Organisers of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global have announced that its first Barcelona offering will now take place in April 2022.
The 28th Seafood Expo Global and the first to be held following the shift from Brussels to Barcelona had already been postponed from April this year to a September date.
Keeping our customers’ best interest in mind is our top priority,” said Liz Plizga, Group VP at Diversified Communications.
“After evaluation of suppliers and buyers’ concerns around the continued uncertainties caused by the on-going Covid-19 situation worldwide, it became evident that 2021 would still be too soon to host an international event that would provide the global experience the seafood community would find valuable.”
Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global is a key seafood trade event which brings together more than 29,000 industry professionals from around the globe.
According to Diversified, each country’s complex COVID-19 regulations and governmental restrictions make it impossible to hold a large-scale global event in September this year.
“We are committed to Barcelona,” Liz Plizga said.
“We will continue working with Fira de Barcelona and the city to ensure we can host a valuable in-person event that will bring back, at the Gran Via venue in 2022, the international representation that makes Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global the global seafood marketplace and the largest seafood trade event in the world.”
“We have already received contracts for the 2022 edition and strong participation interest from all sectors of the global seafood industry,” confirmed event director Wynter Courmont
“Until the 2022 edition in Barcelona, we will be exploring online event opportunities to connect suppliers and buyers together and keep the seafood community informed on the latest topics in the industry.”