Founded in 1984, Sea Fare Expositions, Inc. has been organizing trade expositions for the international seafood industry for more than 30 years. In 1995, Sea Fare was approached by China’s Ministry of Agriculture and asked to be the overseas organizer and develop an international seafood exposition in China. In 1996, the first China Fisheries & Seafood Expo was held in the northeastern city of Qingdao.
Since the first year in Qingdao, CFSE has been held in a variety of cities, including Dalian, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Since 2015, CFSE has been held in Qingdao. Over the years, CFSE has grown in size from 2,000 square meters of net exhibit space to more than 45,000 square meters, making CFSE the largest seafood trade show in the world. In 2019, the decision was made to move CFSE to Qingdao’s new Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Center, the largest convention center in northern China.
Based in Seattle, Wash. Sea Fare Expositions has operated a wholly owned subsidiary, Sea Fare (China) Ltd. In Beijing since 2005.