Major seafood show, which was due to take place from March 15-17, now postponed.
It was to be expected. Dogged by key cancellations from large seafood suppliers and brands, organisers of the Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America have now decided to pull the March event due of to the spread of the coronavirus.
On the site, Diversified Communications wrote that after “many weeks of monitoring the evolving situation around COVID-19 and evaluating the full spectrum of feedback we received among hundreds of calls and emails, we have decided that the 40th edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America will not take place as scheduled in March and is postponed while we look at other options”.
“This decision has been difficult because of the major importance of this event to the industry. We heard from those of you who were concerned about health, safety and travel restrictions, and given the short time before the scheduled event date, and upcoming logistics, we have determined that postponement at this time is unavoidable”.
The organisers said it was committed to delivering an event in North America later in the year. “Details on when and where will be communicated directly with our customers in the next month. Depending on date and location availability, the event might look slightly different for 2020 but will continue to provide the opportunities to connect suppliers and buyers in the industry”.