Don’t shake hands at Seafood Expo North America, say organisers

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Organisers Diversified Communications along with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) urges no-contact policy.

Yesterday SalmonBusiness reported on Diversified Communications coronvirus update at Seafood Expo North America,that it was “providing a safe environment where our exhibitors and buyers can meet and conduct business is of the utmost importance to us” and gave “common-sense hygiene precautions”.

On Friday, it went one step further, urging attendees to follow a “no-contact, no-handshake policy”. Talking to Boston Herald, an event spokeswoman said: “one of the hygiene precautions we recommend is to avoid the traditional handshake”.

It added that due to travel restrictions into the United States, the show was expecting to see an impact from Mainland China, which annually “represents 5% of the combined visitor and exhibitor attendee base and 9% of the exhibit space. Despite the situation, we have more than 1,100 companies that are still planning on exhibiting this March.”