The greatest (seafood) show on earth

Mairi-Gougeon-with-the-Scottish-Shellfish-team

A visit to Seafood Expo Global (SEG) is an overwhelming experience for the senses, with all manner of fish, shellfish, seaweed products and equipment on display, the sound of thousands of exhibitors and visitors discussing business, the aroma of cooking demonstrations and tasting sessions, and an all-pervading smell of the sea. Multiply this through five vast halls, and it’s easy to see why it takes three days to do the expo justice.

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September dates for Boston seafood show

THE Boston Seafood show, postponed last month, is to be staged on September 23-24, the expo organisers confirmed yesterday. The slightly shorter exhibition will take place at its usual venue, the Boston Exhibition and Convention Centre, with a three-day conference programme starting on September 22, said Diversified Communications. The annual Seafood Expo North America had…

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June date mooted for Brussels show

THE Brussels seafood expo, postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, could be rescheduled as early as June, according to reports. Show organiser Diversified Communications has proposed possible dates to exhibitors, with June 23-25 being an option. Seafood Expo Global, the world\’s largest seafood exhibition, was set to take place from April 21-23 but, along with…

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Scottish Pavilion offers Brussels refund

SCOTTISH seafood companies that had booked exhibition space at the now postponed Brussels expo are to be refunded by the Scottish government. Any firms that booked space within the Scottish Pavilion at the world’s biggest seafood exhibition, which had been scheduled for April 21-23, will get their money back, said Scottish Development International (SDI). Although…

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May date option for Boston show

THE organiser of the postponed Boston and Brussels seafood exhibitions has suggested possible new dates for the American show as soon as May, it was reported today. According to Intrafish, Diversified Communications has suggested two options in a survey emailed to exhibitors. Option one is May 31 to June 2, and option two is the…

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Brussels called off, expo organisers confirm

THE world’s biggest seafood exhibition, due to be held in Brussels next month, has been called off, as expected, due to coronavirus fears. Seafood Expo Global, scheduled to run in the Belgian capital for the last time this year before moving to Barcelona in 2021, attracted nearly 30,000 visitors from 155 countries in 2019. This…

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Decision tomorrow on Brussels expo

A FINAL decision will be made tomorrow on whether the giant seafood exhibition in Brussels is to go ahead next month in the wake of coronavirus fears. The organiser of Seafood Expo Global, Diversified Communications, confirmed today that it will make an announcement by the end of the day on March 10. Last week, the…

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Young chefs win starring role at Brussels expo

TWO teenage students have won a trip to the world’s biggest seafood show, where they will prepare salmon dishes for Scottish farmer Loch Duart. Jaypee Escaro, 18, from Stevenage, and Michael Brown, 18, from Letchworth Garden City, are both Level 3 students on the advanced diploma in professional cookery course at North Hertfordshire college. They…

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UK’s leading aquaculture show sold to Diversified

THE UK’s biggest aquaculture exhibition, Aquaculture UK, has been bought by Diversified Communications, the events company behind the Brussels and Boston seafood shows. Current owner, 5M Enterprises, said Aquaculture UK 2020 and the Aquaculture Awards 2020 will continue to be managed by the 5M team for the next event, in Aviemore from May 19-21. ‘The…

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