Seafood Expo North America 2021 cancelled
Seafood Expo North America, which was due to be held in Boston in July, has been cancelled by organiser Diversified Communications.
The 2021 edition of the event was originally scheduled to take place March 14-16 and had been postponed to July 11-13 because of ongoing restrictions related to Covid-19.
“We were determined to host an in-person event for our seafood community and have worked diligently over the past several months seeking a way to safely make the July 2021 edition happen,” said Diversified’s group vice president Liz Plizga in a press release.
“However, current Covid restrictions limiting the capacity of indoor venues and the state of the reopening plan for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as related to convention facilities, have recently made it evident that we cannot move forward with planning an event like ours.”
Face to face
The 2022 edition of Seafood Expo North America will proceed as scheduled on March 13-15, 2022 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Diversified said conversations with customers, including high-volume buyers in retail and foodservice, confirmed they will be ready to meet in-person in 2022. Buyers had expressed the importance and value of meeting face to face in maintaining current relationships and finding new products and suppliers at the event.
“We recognise that business continuity is important to our seafood community, and until we meet again in-person in Boston, we will be reviewing opportunities to connect buyers and sellers digitally,” said Plizga.
Seafood Expo Global, the world’s largest seafood event, also produced by Diversified Communications, is scheduled to take place this year in Barcelona, Spain, on September 7-9, 2021.