The eleventh version of Seafood Expo Asia, produced by Diversified Communications has concluded its largest version within the occasion’s historical past with an expanded exhibit corridor that includes 362 exhibiting corporations from 41 international locations world wide, and representing an 86% improve in exhibit house over the occasion’s earlier version. The occasion demonstrated the rising demand from seafood corporations internationally to showcase their newest merchandise and improvements, and to fulfill with patrons from retailers and meals service corporations throughout Asia. Attendees solid new partnerships, nurtured present relationships and deepened their understanding of the worldwide seafood business.
“Our expertise at Seafood Expo Asia in Singapore has been wonderful. We met with a number of shoppers, which has been very useful for us as a result of it has launched us to a brand new market,” stated Melissa Osorio, gross sales consultant, Grupo Aquamar (Nicaragua). “We did an academic presentation on Vannamei shrimp, which is the species that we promote. This gave us the chance to teach Asian seafood professionals concerning the origins of Vannamei shrimp and our shrimp farming course of within the Central American area.”
The participating convention program delved into key topics equivalent to client traits in Asia, synthetic intelligence (AI), know-how, aquaculture, finance and funding, sustainability and traceability. All through the day, attendees have been engaged with a sequence of culinary and product demonstrations, the place they might study particular species and how you can put together them. Established cooks additionally made particular appearances and demonstrations, together with chef Karlie Verkerk, who hosted a grasp class on Australian coral trout and chef Flavio Morganti, who demonstrated the richness of seafood from the Spanish area of Galicia. An thrilling oyster problem additionally came about the place expert cooks went head-to-head in three thrilling rounds of competitors: shuck and prepare, home dressing and a thriller field problem.
The expo additionally launched its inaugural Seafood Excellence Asia Awards competitors, the place Tassal Operations emerged because the recipient of the Finest New Product award for its Tassal Tassie smoked salmon twin pack. The awards spotlight product innovators within the Asian seafood market, assessing new merchandise based mostly on standards equivalent to consuming expertise, innovation, packaging, dietary attributes, market potential, originality and comfort to advertise high quality consistency and set the benchmark for high quality seafood.
“This yr’s occasion proved to be extremely profitable in facilitating strategic conversations and constructing key relationships between a various group of top-level patrons and suppliers from world wide,” stated Wynter Courmont, vice-president, seafood at Diversified Communications. “The expansion is a testomony to Singapore’s strategic geographical location in Asia, rendering it a key hub for worldwide enterprise, and completely aligning with our overarching mission of fostering worldwide collaboration and commerce throughout the seafood business.”
In 2022, Seafood Expo Asia hosted its tenth version of the occasion in Singapore for the primary time, following a profitable tenure in Hong Kong from 2010 to 2018. Final yr’s version noticed over 200 exhibiting corporations and near 4,000 seafood professionals in attendance. The choice to maneuver to Singapore was knowledgeable by enter from earlier exhibitors and seafood patrons, in addition to insights from a complete third-party analysis research assessing the Asian seafood market’s enterprise dimension and potential.
Wanting forward, the twelfth version of Seafood Expo Asia is slated to happen in Singapore on the Sands Expo and Conference Centre from 4-6 Sep 2024.
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