2007 European Seafood Exposition
Beaver Street Fisheries and Markey’s Caviar were among the seven companies from the Southern United States that participated in the Southern U.S. Seafood Pavilion at the 2007 European Seafood Exposition (ESE) in Brussels, Belgium. This pavilion was sponsored by the Southern United States Trade Association and coordinated by the Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing. Seafood companies from Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina also participated.
Participating companies reported sales of $13.25 million at the show and additional sales during the next 12 months of $12.8 million as a result of the contacts made during ESE.
Marky’s Caviar was a finalist in this year’s Seafood Prix d’Elite. This competition names the best new retail and foodservice products at the ESE and offers special awards for health and nutrition, retail packaging, originality, convenience and seafood product line.
The majority of the exhibit costs were paid by SUSTA with Market Access Program (MAP) funds allocated by USDA to increase exports of U.S. seafood and agricultural products. Each company was responsible for their transportation, food and lodging. This is the 12th year that SUSTA has sponsored an exhibit at this event billed as the largest seafood only trade show in the world.