14th Shanghai International Fisheries and Seafood Exhibition
14th Shanghai International Aquaculture Exhibition
28-30 August 2019 • Shanghai New International Expo Center, China

Exhibition profile

Thanks to efforts over 13 years, the World Seafood Shanghai has become the first choice for aquatic product traders as a platform where they can meet aquatic product buyers and extend business into the Chinese market. Together with China Food Shanghai, the last exhibition brought together more than 1,500 enterprises from over 20 countries and regions including the United States, South Korea, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Denmark, Chile, Canada, Ecuador, Thailand, Oman, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Scotland, Indonesia, Vietnam, Venezuela, Mexico, Taiwan, China. The previous exhibition covered an area of 60,000 square meters, attracting 56,493 visitors from 59 countries and regions in total.

The 14th World Seafood Shanghai will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre from August 28 to 30, 2019. The exhibition will continue to focus on its professional perspectives and outstanding quality, and yield greater success in cooperation with aquatic product enterprises and insiders of the industry at home and abroad.


Reasons to Make Shanghai Your Next Market

 

  • China is the world’s biggest country with a colossal food and drink market – 1.3 billion people live, work, eat and drink in China.
  • Wages and the middle class are on the rise, fueling consumption of imported goods. Real wages rose 400% from 2000-2014. Average income levels are expected to reach $10,700 by 2017 – a huge increase from 2012’s average of $6,200.
  • China’s middle class is already larger than the US’ at 109 million people. By 2022, 54% of China’s population will be upper middle class. More purchasing power points towards bigger export opportunities as China’s taste for foreign foods grows.
  • Seafood consumption is increasing annually, matching rising import levels and incomes. By 2020, each person will eat 35.9 kg, while urban consumption of seafood has already passed 40kg per capital.
  • Chinese seafood imports are expected to exceed $20 billion by 2020. Domestic overfishing and environmental concerns are pointing towards a greater demand for imported seafood.
  • Shanghai’s individual imports are on the up. January-April 2016 saw China’s second city import 34 tons of seafood – a 34.7% increase against 2015’s figures.
  • Foreign countries are already stepping up export levels. Canada boosted its seafood sales to China by 11% in 2015, exporting 94,000 tons with a value of $553 million.
  • Aquaculture operations are crying out for more efficient, more cost effective, updated technologies.

Organisers
ITE Asia Exhibitions Ltd.
Shanghai Gehua Exhibition Planning Co., Ltd.
Shanghai ITE Gehua Exhibition Service Co., Ltd.
China Aquatic Production Chamber of Commerce
Shanghai Fisheries Trade Association


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