The 28th Annual Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global Offers a Comprehensive Conference Program Analyzing Key Industry Challenges


More than 20 educational sessions, integrating practical and theoretical approaches, will be presented from April 26 to 28 during the first edition of the exhibition at Barcelona. The conference program will cover topics focused on seafood business and leadership, seafood sustainability, initiatives against the effects of climate change or the evolution of fisheries and seafood markets. aquaculture in a new pandemic era, among others. More than 65 leading international seafood industry experts will join these thought-provoking discussions, such as Amy Novogratzpromoter of the largest investment fund for sustainable aquaculture in the world, and Javier GaratPresident of Europêche and the International Coalition of Fishermen’s Associations (ICFA).

Portland, Maine, March 24, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The 28th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global will feature an extensive conference program covering key challenges facing the seafood industry. Barcelona Fair will present more than 20 educational sessions during the three days of the event, from April 26 to 28. The program aims to provide an in-depth perspective on topics such as seafood trade and leadership, the evolution of fisheries and aquaculture markets, sustainability, initiatives against the effects of climate change and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global seafood trade, among others. These subjects include practical and theoretical approaches.

The program will feature more than 65 leading international seafood industry experts, from top policy makers and business professionals to entrepreneurs, NGO promoters or experts in biodiversity and sustainability. Amy Novogratzco-founder and managing partner at Aqua-Spark, Audun-LemDeputy Director, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, Javier GaratPresident of Europêche and the International Coalition of Fisheries Associations (ICFA), or Christophe Vande WeyerChargé de mission at the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, are some of the most eminent names who will take part in this stimulating programme.

The conference program will begin on April 26 with a keynote presentation by Megan Greeneglobal economist, Financial Times columnist and Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School. In his timely keynote “Economic Outlook for 2022,” Greene will examine high-frequency economic data, structural trends, global flows, political factors and policy developments to determine the state of the global recovery. and to highlight risks and opportunities for businesses and markets. She will explore these factors to provide insight into the direction of the global recovery, including a perspective on international supply chain challenges, inflation and climate change.

Following the main presentation, the workshop “From revolution to evolution: the fisheries and aquaculture market in a post-Covid-19 world” will provide an overview of new business opportunities, emerging markets and changes in consumer behavior in a new pandemic era. This session will be presented by Alessandro PitittoEUMOFA project manager, Audun-LemDeputy Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture at FAO, Roberto Carlos Alonso Baptista de SousaDeputy Secretary General of ANFACO-CECOPESCA, and Christophe Vande Weyerpolicy officer at the European Commission.

Sustainability as the main objective to take care of the oceans
One of the main themes of the program will show how the latest technologies and sustainability projects are shaping a new global market. actors such as Amy Novogratz, co-founder and managing partner of Aqua Spark, promoter of the world’s largest sustainable aquaculture investment fund, will participate in the session “Venture Capital and Technologies Advancing the Seafood Industry” on April 26. This roundtable aims to assess how innovations being developed by leading entrepreneurs are reinventing the food system and combating the effects of climate change on the oceans. christian limCEO SWEN Blue Ocean, Chris Gorell Barnesco-founder and managing partner of Ocean 14 Capital, are some of the other speakers who will join Novogratz in this analysis.

Continuation, April 27, ‘Eating Up the Oceans – How Do We Save Our Oceans?’ will provide sobering solutions to changing seafood consumption habits as overfishing, pollution, habitat loss and global warming threaten the existence of marine life. Over the past year, led by The Lexicon, Google, and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative, over a hundred participants have come together to build a connected marketplace tool and create a fairer food system. Speakers including Michael Bakkervice president of global workplace programs at Google, and Douglas Gayeton, co-founder of The Lexicon of an international storytelling initiative to share the story of biodiversity around the world, will explain how this net works .

The challenges of the aquaculture and fishing industry
A series of sessions will also explore the most critical issues facing aquaculture today and the future points that loom on the horizon. With the cooperation of environmental footprint experts in the agri-food sector, some presenters will explain how collective initiatives work to measure and reduce their carbon footprint along aquaculture supply chains. Others will share case studies that have successfully positioned themselves as climate-friendly options or how the entry of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments into fisheries and aquaculture markets is getting closer to a local and more sustainable fish production model.

Further discussions will examine the importance of increasing transparency on human rights risks in seafood supply chains to advance social responsibility in the industry, as well as the opportunities that a meta-collaborative approach can offer to the seafood industry, where economies of scale can be employed and seafood sustainability can be enhanced. The conference program will also include case studies with practical and theoretical approaches that can be applied to real-time seafood businesses.

To access the Conference programme, which will be presented in English, visitors must register in advance and obtain a Conference badge. The badge also grants attendees access to the exhibit hall and to attend free sponsored sessions. More information about the conference can be found on the event website.

Side Activities: Seafood Excellence Global Awards
In addition to the conference program, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global will present its prestigious annual Seafood Excellence Global Awards. This competition will reward the best seafood of the year represented at the Expo. A judging committee will evaluate each participating product and select the best as finalists. Finalists will then be judged by a panel of seafood experts based on their culinary experience, packaging, convenience, originality, nutritional value and market potential. The winning products will be announced at a reception on the first day of the event, April 26. The prizes to be awarded include Best Retail Product and Best Hotel/Restaurant/Catering (HORECA) Product.

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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. is the official show media. The exhibition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood industry exhibitions and media.

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 Founded in 1949 and based in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a third-generation, privately held, family-owned company. For more information, visit:

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