The organizers of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Diversified Communications, have announced the moving of the global expo to Barcelona, Spain, starting with 2021.
After 28 years at the Brussels Expo in Belgium, the event will host its 29th edition on 27-29 April 2021 at Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue, in Barcelona. The decision is the result of extensive market research-based and exhibitor and attendee feedback over the years and an evaluation of major destinations through Europe.
“The location of our event contributes to our customers’ overall experience. The Brussels Expo and the city of Brussels were great partners to launch and grow this event, and we appreciate the services and support they provided over the years. Moving the event to a larger city and venue, with an opportunity for long term growth, is a necessary evolution. It will enhance the visitor experience and the business being done between buyers and sellers,” said Mary Larkin, president of Diversified Communications USA.
Every year, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global continues to grow in terms of total attendance and exhibit space. The last edition hosted more than 29,000 seafood buyers and suppliers from around the globe with over 2,00 exhibiting companies, making it the largest and most successful event in the expo’s history.
Fira de Barcelona hosts around 150 events annually bringing in-depth expertise servicing global trade events. Fira’s state-of-the-art Gran Via venue is one of the largest in Europe, with over 200,000 sqm. of floor space, 8 exhibit halls, more than 40 restaurants and is easily accessible by car, train and plane.
The inception of the event in Barcelona will provide an easy to navigate floorplan with more opportunities to expand and innovate the event as the expo continues to grow.
“While we are excited to move to Barcelona, we look forward to delivering an exceptional event in Brussels in 2020 for our exhibitors and attendees and appreciate the many relationships we have built with the city and local partners over the years,” said Liz Plizga, group vice president at Diversified Communications.