Seafish Round Up August 2015

Posted by Mel Groundsell, Corporate Relations Director on 10 August 2015

Only one month to go to the World Seafood Congress, which this time round will be hosted in Grimsby from 5th to 9th September. This truly global event for seafood professionals will bring together an impressive line-up of world-class speakers to deliver a great programme of presentations lined up under the three key themes of trade, upskilling and sustainability. If you don't want to miss this opportunity to engage industry colleagues from, quite literally, all four corners of the globe, then please do log on to our dedicated website and get yourself registered as spaces are limited.

Our Corporate Plan roadshow is nearly over. I've loved the opportunity to share our plans for the next three years and to hear back from the levy payers whose hard earned cash is paying for all this good work. The feedback has been mostly positive and always constructive - so we've picked up some good ideas over the last few months. Next stop, beautiful Aberystwyth! We've been working with FLAGS and local schools in the area, including a 'mini masterchef' competition, and I'm very excited to hear more about it from the fishermen and chefs involved. Please do come along as if you can, we'd love to have you there.

If you're based down south, you'll know that we had to cancel our Corporate Plan event in London because of the tube strikes. We are still considering whether we should re-convene another London session so if you have a view then please get in touch - if there is a will, there's a way.

And last, but certainly not least, our newly re-invigorated Seafood Week is just around the corner. The team is just putting the finishing touches to a range of digital collaterals that we will be launching very soon. I have to say, when we first broached the idea of a generic campaign, there was some scepticism but, so far so good - we have strong support lined up from both retail and foodservice sectors and we hope, come October, we'll have everyone in between. The more voices we can add to our campaign, the louder and clearer that 'more people more fish more often' message will be.