Boston Seafood Expo Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Fears
The global seafood expo is the latest casualty of coronavirus. Organizers have decided to postpone the show over concerns of the virus. The Seafood Expo North America is one of the biggest trade shows in Boston according to Bostonglobe.com.
The show’s organizer, Diversified Communications of Portland, ME released a statement saying that the decision to cancel was made after receiving hundreds of calls and emails, and many weeks of monitoring the "evolving situation around COVID-19." The announcement also said that it was a difficult decision because of how important this event is in the industry.
Bostonglobe.com also reports that several organizations representing fishermen were asking for refunds or credits toward next year’s show.
The Seafood Expo was to have taken place March 15th-17th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The Pressherald reports that about 1,000 exhibitors usually take part and the Expo is a major draw for the industry. Attendance was expected to have been about 18,000 people.
According to Pressherald.com, Diversified Communications is based in Porland, Maine and produces about 24 annual conferences and exhibitions each year. The company has locations all over the world.