The 40th Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America will take place as planned from 13-15th March at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), according to organisers Diversified Communications.
‘We are excited to be back in-person in Boston to reconvene seafood professionals looking to do business in the North American market,’ said Diversified’s event director Wynter Courmont.
‘Year over year, industry suppliers and buyers have valued the business opportunities at the event, and this year will be no exception.’
Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America has implemented health and safety guidelines, which are posted on the event website and communicated to exhibiting companies and visitors. Starting 15th January 2022, the City of Boston will require proof of vaccination to enter certain indoor areas, which includes the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. A face mask mandate in all indoor public settings in Boston is already in effect and all individuals (exhibitors, visitors, vendors and staff) will have to wear a mask at the Expo.
The BCEC has procedures in place to maintain a clean environment, which includes a sophisticated ventilation system.
‘After two long years of virtual meetings, we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet with our customers, partners, colleagues and new clients in person and under the same roof. Nothing replaces the importance of interacting face to face or the integral platform Seafood Expo North America provides to drive new business, reconnect with clients and partners, and get a pulse on the marketplace,’ stated Rob O’Sullivan at Clearwater Seafoods.
‘As we get ready for the 2022 show, we are excited to reconnect in-person with our customers, partners, and fellow seafood industry colleagues,’ remarked Brenden Beck, EVP Sales & Marketing at Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods.
‘Many of us have spent many years working in this great industry and working on innovative ways to improve – what better way to be back together!’
‘While we have received some cancellations, many from companies in countries facing long quarantine restrictions, our event is substantial and represents a very valuable supplier base,’ Wynter Courmont said.
‘We continue to receive interest from the industry and new exhibitors are joining the event daily. As companies continue to submit their listing information, more exhibitors will be added to the website. The event will have a comprehensive representation of the industry supply chain.’