Brussels, Belgium (26 March 2018) – The 26th edition of Seafood Expo Global and 20th edition of Seafood Processing Global, produced by Diversified Communications, will take place in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday 24 April through Thursday 26 April. This global annual event attracts seafood buyers and suppliers from around the world and hosts the prestigious Seafood Excellence Awards.
Last year’s event set another record-breaking edition with more than 28,500 seafood professionals attending the exposition—making it the largest edition in the event’s history. The expo drew visitors from 150 countries and 1,859 exhibiting companies displayed their products during the three-day event.
According to event organizers, next month’s event will feature more exhibit space than last year’s edition and is on track to maximize the entire footprint available for the event.
“It’s so exciting to see companies’ growing interest in participating in the event,” says Wynter Courmont, Event Director for Diversified Communications. “Records are meant to be broken. At this time, we are still receiving requests to exhibit in this year’s edition and the event has surpassed last year’s numbers in terms of exhibit space by more than 1000 m2.”
Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global combined will feature exhibiting suppliers from 79 countries from every sector of the seafood industry. More than 70 national and regional pavilions will be showcasing their seafood products and equipment with new pavilions participating this year from Colombia (ProColombia) and France (Business France and Lorient Bretagne Sud).
Seafood Expo Global will highlight companies of fresh, frozen and value-added fish and seafood as well as processed and packaged fish and seafood in halls 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, the Patio and part of hall 8. Halls 4 and 8 will host Seafood Processing Global representing every aspect of seafood processing, including: processing and packaging materials and equipment, refrigeration/freezing equipment and supplies, primary and secondary processing equipment, hygiene control/sanitation and seafood industry services.
Exhibiting companies will present their products to global buyers, including restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, catering services, importers, distributors, wholesalers, seafood markets and other retail and foodservice companies.
Seafood Excellence Global Awards
On the evening of Tuesday 24 April, Diversified Communications will host the Seafood Excellence Global awards reception, where the winners of the Best Retail Product and the Best Hotel/Restaurant/Catering (HORECA) Product will be announced. The awards recognize the best seafood products represented at the exposition. Special awards will also be presented for Innovation, Convenience, Health and Nutrition, Retail Packaging and Seafood Product Line. All participant entries and winning entries will be on display at the Seafood Excellence Global stand in the Patio at the expo.
Seafood industry-buyers and processors can learn more about Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, and register to attend by visiting the exposition’s website, www.seafoodexpo.com/global.
SeafoodSource, an online publication of Diversified Communications, is the official media for Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global. As the most trusted and largest online source for seafood industry news, trends and business resources, SeafoodSource will extensively cover the event.
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 exposition in Brussels, Belgium, to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. SeafoodSource.com is the exposition’s official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions 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 strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit: http://www.divcom.com
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