INFOFISH TUNA CONFERENCE TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
INFOFISH tuna conference to be rescheduled due to Coronavirus. Due to the serious and on-going Covid-19 outbreak, INFOFISH in consultation with the Thai Tuna Industry Association and the Chairman of TUNA 2020, the 16th INFOFISH World Tuna Trade Conference & Exhibition (originally 27 to 29 May) Phil Roberts, has decided to reschedule the conference.
A statement said: “We realize that this may come as a disappointment to conference delegates, exhibitors, co-organizers, sponsors, supporters, collaborators and visitors. With the theme “Sustainability, Technological Innovation and Marketing”, the Conference had already (as of end-February) attracted confirmations of attendance from speakers and participants, and the exhibition booths had been fully taken up. The decision to reschedule was therefore a difficult one, driven by our responsibility to ensure the best interests of all those concerned, and particularly their good health. Our prime consideration was the safety and wellbeing of all those who would have attended TUNA 2020 this year.
“We are monitoring the situation closely and will be announcing the new dates based on global developments as they unfold. Regular updates on the developments and the conference will be made through our website (www.tuna.infofish.org / www.infofish.org), Facebook and LinkedIn sites.
“We will soon be contacting all conference delegates and exhibitors who have registered regarding arrangements due to the rescheduling of the event. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
“We look forward to your continued support. Rest assured that we, together with our partners, remain resolute in working towards successfully organizing this biggest global event in the tuna calendar.”