An all-time high number of delegates attending North Atlantic Seafood forum – maintaining the position as the world’s largest, and probably most important seafood business conference!
Almost no vacant seats
There where almost no vacant seats when Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran opened the plenary session on day 2, paving the way for industry leaders.
First was Einar Gustafsson, CEO of American Seafoods giving us insight into American Pollack industry followed by the BioMar CEO, Carlos Diaz highlighting the benefits of better aquafeed, providing better food for the consumer.
Rabobank International senior industry analyst Gorjan Nikolik gave us all an impressive number crack down oversight of the global seafood trade -and as a surprise to some, placing Norway on the top of the export ranking.
His comments on seafood growth is probably more food for thought:
“I believe with these growth rates, salmon and shrimp will overtake poultry and pork before 2030; but we’re never going to surpass beef anytime soon because they’re at $55bn global trade. But I do think we’re going to be two and three pretty soon.”
Record turnout for NASF23:
NASF 2023 facts: Over 900 registered delegates representing 311 companies from over 30 countries on all continents!
We are overwhelmed by this year’s turnout, and the support this represents from the industry. The decision maker density we have at NASF is unprecedented in the seafood world, maintaining our position as the world’s largest, and probably most important seafood business conference!
Andre Akse, General Manager, NASF
The SeaBos panel – focus on ocean science as a base for sustainability
The panellists representing the 10 largest seafood companies in the world are aiming to help, and to make sure that governments all have the tools and knowledge to make the correct decisions – as seafood ultimately will feed the world.
Meetings, discussions and adding value to attending NASF
NASF is also about networking, meeting fellow leaders in the industry. The buzz in the exhibitor area, the hectic discussions during coffee breaks and networking luncheons is a strong indicator that the importance of the meeting place that North Atlantic Seafood Forum represents for the industry.
Thank you for attending!