Seafood heavyweights to gather in Grimsby for 2017 Humber Seafood Summit
Article Date: 2017-07-18
Registration is now open for the 7th annual Humber Seafood Summit. Now widely recognised as the two most important days in the UK seafood calendar, the event will take place on the 10th and 11th October 2017 in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
Over 200 key opinion formers will join respected industry leaders and government officials from the UK and Europe to discuss issues affecting the sector. The key theme of discussion will be Supply and Demand, which will cover topics such as ethics, product integrity and reputation.
The annual event is co-ordinated by Seafish, and delegates attending will hear from industry figureheads such as Steve Gibbons, co-founder of Ergon, and Jim Masters, Executive Director of Fishing into the Future, who will give their insights into the current state of the fishing industry and its future outlook.
The two-day summit will open with a networking event held at the Humber Royal Hotel in Grimsby (Tuesday 10th October). This will feature a Seafood Fayre showcasing seafood from around the UK and local produce from the Humber and Lincolnshire, and will also include a workshop session on Seafish’s online supply tools. The following day, the conference itself will take place at The Pier, Cleethorpes (Wednesday 11th October).
Seafish Chief Executive, Marcus Coleman, said: "The Humber Seafood Summit is the flagship event in the UK seafood calendar and gives those working in the sector an invaluable opportunity to network, share ideas and discuss issues with peers and experts.
There is no doubt there is a desire within the UK Seafood industry to lead the way on matters such as social responsibility and product quality, while ensuring the industry is in a strong and healthy position for the future.
The buzz around this event grows each year and being part of this year’s Seafood Week 2017 will only add to the excitement. I look forward to seeing you all there.”
Registration is now open for those who wish to attend the summit and early registration is encouraged to secure your space. Book your place here.
Businesses interested in exhibiting at the Seafood Fayre should register their interest by contacting Julie Snowden at Seafish via email at Julie.Snowden@seafish.co.uk or phone 07876035736.