Organizers of The China Fisheries and Seafood Expo scheduled for Nov. 9 -12 are now hoping it can go ahead in mid-December, despite having cancelled it earlier this month due to ongoing concerns that mass events will fuel the spread of COVID 19 in China.

The show was originally scheduled for October, but was postponed to November in hopes the COVID restrictions would be eased in Qingdao, where the event was to take place.

Now, with the recent outbreak, the show organizers are hopeful details for a mid-December can be confirmed and announced shortly.

“Shows throughout China are being postponed until December,” said Yang Hong, general manager of Sea Fare China, the overseas organizer.

More than 800 companies have signed up to exhibit at CFSE 2022. An estimated 18,000 visitors from throughout China are expected to attend. Due to China’s lengthy quarantine for people coming into China, for the second year in a row participation by overseas companies will be mostly limited to companies that have sales offices or reps in China.

“The past three years have been a real challenge,” said Peter Redmayne, president of Sea Fare Expositions. “We really look forward to things getting back to normal.”

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