fish international | 14.02.2020
Satisfied exhibitors at the fish trade fair
Germany’s only professional trade fair for the fish industry suffered less than expected from the winter storms, and the organizers of fish international counted a total of 10,302 attendees this ...
Despite the storms, plenty of attendees were on hand at the MESSE BREMEN on
Germany’s only professional trade fair for the fish industry suffered less than expected from the winter storms, and the organizers of fish international counted a total of 10,302 attendees this year (2018: 12,203). Just three of the registered exhibitors cancelled their registrations.
„We consider this a manageable decrease – for us, it is much more important that so many exhibitors spoke positively about the event“ says Andrea Rohde, Area Manager of Exhibitions at the MESSE BREMEN. „Most decision-makers did choose to come and brave the weather.“
The exhibition offered a range of unusual products – Japanese flounder, for example, which has been previously unknown in Germany up to this point. In addition, more and more exhibitors – including Deutsche See – are marketing products designed for the self-service counter or convenience store, as well as niche products like high-quality canned sardines.
The first vegan products from established fish producers also generated plenty of media attention. Bremerhaven Frosta Food Service presented their „Fish from the field“: fish patties or fried fish made from a vegetable blend, hemp protein and linseed oil in a crispy breadcrumb coating. Dutch company Sterk B.V. used fish international to launch its vegan sashimi products made to mimic salmon and tuna and created from tapioca starch and algae-based glucose.
The new Coronavirus did worry some participants at the fish exhibition. To counteract these worries, they strengthened hygiene measures and asked at-risk groups to stay home. Three registered Chinese exhibitors cancelled their visits. The fourth sent a company representative from North America to the exhibition. As a precaution, he posted a sign at the stand reading „Keep calm – we are Canadian“.
The date for the next exhibition has already been set for 13 to 15 February, 2022.
On fish international
Founded in 1988, the fish international in the MESSE BREMEN exhibition halls is the only German trade fair for fish and seafood. Every two years, it attracts a good 12,000 visitors from the fish industry, fish wholesalers, food retailers and the hospitality industry. Here they find some 300 suppliers from around the world and use this opportunity to find out the latest information and discuss current topics in the business. The next fish international will take place from Sunday 9th to Tuesday 11th February 2020.
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fish international | 06.03.2018
Visitor numbers up at fish international
Germany’s only trade fair for the industry ends The fish international trade fair closed in Bremen with another increase in visitor numbers. A total of 12,203 people took a look ...
Visitor numbers up at fish international
Germany’s only trade fair for the industry ends
The fish international trade fair closed in Bremen with another increase in visitor numbers. A total of 12,203 people took a look around Hall 5 (2016: 11,732). The 16th edition of the fish industry show was a meeting place for fish processors and fishmongers, canteen managers, restaurateurs and food retailers, among others. With 312 exhibitors, the trade fair achieved a growth of 15 percent (2016: 273).
„In its 30th year, the fish international once again confirmed its status as our flagship trade fair. It’s more important to the industry than ever“, said Hans Peter Schneider, Managing Director of Messe Bremen & ÖVB-Arena. „The combination with our catering trade fair GASTRO IVENT also proved a big success.“
Many exhibitors were full of praise for the fish international. „We had a lot of very good conversations with German and also foreign partners“, said Mert Kecici, Sales Director of Marine Harvest DACH GmbH. „With its strong connections to neighbouring countries, the fish international really lives up to its name.“
„We’ll definitely be back in two years“, said Ralf Forner, Managing Director of Transgourmet Seafood. „We were able to hold great and constructive talks, and we’re very happy about how the trade fair went and the customer response.“ Turkey’s largest trout producer, Gümüşdoğa, is also planning to come back after its first time in Bremen. „Our goal was to attract more customers in Germany. I’m delighted to say we made a lot of promising contacts – also with companies from Poland and Belgium“, said company employee Eray Koşay.
The fish international was complemented by the GASTRO IVENT running simultaneously. Also at the same time, Fleischer-Einkauf AG held its company trade fair.
The next fish international will take place from Sunday 9th to Tuesday 11th February 2020.
For more information please visit www.fishinternational.com
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