2018 Seafood Expo Global broke attendance and exhibitor records
Diversified Communications, the producer of Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global, announced on Thursday, 14 June that its 2018 edition of the event set attendance and exhibitor records.
SEG/SPG took place 24 to 26 April, 2018, in Brussels, Belgium, and the largest ever in the event’s 26-year history, Diversified reported. A total of 29,130 buyers and sellers were in attendance from 152 countries, while 1,946 exhibiting companies from 78 countries showcased their seafood products, equipment, and services at the expo. The total exhibitor space occupied in the Brussels Expo exhibit space was 39,322 net square meters, including 72 national and regional pavilions.
“It is incredible to see this event growing year over year,” Diversified Communications Group Vice President Liz Plizga said. “Not only have we expanded the event in terms of exhibit space, but we again reached a record high in the number of visitors who came to the event. This shows the ongoing importance of the business value that both buyers and suppliers in the global seafood industry find in this event.”
The event includes the Seafood Excellence Global awards competition, recognizing outstanding seafood products. In the competition, a panel of industry experts in seafood products judged 40 finalists on their taste, originality, practicality, innovation, packaging, market potential and nutritional aspects.