Participation of 8 Basque food companies at the frozen sea products fair, Conxemar, under the brand name Euskadi Basque Country

2021 October 6
  • The sectors represented are frozen fish, fish preserves and prepared food.

  • The Basque Government's Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Policy, Bittor Oroz, and the Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Leandro Azkue, travelled to Vigo to support the presence of the Basque processing fishing industry in Conxemar.

Vigo is hosting the 22nd edition of Conxemar, the International Fair of Frozen Sea Products, established as one of the four most important worldwide, and which brings together the processing sector as a whole, such as wholesalers, importers, exporters, processors, manufacturers, distributors, fridges, machinery, auxiliary industry (cold, packaging, plastics, etc.) and aquaculture, and which finishes tomorrow.

Eight Basque food companies participated at this year’s Euskadi Basque Country stand, organised by the Basque Government’s Department of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment, through HAZI.

These companies were met by the Basque Government's Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Policy, Bittor Oroz, and the Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Leandro Azkue, who travelled to Vigo to support the presence of the Basque processing fishing industry in Conxemar.

Attendance at Conxemar is one of the actions defined within the Plan for the Promotion of the Basque Country Food Industry, whose aims include supporting the international presence of Basque companies and to enhance their presence in the markets.

Products from fishing and processed products, frozen foods, and ready-to-eat foods, prepared in a traditional fashion combined with the most advanced technology guaranteeing the maximum quality, can be sampled at the Euskadi Basque Country stand, which fully complies with sanitary measures.

Twenty-second edition of Conxemar

Conxemar is the first of four global fishing fairs to be held on site since the outbreak of the pandemic.

This year’s fair, whose exhibition area spans 31,500 m2, has 486 exhibitors from 28 countries, with Australia and Guinea Bissau represented for the first time. The international presence is bolstered with ten pavilions from Peru, Morocco, Australia, Ireland, Norway, Alaska, Ecuador, Indonesia, Panama and Guinea-Bissau.

This is an important showcase for Basque companies wishing to strengthen their business relations or contact new state and international buyers.

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