The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, in association with the Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI) is organising the 19th edition of India International Seafood Show (IISS) at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India from 10th - 12th January 2014.
IISS is the oldest and largest seafood event in Asia, providing a platform for manufacturers and suppliers of processing machinery, packaging systems, certifications, processing ingredients, cold chain system, logistics and many more to showcase their products along with technical sessions delivered by world renowned experts on the latest technological developments in this industry.
This time, MPEDA enhanced an overseas as well as domestic participation. As on date, 306 stalls and 1000 delegates have registered for the show. Exhibitors from USA, China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Argentina are going to make their presence felt in IISS 2014. 50% participants are exporters of marine products, 25% are from the manufacturers / suppliers of equipment/ machinery and refrigeration. The rest is covered by aquaculture sector, packaging, ingredient/chemical manufacturers, Government agencies, labs, logistics etc.
It is pertinent to note that the marine products exports for the last two quarters (April to September 2013) has shown a quantum jump of 39 % in Rupee terms and 28% in Dollar terms, compared to same period last year and if the trend continues, it will surpass the export target of $ 4.3 billion setting a new record in the history of marine exports.