Organisers of this year’s Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global in Brussels have announced that the event, the largest seafood industry exhibition of its kind, is postponed.
According to a statement by Diversified Communications, the 21st-23rd April exhibition, key seafood industry event, will not be held as planned, but is to be postponed. The company has announced that a new date for the 2020 exhibition will be announced before 18th March.
‘Due to the magnitude of the unanticipated public health and safety issues posed by the rapidly escalating COVID-19 outbreaks and contagion, we have no choice but to postpone the upcoming edition of Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global,’ Diversified Communications state.
The organisers state that the Belgian government has confirmed the risk the outbreak poses, and has issued advice to cancel indoor events with more than 1000 people to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.
‘We value the support of everyone involved in the making of this event our vendors, the local authorities, the venue and, most of all, our partners, friends and customers in the seafood industry,’ Diversified’s spokesperson said.
‘We are looking forward to getting this strong seafood community back together in the near future. Until then, we send heartfelt thoughts to those who are affected by COVID-19.’