Seafood Expo Southern Europe to Showcase Top Fish and Seafood Producing Nations, New Products & Special Event Activities

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Diversified Communications, organizer of Seafood Expo Southern Europe, announced an expanding exhibitor participation, new product showcase and special events program for the third edition of its fish and seafood trade exposition scheduled for 22-24 September 2014 at the Fira de Barcelona – Gran Via.

“Several programs including key buyer, hosted buyer and business matchmaking programs have been enacted to draw high-volume buyers and connect them with exhibiting companies that supply a diverse selection of seafood products," said Plizga.

Diversified Communications, organizer of Seafood Expo Southern Europe, announced an expanding exhibitor participation, new product showcase and special events program for the third edition of its fish and seafood trade exposition scheduled for 22-24 September 2014 at the Fira de Barcelona – Gran Via.

To date, Seafood Expo Southern Europe has attracted important seafood companies, associations and business federations from Spain and more than 24 countries, confirming the event’s strategic positioning as a world-class fish and seafood fair focusing on the Mediterranean market.

“Seafood Expo Southern Europe is poised for success,” said Liz Plizga, Show Director for Diversified Communications, the company that produces the exposition in partnership with Alimentaria Exhibitions. “Several programs including key buyer, hosted buyer and business matchmaking programs have been enacted to draw high-volume buyers and connect them with exhibiting companies that supply a diverse selection of seafood products. Paired with our organizations’ expertise and involvement in the seafood industry, this year is shaping to be a strong edition.”

A sample of participating exhibitors this year include the following companies: Adriatic Sea Aquarium & Equipment Srl (Italy), Alfocan, S.A. (Spain), Barrufet, S.A., BDPM (Tunisia), BG Production (Poland), Espersen Seafood, S.A. (Spain), EXPALSA Exportadora de Alimentos, S.A. (Ecuador), Ferme Marine de Mahebourg (Mauritius), Foro Maree Mariteam (France), Hallvard Lerøy AS (Norway), Innovation Norway (Norway), Kilic Seafood Co. (Turkey), Kimpex A/S (Denmark), Pescados Rubén (Spain), Promens Packaging (Spain), Rockabill Seafood Ltd. (Ireland), Royal Fish Denmark (Denmark), Sudrablinis (Latvia), Thalassa Seafoods nv (Belgium), ttz Bremerhaven (Germany), Wanchese Fish Company, Inc. (USA), and many more.

Seafood Expo Southern Europe will feature a comprehensive special events program, including:

Master Class Series where industry professionals will educate attendees on how to source, select, handle and prepare specific seafood species such as lobster, scallops, and Norwegian salmon among others. Master classes will be presented by participating companies and pavilions including Junta de Andalucia, Norwegian Seafood Council, Virginia Marine Products Board and the Government of Canada.

Culinary Demonstrations where renowned chefs including Isaac Loya from the restaurant El Real Balneario in Salinas, Spain; Daní Garcia from the restaurant Daní Garcia in Marbella, Spain; and chef Ismael Prados will demonstrate how to prepare and cook a variety of seafood products.

Educational Conference Sessions where influential industry speakers will discuss important topics and market trends that resonate in the Mediterranean market. Conference sessions will include a focus on the support for processing, marketing and commercialization of seafood products under the Common Fisheries Policy from 2014-2020 presented by Miguel Peña Castellot of the European Commission; Responsible Aquaculture will be a topic presented by Emil Avalon, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) European market development manager for the Global Aquaculture Alliance; and purchasing seafood in Spain and trends in selling seafood internationally will be discussed by Angel Segura Unió, Director of Seafood of the AECOC (Association of Manufacturers & Distributors).

In addition, all participants are welcome to attend the event’s networking reception which will take place on the first day of the exposition, Monday, 22 September from 17:00 – 18:00 on the exhibit floor.

“This complimentary networking event offers exhibitors and attendees the opportunity to meet with leading players in the seafood industry and preview the event’s highlights in a relaxed and social atmosphere,” according to Plizga.

Attendees to Seafood Expo Southern Europe are also invited to visit the trade fair’s New Product Showcase located in the exposition hall which will display the latest and most innovative seafood products and services to be launched in the Mediterranean market.

Below is a sample of the new products highlighted at this year's event:

Cooker Line by Water Immersion (Balzo S.A., Ecuador)
Balzo’s cooker line by water immersion is a new modern system for continuous cooking submerged in water. It includes a feeding tank, the cooker machine and the cooling line. It can precook/cook between 700 to 1000 pounds/hour.

Caviar Nacarii Premium (Caviar Nacarii, SLU, Spain)
Caviar Nacarii Premium is an exclusive unpasteurized fresh caviar (more than 3.5 mm diameter) that offers a unique taste to appreciate the nuances of caviar.

Marinated Herring Fillets (Sastas – Tapasmar, Belgium)
Marinated Herring Fillets are rolls with paprika, pickle and red pepper stuffed with olives.

Cream Cheese with Caviar (Sudrablinis, Latvia)
Cream Cheese with Caviar is a unique new product combining the best of cheese and caviar. It is made on a smooth, creamy cheese base from high-quality dairy products by adding wild Capelin caviar. Best served as an appetizer with vegetables or on crackers, as a filling for sushi or tortilla roll-ups and as a topping on grilled fish.

Tuna (three cans in one box) (Ubago Group Mare, Spain)
Ubago offers exquisite tuna chunks from the North Atlantic in sunflower oil.

A complete list of new products and participating companies can be found on the event’s website at http://www.seafoodexpo.com/southern-europe/special-events/new-product-showcase

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.
http://www.seafoodexpo.com/southern-europe    

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 premier 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

Media contacts:

Diversified Communications
Adam Morris, Marketing Coordinator
amorris(at)divcom(dot)com
+1 207-842-5478
http://www.divcom.com

Alimentaria Exhibitions
Susana Santamaria
prensa(at)alimentaria(dot)com
ssantamaria(at)alimentaria(dot)com
Tel: +34 93 452 11 04
http://www.alimentaria.com

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