The 28th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global opens tomorrow in Barcelona to bring together the global seafood industry


The world’s largest seafood show launches face-to-face events for the global seafood industry with 1,550 exhibiting companies from 76 countries and 59 national and regional pavilions covering 39,847 m2 of exhibition space. net exposure. This 28th edition of the event includes an extensive program of 20 conference sessions that will analyze the main challenges of the industry and present the latest innovations in the sector.

Barcelona, ​​Spain, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, the world’s largest seafood trade event, opens tomorrow for its first year at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via Exhibition Center. For three days, it will make the city the largest international platform in the sector. With the presence of 1,550 exhibiting companies from 76 countries, the 28th edition of the Expo will mark the return of face-to-face events for the global seafood industry and will welcome thousands of suppliers and buyers from around the world. entire. The global meeting is expected to generate an economic impact of up to 100 million euros for the city.

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global is the largest and most diverse global seafood trade event in the world. From April 26 to 28, it will bring together the main players in the seafood sector from around the world: suppliers of seafood products, equipment, packaging and services, buyers from mass distribution, catering and distributors, importers, government authorities and industry leaders. The event, which will host 59 national and regional pavilions, will occupy a total of 39,847 m2 net distributed in halls 2, 3, 4 and 5, and the Galleria between halls 4 and 5.

Vice President of the Diversified Communications Group Liz Plizga said, “We are very pleased with the interest that Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global has once again generated in the industry and the confidence that so many companies around the world have placed in us for this first year of the event. in Barcelona. She adds: “Exhibitors and visitors anticipated this event, Barcelona, for a few years now. The impressive showroom reflects the industry’s eagerness and need to return to in-person events and generate new business opportunities.”

International platform for industry
For three days, starting tomorrow, Barcelona will become the international epicenter of the seafood sector, with the participation of exhibitors from all over the world. countries like Costa Ricathe Czech republicthe Falklands, Lebanon and the French island of Réunion, which were not represented in 2019 Brussels, have confirmed their attendance. Other countries like 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, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, United States and Vietnam will also be present tomorrow.

The widest representation of offers
This year’s event welcomes a variety of new companies exhibiting for the first time, 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

Other participating key players include 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 B.V.., 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.

At Seafood Expo Global, exhibitors will showcase the latest seafood products – fresh, frozen, canned, value-added, processed and packaged – to industry buyers around the world, including supermarkets, restaurants, hotels , caterers, importers, distributors, seafood markets and other retail and hospitality businesses.

Seafood Processing Global encompasses all aspects of seafood processing, including packaging materials and machinery, refrigeration and freezing equipment, primary processing systems, secondary processing systems, hygiene and health and quality control services.

The latest industry innovations and trends
The 28th edition of this global event is a great opportunity to discover the latest trends in the sector and learn about innovations applied in the seafood industry, including hake spaghetti, seaweed pâté and flambé salmon burgers. The Expo will announce the winners of its prestigious annual Seafood Excellence Global Awards competition, which rewards the best seafood products of the year presented at the event. The winners will be announced tomorrow evening during the awards ceremony in room 5.1 of the CC5 space in Hall 5.

Comprehensive program of presentations to address major industry challenges
This year, the event features an extensive conference program with over 20 educational sessions that will address key challenges facing the seafood industry. More than 65 leading international industry experts will meet in Barcelona offer practical and theoretical insight into major hot topics, including aquaculture, seafood trade and leadership, the latest sustainability projects, and initiatives to address climate change and its effects on the maritime ecosystem.

An opening speech by Megan Greene (global economist, Financial Times columnist and senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School) will open the conference program. Other speakers include Amy Novogratzco-founder and managing partner of Aqua-Spark; Audun-LemDeputy Director of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Division; 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. 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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