Bremen hits the mark with current topics
11,400 professionals attend fish international 2008 in Bremen
"Sustainability, organic fish, and the latest developments in aquaculture were the major topics of conversation among industry professionals at fish international 2008 in Bremen. This shows us that our concept of offering - in addition to the exhibition - a programme focusing on current topics with high-ranking experts and industry members was absolutely right", says Exhibition Manager Hans Peter Schneider. The forums offered in this context had been very well attended. This was also visible in the current figures. Altogether, 11,400 visitors were counted at fish international in Bremen.
And on top of that, Schneider continued, the quality of the visitors had improved further: "We had a clear rise in the number of decision-makers at the fair." This was also confirmed by exhibitors such as Katrin Runge from Gottfried Friedrichs KG or Chris Anderson from Fresh Catch in Scotland. "We'll be coming back to the next fish international in 2010", said Anderson - an evident sign of his satisfaction with the result of his company's participation.
"We had a lot of good discussions and were able to make some interesting contacts. What particularly pleased us was the fact that the topic of sustainability no longer plays a subordinate role", was the positive balance drawn by Andreas Kremer, the Corporate Communications Manager at "Deutsche See". And for Thomas Heinemann, the Distribution Manager at Weber Packaging, the fair had been worthwhile, too: "We even partly exceeded our targets. We were able to gather sufficient orders and projects for the coming months."
Being able to take part in good discussions with decision-makers from the fish industry was also very important for Ernesto Wlasiuk, the Export Manager at Frescamar from Spain. "Our aim was to make contacts within the German market. fish international was a good experience for us which is why we will be coming back to Bremen for the next fair in 2010."
Statements that the fair organisers MGH Messe- und Ausstellungsgesellschaft Hansa GmbH like to hear. After all, the dates for the event's twelfth edition have already been fixed: from 21 to 23 February 2010.
The announcement by the Bremen fair organisers during fish international of a new event to be held later this year met with very good response, too. "SlowFisch", an exhibition for end consumers which is to be launched in co-operation with SlowFood Deutschland, will take place for the first time in November. One of the objectives of SlowFood Deutschland is to promote awareness and healthy eating, sustainable products and fair trade.
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