SEG/SPG a rousing success

By

Sean Murphy, SeafoodSource online editor

Published on
June 2, 2015

Organizers of the 23rd edition of Seafood Expo Global and the 17th edition of Seafood Processing Global, which both took place at the Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium on 21 to 23 April 2015 are calling both events a record-breaking success.

The events covered more than 36,000 square meters, breaking records once again for its size. The events hosted 1,761 exhibitors from 72 countries, including 66 national and regional pavilions. Diversified Communications, the events’ producer and parent company of SeafoodSource, estimated over the three days, 26,652 seafood professionals and decision-makers from 144 countries attended and exhibited.

“We see a lot of new faces and buyers from new companies at this event,” said Clarine Louwerse, manager of Culimer B.V. “It gives us the chance to convince them on the quality of our products and that we are a reliable partner for them.”

Key Buyers who attended included the following companies: Compass Group (France, United Kingdom, Germany); Turkish Do & Co (Turkey); AEON Global Merchandising (Japan); Aldi (Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom); AUCHAN (France, Portugal); Axfood (Sweden); Carrefour (Belgium, France, Romania, Spain, United States); Coop (Denmark, Italy, Switzerland); Costco Wholesale (United Kingdom); Jeronimo Martins (Colombia, Poland, Portugal); Metro (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Ukraine); REWE (Germany, Latvia, Thailand) and WalMart (Brazil, United States).

On 21 April, the company Salmon Brands, based in Oslo, Norway, won both the best new retail product category and the special award for originality at the 15th annual Seafood Prix d’Elite competition. The company won with its entry Salmaraw, a ready-to-eat sashimi in kit form. The special award for Health and Nutrition went to Marine Harvest from Bruges, Belgium, for its product Oven-baked Norwegian duo (Duo Norvégien au Four). The Big Prawn Company from Melton Constable in the United Kingdom took home the special award for convenience for its seafood rarebit product, as well as the special award for packaging for its 2 crayfish thermidor bakes product. Finally, Rockabill Shellfish based in Balbriggan, Ireland, won the special award for seafood product line, for its "Something Fishy" product.

The next Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global will take place 26-28 April 2016, again at the Brussels Expo. For more information, please visit www.seafoodexpo.com/global. Throughout the year, you can also stay up-to-date with Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global news at www.SeafoodSource.com.

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