21-23 April 2020 | Brussels, Belgium

What You Need to Know About The 2021 Edition

The world’s largest seafood exposition is moving to
Barcelona, Spain, starting with the 2021 edition

The 29th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global will take place on 27-29 April 2021 at Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue, in Barcelona.

Every year, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, continues to break records in terms of total attendance and exhibit space. The last edition, in 2019, hosted more than 29,000 seafood buyers and suppliers from around the globe with over 2,000 exhibiting companies, making it the largest and most successful event in the expo’s history.

The decision is the result of extensive market research based on exhibitor and attendee feedback over the years and an evaluation of major destinations throughout Europe. Barcelona’s robust hotel offering will provide attendees and exhibitors considerable value for their investment and a larger, modern venue will present long-term growth opportunities

Fira de Barcelona hosts around 150 events annually bringing in-depth expertise servicing global trade events. Fira’s state-of-the-art Gran Via venue is one of the largest in Europe, with over 200,000 square meters of floor space, 8 exhibit halls, more than 40 restaurants and is easily accessible by car, train and plane.

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Dates & Location

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global
27-29 April 2021

Fira de Barcelona
Gran Via venue
Av. Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

Why Barcelona?

Barcelona is a major international destination for trade events and a major seafood hub in Europe. Its robust hotel offering will provide attendees and exhibitors considerable value for their investment and a larger, modern venue that will present long-term growth opportunities. The vibrant seaside city features a variety of hotel options, restaurants, renowned cultural attractions, markets, outdoor activities and a busy nightlife.

Barcelona is easily accessible by air, road and train.
The international airport, Barcelona – El Prat Airport, is just 15 minutes away from the center of Barcelona and links the city with the world’s main capitals. A wide range of railway system connects Barcelona with many national and international destinations. The High-Speed Train (AVE) makes it easy to go in and out of the city from major cities in Europe and Spain. There are more than 10,500 taxis in Barcelona and its metropolitan area, easily identifiable with their yellow and black colors.

Read more about Barcelona here.

Hotel Information

Official Hotel Partner

b-network

As a city that is used to host many large international events, Barcelona offers a wide selection of hotel options.

The event hotel block includes 223 hotels from various star categories at negotiated rates, including 7 large hotels within walking distance of the facility.

Book your hotel room through b-network and you will have more options to choose from at the lowest hotel rates:
Click here for individual reservations (up to 5 reservations)
— For group reservation (from 6 reservations), please contact b-network directly at +34 93 550 03 50 or seghotels@bnetwork.com

You can start booking your hotel rooms for the 2021 event now, with no cancellation penalty until 14 December 2020 for groups and 18 April 2021 for individuals!

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Venue Information

The Gran Via venue is conveniently located in Barcelona, one of the most modern cities in Europe, and offers cutting-edge services and logistics. The venue features 8 exhibit halls, more than 40 restaurants, and is easily accessible by car, train and plane.

Fira Gran Via is situated only 12 kilometers from the international airport and 3 kilometers from Barcelona’s historic city center and is connected to both via the local public transport network.

For more information on how to get to the Gran Via venue >>

Fira accessibility

Facts & Figures

Why is Seafood Expo Global the world’s biggest seafood trade fair? Because it works for buyers and suppliers alike:

Buyers

In 2019, 93% of buyers said they would return in 2020 because…

83% found new products/services
75% plan to purchase as a result of attending

Find even more reasons to attend on the Why Attend page.

Suppliers

In 2019, 99% of suppliers said they would exhibit again in 2020 because…

94% met their objectives for exhibiting
82% of visitors are involved in or influence purchasing decisions

Find even more reasons to exhibit on the Why Exhibit page.

FAQs & Helpful Information

Benefits of the Move

  • Barcelona is a major international destination for trade events. Its robust hotel offering will provide attendees and exhibitors considerable value for their investment and a larger, modern venue will present long-term growth opportunities.
  • Barcelona, the larger hotel inventory (223 hotels throughout the city, including 7 near the facility) will give more options to choose from at the lowest hotel rates. Hotel booking is available now, through b-network, with no cancellation penalty until 14 December 2020 for groups and 18 April 2021 for individuals. See section on “Hotel Information”.
  • The modern Gran Via venue features more than 40 restaurants, and is only 3 km away from Barcelona’s historic city center.

Helpful Info on Barcelona

— Weather
The weather in Barcelona in April is sunny and the temperature ranges between 20-13 degrees Celsius.
Read more about the City of Barcelona >>
How to get to the City and to the Gran Via venue?

When Will Registration be Open?

Visitor registration for the 2021 edition will open at the end of October 2020.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please send us an email at info-global@seafoodexpo.com

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