The 2022 edition of Seafood Expo Global / Seafood Processing Global will be the largest version of the event in its history, Portland, Maine, U.S.-based organizer Diversified Communications said on Wednesday, November 23. . [Editor’s note: Diversified Communications also owns and operatesÂ SeafoodSource].
For the first edition of the event at Fira Barcelona Gran Via in Barcelona, ââSpain, April 26-28, 2022, Diversified has already sold 41,985 square meters of exhibition space, 3.3% more than the 2019 edition in Brussels, Belgium.
Director of Diversified Events Wynter Courmont said her company is celebrating the result, after nearly two years without in-person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
âWe are delighted to see that our first global event in Barcelona is generating strong interest within the industry. To date, we have already received contracts for the 2022 edition representing greater exhibition space than any edition of Seafood Expo Global / Seafood Processing Global, and it is growing every day, âsaid Courmont. âWith five months remaining in the sales cycle, we look forward to having a successful first edition in the beautiful city of Barcelona and bringing our global audience to the Fira de Barcelona, ââas well as developing special events for deliver an enhanced on-site experience with a comprehensive conference program and the Seafood Excellence Global Awards.
Previous editions of Seafood Expo Global have showcased more than 2,000 exhibiting companies from 89 countries and had attendance exceeding 29,000 visitors.
âIn 2022, we understand that the situation with COVID-19 can be volatile and that businesses, depending on their location, could face travel restrictions. We are working closely with Fira de Barcelona and the city to ensure that we can host a valuable in-person event that will bring back the representation that makes Seafood Expo Global / Seafood Processing Global the global seafood market and trade event. most comprehensive in the world, âsaid Liz Plizga, vice president of the diverse group.
According to Diversified, national and regional pavilions of Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, United States of America, Vietnam and Wales have confirmed their participation in the Barcelona edition.
The companies that will participate in the Seafood Expo Global 2022, the 28e edition of the event, include AquaChile, Balfego & Balfego, Cermaq Norway AS, Confremar-Congelados y Frescos del Mar, Cornelis Vrolijk, Crusta C, Denholm Seafoods, Direct Ocean, Fiorital, Fisherman’s Choice, Frime, Grupo Iberica de Congelados, Grupo Profand, Hofseth International, Iceland Seafood International, Irvin & Johnson, J Marr Seafoods, Krustagroup, Leroy Seafood, Macduff Shellfish, Mascato, Mercamadrid, Morubel, Mowi, Nordic Seafood, Parlevliet & Van der Plas, Pelagia, Pescanova EspaÃ±a, Royal Greenland, Seafood Connection, Samherji, Sea Harvest Corporation, Sjor, True North Seafood Inc, Ulysse, Vichiunai Europe and Zalmhuys Group.
Processing machinery and equipment companies planning to attend the event include Adriatic Sea International, Baader, Cocci Luciano, FoodTech Belgium, Marel, Multivac, Palinox and Saeplast.
A full list of companies planning to attend the event has been posted on the 2021 Seafood Expo Global website. Diversified said it hopes to “rekindle global face-to-face industry events” with the exhibition, which will take place in halls 2, 3, 4, 5 of the Fira de Barcelona and the Galleria between the halls. 4 and 5.