this reason, and more than ever, we will do everything in our power to ensure that from September 14th to the 17th the professionals of sector meet, exchange their experiences, highlight the strength of the sector and project its many future challenges once again to the world.
The HOSTELCO team, with the collaboration of the Spanish Federation of Associations of Equipment Manufacturers for the Hospitality and Related Industries (FELAC), continues to work from home to continue preparing HOSTELCO and Alimentaria 2020, fulfilling our commitment to offer the sector a good edition. Our aim is to support you at all times and reaffirm our absolute support, in the conviction that together we will move forward.
In short, we remain at your disposal and we would like to thank you once again for the trust you have placed in our organisation.
J. Antonio Valls