NASF Young Leadership Summit 

Young Leaders’ Summit


This event aims to gather the best young leaders in the industry to hear expert speakers on important topics, an excursion to an aquaculture facility, a workshop with presentations before a panel consisting of top executives from leading aquaculture companies and networking.

Please – nominate your young leader by having them register for the event by 5th of February here:

Register for Young Leadership Summit

Limited places available!

See invitation here


15.30 Registration, light food serving and mingling

16.00 Welcome and introduction North Atlantic Seafood Forum and Bergen Chamber of Commerce & Industry

16.10 Blockchain and its potential for the seafood industry Ingunn Midttun Godal Global Director, Business Development, DNV GL – Business Assurance

16.35 Pioneering BluehouseTM farming locally, transforming protein production globally Karl Øystein Øyehaug Finance Director, Atlantic Sapphire

16.55 Break

17.05 Plastic and microplastic – what can we do and how could it affect our products? Marte Haave Research Lead, Applied Environmental Research –Marine, NORCE

17.30 Workshop. Presentations of ideas for a panel consisting of the following:

o Andreas Kvame, CEO Grieg Seafood

o Henning Beltestad, CEO Lerøy Seafood Group

o Fredrik Witte, CEO Cargill Aqua Nutrition North Sea

 19.40 Panel announces winner

20.00 Dinner at King Haakon’s hall


For more details/questions, please contact Bergen Chamber of Commerce, e-mail

If you would like to attend the NASF 2019 on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 March in addition, please register here:

Registration for all 3 days


Global AquaTech Summit 

Technical Workshop

Price : NOK 2.800 + 25% VAT

Register here for Global AquaTech Summit


10.00 Welcome address Kristian Henriksen, General Manager, NCE Aquatech Cluster

10:10 Global perspectives of aquaculture technology Toril Østingesen, Simens

10:30 Ocean Space Technology: Future trends Vegar Johansen, CEO, SINTEF Ocean

10:50 Title coming Nina Santi, CEO, AquaGen

11:10 Coffee break

Future prospects in aquaculture technology Moderator Karl A. Almås, Chairman of the Board, NCE Aquatech Cluster

11:30 New ocean technology TBA

11:50 Aquaculture technologies: From a buyer’s point of view TBA

12:20 Lunch

The technological solution providers Moderator Kristian Henriksen, Manager, NCE Aquatech Cluster

13:20 Title coming Piscada

13:30 Title coming Thelma biotel

13:40 Title coming C-Feed

13.50 Title coming Maritech

14:00 Coffee break

Financing and business development Moderator Stål Heggelund

14:15 Investing in aquaculture technology, from a global bank’s point of view Rabobank

14:30 Investing in aquaculture technology, Catapult Ocean

14:45 Investing in aquaculture technology, from a Norwegian investor’s point of view TBA

15:00 Panel discussion: Sustainable investments in the aquaculture industry

15:25 Closing remarks Moderator Karl A. Almås, Chairman of the Board, NCE Aquatech Cluster


Aquaculture Risk/Insurance/Legal

Industry Technical Workshop

See invitation here

Price : NOK 700 + 25% VAT

Register here for Aquaculture Risk/Insurance/Legal



12.30 – 13.00hrs – Registration and coffee

13.00 – 13.15hrs – Presentation of Speakers by Moderator

13.15 – 13.30hrs – Introduction of topic and insurance solutions by Kolbein Aarnes, Marsh

13.30 – 1350 hrs – An Insurer view on RAS by Geir Myre, AXA XL Catlin

13.50 – 14.10hrs – Legal and regulatory issues by Tore Fjørtoft, Schjødt

14.10 – 14.30hrs – Coffee and networking

14.30 – 14.50hrs – Experience from RAS operations - what are the benefits and what have and can go wrong by Åse Åtland, Niva

14.50 – 15.10hrs – Alternative Risk Solutions by Oleksandr Artiushyn, Swiss Re CorSo

15.10 – 15.45hrs – A banker’s perspective on land based farming initiatives by Anne Hvistendahl, DNB

15.45 – 17.00hrs – Panel discussion, followed with Drinks and Finger Foods Sponsored by Swiss Re & AXA XL


TOPIC: Challenges insuring land based fish farming and Recirculating Aquaculture Systems - RAS


Inspired by Iceland

Inspired by Iceland

Sustainability – Quality – Innovation

Price : Free of charge

Register here for Iceland day 

This event combines three topics that are key elements for the Icelandic fishing industry: Sustainability, Quality and Innovation. Speakers from 8 Icelandic companies will share their knowledge and after their presentations there will be a discussion panel consisting of top executives from the Icelandic fishing industry.

15.30  Opening: Stella Björg Kristinsdóttir, Marketing Manager Marel Fish and member of the NASF2019 Icelandic delegation.

Foundation - Sustainability - Challenges and solutions

15.40  “Effective decision-making for sustainable fishing” - Steingrímur Gunnarsson, Sales Manager,      Trackwell.
15.50  “Innovating with vision” - Sigurður Ólason, Managing Director, Marel Fish (EVP). 

Advantage -  A value chain designed for quality 

16.00  “Seashuttle”, Are Grathen, Managing Director, Samskip
16.10  “Improving fish quality and volume utilization with twin containers“  - Dr. Björn Margeirsson, Research Manager, Sæplast.

Future - Entrepreneurs & Innovation  

16.20  “Controlling fishing trawl for selective fishing“ - Atli Már Jósafatsson, Managing Director, Polar Doors.
16.30  “The first high-precision Computer-controlled Collarbone cutter for whitefish“ - Axel Pétur Ásgeirsson, Marketing manager, Curio.
16.40  “From Primary to Premium“ – Guðmundur Gíslason, Ice Fish Farm (Fiskeldi Austfjarda hf.)
16.50   “Increasing Processing Value while Meeting more Demanding Customers Requirements” - Kristján Kristjánsson, General manager, Valka Norway.
17.00   Panel discussion
17.20   Reception sponsored by Arion Bank.


Global Action Network on Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition 0900 - 1200 (1200 Lunch )

Price; NOK 300 + 25 VAT = NOK 375

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09.00 Welcome – Director SisselRogne, Institute of Marine Research

09.15 UN’s SDG – our challenge UNEP (TBC)

09.30 The importance of Seafood to the world Arni M. Mathiesen, FAO

09.45 The Decade of Nutrition Fransesco Branca, WHO (TBC)

10.00 The global network Anita Utheim Iversen/Livar Frøiland,

10.20 Pause

10.40 The industry – where are they going? Anne Hilde Midttveit, Lerøy Seafood

11.00 Sustainable aquaculture feed production Skretting (TBC)

11.30 Future feed Erik Jan Lock, Institute of Marine Research

11.50 Summing up and discussion.

Moderators: Gro Ingunn Hemre and Kari Østervold Toft

Members of this Global Action Network will mobilize actions to include aquatic food as a key food source for achieving food security and improved nutrition in the Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) and in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).