World aquaculture 2020 announces name change and date postponement
World Aquaculture 2020 has announced that it has changed its name to World Aquaculture Singapore 2022 and is now scheduled for next year, November 29 – December 2, 2022, at the same venue, Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Following a continuous decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases in Singapore with about 82 percent of the Singapore population having received two doses of Covid-19, the full regimen, and 84 percent having received at least one dose as monitored by the Ministry of Health Singapore (summary of local situation as of September 15th, 2021), the Singapore Government has announced plans to allow some easing of Safe Management Measures (SMM) and over 80 Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions & Exhibitions (MICE) pilot events have been successfully implemented in Singapore. With these new measures taken in Singapore, they are confident that Singapore will remain as the country that will host the World Aquaculture Conference and Exhibition in 2022.
Although there have been improvements in Singapore and around the world regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, there are still many uncertainties about its future. New waves of infection, low vaccination rates in some parts of the world, including Asian Pacific region, are some of the concerns. At this time, the current safe management measures (SMM) for MICE event pilots in Singapore are still quite stringent and not conducive to the meeting format that the organisers have in mind. Furthermore, it is not yet certain that international travels will be possible, which is essential to the success of the event.
As the organisers value the health and safety of their staff, exhibitors, and attendees, in view of these restrictions and hoping that international travels will be unrestricted, it has been decided that World aquaculture 2020 should be rescheduled to take placed in Singapore from November 29 to December 2, 2022, and will be now named World Aquaculture Singapore 2022.
As the leading international business platform, World Aquaculture Singapore 2022, the meeting point for the aquaculture industry, it is imperative for the safety of exhibitors, visitors, and business partners to comply with the vaccination regimen and test strategies that have and will be implemented around the world to attend WA Singapore 2022.
Please check the website for the latest on dates, deadlines, exhibition, and information on World Aquaculture Singapore 2022. For all attendees and exhibitors who have registered, please be assured that your registration submission is still valid, and if your abstract submission has already been accepted there is no need to re-submit. Meanwhile, the abstract deadline has been moved to September 1, 2022, and the new early registration dates will be updated. WA Singapore has also kept your booths blocked for this event. Soon the organisers will contact all existing exhibitors to ask for their confirmation as booth sales continues.
For more information visit the website, HERE.