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02/03/2015: SEAFOOD PHILIPPINES 2015 JOINS LARGEST TRADE EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA

PRESS RELEASE
WDC-014-2015
27 February 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—Seven Philippine seafood companies, with the support of the Philippine government, will be participating in this year's Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America in Boston, Massachusetts—the largest seafood exposition in North America, announced today by the Philippine Embassy.

The Embassy said that the venue of this trade show previously named International Boston Seafood Show (IBSS)/Seafood Processing America will be at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from March 15 to 17, 2015. Participation of the 8 Philippine companies in Seafood Expo North America is hosted by the Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

According to Philippine Agriculture Attaché to the United States Dr. Josyline Javelosa, products such as Milkfish (fresh, frozen, processed plain/ marinated and deboned “Bangus”), Tuna (fresh/chilled), Shrimp (frozen), Octopus (frozen), Dried Fish Products, Canned Sardines, Canned Tuna, Shrimp Paste (Bagoong), and Sweet & Spicy Chicharon (Salmon Skin) will be showcased by the companies.

The “Seafood Philippines 2015” Pavilion will be in Booth No. 2585 and will be shared by exhibitors from Brand Exports Philippines Inc., FRI Seafood Trading, Inc., Nuevo Fresco Marine Trading Corp., Permex Producer and Exporter Corp., Sikat Araw Trading Corp., RDEX Food Int’l Phils. Inc. and D&L Seafoods.

Organizers of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America said, the show attracts 20,000 buyers and suppliers of fresh, frozen, and value-added seafood products, equipment and services. Media and other seafood-insdustry professionals will be present as well. Attendees from 100 countries will come to the seafood show to meet, network and do business.

A survey from past expositions indicate the importance of this annual trade show: 79% of surveyed attendees said that they influence or are involved in purchasing decisions, 86% found new products or companies, 52% of surveyed buyers found new suppliers and 68% met with their current supplier.

The Philippine Embassy is inviting buyers to visit the Philippine Pavilion at the Boston Convention Center’s Exhibit Hall Booth No. 2585. For meeting requests with participating Philippine companies please email seafoodexpona.phl@gmail.com