Registration has opened for the third Seafood Expo Russia 2019, which will be held in conjunction with the Global Fishery Forum at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in St. Petersburg on 10–12 July. This season the event is timed to coincide with one of the major holidays in the fishing industry – Fisherman’s Day, which traditionally takes place in Russia on the second Sunday of July.
Entry to the expo is free. You can pick up an e-ticket when registering and exchange it for a badge during the days of the exhibition. This can be done at reception.
The Seafood Expo Russia 2019 participants will include more than 250 companies from 25 countries. Exhibitors will present:
– all kinds of fish and seafood;
– fish farming equipment, technology, and feed;
– fish processing equipment;
– fishing gear;
– vessel equipment and navigation systems;
– shipbuilding and repair;
– packaging solutions;
– shipping and storage;
– financial and insurance services.
In 2018, more than 7000 people from 30 regions of Russia and 50 countries visited the expo. Most of the guests are experts on fisheries and related industries, shipowners, traders, and representatives of retail companies and the restaurant business. More than 70% of visitors attended the expo to learn about fish and seafood, fishing equipment, and processing technologies. The rest were interested in shipbuilding and ship repair, cargo transportation, product storage and packaging technologies as well as the production and supply of feed and equipment for aquaculture.
In 2019, the number of visitors is expected to increase by at least 20% to 9000 people. To date, more than half of the exhibition space has been booked.
The business programme for the 3rd Global Fishery Forum is devoted to the development of fisheries in the oceans, economic and environmental risks as well as social problems in the fishing industry. The main theme of the forum is ‘Ocean of Opportunities: Nature, Economy, and People.’
The Federal Agency for Fishery is the organizer of the forum and expo, and the Roscongress Foundation is the operator of the forum.