Humber Seafood summit success to be repeated next year –

Humber Seafood summit success to be repeated next year Published:  23 October, 2013

THE Humber Seafood Summit held in Grimsby last month was so successful that it is to be staged again next year, theorganisers have confirmed. A  record number of delegates attended the 2013 event, said Seafish which organised the conference with the Humber Seafood Group.

The two day event, which was sponsored by organisations from across the UK, attracted more than 160 delegates around the UK, Iceland, Norway and Sweden resulting in a 50% increase in attendance compared with 2012.This year’s event was also filmed live for the first time and a highlights package capturing key moments of debate from is available to view online. The success of this year’s event will not only see the summit return to Grimsby in 2014 but the town has also been selected to host the World Seafood Congress in 2015.Dr Paul Williams, Chief Executive of Seafish said: “This year’s Humber Seafood Summit was the most successful to date, breaking last year’s incredible record. The event provides industry with a major networking opportunity in the Humber area. This year’s theme of Reputation and Integrity was a key issue for industry and the lively debates and presentations resonated well with attendees. We hope to build on the success of this year’s event as we look to the 2014 Summit.” The summit, launched with a series of project presentations followed by a screening of Seafish’s film, ‘The Business of Fishing’. The event also included sessions from a variety of influential speakers on a range of subjects including seafood sustainability in a global context, industry integrity, reputation, genetic identification, labelling accuracy, transparency and implications for seafood, future opportunities and challenges.