The Brussels Seafood Expo, which took place between 25th and 27th of April, once again surpassed all our expectations in 2018. This fair is one of the most important food events in the world and probably the most influential in Europe in the seafood and fish sector.
At the fair you can meet professionals from all areas of business, retailers and wholesalers: airlines and cruises, catering, hospitals, hotels, schools, etc. For that reason (and much more) it is a golden opportunity to raise awareness of our products, increase their credibility in the market, establish synergies and create new opportunities.
Brussels Expo: a luxury setting
The venue chosen to host the event this year was the Brussels Expo, the largest exhibition centre in Belgium. An outstanding space of 115,000m2 equipped with all the latest technology and several meeting rooms that were essential for us during the event. We travelled to Belgium with some appointments already closed, but the success of the stand forced us to continuously look for ways to arrange new meetings.
Cristina, our chef, prepared octopus which delighted all those who came to visit our stand. Paired with one of the best Albariños of Galicia, the Discefa product triumphed as never before. Many who came were drawn to us by the smell alone and took the opportunity to learn and even make requests.
Spain Takes Centre Stage at the Brussels Seafood Expo
This edition, the fair surpassed itself: attended by a total of 1,946 exhibiting companies -87 more than in the previous edition- from 78 different countries. Of these, 173 were Spanish, which shows the importance of our country in the seafood sector.
Around 30,000 attendees, meanwhile, travelled from more than 140 different places around the world, clearly demonstrating the international nature of the event. In addition, this year Barbados joined us as a new exhibitor country and others such as Colombia, France and South Korea had their own national pavilion for the first time at the event.
According to these figures, Brussels Seafood Expo continues to grow every year. If we look at data from previous events, we see that attendance is increasing and that the Belgian fair has consolidated its position globally as one of the most important events in the fish and seafood industry. All of this suggests that in 2019 the success will be even greater. We are already counting down the days.