IceFish organiser Mercator Media has confirmed that the exhibition scheduled to take place this year has been rescheduled to new June 2022 dates, due to the Icelandic Government’s decision to extend the current restrictions on gatherings under current Covid measures.
Due the Covid pandemic and restrictions on gatherings, the event had already been rescheduled from its original September 2020 date to September this year. Now the organisers have been forced to again reschedule the exhibition, this time to 8-10th June 2022 – plus an online event, IceFish Connect, to be held 16-18th November 2021.
‘As it has become necessary for the Government to extend COVID restrictions, we recognise this creates uncertainties and makes planning for our exhibitors and visitors extremely difficult,’ said Mercator Media’s events director Marianne Rasmussen-Coulling.
‘We would all prefer that this was not the case, and we were anticipating that the exhibition would be able to go ahead. Following consultation with our advisory board and stakeholders, we believe rescheduling to 2022 is the best decision for exhibitors, visitors, and for people’s safety in general. Exhibitors, delegates and visitors return to Icefish again and again. We are conscious that there will be real disappointment for people not being able to exhibit and attend in person. Icefish Connect presents an opportunity for business to continue.’
Plans had already been in hand for the addition of an online exhibition platform alongside the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition. IceFish Connect is a virtual exhibition with content that enables visitors and exhibitors to meet, network and develop business, features include the Conference programme including Fish Waste for Profit.
Icefish Connect is expected to become a permanent part of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, offering additional features, including video, rich content, longer exposure and more data focussed results.
The 13th Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition has been rescheduled to June 2022