Seafood Expo Asia, produced by Portland, Maine, USA-headquartered Diversified Communications, has announced the launch of Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect, a digital platform to connect seafood buyers throughout Asia with suppliers from around the world. It will be hosted online on November 17-19.
The decision to go virtual was made public six weeks after the organizer cancelled Seafood Expo Asia, which scheduled to take place November 18-20 in Singapore, due to health and safety issues caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic.
“In these unprecedented times, we understand that the need for the industry to stay connected and conduct business is more important than ever,” said Liz Plizga, group vice president, Diversified Communications. “Until we meet again, face to face, we are pleased to bring a new business opportunity for seafood suppliers from around the world to reconnect with seafood buyers located in Asia, without leaving their office.”
Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect is being promoted as a comprehensive online event that brings industry suppliers and buyers together to connect, meet and accomplish business while staying up to date with trends and topics relevant to the Asian seafood market.
Using meeting and community interaction technology, the virtual event offers an online business matchmaking and meeting scheduling program designed to facilitate the trading, sourcing and networking needs of the seafood industry in Asia. Through this platform, companies will be matched and connected to high-volume Asian buyers, including importers, retailers, foodservice and distributors, who are looking for seafood products as they prepare for the upcoming year.
Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect – Conference Program
The three-day online matchmaking program will be complemented by a conference program covering educational sessions on the most current topics and trends in the Asian seafood market. Live and pre-recorded sessions will be available for free to all suppliers and buyers taking part in Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect.
“We have successfully organized business matchmaking meetings over the years at Seafood Expo Asia in Hong Kong,” said Plizga. “At a time of travel restrictions, we are excited to bring this technology and our know-how in facilitating meetings between suppliers and buyers through a new platform.”
For more information on Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect the event, visit: www.seafoodexpo.com/asia/reconnect/