Russian seafood delegation to take part in key global seafood events in 2018

Published on
February 1, 2018

Russia’s Agency for Fisheries has announced the list of industry events its representatives will attend in 2018, and has named Seafood Expo Global and its own International Seafood Forum as its top two priorities.

The International Seafood Forum will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, 13-15 September 2018. The event was set up by the agency in 2017 to create a platform for presenting Russian fisheries’ interests and needs to the international seafood community and to find partners for cooperation at a governmental level.  Last year’s event was attended by more than 1,600 participants from 20 countries. 

In 2018, the forum will see a wider membership of regulators, experts, and global companies, the agency announced. More than 40 percent of its exhibition space had already been booked by more than 300 companies from around 50 countries. DSI, Carsoe, Flottweg, Baader, Rolls-Royce, Marel, Amof Fjell and Optimar are among those confirmed to attend the show. 

In 2017, Russia pushed to increase its presence at Seafood Expo Global, held annually in Brussels, Belgium. This year, Russian companies will take part in the forum for the third consecutive year to reach out to international clients and seek out informed perspectives on technologies, which the national seafood industry lacks, according to the agency.

In a press release, the agency said it considers Seafood Expo Global, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 24 to 26 April 2018, a “very important event” that brings together leaders from seafood industry from across the world to discuss common problems and exchange experience. 

“This is a superb marketing tool for Russian companies to showcase its production at a minimal cost through participation in the Russian national stand, with the area of the stand 2017 being enlarged six-fold in comparison to 2016,” the agency said. 

Other events on the agency’s list include the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum from 24 to 26 May, where a special industry exposition will be organized; China Fisheries and Seafood Expo 2018 in Qindgao, China, from 7 to 9 November; and the East Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on 6 and 7 September.

Reporting from Saint Petersburg, Russia

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