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Annex moves RAStech conference to 2022, announces 2021 virtual event series



The continued uncertainties and varying levels of travel restrictions related to COVID-19 have led organizers of the RAStech Conference and Tradeshow to move the event date from Nov. 3-4, 2021, to March 30 – 31, 2022. The location, at the Westin Hilton Head in South Carolina, remains the same.

Sponsors and attendees who have already registered will be rolled over to the new RAStech 2022 conference.

Conference host Annex Business Media, which publishes RAStech, Hatchery International and Aquaculture North America, has made the decision to postpone the 2021 conference to March 2022 to ensure the health and safety of staff, attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.

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“The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to bring significant challenges for hosting in-person, live events,” said Mari-Len De Guzman, editor of Hatchery International and RAStech, and part of the event organizing committee. “As much as we recognize the value of face-to-face networking with industry peers, the health and safety of all attendees is our topmost priority. We are looking forward to welcoming all professionals in the RAS sector in March 2022.”

A trio of virtual events

With the postponement of the RAStech Conference and Tradeshow, Annex Business Media is hosting three, must-attend virtual events in 2021. Dubbed the RAS Connector Series, these virtual events include the following:

  • RAS Investors’ Forum – June 9
  • RAS Roundtable discussion – Sept. 14
  • RAS Virtual Summit – Nov. 3

For the first time, RAStech is bringing together RAS investors, designers and producers in a one-day online event on June 9 that focuses on the opportunities, risks and the future of land-based aquaculture. Whether you’re an investor looking into this exciting and emerging sector or a producer and designer with a great business case, this virtual event will surely be an opportunity to engage and talk about the business of RAS.

“Networking is where it’s at and Annex’s new virtual event platform gives industry suppliers and attendees this ability,” said Jeremy Thain, advertising manager for RAStech, about the new system for the RAS Connector Series. “Everybody will be able to interact with each other in real time. Exhibitors can engage new customers, sponsors can increase their visibility, attendees can learn more about a variety of RAS-related topics and presentations. Our RAS Connector Series is going to be where industry comes to meet.”

The RAS roundtable, to be held on Sept. 14, will feature a panel of industry experts and thought-leaders, and the opportunity to engage with them in a meaningful discussion about the state of the industry, the challenges and the prospects for the future. More details on this and the RAS Virtual Summit on Nov. 3 will be made available soon.


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