The XXIV International Frozen Seafood Products Fair, Conxemar, kicks off today in Vigo, Galicia, Spain, and will run until October 5th, raising the bar for its annual event. This edition promises to surpass the achievements of the previous year. Among the highlights revealed is an increase of 1,300 square meters of net exhibition space, bringing the total number of exhibitors to 754. These figures represent an 11.4% increase in exhibitors and a congress with 21 top-level speakers.
Conxemar is one of the most renowned fairs globally, and in this edition, it has revamped its image. This year's event has attracted representation from 45 countries, including newcomers such as Tanzania, Kenya, and the United Arab Emirates.
The XI International Conxemar-FAO Congress also promises to be a high-level event. With a focus on sustainability and the "Blue Transformation," this congress will bring together distinguished speakers from various areas of the frozen seafood products value chain. The goal is to reach a consensus on solutions for the sector in social, economic, and environmental aspects.
Additionally, the program will include roundtable discussions moderated by industry experts. Some of the addressing topics are brand integrity, the future of fishing and its management models, social responsibility in the value chain, business strategies aligned with the "Blue Transformation," and traceability and consumer engagement. A wide range of subjects that aim to cover all key aspects of the sector.
With a larger exhibition area, not only will more new products be showcased, but there will also be more space for interaction. The fair has planned to have various spaces that encourage conversation, meetings, and business exchanges. Because the aim is not just to learn more about the industry but to immerse oneself in it.
Furthermore, the event has considered various aspects with meticulous attention to detail. Among these, it has aimed to enhance event accessibility. Some of the changes implemented by the organizers include increased shuttle bus frequencies, the provision of free parking spaces at the airport, and specific traffic adjustments to streamline travel.