Seafood Exposition & Seafood Processing Europe: Global Seafood Exposition Expected to Attract Thousands
Brussels, Belgium - (12 March, 2012) - The 20th edition of the European Seafood Exposition (ESE) and 14th edition of Seafood Processing Europe (SPE) will be held in Brussels, Belgium, between Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 April. These global events will assemble seafood buyers and sellers from throughout the world with over 1,600 companies from more than 70 exhibiting countries, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/.
"The seafood industry is in a constant state of change," said Mary Larkin, Vice-President of Seafood Expositions for Diversified Business Communications. "These exhibitions offer an excellent opportunity for the international seafood community to meet and learn updated information on what is changing in the industry on a global basis."
Much of the event's success and growth may be attributed to the growing popularity of seafood worldwide. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), seafood consumption worldwide reached an all-time high last year, with an average of nearly 37 pounds per person. In addition, global consumption of fish and seafood has doubled since 1973 and is expected to increase another 25% by 2015.*
While the exhibitions are successful in terms of the number of exhibitors and visitors, the significance of these events is further demonstrated through the successful relationships that they help to develop. Research has shown that 85% of visitors who attended the 2011 European Seafood Exposition and Seafood Processing Europe found new products or companies, and 79% planned on purchasing products or services as a result of attending the event.**
Co-located with the European Seafood Exposition is Seafood Processing Europe (SPE), an event that represents every aspect of seafood processing, including Packaging Materials & Equipment, Refrigeration/Freezing Equipment & Supplies, Primary Processing Equipment, Secondary Processing Equipment, Hygiene Control/Sanitation, and Quality Assurance Services.
Seafood Prix d'Elite
Now in its twelfth year, the Seafood Prix d'Elite New Products Competition was created to recognize the best new seafood products of the year developed for the European market. Each year, awards are presented for Best Retail Product and Best Foodservice Product. Special awards are also given at the judges' discretion in the categories of Convenience, Nutrition and Health, Retail Packaging, Originality, and Best Seafood Product Line. This year's awards ceremony will be presented at a special reception on 24 April from 18h15 to 20h00 in Auditorium 2000. All exhibitors and visitors are invited to attend. The winners will also be on display at the exhibition.
About Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications, based in Portland, Maine, US provides information and market access through face-to-face events, magazine publishing, and online resources on four continents. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine and business management. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK and Canada.