Seafood Expo Global 2018 opens bigger than ever before in Brussels

Published on
April 24, 2018

Seafood buyers, suppliers, and professionals are arriving in Brussels, Belgium by the thousands for the 26th edition of Seafood Expo Global / Seafood Processing Global, the world’s largest industry-focused trade event, held this year from 24 to 26 April at the Brussels Expo. SeafoodSource, the official media provider for SEG18 and SPG18, is on-site in the Belgian capital, delivering the latest news coverage as the three-day exposition picks up steam.

A total of 1,946 companies from 78 countries are exhibiting at this year’s exposition, an increase of 87 companies over 2017, event organizer Diversified Communications announced on Tuesday, 24 April. This year’s event has also broken new grounds and records in terms of exhibit space, with more than 39,322 net square meters occupied, Diversified said. 

“Seeing the event grow every year is a testament to how the industry is doing and reinforces the fact that meeting face-to-face matters to buyers and suppliers,” Diversified Communications Group Vice President Liz Plizga said. “This is a unique opportunity for the global seafood industry to make valuable business connections.”

Barbados has come on board as a new exhibiting country for SEG18, and new pavilions from Colombia, France, and South Korea have also been added to the exposition’s growing exhibitor roster. Overall, 72 national and regional pavilions will be on display during the show. 

Representatives from several high-volume seafood buyers have plans to walk the SEG18 show floor, according to Diversified. Those buyers include: Accorhotels, Ahold Delhaize, Aldi, Alibaba, Auchan, Carnival, Carrefour, Chefs Culinar, Colmar, Colruyt Group, Coop Group, Emart, Eroski, Esselunga, Flunch, GFresh, Groupe Casino, Ikea, Intermarché, JD Fresh,  Jeronimo Martins, Lidl, LSG Sky Chefs, Metro, Mercadona, Migros, North Food Polska S.A., Sainsbury’s, Saizeriya Co., Ltd., Sodexo, Subway FWH, SuperUnie, Sysco, Tesco, Transgourmet, Unicoop, Unil AS, Viking Cruises, Waitrose, Wellcome HK, Whole Foods Market, Woolworths, and more.  

Running in conjunction with Seafood Expo Global is Seafood Processing Global, occupying Hall 4 and Hall 8. SPG18 serves to highlight every aspect of seafood processing, Diversified said, including packaging materials and equipment, refrigeration/freezing equipment and supplies, primary processing equipment, secondary processing equipment, hygiene control/sanitation, quality assurance services, transport, and logistics services.

As the official media outlet for Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global, SeafoodSource plans to provide 360-degree coverage before, during, and after the show. This includes routine updates on our social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as in our newsletters and on SeafoodSouce.com.  

Three Expo Today e-newsletters sharing the latest exposition news will be deployed to all registered attendees and visitors of SEG18 and SPG18 at the start of each show day. If you’re looking to share your news with the entire SEG audience or learn more about the latest SeafoodSource Premium benefits, make sure to stop by the SeafoodSource booth (Hall 9, stand #9-4015) and chat with one of our team members. 

SeafoodSource will be providing live updates throughout SEG18 – follow and tweet at us on Twitter @SeafoodSource. Make sure to tag all of your tweets with the official #SEG18 hashtag so we can see you and retweet your expo news. Our Twitter feed will include coverage of this year’s Seafood Excellence Global awards, to be held on the evening of Tuesday, 24 April at 18:15 (6:15 p.m.) Brussels time, so be sure to check back in for the latest on the finalists and winners if you can’t attend the gala.

Also, be sure to bookmark our dedicated SEG18 landing page for all the latest breaking industry news to surface at and before the event. Have some news you want to share and promote? Contact us at Editor@SeafoodSource.com.

Welcome back Brussels and the world’s premiere trade show event – see you out on the floor!

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