NASF has an enlarged program this year. Many new stakeholders are attending from Europe, North America, Africa and the Far East. These new seminars, together with the FAO initiative, will create an expanded conference platform which will give insights into vital developments forming the future of the industry.
As of April 1 2011, MARELIFE and leading finance broker Pareto Securities run the North Atlantic Seafood Forum as a joint venture to make a permanent home for NASF and to ensure robust development of the conference arena.
- The “classical” sessions: salmon, white fish, pelagic fish, retail, corporate finance.
- FAO onboard from 2012 with international prospect and emphasis on Atlantic Africa. On September 12-2011 in Rome, FAO and North Atlantic Seafood Forum AS (joint venture company between MareLife, Pareto Securites and Jørgen Lund) entered into an agreement to have FAO as future co-organizer and responsible for a special FAO/NASF session or platform starting off NASF, March 6-8-2012.
- “Newcomer session”: This newcomer session will engage the rapidly evolving marine hightech industry, marine biotech/ingredients and marine solution providers.
Marine Innovation Day – Solution providers focus
The seafood players cannot live or survive without these providers and even less in the future. Among the solution providers is both the tech service providers as well as the growing ingredients sector, providing critical important ingredients to feeds, says prof. Øystein Lie, manager of Marelife.
At the Oslo international seafood conference NASF, the solution providers will be focused in a separate Marine Innovation Seminar om Tuesday March 6th, says prof. Øystein Lie, manager of Marelife.
The Marine Innovation Seminar will be a natural gateway for solution providers seeking new business among the worlds leading seafood manufacturers gathering on the NASF Conference 6-8 March.
The highly innovative solution providers play an important role in the global fisheries and seafood industry. The big seafood operators and manufacturers do certainly not have all in house solutions and hence they depend on state of the art providers to carry their businesses in a cost efficient and sustainable way.
– The NASF Pre-conference maximizes cross talk between sectors and disciplines in market, supply, solutions, finance and thus optimizes the ecosystem for innovation, says prof. Lie.
As a follow-up of the Royal State visit to Norway, the Dutch have been mobilized to play a more active role in this year’s seafood conference. Doeke Faber, currently the President of the Product Board for Fish, will co-chair DAY ZERO together will Carl Almås, CEO of SINTEF. One of the main topics for discussion for the Dutch on that day is the marketing challenge for fresh North Sea fish.The EKOFISH Group will share its thoughts on how to position yourself in the market offering fresh, wild caught fish from the North Sea finding farmed fish from Azia as one of your main competitors. Several delegates from Urk, known for its historic fishing traditions and strong filleting industry will travel to Oslo to discuss topics as MARKETING/BRANDING, MULTIPUPOSE FISHING VESSELS, MAKING BUSINESS OUT OF FISHERIES SCIENCE AND MARELIFE NL.