Seafood industry expo space up 30pc
Dubai, October 28, 2013
A leading trade show for the seafood industry has reported a more than 30 per cent increase in exhibitor space over the last year.
The trade-only show, to take place from November 17 to 19 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will cover the full spectrum of the seafood industry including fresh catch, the consumer’s plate, cold storage, shipping and logistics solutions.
Global seafood consumption has been forecast to rise to 150-160 million tonnes per annum, or between 19-20 kg per person by 2030, according to the World Health Organisation.
The international seafood industry is looking to the fast-growing Middle East markets for new business opportunities, given the region’s growing population, rising financial prosperity and strong tourism sector. Seafood consumption per capita is growing at a substantial rate compared to other regions.
“The Middle East offers exceptional opportunities for the seafood industry with many of its regional markets in the world’s top ten in terms of per capita consumption. We are delighted that the second edition of Seafex has been so well received by the industry,” said Trixie Loh Mirmand, senior vice president, DWTC.
This year’s edition is set to showcase a broader range of products from the world’s leading names in the seafood industry as well as new country pavilions including Philippines, Namibia, Peru, Turkey, Northern Ireland, Yemen and Argentina.
The show is co-located with ‘The Speciality Food Festival,’ a dedicated gourmet and fine food show for the regional food and hospitality industry and ‘Sweet & Snacks Middle East,’ a regional showcase for the sweets, snacks, chocolate, bakery and ice cream industry.
All three shows cover everything from ingredients, equipment and technology through to the finished products for catering and retail. - TradeArabia News Service