2019 Seafood Expo Asia to feature product showcase, tasting kitchen, and “Seafood Party”
The world’s premium seafood products, equipment, and services will be on display in Hong Kong once more during the 10th edition of Seafood Expo Asia, taking place from 3 to 5 September.
Buyers will have the opportunity to learn and explore the latest seafood trends while connecting with global suppliers and professionals in one of the Asian region’s key hubs during the expo, according to expo organizer Diversified Communications. [Editor’s note: Diversified Communications also owns and operates SeafoodSource.]
The upcoming edition of the event will feature a conference program, product showcase, tasting kitchen, and a signature networking event know as the “Seafood Party,” which will “provide a unique environment for key buyers and suppliers to engage with each other over sumptuous canapes and drinks,” Diversified said.
The SEA19 conference program will highlight a variety of leading industry trends and insights, including tariff strategies, the impact of Brexit for the global seafood industry, prepacked seafood trend, and sustainable seafood development, the organizer added.
“Seafood Expo Asia provides seafood professionals a robust sourcing and educational platform that will help attendees navigate opportunities in the lucrative Asian seafood marketplace,” Diversified Communications Group Vice President Liz Plizga said.
Attendees who visit the expo’s tasting kitchen and product showcase will be treated to samples of the top, trendy products available around the world, and be clued into sourcing ideas. In addition to the aforementioned activities and festivities, the expo will also host the third annual Young Chef Challenge, which recognizes the next generation of culinary talent in Hong Kong. Taking place on the second and third days of the expo, “the competition encourages culinary mentorship and provides opportunity for aspiring culinary chefs to discover and further develop their skills,” Diversified said.
The panel of judges overseeing this year’s Young Chef Challenge include: Chef Robert Nilsson, culinary director of W Hong Kong; Chef Glenn Saussey, executive chef of Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong; Chef Matthew Woolford, executive chef of Kerry Hotel Hong Kong; and Chef Esther Sham, executive chef and director of Maison ES. The competition’s ambassador will be Gabriel Choy, chef and winner of the Gordon Ramsay Scholar competition in 2005. Choy and the panel will choose the most outstanding contestant after two rounds of onsite cook-offs.
More information about the expo and free trade pass registration can be found at www.seafoodexpo.com/asia.