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Scottish Seafood's EU award of almost £1m to enable the organisation to take part in global exhibitions was announced in Brussels last month.
Scottish Seafood's EU award of almost £1m to enable the organisation to take part in global exhibitions was announced in Brussels last month.

Seafood Scotland has revealed it is to be represented at this year's Japan International Seafood Expo, as well as Germany's Anuga 2017, the world's largest food and drink trade fair.

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Last month the organisation was awarded almost £1 million from the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund to enable it to exhibit in seven trade shows around the globe over the next 12 months.

A spokeswoman for Seafood Scotland said: “For Scottish processors wishing to meet key contacts and target wholesale, distributors, retail and food service opportunities in Japan, the Japan International Seafood Expo is a key event and offers opportunities to meet premium buyers from across the country.

“The objectives of this showcase project are to educate contacts about Scottish seafood, encourage buyers to connect with Scotland, and raise awareness of the seafood available from our shores, with the long-term aim of increasing exports for the Scottish industry.

Branded Scottish stand

“We will be hosting a ‘Seafood From Scotland’ branded showcase stand at this expos – a key feature of which will be a chef’s demonstration kitchen. There will also be a communal display and lounge area where Scottish companies can hold meetings and host guests.”

As there are no independent company booths available on this showcase stand, there will be no exhibiting costs to companies attending the event, which is held in Tokyo from August 23 to August 25.

Loch Duart's stand was popular in Hong Kong.
Loch Duart's stand was popular in Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, Scots companies are being invited to join the Scottish Pavilion at Anuga 2017, the world's largest food and drink trade fair. The event takes place every two years and this year is being held from 7-11 October.  The 2015 fair attracted 7,000 exhibitors and more than 160,000 trade visitors from 192 countries.

The price for Scotland Food & Drink members is £1,500 (£1,650 for non-members), based on two people per company.

More details can be found here.

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