Barring unforeseen developments, CFSE 2021 will definitely be held as scheduled October 27-29 at the new Hongdao International Convention and Exposition Center in Qingdao. The show is expected to feature 1,500 exhibiting companies and 49,600 square meters of exhibit space, a growth of 8.5% compared with 2019.

More than 85 percent of the companies that exhibited at CFSE 2019, have booked space for CFSE 2021, which is the 25th Anniversary of what has become the world’s largest seafood show in terms of net exhibit space.

While there remain some trade challenges due to enhanced biosecurity measures, China has recovered from the Covid-19 crisis and trade shows are again being regularly held throughout China, say CFSE organizers.

“Although China has had very few cases of Covid-19 recently, CFSE will still feature enhanced safety measures such as mandatory mask wearing, sanitation stations and repeated temperature checks,” says Yang Hong, General Manager of Beijing-based Sea Fare (China) Ltd., CFSE Overseas Organizer.

As Covid-19 vaccinations become more widespread throughout the world, China is expected to suspend quarantine restrictions on overseas visitors, especially those who have been vaccinated and tested negative prior to traveling. As a result, more international flights should be available to meet the anticipated increase in travel demand.

After declining in 2020, China’s seafood imports have again started increasing, says Mrs. Ma Hongtao, Secretary General of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sub Council Agriculture (CCPIT-SSA), the CFSE organizer. “As long as we strengthen the whole process management from origin to market, China’s door for imported aquatic products will open even wider and wider to meet the growing domestic demand. I look forward to meeting our overseas participants this October. There will be much to celebrate!”

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