ProChile will be present with 15 companies at Seafood Expo Global Barcelona 2024
Published on: 18 April 2024

Spain: A varied offer of Chilean seafood will be shown at the main exhibition of this type in Spain and other markets in Europe

With a delegation of 15 companies, ProChile will be present at the next “Seafood Expo Global Barcelona 2024”, one of the most important fairs for seafood products in Europe, which will take place between April 23 and 25, at the Fira venue. Barcelona Gran Vía (Spain), which has a total of 50 thousand square meters and more than 79 exhibiting countries.

The companies present in the 424 m2 Chile pavilion will be Australis Seafoods, Aysén Coho, Caleta Bay, Yadran, Dani Group, Friosur, Integra Chile, Manuelita Acuícola, Landes, Mar de Lagos, Marine Farm, Orizon Seafood, Pacific Gold, Pesbasa and PVA Chile. The companies are nine from the Los Lagos Region, two from the Metropolitan, two from Biobío, one from Aysén and one from Coquimbo.Salmon producing companies AquaChile, Multi X, Invermar, Ventisqueros, Salmones Austral and Camanchaca will also be present with their own stand.

In this regard, the commercial director of ProChile in Spain, Gabriel Guggisberg Alarcón, explained that that country “is a large consumer of seafood products and known for its demand for quality, so being successful in Spain with a food of this type, favors a positive reception in the rest of Europe.”

Guggisberg added that this fair concentrates a large part of the world’s supply, making it an “unmissable opportunity for Chile to show what it is capable of offering, with fresh and tasty products from the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean, with a guarantee of quality and sustainability in its processes, which allows it to have world leadership in several categories, such as fresh salmon fillets, mussels and a wide variety of frozen products. Particularly in Spain, in addition to the sustained increase in mussels, we have seen a significant increase in salmon, growing almost 2.5 times in exports during the last 10 years.”

Meanwhile, for the regional director of ProChile in Los Lagos, Ricardo Arriagada, “it is a source of pride that the majority of the companies present and also the Chilean food offering at this international fair come from the Los Lagos Region, where the aquaculture industry has clear leadership at the national and regional level.”

Additionally, ProChile called for a trade mission to Poland and Lithuania also for seafood companies, in which Granja Marina Tornagaleones, Inversiones Los Alerces, Multi X, St. Andrews Smoky Delicacies, Blumar and Salmones Aysén will participate (these last two only to Poland), an instance that includes networking events and meetings with potential buyers in these alternative markets to the traditional ones of the European Union and very important to cover Eastern Europe, among others.