Next week, seafood industry professionals will gather in Barcelona, Spain, for the 28 edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, the world’s largest seafood trade event. We look forward to connecting in person with those of you who attend the expo in its new home, the of the Gran Via exhibition of the Fira de Barcelona, from April 26 to 28, 2022.
Industry excitement is palpable for the move to Barcelona from Brussels, Belgium – a decision that took years. The 2022 inaugural event in Barcelona will feature 1,550 exhibiting companies from 76 countries showcasing their latest offerings and services in approximately 39,847 square meters of net exhibition space, representing 98% of the size of the exhibition. 2019 event.
More than 170 leading companies are exhibiting for the first time at this year’s Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, including Balfego & Balfego, SL, Crusta C, Profand Group, SL, Hofseth International AS, Maresmar SLU, Mascato, SA, Mercamadrid, SA , G. Mondini SpA, Grasselli SpA, Mediterranean Shipping Company España SLU and Optimar AS
Long-time exhibiting companies will also be present, including AquaChile, Cermaq Norway AS, Confremar, Congelados y Frescos del Mar SA, Cooke, Cornelis Vrolijk BV, Denholm Seafoods Ltd, Fisherman’s Choice, Frime, SAU, Iberconsa (Grupo Ibérica de Congelados) , SAU, Iceland Seafood International, J Marr (Seafoods) Ltd, Krustagroup SAU, Leroy Seafood AS, Mowi ASA, Nordic Seafood A/S, Parlevliet & Van der Plas BV, Pescanova España, SLU, Royal Greenland A/S, Samherji HF , Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd, Sjor AS, Viciunai Group, Adriatic Sea International srl, FoodTech Belgium, Marel, Nienstedt GmbH, Palinox Ingeniería y Proyectos SL, Saeplast Iceland EHF, Steen FPM International nv and Ulma Packaging, among others. A full list of exhibitors can be viewed here: https://www.seafoodexpo.com/global/exhibitor-lists/
In addition to the extensive list of new and experienced exhibiting companies, thousands of attendees are expected to roam the exhibition halls and conference wing, including thousands of buyers representing supermarkets, hypermarkets, restaurants, retailers , importers, distributors, wholesalers and the hospitality industry. . Additionally, 59 exhibiting countries and regions will operate national or regional pavilions at the event, including new pavilions: Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association, Eastern Black Sea Exporters’ Association (Turkey), Mercamadrid, SA (Spain) and Il There will be new countries participation of exhibitors from Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Lebanon and the French island of Reunion. A full list of country and regional pavilions is available here: https://www.seafoodexpo.com/global/country-regional-pavilions-2/
An educational conference covering 20 major seafood industry topics is another feature of the 2022 Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global event. The three-day conference program features more than 65 international experts and features panels on seafood industry business and leadership, an overview of the impact of climate change on the industry, an update update on the aquaculture feed sector, and more.
A keynote address by Megan Greene, global economist, Financial Times columnist and Harvard Kennedy School Senior Fellow, will kick off the educational talk at the exhibit. Greene’s talk, titled “Economic Outlook for 2022,” will examine where the global recovery is headed through the study of high-frequency economic data, structural trends, global flows, political factors and policy developments. Amy Novogratz, co-founder and managing partner of Aqua-Spark; Javier Garat, President of Europêche and the International Coalition of Fishermen’s Associations (ICFA); and Skretting’s sustainability manager, Jorge Diaz, are among other big names and organizations highlighted in this year’s program. A full list of the conference program can be found here: https://www.seafoodexpo.com/global/conference-program/
2022 marks the return of the prestigious Seafood Excellence Global Awards competition. Thirty-eight products will compete for the competition’s two grand prizes: Best Retail Product and Best Hotel/Restaurant/Catering (HORECA) Product. Five additional special prizes for Innovation, Convenience, Health & Nutrition, Retail Packaging and Seafood Line may also be awarded, at the discretion of the judges.
All the seafood products entered in the competition, including the 38 finalists, will be exhibited during the three days of the exhibition in the Galleria, between halls 4 and 5, on Gran Via de la Fira de Barcelona. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and reception on April 26, 2022, at CC5, room 5.1 from 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the exhibition.
Don’t miss the latest industry news during the event. On the first and second days, take your copies of Expo today Barcelona, two new official publications for Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, presented by SeafoodSource. The editorial team will report live event coverage daily, so visit SeafoodSource.com often for news and updates and be sure to follow SeafoodSource and Seafood Expo Global on social media using the hashtag #SEG22. We invite you to stop by the official SeafoodSource media booth, #3J401, to experience SeafoodSource Premium.
Welcome to Barcelona! And welcome back to the seafood industry’s first in-person trade event. Enjoy your time at the expo and be sure to follow all the latest event coverage here.
Events Director, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global