Covid emergency: Progecta forced to cancel all the exhibitions scheduled for November and December at the Mostra d’Oltremare

Naples, 27 October 2020 – “Lette le nuove disposizioni del Governo e della Regione Campania in merito all’emergenza Covid-19, Progecta è costretta a cancellare gli appuntamenti con Gustus, Pharmexpo ed Arkeda che erano state programmate come ogni anno alla Mostra d’Oltremare di Napoli fra metà novembre e l’Immacolata. Ora conteremo i danni ed attenderemo il ristoro annunciato da Conte perché si tratta di danni quantificabili in diversi milioni di euro”. Angioletto de Negri, amministratore della società napoletana specializzata nell’organizzazione di saloni, fiere ed eventi, annuncia così la decisione presa nelle ultime ore.

"Although the organizational machine was already in motion since the end of the first lockdown and the enthusiastic support of many companies in the agri-food and food sectors (Gustus), the pharmaceutical and health industry (Pharmexpo) and furniture, design and construction (Arkeda), the limitations and rules of conduct just announced would make it practically impossible for the events to run smoothly ”adds de Negri.

“In recent months - continues the owner of Progecta - we have worked hard with the staff of our company for which I had also given up the possibility of taking advantage of the layoffs in order to carry on the calendar of trade fairs. The communication campaign had also just started, we believed it ”.

With the cancellation of Gustus, Pharmexpo and Arkeda, an entire year of programming in Progecta's business is effectively canceled. In March, the twenty-fifth edition of the BMT - Mediterranean Tourism Exchange was canceled, while in June the appointments with Expo Franchising Naples and with the Home Fair which this year would have been branded for the first time by Progecta were canceled.

"A total damage of a few million euros also considering the induced activities between hotels, restaurants and services. It was not easy to make such a drastic decision and postpone everything to 2021, hoping to have overcome this terrible time. The optimism that must never be lacking and the awareness that in times of crisis the need to be reborn leads us to develop new strategies, helps us to project ourselves to next spring when Progecta will be back on track with BMT 2021 ".

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