After its successful debut last year at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Vía venue, the 29th Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global will take place 25-27 April this year.
2023 is already tracking ahead of last year’s event with more than 45,000m2 of exhibit space sold to date, according to the organisers.
The 29th event will expand the offer of its conference programme as a platform to discuss new challenges, opportunities and solutions in the sector at a global level. This will include more than 20 informative sessions by industry experts. This year, video recordings of the sessions are included in the Conference registration.
‘We expect long-term growth in Barcelona,’ said Liz Plizga, Group VP at Diversified Communications.
‘Last year’s successful first edition in Barcelona validated the benefits of moving a global event the size of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in a modern and convenient location that present long-term growth opportunities. The exhibit halls were buzzing during all three days, and you could feel the excitement of being back in-person from both sides of the aisle. At the end of the event, exhibitors and visitors alike were looking forward to the 2023 edition.’
In its first Barcelona event, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global brought together 26,703 industry professionals from around the world and 1556 exhibiting companies from 77 countries occupying 39,847m2 of sold exhibit space. The organisation estimates an annual economic impact of up to €100 million for the Catalan capital, underscoring its significant potential and socio-economic value for the industry and the city.
‘The seafood industry is an industry based on human relationships, therefore it is extremely important for people to be able to meet face-to-face to discuss on a human level, solve their problems and look at the future together,’ said Finnian O’Luasa, Manager France, Belgium & Luxembourg, for Bord Bia, the institution for the dissemination of gastronomy in Ireland, during the celebration of the last edition at the Fira de Barcelona venue.
‘We’ve never had so many people on our stand with 25 companies this year, which is a record.’