Six Scottish companies returning from the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo in Dalian last week have reported excellent sales leads and a number of deals already in the bag!
Lunar Freezing, Macduff Shellfish, Burgons of Eyemouth/ Blue Sea Food Company, Fresh Catch, Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation (SFO) and Denholm Seafoods, all exhibited on the Seafood from Britain stand, which was given a distinct Scottish flavour by the presence of four top Scottish chefs.
During the event, Seafish and Seafood from Britain hosted an evening reception at the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel in the centre of Dalian, for more than 400 guests representing the Chinese and wider Asian seafood industry, including a host of major buyers.
Dale Bellamy, SFO operations manager, says that his customers were highly impressed by the food and hospitality shown by the UK.
“The reception gave my Chinese and Asian industry contacts the opportunity to experience the fantastic taste and quality of Scottish langoustines and this helped me to convert potential business discussions held at the exhibition, into direct sales,” he said.
The Scottish presence caused quite a stir at the show and beyond, and was picked up by the Chinese press.