Thousands of seafood professionals participated in the 26th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global at the Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global

Doors Open to Thousands of Seafood Industry Professionals

BRUSSELS, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thousands of seafood professionals have come from around the globe to participate in the 26th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, taking place today through the 26th of April at the Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium. The three-day exposition is the world’s largest seafood trade event that brings together buyers and suppliers to meet, network and stay up to date with industry news at the global level.

The 2018 exposition features 1,946 exhibiting companies — an increase of 87 companies from 2017 — coming from 78 countries to present their newest seafood products, services, processing and packaging equipment.  The event spans more than 39,322 net square meters of exhibit space breaking last year’s record.

“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,” says Liz Plizga, Group Vice President for Diversified Communications. “This is a unique opportunity for the global seafood industry to make valuable business connections.”

This year’s edition welcomes Barbados as a new exhibiting country and 72 national and regional pavilions, including new pavilions from Colombia, France and South Korea.

Seafood buyers who attend Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global include restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, catering services, importers, distributors and seafood markets.

High-volume buyers from all over the world come to the event to meet with suppliers, see new products and discover industry trends. Companies doing business at the event 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 many more.

Alongside Seafood Expo Global is Seafood Processing Global, highlighting every aspect of seafood processing, including packaging materials & equipment, refrigeration/freezing equipment & supplies, primary processing equipment, secondary processing equipment, hygiene control/sanitation, quality assurance services, transport and logistics services. Seafood Processing Global is located in Halls 4 and 8.

Seafood Excellence Global Awards
This evening, Tuesday 24 April, from 18:15 to 20:00, the winners of the Best Retail Product and the Best Hotel/Restaurant/Catering (HORECA) Product will be announced during the Seafood Excellence Global awards reception.  The prestigious competition recognizes the best seafood products represented at this year’s event. Additional awards will also be presented for Innovation, Convenience, Health and Nutrition, Retail Packaging and Seafood Product Line. All participant entries and winning entries are on display at the Seafood Excellence Global stand in the Patio at the expo.

For more information about Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, visit 

About Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global

Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global form the world’s largest seafood trade event.  Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exposition in Brussels, Belgium, to meet, network and do business.  Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies.  Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. is the exposition’s official media.  The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions and media.


About Diversified Communications

Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. The company’s global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and Diversified Communications, in partnership with SeaWeb, also produces SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premier seafood conference on sustainability. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit:


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For further information about the organiser Diversified Communications, contact:

Christine Pedersen
Marketing Director
Diversified Communications
Tel: +1 207 842 5488

For further information or photographs in high resolution, contact:
Lieke Vervoort
Two cents
Tel:   +32 2 773 50 20


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