As the Netherlands and other European countries battle COVID-19 with increasingly stringent government mandates on assembly and movement, Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) has decided to cancel its 'World of Private Label' Trade Show, which was set for the RAI Exhibition Centre on 14-15 December, according to an announcement by the PLMA International Council.
The PLMA show annually attracts thousands of exhibitors and visitors to the RAI and is the world’s largest trade fair of its kind.
The December event was actually the rescheduled May 2021 show, which also fell to COVID-19 restrictions.
In announcing the December cancellation, PLMA assured its members, retailers, and other parties in the private label industry that it will be providing ample opportunity for them to network and transact business throughout 2022.
A virtual show, PLMA Global, will be presented in March, and the regular annual in-person event has been set for 31 May – 1 June 2022, at the RAI in Amsterdam, the group said.
PLMA President Peggy Davies said, “PLMA remains committed to providing the worldwide private label industry with networking opportunities as well as valuable sales and marketing solutions.”
PLMA is a non-profit organisation founded in 1979 to promote private label. It is the only organisation of its kind, representing more than 4,500 member companies around the globe.
Membership ranges from multinational corporations to small family-owned companies.
Their products include food, beverages, snacks, health and beauty, household and kitchen, DIY, and personal and leisure products. Some manufacturers only do private label. Others manufacture well-known brands but also have private label operations.
PLMA presented its first trade show in the United States in 1980, its first trade show in Europe in 1986 and its first trade show in Asia in 1994.
Today, it provides services to member manufacturers in more than 75 countries.