Trade shows on ice.
The trade association Diversified Communications, which is behind Seafood Expo North America/ Seafood Processing North America and Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, has postponed events until later dates in 2021.
“We have been closely monitoring the world health situation, government regulations and travel restrictions while carefully considering the concerns that have been addressed to us by customers and attendees,” said Liz Plizga, Group Vice-President, Diversified Communications. “It has become evident that it was necessary to reschedule these events,” she added.
Boston and Brussels
Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, in the industry known as the Boston Fair, is working with the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to find new dates in mid-July 2021. The postponed event is intended to maintain its traditional format with three days of extensive exhibition hall along with a conference program and special events.
Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global has been held in Brussels for a number of years. The fair was originally planned for April 2021 but will be held on 7-9 September 2021 at Gran Via in Barcelona. The decision to move the event to September 2021 was based on availability. Fira de Barcelona was able to accommodate a global event with more than 29,000 professionals in seafood. The event will feature an extensive exhibition hall with suppliers from all over the world and introduce its first conference program in Barcelona.
As planning for the 2021 event progresses, Diversified Communications said it continues to closely monitor the situation around the pandemic.
“Like many event organizers, we are always exploring contingency plans to provide business continuity for our seafood community,” added Plizga. “We are committed to delivering in-person events in 2021 and are working with the venues and the appropriate authorities to ensure the health and safety of our customers, attendees, vendors, employees and local communities.”