Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency through the Business Development Program and in partnership with Innovation PEI and the other Atlantic provinces, are seeking PEI companies to participate at the Seafood Expo Asia in Hong Kong, Wanchai from September 3-8, 2016, to promote PEI seafood industry. Seafood Expo Asia is a major, seafood-only marketing event in Hong Kong and has been held annually for the past 5 years and participation at this event is seen as a major opportunities to do business in seafood for PEI companies.
The 5th Asian Seafood Expo was a record-setting show in 2015 has been re-branded Seafood Expo Asia for 2016. Hong Kong is the seafood hub of Asia with a huge food service industry (over 800 hotels and 11,000 restaurants in Hong Kong). Another interesting fact is that 95% of seafood imported into Hong Kong and 30-40% of imports to Hong Kong are re-exported through importers to China, Macau, Vietnam, and Taiwan etc. For smaller firms, it is the one opportunity during the year that they have to meet directly with their potential customers.
In 2015, 7,500 visitors from 75 countries attended this event with 171 exhibitors from 27 countries. Having this many people from the seafood industry in one place provide numerous opportunities for our companies, including the chance to network with new and existing customers. The Seafood Expo Asia is a trade event where buyers and suppliers of seafood from around the world come together to network and conduct business in the lucrative Hong Kong and Asia Pacific markets.
For more information contact Jamie Blanchard by email or by phone at 902-368-4474.