Speakers confirmed for Humber Seafood Summit

21 September 2017

DEFRA's George Eustice and the Ambassador for the Embassy of Iceland in the UK, Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, have been confirmed as speakers at the 7th annual Humber Seafood Summit, which will take place on the 10th and 11th October 2017 in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

Eustice, who will deliver his welcome via video, and Oskarsson will address over 200 delegates at the annual event, coordinated by Seafish, along with other respected industry leaders and government officials from the UK and Europe.

The key theme of discussion will be Supply and Demand, which will cover topics such as ethics, product integrity and reputation. With the potential impacts of Brexit still high on the sector's agenda, there will be several sessions devoted to its impact on the Seafood trade.

Other speakers include Steve Gibbons, co-founder of Ergon, and Jim Masters, Executive Director of Fishing into the Future, who will both give their insights into the current state of the fishing industry and its outlook.

Delegates will represent key opinion formers from across the sector, including supermarkets, industry bodies and producers.

The two-day summit will open on Tuesday 10th October with a networking event held at the Humber Royal Hotel in Grimsby. This will feature a Seafood Fayre showcasing companies such as Icelandic Seachill (Saucy Fish), the Grimsby Institute and Craemar (Fish Boxes) and include a workshop session on Seafish's online responsible sourcing and ethics tools.

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The conference will take place the following day (Wednesday 11th October) at The Pier, Cleethorpes. 

Seafish Chief Executive, Marcus Coleman, said: "This summit is all about giving those in the sector an invaluable opportunity to network, discuss the issues impacting their business and, most importantly, share best practice with peers.  Having the Icelandic ambassador as one of our speakers brings a welcome outside perspective to discussions. It will allow those working in the UK fishing industry a chance to hear how other fishing nations are approaching fresh challenges and new opportunities."

Registration is open for those who wish to attend the summit.  Places can be booked via EventBrite here

Businesses interested in exhibiting at the Seafood Fayre should register their interest by contacting Julie Snowden at Seafish via email at Julie.Snowden@seafish.co.uk or phone 07876035736.