Thousands of seafood professionals from around the world and across Asia are reconnecting in-person this week at the 10th edition of Seafood Expo Asia, the Seafood Marketplace for Asia. The event will take place until 16 September at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore.
During the three-day expo, 209 exhibiting companies representing 42 countries will display their latest seafood products, equipment and services. New countries represented include Bangladesh, Italy, Latvia, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and Yemen. The event is hosting 18 national and regional pavilions, featuring new pavilions from Argentina, Canada, Ecuador, Papua New Guinea, India, Japan, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Latvia and Turkey, each bringing their own unique, local flavors to the seafood community.
Industry buyers from restaurants, supermarkets, hotels and catering services, as well as importers and distributors from across Asia come to the Expo looking for innovative, fresh, frozen, chilled, canned and value-added seafood products to satisfy their customers’ growing demand for seafood.
“Seafood Expo Asia serves as a critical platform where buyers and decision makers in the seafood industry come to source the latest products from around the world,” says Ms. Iris Kwan, Event Director, Diversified Communications. “In addition to finding products, attendees can participate in live conference sessions led by industry experts on topics pertinent to today’s seafood business environment.”
This year’s event features a comprehensive conference program covering the latest topics relevant to the Asian market. Throughout the course of the three days, conversations will address sustainability, eco-certification, aquaculture, supply chain, logistics, food control and traceability. Today’s conference kicks off at 11:15 with a session on how sourcing and selling seafood have become challenging over the past two years, “Supply Chain Under Stress: How Changing Realities are Driving Innovation in Seafood Transactions”, presented by Dealboard’s Director, Steve Engdahl and Asia/Pacific Market Development Manager, Damien De Ment. All the conference sessions are taking place in the exhibit hall and the full schedule can be found on the event website.
The Demonstration Theater offers a series of culinary demonstrations and sampling sessions, which will provide procurement managers, food service executives, chefs and retailers with the latest food trends and sourcing ideas. The first tasting session starts at 12:00 with the sampling of Red Drum (sea bass) by Ferme Marine de Mahebourg, Ltd., and the first culinary demonstration will be presented at 15:00 by Conselleria do Mar -Xunta de Galicia. The Demonstration Theater’s complete schedule can be viewed on the website.
Product sourcing is one of the most popular reasons buyers attend Seafood Expo Asia. The event’s Product Showcase represents the one-stop shop where the finest and newest seafood products and services are showcased. From fresh seafood to ready-to-eat seafood meals to packaging solutions, the Product Showcase is a valuable resource for attendees to identify which exhibiting companies to visit at the event. The Showcase highlights products from Chaaya Group HK Ltd (Hong Kong S.A.R.), Lian Ruey Enterprise co., Ltd (Taiwan), Primstar BV (Netherlands), Hong Seafood PTE Ltd (Singapore), Georgia Seafood Ltd (Falkland Island), Polarplas India PVT Ltd (India), Soltuna Limited (Solomon Island) and more.