Shenzhen International Fisheries and Seafood Exhibition
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Exhibition profile

World Seafood Shanghai, as a global leading aquatic trade event in China, has grown and developed over the past 15 years and has become the platform of choice for trade buyers in overseas markets and overseas companies to expand into the Chinese market. World Seafood Shanghai and Aige Food Shanghai brought  1,273 companies from 14 countries and regions participated in the exhibition, covering an area of 80,000 square meters, attracting 46,733 trade visitors from 62 countries and regions.


World Seafood Shanghai not only attracts professional buyers from the seafood and seafood industry to visit and negotiate, but also join hands with the Aige Food Shanghai to create a one-stop shopping platform for the catering industry, connecting upstream, middle and lower reaches of the seafood and catering industry to create An efficient and vibrant business ecosystem in the restaurant industry.

The 16th World Seafood Shanghai will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre from August 25 to 27, 2021. The exhibition will continue to focus on its professional perspectives and outstanding quality, and yield greater success in cooperation with aquatic product enterprises and insiders of the industry at home and abroad.

Reasons to Make Shanghai Your Next Market


  • 1. China is the world’s biggest country with a colossal food and drink market – 1.3 billion people live, work, eat and drink in China.

  • 2. Wages and the middle class are on the rise, fueling consumption of imported goods. Average income levels reached $14,0070 in 2019 – a huge increase from 2012’s average of $6,200.

  • 3. China’s middle class is already larger than the US’ at 109 million people. By 2022, 54% of China’s population will be upper middle class. More purchasing power points towards bigger export opportunities as China’s taste for foreign foods grows.

  • 4. Seafood consumption is increasing annually, matching rising import levels and incomes. According to research, It is estimated that China needs 6 to 18 million aquatic products to meet the average annual growth rate of domestic aquatic products consumption of 9%-27%. In 2019, each person ate 20 kg, while urban consumption of seafood has already passed 40kg per capital.

  • 5. Chinese seafood imports was $15 billion in 2019. Domestic overfishing and environmental concerns are pointing towards a greater demand for imported seafood.

  • 6. Shanghai’s individual imports are on the up. January -  November in 2020 , Shanghai imported over 171.38 thousand tons aquatic products(not including fish meal), which values over US$ 1.5 billion, according to Shanghai Customs District P.R. China.

  • 7. Foreign countries are already stepping up export levels. 

  • 8. Aquaculture operations are crying out for more efficient, more cost effective, updated technologies.

ITE Asia Exhibitions Ltd.
Shanghai Gehua Exhibition Planning Co., Ltd.
Shanghai ITE Gehua Exhibition Service Co., Ltd.
China Aquatic Production Chamber of Commerce
Shanghai Fisheries Trade Association

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Exhibition profile(图1)Invitation-World Seafood Shanghai 2021.pdf