Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
The third edition of Seafood Expo Southern Europe, formerly named Seafood Barcelona, has surpassed its exhibit space when compared to the same period last year and is expected to continue to grow and increase the presence of new companies. Confirmed exhibiting companies currently represent more than 24 countries, and seafood professionals from over 40 countries have already pre-registered to attend the exposition.
Seafood Expo Southern Europe, which will take place 22-24 September 2014 at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via fairground in Barcelona, Spain, continues to strengthen its position as the seafood marketplace for the Mediterranean bringing together the main purchasing decision-makers of fish and seafood from the market. The exposition will once again connect seafood buyers with suppliers of live, fresh, frozen, value-added, processed and packaged seafood, as well as processing and packaging equipment, looking to access the valuable Mediterranean seafood market.
Exhibiting companies from all over the world, including Argentina, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States, among others, have confirmed their participation in the event, giving this year’s edition a strong international representation.
Buyers from Australia, China, Egypt, France, Italy, Kuwait, Morocco, Portugal, Peru, Spain, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States and Uruguay, to name a few, have pre-registered to attend, as well as high-volume seafood buyers from other major producing and consuming countries of seafood products from the Mediterranean markets.
“Barcelona is an ideal location for the exposition as it is a centrally-located major port and trade hub,” according to Liz Plizga, Show Director for Diversified Communications, the company that produces the exposition. The city’s economic, social and cultural influence extends throughout the Mediterranean and beyond. “Its convenient access and business opportunities are some of the appealing factors for attendees.”
Mar Santarrufina, Event Director for Alimentaria Exhibitions, remarked on the importance of having this event for the seafood industry, which will once again provide attendees with an opportunity to grow their business. “Each year, the fair brings thousands of professionals from over 75 countries, including importers, exporters, distributors, processors, wholesalers and hospitality and foodservice professionals, who are looking to do business in the important Mediterranean market.”
The event will feature a complete schedule of activities, including a master class series on specific seafood species, culinary demonstrations, a new product showcase, a fish market tour, a conference program, and business matchmaking and hosted buyer programs designed to enhance visitors’ experience at the exposition.
Returning this year is the Hosted Buyer program, an exclusive program that specifically targets top-level buyers with high-volume seafood purchasing power in multi-unit retail, hospitality and foodservice establishments.
Diversified Communications’ online resource SeafoodSource.com is the official media for Seafood Expo Southern Europe. As a leader in global seafood industry news and information, SeafoodSource.com will extensively cover news from the event before, during and after the exposition.
For more information on Seafood Expo Southern Europe, visit http://www.seafoodexpo.com/southern-europe.
About Seafood Expo Southern Europe
Seafood Expo Southern Europe, formerly called Seafood Barcelona, is a three-day seafood specific event serving all seafood categories in the Mediterranean market. 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. SeafoodSource.com is the exposition’s official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications in partnership with Alimentaria Exhibitions providing outstanding expertise in the trade fair industry and experience in the industries they serve.
About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, eMedia, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. The company's global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia, Seafood Expo Southern Europe, and SeafoodSource.com. Diversified Communications, in partnership with SeaWeb, also produces SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premiere seafood conference on sustainability. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified has divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: http://www.divcom.com
About Alimentaria Exhibitions
Alimentaria Exhibitions is a Fira de Barcelona company specialising in organising events related to food and beverages, the food and beverage industry and gastronomy. Its main headline trade shows are Alimentaria, Bta.-Barcelona Food Technology, Seafood Expo Southern Europe, Alimentaria&Horexpo Lisboa, Alimentaria México and Alimentaria Brasil. The company is a market leader for food and beverage trade shows in the countries 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 visitors. http://www.alimentaria.com
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