30 OCTOBER - 1 NOVEMBER 2018, Dubai World Trade Centre

Welcome to SEAFEX

SEAFEX is the MENA region’s professional seafood event that welcomes international traders, wholesalers, importers, retailers and Foodservice professionals to connect with international suppliers of seafood over 3 days. SEAFEX trades under three distinct sectors covering seafood (live, chilled and frozen), value-added products (canned, breaded, Ready To Eat, private label) and condiments & tools (ingredients & seasonings, sauces & dressings, preservatives, packaging, equipment and more.) During the 2017 edition SEAFEX welcomed more than 15,000 visitors including international chefs, GMs, F&B Managers and procurement heads from Carrefour, Spinneys, LuLu hypermarket, Dubai Duty Free, Jumeirah Group, Kempinski Hotels, Sofitel, Choitrams, Tesco, The Ritz Carlton and many others. As cuisines like Poke, ceviche and fish tacos highlight seafood as an increasingly relevant food source amongst mainstream consumers, the region’s professional platform for seafood trade continues to gain momentum.

Who Attends

During the 2017 edition SEAFEX welcomed more than 15,000 visitors including international chefs, GMs, F&B Managers and procurement heads from Carrefour, Spinneys, LuLu hypermarket, Dubai Duty Free, Jumeirah Group, Kempinski Hotels, Sofitel, Choitrams, Tesco, The Ritz Carlton and many others. As cuisines like Poke, ceviche and fish tacos highlight seafood as an increasingly relevant food source amongst mainstream consumers, the region’s professional platform for seafood trade continues to gain momentum.

Features & Networking

SEAFEX is where you can find ways to put the latest seafood trends into practice whilst discovering product innovations, sustainability regulations and consumer trends that are impacting the seafood industry at large. Co-located with The Speciality Food Festival, yummex Middle East and GulfHost, SEAFEX gives you access to a raft of interactive activities such as Chef's Education, Chefs Theatre and the GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference. Your chance to stay at the cutting edge of seafood preparation for the year ahead is also an opportunity to gain insight into the hospitality industry at large, as delegates at the Free to Attend GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference benefit from entrepreneurial case studies shared by than 60 seasoned experts from within the GCC.

SEAFEX Middle East 2018
4,000
Show Size (sqm)

15,243
Visitors

143
Exhibitors

111
Countries

Exhibitors' Profile

More than 140 exhibitors showcase their products and services at SEAFEX, from major seafood industry influencers such as The Norwegian Seafood Council, to end-to-end suppliers and wholesale producers such as Asmak and specialist breeders such as Gourmet House Caviar. Visit seafexme.com for the full list of exhibitors.

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LIVE SEAFOOD

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CHILLED SEAFOOD

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FROZEN SEAFOOD

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VALUE ADDED SEAFOOD

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CONDIMENTS & TOOLS

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PROCESSING & PACKAGING

Why should I visit Dubai?

  1. Convenience: SEAFEX brings together the key international buyers and suppliers at a central destination between East and West. Dubai is strategically positioned to serve both established and emerging markets, making it more accessible than other competitive events taking place in Europe or America.

  2. Business Opportunity: There is a marked rise in hotel development and renovation taking place in the lead up to Dubai World Expo 2020, creating exceptional networking potential. The Middle East and North Africa region as a whole is in the midst of exponential tourism growth, with operators openly exploring destinations in the Middle East, where tourism is booming.
SEAFEX is co-located with 3 complementary trade events showcasing finished-food products in the form of gourmet & fine food fare at The Speciality Food Festival, confectionery & snacks at yummex Middle East and Foodservice equipment at GulfHost. Your SEAFEX entry pass admits free entry to all co-located events.