SEAFISH has confirmed that Young’s Seafood Limited will be the platinum sponsor of World Seafood Congress 2015.
The event is set to attract hundreds of delegates from around the world to Grimsby for a packed programme of speakers, debate, networking, training and activities from the 5-9 September 2015.
World Seafood Congress officially launched at the Humber Seafood Summit on 17 Sept. The call for papers is now open and a range of sponsorship packages are still available.
Paul Williams, Chief Executive at Seafish said: ‘We are delighted to announce that Young’s have joined this exciting project as our platinum sponsor.
‘They are a long-standing, highly respected and prominent voice of the industry here, both in terms of its long heritage and its exciting future.
‘The Young’s brand, with its iconic headquarters at Ross House, is synonymous with Grimsby. This Congress will place this region in the spotlight as a centre of innovation and commercial importance in the seafood industry, so it’s absolutely right that Young’s play a central role in supporting the Congress and showcasing the town.’
Pete Ward, Deputy Chief Executive of Young’s Seafood Limited, said: ‘The World Seafood Congress is an incredibly important institution, bringing together stakeholders from all over the world.
‘We’re proud to be supporting the event, welcoming the congress to Grimsby, and playing our part in promoting innovation and sustainable best practice through the supply chain.’
World Seafood Congress brings together a global audience of seafood processors and Importers, academia, public and private organizations, fish inspectors and government.
Each day will see discussions in trading initiatives and developments in the Seafood sector. Different countries outlooks on key issues will be explored as we enter an era which is forever changing, bringing new opportunities and challenges in sourcing and trading seafood.
Discussions in innovation insight will be linked to training and skills requirements for the sector and where further opportunities lie.
New product development in seafood and technology, as well innovation and quality management in the industry will also feature throughout the event programme.