Produce Marketing Association's Cathy Burns Provides Fresh Summit 2021 Update
NEWARK, DE - With concerns over the Delta variant persisting, many are wondering if we will see a return to social distancing and another pause on industry events and trade shows. With the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit just months away, the association has revealed several changes to ensure the show goes on—safely.
“We continue to plan for the in-person Fresh Summit with the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and staff as our highest priority,” said Chief Executive Officer Cathy Burns. “We are monitoring all facility, local, and federal recommendations very closely to guide our decisions.”
Currently, in New Orleans, Louisiana, indoor events require that all attendees wear a mask and provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. While it is not guaranteed that these requirements will remain in place come October, PMA advises attendees to consider these factors when planning for the event.
“We are using the most updated science-driven guidance to determine our health and safety protocols,” Cathy added. “So while some details may not be available until we get closer to the event, we have already put some measures in place.”
PMA has taken extra precautions to ensure the safety of Fresh Summit attendees, including the implementation of plexiglass shields at registration, hand sanitizing stations throughout the showroom, and enhanced sanitation processes for all surfaces. This year’s layout will aslo feature broadened aisles for optimal personal spacing and social distancing.
For more information and to stay up to date on changes as the show nears, visit PMA’s Fresh Summit Health and Safety page.
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