International line up for seafood summit –

International line up for seafood summit Published:  21 July, 2014

THIS year’s Humber Seafood Summit promises to be one of the most ambitious yet.

With the final programme for this popular Grimsby based event, which will be held at the town’s Humber Royal Hotel on September 17th and 18th, Seafish has just announced the main line-up with a national and international panel of speakers.. The main theme is Feeding The Nation..Local food and UK Seafood companies will once again display their products as part of the evening reception, which officially launches the Summit. The evening event itself has grown in popularity over the years, and delegates now look forward to sampling the delicious local produce in offer as they network and look ahead to the Summit programme. Local suppliers participating this year include Flatfish, Young’s Seafood Ltd, Chapmans, Icelandic Seachill and The Big Prawn Co. Among the speakers is  Mike Berthet, fish and seafood director at M&J Seafoods, who will give a foodservice perspective on the industry,There will be a screening of Seafish’s Business of Processing film. The film is based on an initial idea to help improve understanding about the business aspects of Processing and the day to day challenges for the sector.Next year the World Seafood Congress (WSC) comes to Grimsby, further details and sponsorship announcements will be made at the summit. The Summit marks the official launch of WSC, with Congress programme available to view for the first time. The event team will be attending to answer all enquiries about WSC, with registration officially opening on the evening of the 17th September.Thursday’s sessions will include speakers presenting on a range of subjects including trading seafood in a global context, Aquaculture developments and issues, provenance and sustainability, future opportunities and challenges. The range of subjects has been carefully selected to reflect industry issues bringing relevant and meaningful discussion to the summit.Paul Williams, CEO of Seafish said: “We have already received a great deal of interest in the event this year, and many delegates had registered before the programme was even confirmed. We feel that this year’s programme of speakers and presentations address many issues head on, giving the benefit of expert knowledge and a global perspective. We feel confident that attendance figures will continue to rise, ensuring that the event will also present a valuable opportunity for delegates to network, share knowledge and best practice, for the benefit of industry.”

Registration for the event is already open and is proving to be popular. For live updates from the event please follow on the Humber Seafood Summit on Twitter @SeafoodSummit. To register your place at the conference, please email:

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