The Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America and Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, both scheduled to take place in the early part of 2021, have been pushed back to the later part of next year.
‘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 VP at organising company Diversified Communications.
‘It has become evident that it was necessary to reschedule these events,’ she said.
Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America organisers are working with the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to find mid-July 2021 dates that would keep the same Sunday-Tuesday pattern.
Diversified intends to maintain the traditional format with three days featuring a comprehensive exhibit hall alongside a conference program and special events.
In recognition of the seafood community’s need to stay connected and informed, Seafood Expo North America will host its first online conference program during the week of 14th March 2021.
Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, originally scheduled for April 2021, has been re-scheduled to 7-9th September 2021 at the Gran Via venue in Barcelona.
The decision to move the event to September 2021 was based on availability Fira de Barcelona was able to provide to accommodate a global event of more than 29,000 seafood professionals. The event will feature a comprehensive exhibit hall with suppliers from around the globe and introduce its first conference program in Barcelona.
‘Like many event organisers, we are always exploring contingency plans to provide business continuity for our seafood community,’ Liz Plizga said.
‘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.’
The 2022 events are scheduled in the same time frame as in previous years – March 2022 for Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America and in April 2022 for Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global.