Holland Fisheries Event, the biennial Dutch Fisheries and Maritime Exhibition, is going ahead 2nd-3rd October, even though it had looked for a while that it could end up being postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now that measures in the Netherlands are being relaxed, the event can go ahead this year – with safety precautions in place.
‘If there are new regulations from the government before the event, leading to a different decision, we will communicate this immediately,’ said Holland Fisheries Event project manager Paula van der Woude.
The organisation has submitted a comprehensive safety plan to the local authorities. Measures include more space for exhibitors and visitors, a one-way traffic arrangement through the venue and the use of time blocks to limit the number of visitors – so visitors will have to register in advance.
The Holland Fisheries Event is taking place for the eleventh time, and this is its fifth time at De Koningshof Party & Events, and with the extra pavilions on the exhibition floor there is space for more than 115 exhibitors.
The project team has seen that exhibitors from the previous event are keen to return, and prefer to have the same spots again, while there is am increase in interest from potential exhibitors in Lithuania, Denmark, Great Britain and other countries.
‘The Flynth pavilion is sold out, as well as the popular B and D tent pavilion and the C pavilion where VCU and business relations will present themselves. Despite the uncertain times in this COVID crisis, we see a continuing demand for stand space on the exhibition floor,’ Paula van der Woude said, adding that there is still space available and interest in attending the exhibition is noticeably strong.