Seafood Expo Southern Europe a success


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
September 25, 2014

Seafood Expo Southern Europe ended this week in Barcelona, Spain on a high note, showing steady growth over last year’s event and bringing thousands of attendees from more than 60 countries.

The three-day event produced by Diversified Communications, the parent company of SeafoodSource, catered to seafood professionals, including buyers, importers and foodservice professionals.

According to show coordinators, exhibit space grew by 17 percent compared to 2013, with 165 exhibitors from 25 countries on hand.

“The exposition attracts visitors who find great value in what Seafood Expo Southern Europe has to offer: business contacts, new business, market opportunities and education on the latest trends and topics in the industry,” said Liz Plizga, show director at Diversified.

The show presented products in various categories of seafood including fresh, frozen, value-added, processed and canned. The expo also featured a conference program with a series of presentations on topical issues for the industry, including the impact of the new Common Fisheries Policy and the related European Maritime Fisheries Fund.

In a series of master classes, a variety of speakers described how to source, select, handle and prepare many different species, while chefs showed how to prepare those species.

A Mercabarna tour was also organized for seafood professionals interested in learning more about the Spanish wholesale fish market. Mercabarna also conducted meetings with key players from the German market. SeafoodSource covered the entire event from start to finish. Articles on each day’s activities can be found on right now.

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