UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS — Victam Corp. announced on April 29 that its Victam and Animal Health and Nutrition Asia event, scheduled for July 9-11, has been postponed due to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

It has been rescheduled for Jan. 18-20, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. It was originally scheduled to take place March 24-26, 2020, but was moved to July in hopes that the pandemic would have subsided by then.

In an email to exhibitors, Sebas van den Ende, general manager of Victam International, said the organization had to make the health of its attendees the top priority.

“Postponing the event to January 2022 will give all stakeholders room to breathe and pay attention to other vital issues,” he said. “Our mission is to present a strong, value-adding event to the industry with high benefits for all parties. Due to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are unable to succeed in this mission and therefore we believe it is the right decision for the market and we will come back stronger together in 2022.”

The event, which was expected to attract around 400 exhibitors and several thousand delegates, is designed to provide a total solution from feed production to animal health and pharmaceuticals. In parallel with the exhibition, there is an extensive conference program available with specialized topics in the field of animal feed technology, animal nutrition and health.

Since the global pandemic was declared in March, most grain, flour milling and feed milling industry events have been either canceled or are being held as a virtual event online.

The pandemic has infected more than 3.1 million people worldwide and has killed nearly 220,000.

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