The organizers of China Fisheries & Seafood Expo are once again ready to welcome overseas exhibitors and visitors to Asia’s largest seafood exposition. The 26th Annual CFSE will be held October 25-27 in Qingdao, China’s seafood capitol.
“The official end to China’s Zero-Covid policies, including the elimination of any quarantine requirements, means after three years CFSE can get back to business as usual,” says Peter Redmayne, President of Sea Fare Expositions, Inc., the Overseas Organizer of CFSE.
Currently, the only requirements for overseas visitors to enter China are a valid visa and a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. International airlines are planning to sharply increase their flights to China beginning in the second quarter of this year.
Although the change in Covid policies has resulted in a surge of cases, in many cities Chinese health officials say the number of cases has peaked and will decline sharply in the coming months. By the second quarter of 2023, China’s economy is expected to rebound as the country gets back to business as normal.
Despite the various Covid lockdowns, China’s seafood imports actually grew in 2021 and 2022 and are expected to soon reach pre-pandemic levels now that the country’s Covid policies have changed, and restaurants and hotels fill up again.
“There is a lot of pent-up demand in China after three years of restrictions,” says Yang Hong, General Manager of Sea Fare (China) Ltd. “This may be the best time ever for global seafood producers to grow their sales in China.”
With the return of overseas exhibitors, CFSE is expected to feature 10 exhibit halls and more than 40,000 square meters of net exhibit space. An estimated 30,000 visitors from 100 countries are expected to attend.
For more information on how to exhibit, please contact CFSE Marketing Manager, Jennie Fu.