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Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global 2022 will gather more than 1,527 exhibiting companies from 76 countries. Barcelona will host the 28th edition from 26-28 April. Three years after, the last edition was celebrated in Brussels. According to Diversified Communications Group, the fair will contribute up to €100 million to the economy of the Spanish city.

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During the presentation, Liz Plizga, Diversified Communications vice president, said Barcelona “will become the largest international platform in the sector, reinforcing the strategic positioning of this event at a global level. This edition will have more than 39,545 m2 of net exhibition space. A figure that continues to grow, and that represents 97% of the size of the 2019 event”.

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Precisely, the fair will harbor suppliers from around the world who will present the latest developments in seafood products. It will also offer visitors all aspects of seafood processing, including packaging materials and equipment, refrigeration and freezing supplies, primary and secondary processing equipment, and hygienic and sanitary control services, as well as quality control.

Along with AquaFuture Spain’22, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global is the second major aquaculture event to be held in Spain so far this year.

New features of the 28th event

Seafood Expo Global “aspires to be a communication space. So, experts and buyers can present their latest innovations that are adapting to a constantly changing market”, Plizga commented. Besides, the event will present the annual Seafood Excellence Global Awards, which recognize the best seafood products presented in Barcelona.

Furthermore, the Expo will offer a wide conference program with more than 20 divulgative sessions that will address the principle challenges the sector is facing. More than 65 experts will bring their therical and technologival knowledge about the more updated subjects. Finally, they will talk about last sustainability proyects and initiatives to deal with climate change and its effects on the maritime ecosystem.

Among these experts are Megan Greene, global economist, columnist of the Financial Times and senior researcher at Harvard Kennedy School. Also, Amy Novogratz, co-founder and managing partner of Aqua Spark; Audun Lem, Deputy Director of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Division; Javier Garat, president of Europeche and the International Coalition of Fisheries Associations (ICFA); Christophe Vande Weyer, Policy Officer at the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission.

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