Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) October 10, 2013
Seafood Barcelona, one of the market’s most important expositions for buyers and suppliers of live, fresh, frozen, value added, processed and packaged seafood, as well as processing and packaging equipment, brings new highlights to the exposition’s second edition taking place 22-24 October 2013 at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via fairground in Barcelona, Spain.
Seafood Barcelona, produced by Diversified Business Communications in partnership with Alimentaria Exhibitions, attracts 140 exhibiting companies from 27 countries and seafood professionals from around the world for three days of business and networking. The event reinforces its position as the industry’s marketplace serving all seafood categories in Southern Europe and the Maghreb.
According to Liz Plizga, show director for the event, the second edition of Seafood Barcelona is not only welcoming returning exhibitors and pavilions who experienced first-hand the benefits of their presence in this market last year and decided to grow their space at this year’s event, but also is increasing the participation of new companies looking to expand their business in the significant Southern Europe and Maghreb markets.
“We are thrilled by the interest of new companies who have signed up to exhibit at this month’s event,” says Liz Plizga. “Their participation along with the presence of renewing pavilions and exhibitors is a confirmation of Seafood Barcelona’s strength in providing companies with a unique opportunity to grow their business.”
New exhibitors and pavilions represented include 14 De Julio S.A. (Argentina), Aalesundfish A.S. (Norway), Abello Linde S.A. (Spain), Addu Fresh Pvt Ltd (Maldives), Addu Pesca Srl (Italy), Adriatic Sea Aquarium & Equipment Srl (Italy), Aframar SL (Spain), AGAPA – Consejeria Agricultura, Pesca y Desarrollo Rural – Junta de Andalucía (Spain), Agrointer (Argentina), AMEC - Asociación Multisectoral De Empresas (Spain), Aquatex Bentre (Vietnam), Audens Food S.A. (Spain), Beihai Xinhong Fishmeal Equipment Co. Ltd (China), BENFUMAT, SA (Spain), Cadape Peru S.A. (Peru), Cadelmar Gastronomia Mediterranea S.A.U. (Spain), China Aquatic Products Processing & Marketing Association (CAPPMA) (China), Costa Seafood EIRL (Peru), Criador El Guamito SAC (Peru), D&D Electronics,Co.,Ltd (South Korea), Dalian Donglin Food Co. Ltd (China), Dalian Hongdao Marine Products Co., Ltd (China), East Coast Seafood Inc. (USA), Federació Nacional Catalana de Confraries de Pescadors (Spain), Fishmasters BV (Netherlands), Foro Maree Mariteam (France), Garware Wall Ropes Limited (India), Grupo Quirola (Ecuador), Grupo Valastro (Argentina), Intercambio (Canada), InterFresh Concepts BV (Netherlands), Kilic Deniz Urunleri Uretimi Ihracat Ithalat ve Ticaret A.S. (Turkey), Lorentzen Export AS (Norway), Macknight (United Kingdom), Marine Food and Fine Food (Spain), Mariscos Castellar, S.L. (Spain), Mariscos Mendez (Spain), Mathias Bjorge AS (Norway), Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentacion, Medio Ambiente (Spain), Modolv Sjøset Fisk AS (Norway), Nordic Group AS (Norway), Norwegian Seafood Company AS (Norway), Peixos Mes Fred SL (Spain), Pesca Y Salazones Del Suroeste SA, Pesasur (Spain), Pescados Ruben S.L. (Spain), Pesquera Buena Vista S.A (Argentina), Pinchomania, S.L (Spain), Promote Iceland (Iceland), Promperu - Peru Export And Tourism Promotion (Peru), Refrigerados Fishol & Hijos S.A.C. (Peru), Reisopack S.L. (Spain), Ribarska zadruga Lanterna (Croatia), Ribarska zadruga Omega 3 (Croatia), Sastas-Tapasmar (Belgium), Scata Fish SL (Spain), Skagerak Salmon S.L. (Spain), Trenton d.o.o. (Croatia), Turkish Seafood Promotion Committee (Turkey), Virginia Marine Products Board (USA), Yantai Fushunda Foodstuffs Co. Ltd. (China), Zeus Seafood, Inc (Canada), Zhejiang Taizhou Haierbao Aquatic Products Co., Ltd (China).
Country and regional pavilions that are returning with larger stand space include Spain, Norway, Canada, Ecuador and Croatia – to name a few.
“Seafood Barcelona was a very good platform to connect with buyers from Spain, Portugal and France. It attracted decision-making professionals from retail,” states 2012 and returning exhibitor Joan Vives from Frigorifics Ros.
“Our co-exhibitors were positively surprised with the number of potential buyers and contacts they established. The buyers of the retail distribution, the processing sector and the HORECA industry were present,” comments Zoran Radan DVM on behalf of the Croatian Chamber of Economy, which participated in the first edition of Seafood Barcelona and coming back this year. “The number of professional interest and buyers that visited our booth made our decision to renew our participation to this year’s event a really easy task.”
“We found the presence of a large qualified audience. We met important buyers from Spain, Italy, Portugal and France,” adds Pablo Mujica, Manager, Krustagroup, about their presence at the 2012 exposition.
Additionally, Seafood Barcelona features a line-up of special events including a master class series, fish market tours and new product program, reinforcing the event’s position as a forum for seafood buyers, chefs and suppliers to discover, showcase and sample products, and learn about upcoming trends.
“These events are designed to enhance visitors’ experience with educational information on a variety of seafood species, ingredients and innovations that resonate in the Southern Europe and Maghreb markets,” says Liz Plizga.
The event is also receiving strong support from many leading organizations in the industry including:
ACES (Asociación de Cadenas Españolas de Supermercados), APED (Associação Portuguesa de Empresas de Distribuição), FEADRS (Federación Española de Asociaciones Dedicados a a la Restauración Social), FEHR (Federación Española de Hostelería), MAGRAMA (Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente), Mercasa, Panorama Acuícola, Global Aquaculture Advocate, and Infosamak.
For more information, visit http://www.seafoodbarcelona.com.
About Seafood Barcelona
Seafood Barcelona, Seafood Expo Southern Europe is a three-day seafood specific event serving all seafood categories in the Southern European and Maghreb markets. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend this annual event to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, distributors, wholesalers, foodservice, hotel, catering, processors, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. SeaFood Business magazine and SeafoodSource.com are the exposition’s official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Business Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions and media. http://www.seafoodbarcelona.com
About Diversified Business Communications
Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through face-to-face events, magazine publishing, and online resources on four continents. Diversified Business Communications serves several industries, including seafood, food service, natural and organic, commercial marine, healthcare, and business management. The company’s global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/ Seafood Processing North America (formerly International Business Seafood Show/Seafood Processing America), Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global (formerly European Seafood Show/Seafood Processing Europe), Seafood Expo Asia (formerly Asian Seafood Exposition), Seafood Barcelona, SeaFood Business magazine, and SeafoodSource.com. The company operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK, and Canada. http://www.divbusiness.com
Alimentaria Exhibitions is a company of Fira de Barcelona, specialized in the organization of relevant events in the food industry such as Alimentaria, one of the main important events in Europe, Bta-Barcelona Tecnologias de la Alimentacion, Alimentaria & Horexpo Lisboa, Alimentaria Mexico and Alimentaria Brasil. The company is a leader in the food trade fair sector where it operates, managing more than 150,000 net m² of exhibition space, with 5,000 international food and beverage manufacturing, trade and equipment and technology exhibitors, attracting around 200,000 professionals from these sectors. http://www.alimentaria.com
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