Back to Brussels

After six consecutive years of attending Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, I missed out on the event in 2013.

This year, as I am gearing up return next week for my seventh expo, I’m eager to see what changed — as even a year can have huge developments in the seafood industry — and what better place to stay in the know on those changes than at the world’s largest seafood trade show.

The expo itself has gone through some changes, one of the most notable being the name change from the European Seafood Exposition to Seafood Expo Global. This year’s event, the 22nd annual expo, is also 1,100 square meters bigger than last year, bringing buyers from more than 145 countries and more than 1,690 exhibitors.

The 14th annual Prix d’Elite new products competition will also be held in a different location for the first time in the event’s history. The products that will best 24 finalists from 11 countries will be announced in Auditorium 2000 on Tuesday 6 May at 6:15.

New country pavilions include Japan and Lybia and I hope to stop by both to see what exhibiting companies are promoting. Lybia’s seafood industry is not one that I am familiar with, so I hope to learn what issues face the region’s seafood firms.

A few big organizations including the Global Aquaculture Alliance, Aquaculture Stewardship Council and Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, have said they will be making important announcements from the event floor.

As always, SeafoodSource will be on hand to bring you all the news from the show from articles to a running blog to videos from the show floor. If you have news to share, please bring it to the SeafoodSource media booth at stand 4015 in hall 9.

See you in Brussels!


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