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Demand for farmed salmon is growing in most markets

Underlying drivers (population growth, health, government advice, growing middle class, etc) point to increased demand

Salmon prices are at historical high levels

Yet in 2013 global production volumes for farmed salmon are not increasing

There is no real volume growth, hence there are opportunities lost in building new markets


What needs to happen to get back on a growth track?

What are the barriers to growth?

What can be done about it?

What must change?

Who can change it?

Environmental impacts/sustainability

Innovations in production (offshore, sub-sea, land-based)

Improvement & innovation in present production technology

Feed availability and efficiency

Fish health and disease

Regions for global growth, restrictions to expansion

"Finding a path to sustainable growth"

A panel debate where the top leaders in the industry discuss the future of
salmon farming

Alf-Helge Årskog
CEO Marine Harvest Group
Alfonso Marquez de la Plata
CEO AquaChile
Henning Beltestad
CEO Lerøy Seafood Group
Ricardo García
CEO Camanchaca
Jose Villalon
Corporate Sustainability Director, Nutreco
Jose Villalon is Corporate Sustainability Director at Nutreco, based in The Netherlands. Prior to this position he has almost 30 years of experience in the aquaculture industry in various countries including the Virgin Islands, Ecuador, Mexico and the USA. Prior to joining Nutreco, Villalon was Vice-President of WWF-US Aquaculture Program for six years. He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the independent Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and remains on that board as well as a former director of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS). Villalon holds a master of science degree in fisheries biology from the University of Washington in Seattle USA. He is Cuban-born with U.S. citizenship.
George Liasjø
Head of Seafood Research, ABG Sundal Collier Norway
Georg Liasjø is one of the leading seafood analysts, based in Oslo and covers the leading stock listed salmon companies as well as providing regular general commentaries on global production and market demand trends. He’s got a degree from the Norwegian school of economics.
Skretting is a leading manufacturer of feed for fish and shrimp. The company has production facilities in 16 countries on five continents and has 3400 employees worldwide. Skretting companies produce annually over 1.7 million tons feed to more than 60 species. The headquarter is in Stavanger, Norway. Skretting is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nutreco, a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed. Nutreco is listed on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange in Amsterdam and reported annual revenue of EUR 5.2 billion in 2012.
Marel is the leading global supplier of advanced processing equipment and integrated systems to the fish, meat and poultry industries. Marel has strong roots in the fish industry and is a pioneer in product development, creating innovative equipment, integrated systems and software that add value for seafood processors. Marel combines its accumulated processing know-how with its customers’ to generate the spark for new innovations – innovation through partnership.
IntraFish Media is the world’s leading seafood news and information provider, with offices across the globe and reporters working around the clock. IntraFish Media’s titles include our flagship daily Web sites and Norwegian-language; monthly industry digest Seafood International, which serves the seafood processing, retail and foodservice segments; Fish Farming International, which covers the aquaculture industry; and Fishing News International, targeted at the global fishing industry. Other publications serve regional markets in the United Kingdom and Norway. All our titles are the leaders in their respective segments, providing the world’s seafood community with the most comprehensive coverage of the industry available. Our reporters and editors are based in London, Seattle, Singapore, Nanjing and several cities across Norway. IntraFish Media is headquartered in Bergen, Norway.
Date Wednesday August 14, 2013
Location Britannia Hotel
Dronningensgate 5, Trondheim

Bus Transport From the expo to the event at 11:00.
Return 13:30 via Rica Nidelven
(Nordea/Norwegian Seafood Council’s seminar)
Price NOK 500
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Champagne reception

IntraFish Media and our partners invite you to enjoy a 3-course lunch during which we will have the pleasure of hearing some of the leaders in the industry discuss the future of salmon farming.

Pål Korneliussen
Publisher, IntraFish Media

Jose Villalon
Corporate Sustainability Director, Nutreco

George Liasjø
Head of Seafood Research, ABG Sundal Collier Norway

Alf-Helge Aarskog
CEO Marine Harvest Group

Alfonso Marquez de la Plata
CEO AquaChile

Henning Beltestad
CEO Lerøy Seafood Group

Ricardo Garcia
CEO Camanchaca

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