The organisers of the Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America exhibition have reluctantly announced that this year’s event, originally due to take place in March and subsequently postponed to July this year, will not take place.
‘We were determined to host an in-person event for our seafood community and have worked diligently over the past several months seeking a way to safely make the July 2021 edition happen,’ said Liz Plizga, Group VP at Diversified Communications.
‘However, current COVID restrictions limiting the capacity of indoor venues and the state of the reopening plan for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as related to Convention facilities, have recently made it evident that we cannot move forward with planning an event like ours.’
The 2022 Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America will proceed as scheduled 13-15th March 2022 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.
According to Diversified, conversations with customers, including high-volume buyers in retail and foodservice, have confirmed they will be ready to meet in-person in 2022. Buyers have expressed the importance and unique value of meeting face to face in maintaining current relationships and finding new products and suppliers at the event.
‘We recognize that business continuity is important to our seafood community, and until we meet again in-person in Boston, we will be reviewing opportunities to connect buyers and sellers digitally,’ Liz Plizga added.
Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, also produced by Diversified Communications, is scheduled to take place this year in Barcelona, 7-9th September.