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Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America Postponed

Portland, ME (March 3, 2020) – Diversified Communications, producers of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, announced that it is postponing the 40th edition of the expo that was scheduled to take place March 15-17, 2020.

After many weeks of monitoring the evolving situation around COVID-19 and evaluating the full spectrum of feedback received among hundreds of calls and emails, Diversified Communications has decided that the 40th edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America will not take place as scheduled in March and is postponed while looking at other options.

This decision has been difficult because of the major importance of this event to the industry. “We heard from those of you who were concerned about health, safety and travel restrictions, and given the short time before the scheduled event date, and upcoming logistics, we have determined that postponement at this time is unavoidable,” said Liz Plizga, Group Vice President, Diversified Communications.

“We are committed to finding a solution to deliver an event in North America, this year, to ensure business continuity to the seafood industry,” added Plizga.  Details on when and where will be communicated directly with customers in the next month. Depending on date and location availability, the event might look slightly different for 2020 but will continue to provide the opportunities to connect suppliers and buyers in the industry.

More details about the announcement can be found on the event’s website at:

About Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America: Seafood Expo North America/ Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exhibition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. The exposition is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute. SeafoodSource is the official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions and media. For more information, visit:

About Diversified Communications: Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit:

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Adam Morris, Senior Marketing Coordinator


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