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Seafood Expo Set for Brussels

19 April 2013

BELGIUM – The 21st edition of the European Seafood Exposition and the 15th edition of Seafood Processing Europe will open their doors 23 – 25 April 2013 at the Brussels Expo in Belgium.

Together these events are the world’s largest seafood trade fair attracting over 25,000 top buyers and sellers for three days of sourcing products and networking with industry professionals.

The European Seafood Exposition and Seafood Processing Europe events offer the opportunity to connect with an international customer base— all in one location. Exhibitors represent over 70 countries and buyers from all major purchasing categories: importer/exporter; broker/trader; processor; fishing company & aquaculture; services; distribution/wholesale; retail; and foodservice and catering, attend from over 140 countries.

High volume buyers come from all around the world to source new products and find the newest ideas and technologies emerging into the market. Companies represented at the event include Accor, Ahold, Aldi Zaandam B.V., ASDA, Auchan, Carrefour, Casino Global Sourcing, Costco Wholesale Corporation, Delhaize Group, Esselunga S.p.A, Grupo Eroski, LSG Sky Chefs, Makro/Makro Cash & Carry, Marks & Spencer, Metro/Metro Cash & Carry, Sainsbury’s, Sodexo, TESCO, and many more.

Top 10 products visitors look for at the European Seafood Exposition and Seafood Processing Europe are frozen seafood, fresh seafood, aquaculture/farm-raised seafood, primary processing equipment, value-added seafood, transportation/logistics/cold storage, services, packaging materials & equipment, canned seafood and live seafood.

“The [European Seafood Exposition] puts all the products and the suppliers that we want to deal with in one place…The range of seafood available, quality and diversity of exhibitors and overall layout were excellent,” said past attendee John Gay, Senior Manager Agency Lines, Tassal Group Ltd.

Every year buying decisions are made during and immediately following the three-day event. In 2012, 83 per cent of visitors were involved in purchasing decisions and 71 per cent planned on purchasing products or services as a result of attending the event.

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