EFTTEX set to return in 2022

The European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition, EFTTEX, is returning in 2022 and will be staged at the HungExpo Congress & Exhibition Centre in Budapest, Hungary, from September 14th to 16th.

European fishing Tackle Trade Association CEO Olivier Portrat revealed: “EFTTEX 2022 in Budapest will be more than a simple trade show. Our goal is to organise a major event around recreational angling in Budapest, making EFTTEX 2022 – and the future EFTTEX shows – the event of the year for all the European angling industry.

“We all have been suffering from the great turbulences created by Covid-19, forcing us in 2020 to postpone EFTTEX 2020 to 2021 and then to simply cancel EFTTEX 2021 in the beginning of March of this year.

“This was very difficult for us as, for almost 40 years, the yearly EFTTEX show was financing the lobbying work of EFTTA in Brussels.

“We managed to keep our presence and activity in Brussels upright, defending the interests of the industry around recreational angling.

“This was of the utmost importance, as angling has never been so much under threat as it is nowadays: single use plastic directives have been issued, but – among other things – also lead and additives to baits and ground-ait are in the scope of the European Union. We managed to avoid plastic fishing line, as well as hard and soft baits of plastic to appear on the single-use plastic ban list that became valid in June of this year.

“So, if nothing has changed until now for us anglers and your business in regard of the use of plastic, this is due to our continuous work in Brussels! But we need to be continuously behind these issues as plastic and other substances are still in the scope…”

With EFTTA currently moving from London to Brussels, it is understood that bookings will be open by the start of February.”