Marine Harvest mobilizes for 8th NASF in Bergen March 5-7 – Fishupdate.com

Marine Harvest mobilizes for 8th NASF in Bergen March 5-7 Published:  26 February, 2013

The North Atlantic Seafood Forum is experiencing very strong interest from seafood executives with delegate registrations well above last year’s level.

So far close to 500 delegates from 42 forty nations have registered to attend. Of these 10 are Africa coastal nations and seven in Asia.

Among those attending will be Marine Harvest, the largest salmon farming company in the world.

Anne Øen, MH’s communication manager, said: “We at Marine Harvest will in combination with this event host a large management meeting to save travel cost and take the opportunity to network amongst other players in the industry. Some 20 MH executives will attend the 8th NASF conference”.    Marine Harvest CEO Alf Helge Aarskog is a key note speaker at several NASF seminars next week, including the salmon seminar March 6th and the MSC sustainability and Pareto finance seminar March 7th.

He said: “Marine Harvest is looking forward to NASF moving from Oslo to Bergen. This is an important conference for all players in the seafood industry, and NASF will contribute to further strengthen Bergen`s position as the seafood capital.” NASF Managing Director Jorgen J. Lund is delighted with the support from Marine Harvest. “It is of vital importance to us and the seafood industry that the world`s largest salmon company take an active role in our arena and participates in a host of our events. With CEO Alf-Helge Aarskog and Sales Director Ola Brattvoll engaged as speakers, and with support also from MH Chairman Ole-Eirik Leroy,  we get insights and guidance to set the right seminar themes and agenda.” Also Director for FiskeriForum Vest (FFV)– NASF organizing partner in Bergen – Tanja Hoel is thrilled. She said: “We would like to thank MH and Mrs Øen for her help and assistance in developing our new NASF + Bergen communications platform and  engaging with their network. It is important that the leading seafood companies in our town participate actively to ensure a successful event.”