Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:45

Busan fisheries expo attracts a first national stand from Latvia

For the first time ever, Latvia was present with a booth at the Busan International Seafood & Fisheries Expo 2018.

Busan is the second largest city in the Republic of Korea and annually holds this expo. The expo is one of the leading professional fisheries fairs in Asia. 1075 booths, including 25 national stands representing all continents participated in this year’s event.

The Latvian national stand was organized by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and received support from the Embassy of Latvia in the Republic of Korea. During this event three companies displayed their products, PERUZA a manufacturer of seafood processing equipment, together with BANGA and FROZEN FOOD (the Amberfish brand) that are both fish processing companies.

The Ambassador of Latvia to the Republic of Korea Peteris Vaivars, attended the launch of the exhibition and opened the Latvian stand on the first day of the event. During his time in Busan, the Ambassador meet many local delegates and visited several companies that use Latvian products. With the increase interest by Korean organisations, the embassy has encouraged Latvian businesses to actively participate in other exhibitions held in Korea.