Surmounting a variety of hurdles associated with the pandemic, ComFish Alaska is back this year starting next week. Sarah Philips of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce gave KMXT’s Dylan Simard a run down on how the event would work this year.
“We’re going to be March 30, and 31st. The things that are absolutely going to remain the same are the fact that we still have exhibitor booths, attendees can still expect to get great discounts that they look forward to each year at ComFish, Alaska. And of course, another one of the items that stays completely the same is the fact that we’re going to have educational forums, we’re going to have five each day;” Phillips said. “They range from all sorts of different topics that we’re used to like the state and federal legislative updates, to more detailed forums about the MSA reauthorization, some of the initiatives that Sea Grant is working on, and some of the electronic monitoring that’s happening with our fisheries stock.”
Much of the new format will be based around a new platform specifically meant for hosting tradeshows that the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will be using for the event.
“And this platform, it’s all housed in one location. So you don’t have to worry about switching windows or trying to figure out where the schedule is and clicking a special Zoom link to join that specific session. No, it’s all in one spot. If you want to watch the forums, then click on the stage icon,” Phillips said. “If you want to see the trade show, you’ll click on the expo icon. If you want to connect socially with someone, whether it’s a video chat, or just a regular text chat, all you have to do is click on their name.”