Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global will bring together exhibitors from 76 countries for its launch in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain – This morning in Barcelona, Diversified Communications, organizer of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, reported on the 28th Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, the world’s largest seafood trade show. The event will bring together more than 1,527 exhibiting companies from 76 countries and will count to date 59 national and regional pavilions, when it launches in the city from April 26 to 28 at the Gran Via exhibition center of the Fira de Barcelona.
For three days, the city will become the industry’s largest international platform and strengthen the strategic positioning of the event on a global level. Countries such as the Czech Republic, the Falklands, Lebanon and the French island of Réunion, which were not represented in 2019 in Brussels, have confirmed their presence. Other countries such as Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Korea South, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, the United States and Vietnam will also be present in Barcelona.
A month after the event opened, Diversified Communications Group Vice President Liz Plizga announced that the 2022 event currently features more than 39,545m2 of net exhibition space, a number that continues to grow and represents 97% of the size of the 2019 event, which was the largest edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global. After three years without an in-person event, the Barcelona edition will mark the return of face-to-face business to the global seafood industry and welcome thousands of seafood suppliers and buyers all over the world.
High expectations for the first Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Barcelona
The global event will have an estimated economic impact of up to 100 million euros for Barcelona. “The expo will have a very positive impact on the local economy and will bring together industry players, seafood buyers and sellers for three days of networking, relationship building, research new products and sharing discussions about emerging trends in the seafood industry. All in one place,” Plizga noted.
After 27 editions held in Brussels, Diversified Communications celebrates Barcelona as the new home of the event. “We expect our first fair in this fantastic city to be a success. We chose Barcelona for its size and expertise in organizing international business events, the variety of hotel options and its prominent position in the maritime industry,” said Plizga. “Our new partner, Fira de Barcelona, offers a modern and innovative space with extensive experience in working with large-scale events. These are the tools we need to run a successful event and plan for long-term growth.
For his part, the general manager of Fira de Barcelona, Constantí Serrallonga, said: “We are very happy to host the first edition in Barcelona of the largest event in the seafood industry, which reinforces still Barcelona and Fira as global hubs for international events. In this sense, he said that the addition of Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global to Fira’s portfolio “confirms our institution as the epicenter of the food industry by joining other major events in the sector, such as Alimentaria&Hostelco , Barcelona Wine Week and the Gastronomic Forum.
The world’s largest trade show for the seafood industry
Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global will occupy Halls 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the Galleria between Halls 4 and 5 of the Gran Via Exhibition Centre. The show is currently poised to bring in over 1,527 exhibiting companies who will showcase the latest developments in seafood products, materials and equipment, processing equipment and services. The 2022 event will see the participation for the first time of some leading companies in the sector, such as 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
Other participating key players include AquaChile, CONFREMAR, Congelados y Frescos del Mar SA, Denholm Seafoods Ltd, Frime, SAU, Iberconsa (Grupo Ibérica de Congelados), SAU, Iceland Seafood International, Krustagroup SAU, Sjor AS, Mowi ASA, Nordic Seafood A/S, Baader, Cocci Luciano SRL, Craemer GmbH, FoodTech Belgium, Marel, Palinox Ingeniería y Proyectos SL and Ulma Packaging, among others.
Buyers in attendance, which include supermarkets, hypermarkets, restaurants, traders, importers, distributors, wholesalers and hospitality industry representatives, will be involved in three intense business days, where they will be able to network, find new products and learn about the latest market trends.
Seafood Expo Global will bring together suppliers from around the world who will showcase the latest in seafood: fresh, frozen, canned, value-added, processed and packaged. Seafood Processing Global will offer visitors all aspects of seafood processing, including packaging materials and equipment, refrigeration and freezing supplies, primary and secondary processing equipment and food inspection services. hygiene and sanitation and quality assurance, among others.
New for the 28th edition: a program of conferences and industry news
The 28th edition of the global event will be an excellent opportunity to discover and learn about the latest innovations applied to the seafood industry. Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global aspires to be a communication space where experts and buyers from across the supply chain and around the world can showcase their latest innovations to adapt to an ever-changing marketplace. The show will also present its prestigious annual meeting World Seafood Excellence Awardswhich rewards the best seafood of the year presented at the fair.
The Expo will feature a comprehensive conference program with more than 20 educational sessions that will address the key challenges facing the seafood industry. More than 65 leading international experts from the industry will gather in the city to offer practical and theoretical information on the most current topics, including aquaculture, seafood trade and leadership, the latest seafood sustainability projects and initiatives to address climate change and its effects on the marine ecosystem.
Specialists such as Megan Greeneglobal economist, FinancialTimes columnist and principal researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School, will take part in these days of reflection. She will be joined by Amy Novogratz, co-founder and managing partner of Aqua-Spark; Audun-LemDeputy Director of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department; Javier Garat, President of Europêche and the International Coalition of Fisheries Associations (ICFA); and Christophe Vande WeyerChargé de mission at the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, among many other leaders in the sector.
About Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global
Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global form the world’s largest seafood trade event. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual three-day expo to meet, network and trade. business. Buyers in attendance represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels and other retail and catering businesses. Exhibiting vendors offer the latest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available to the seafood marketplace. SeafoodSource.com is the official show media. The exhibition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood industry exhibitions and media. www.seafoodexpo.com/global
About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities, and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products, Diversified Communications connects, educates and empowers business communities in more than 15 industries, including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic products, business management and technology. . The Company’s global seafood exhibition and media portfolio includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and SeafoodSource.com. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA, with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a private, third-generation, family-owned company. For more information, visit: www.divcom.com
About the Fira de Barcelona
Fira de Barcelona is the leading Spanish trade fair organizer and one of the most important trade fair institutions in Europe, especially in professional and industrial fairs. The institution has three sites: Montjuïc, Gran Via and the CCIB totaling more than 500,000 m² of exhibition space, with more than 150 events scheduled this year. Among these features, some are as internationally relevant as MWC Barcelona, Alimentaria&Hostelco, ISE, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Hispack and Smart City Expo World Congress. Its annual economic contribution to the city of Barcelona and its surroundings is estimated at more than 4,700 million euros and its activity also provides social and public added value.