13th fish international closes in Bremen / Good feedback from exhibitors – Fishupdate.com

13th fish international closes in Bremen / Good feedback from exhibitors Published:  16 February, 2012

Satisfied customers, new contacts, some good business: The balance drawn at the end of the 13th fish international in Bremen was positive.

Around 260 exhibitors from 23 different countries had from Sunday February 12 to Tuesday February 14 to present to visitors a broad range of products and services from segments such as fish production and processing, fresh fish and delicatessen, research and development. About 8,200 visitors from the fish industry, retail and catering sectors made use of the opportunity for gathering information, networking and discussing.

“Exhibitor response was again very, very positive – that motivates us for next time,“ said Hans Peter Schneider, the Managing Director of Bremen Fair. It had come to their notice a few times, for example, that there had fortunately been less visitors “just looking” and instead more key decision-makers.

“Can’t we do this every week?“ asked Dr Ulrich Kronert, manager of Aquaculture Fischtechnik GmbH in Nienburg, for example. “It really was very good for us, and also good that we had set up such a big exhibition stand. A trade fair is great when you say in the evening: ‘What, six o’clock already?’. And that’s exactly how it was here,” he said.

In an area of over 300 square metres the Nienburg company had, together with partners, presented a wide range of equipment for fish farming, for example in recirculation systems. Fish international had made the topic aquaculture one of its major focuses in 2012 and for the first time presented fish farming technology, too.

The 14th fish international will take place from 9 to 11 February 2014.

Other exhibitors’ comments included:“My expectations were fulfilled. I gained the contacts I was looking for.“Renate Meiche, Category Manageress Fish Sales, EDEKA Minden-Hannover Holding GmbH

“It all went very well. We met customers that we had hoped we would reach: caterers, party services, but also big retail chains, from abroad, too.“

Bärbel Nottorf, Manageress, Nottorf Räucherfisch-Spezialitäten, Hanstedt

”Contrary to our expectations we had some very good conversations here. I hadn’t really expected the Bremen fair to be so well attended.“

Sven Fries, Sales, Gottfried Friedrichs KG, Hamburg

”For us fish international marked the beginning of our market entry with barramundi – and the contacts that we made here are so far advanced that it will soon be possible to buy this fish in Germany.“

Marius Głozak, Sales Manager, Global Fish Sp. Z.o.o., Warsaw

”There were a lot of decision-makers from the grocery sector there; we had some good conversations and were able to draw attention to our company.“

Ralf Forner, Manager, TransGourmet Seafood GmbH, Bremerhaven