Preliminary program

Young Leaders’ Summit 

This event aims to gather the best young leaders in the industry to hear expert speakers on important topics, an excursion to an aquaculture facility, a workshop with presentations before a panel consisting of top executives from leading aquaculture companies and networking.


15.30 Registration, light food serving and mingling

16.00 Welcome and introduction North Atlantic Seafood Forum and Bergen Chamber of Commerce & Industry

16.10 Blockchain and its potential for the seafood industry Ingunn Midttun Godal Global Director, Business Development, DNV GL – Business Assurance

16.35 Pioneering BluehouseTM farming locally, transforming protein production globally Karl Øystein Øyehaug Finance Director, Atlantic Sapphire

16.55 Break

17.05 Plastic and microplastic – what can we do and how could it affect our products? Marte Haave Research Lead, Applied Environmental Research –  Marine, NORCE

17.30 Workshop. Presentations of ideas for a panel consisting of the following:

o Andreas Kvame, CEO Grieg Seafood

o Henning Beltestad, CEO Lerøy Seafood Group

o Fredrik Witte, CEO Cargill Aqua Nutrition North Sea

 19.40 Panel announces winner

20.00 Dinner at King Haakon’s hall

Aquaculture Risk/Insurance/Legal


12.30 – 13.00hrs – Registration and coffee

13.00 – 13.15hrs – Presentation of Speakers by Moderator

13.15 – 13.30hrs – Introduction of topic and insurance solutions by Kolbein Aarnes, Marsh

13.30 – 1350 hrs – An Insurer view on RAS by Geir Myre, AXA XL Catlin

13.50 – 14.10hrs – Legal and regulatory issues by Tore Fjørtoft, Schjødt

14.10 – 14.30hrs – Coffee and networking

14.30 – 14.50hrs – Experience from RAS operations - what are the benefits and what have and can go wrong by Åse Åtland, Niva

14.50 – 15.10hrs – Alternative Risk Solutions by Oleksandr Artiushyn, Swiss Re CorSo

15.10 – 15.45hrs – A banker’s perspective on land based farming initiatives by Anne Hvistendahl, DNB

15.45 – 17.00hrs – Panel discussion, followed with Drinks and Finger Foods Sponsored by Swiss Re & AXA XL

Global Aquatech Summit


10.00 Welcome address Kristian Henriksen, General Manager, NCE Aquatech Cluster

10:10 Global perspectives of aquaculture technology Toril Østingesen, Simens

10:30 Ocean Space Technology: Future trends Vegar Johansen, CEO, SINTEF Ocean

10:50 Title coming Nina Santi, CEO, AquaGen

11:10 Coffee break

Future prospects in aquaculture technology Moderator Karl A. Almås, Chairman of the Board, NCE Aquatech Cluster

11:30 New ocean technology TBA

11:50 Aquaculture technologies: From a buyer’s point of view TBA

12:20 Lunch

The technological solution providers Moderator Kristian Henriksen, Manager, NCE Aquatech Cluster

13:20 Title coming Piscada

13:30 Title coming Thelma biotel

13:40 Title coming C-Feed

13.50 Title coming Maritech

14:00 Coffee break

Financing and business development Moderator Stål Heggelund

14:15 Investing in aquaculture technology, from a global bank’s point of view Rabobank

14:30 Investing in aquaculture technology, Catapult Ocean

14:45 Investing in aquaculture technology, from a Norwegian investor’s point of view TBA

15:00 Panel discussion: Sustainable investments in the aquaculture industry

15:25 Closing remarks Moderator Karl A. Almås, Chairman of the Board, NCE Aquatech Cluster



09.00 Welcome – Director SisselRogne, Institute of Marine Research

09.15 UN’s SDG – our challenge UNEP (TBC)

09.30 The importance of Seafood to the world Arni M. Mathiesen, FAO

09.45 The Decade of Nutrition Fransesco Branca, WHO (TBC)

10.00 The global network Anita Utheim Iversen/Livar Frøiland,

10.20 Pause

10.40 The industry – where are they going? Anne Hilde Midttveit, Lerøy Seafood

11.00 Sustainable aquaculture feed production Skretting (TBC)

11.30 Future feed Erik Jan Lock, Institute of Marine Research

11.50 Summing up and discussion.

Moderators: Gro Ingunn Hemre and Kari Østervold Toft

Members of this Global Action Network will mobilize actions to include aquatic food as a key food source for achieving food security and improved nutrition in the Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) and in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


09.00 – 10.30: Outlook for Oceans and Trade – Perspectives from Policy Leaders  

Conference Chair: Guus Pastor, President, European Seafood Federation (AIPCEE), Brussels

09.00 – Welcome and opening remarks – Guus Pastor, President, AIPCEE, Brussels
09.10 – H.E. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister, Norway
09.30 – H.E. Kristjan Þór Júlíusson, Minister of Fisheries, Iceland
09.50 – Peter Thomson, United Nations Envoy for Oceans, New York (via video link)
10.10 – Arni Mathiesen, Assistant Director General, FAO, Rome

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30: Industry Captains’ – “The View from the Bridge” 

11.00 – Ole Arve Misund, CEO, Norway Polar Institute, Norway
11.20 – Arne Møgster, CEO, Austevoll Seafood, Norway
11.40 – Gudmundur Kristjansson, CEO and owner HP Grandi and BRIM, Iceland
12.00 – John Connelly, President, National Fisheries Institute, USA

12.20– 12.40 – 14th NASF 2019 Address: “The importance of sustainability as drivers for growth”

12.20 – Reflections – maintaining a sustainable world fisheries industry – Rupert Howes, CEO, Marine Stewardship Council, UK
12.30 – Reflections – developing a sustainable world aquaculture expansion – George Chamberlain., President, Global Aquaculture Alliance, USA

12.40 - 12.50: Greetings from Iceland

12.40 – Representative, Iceland NASF National Delegation, Iceland

12.50– 14.00: Lunch

NASF Salmon and Aquaculture

Seminar Chair – Arne Hjeltnes, Chairman Norwegian Fish Company

14.00 – 15.30: Salmon supply

Panel participants:
Johan Andreassen, Atlantic Sapphire, Norway
Charles Høstlund, Norway Royal Salmon
Gerardo Balbontin, Blumar
Ragnar Tveteraas, UiS
Carl-Emil Kjølås Johannessen, Pareto Securities

15.30 – 15.45: Coffee Break

15.45 – 16.30: Digitalization and aquaculture

16.30 – 16.50: China – outlook for markets and salmon imports

16.50-17.00: Closing remarks

NASF White Fish Summit

Seminar Chair – Torunn Halhjem, Trident Seafoods, USA   

14.10 – 15.45:   White Fish Supply

14.05 – Global White Fish supply and market outlook – Henrik Hustadnes, Analyst, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Kontali, Norway
14.25 – Outlook for North Atlantic Species - Heidrun Lind Marteinsddottir, President, Fisheries Iceland, Iceland
14.45 – Supply and exports from Russia – Sergey Sennikov, Director, Norebo, Russia
15.05 – Outlook for Alaska Pollock supplies and exports – Lars Fant, Director, Arctic Storm Management, USA
15.25 – Trust in your product - how brands can tell a true product story to consumers, powered by supply chain transparency and verified data on block chain - 15.40 – “Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) scheme, a novel industry initiative” – Andrew Mallison, Executive Director, Global Aquaculture Alliance, USA

15.50 – Q&A – moderated by seminar Chair Torunn Halhjem

15.45 – 16.15: Coffee Break

16.20 – 17.55: White Fish Markets and Trade 

16:20 – Outlook for Continental European White Fish demand – Simon Rilatt, Director Espersen, presentation for European Seafood Federation (AIPCEE), Belgium
16:40 – Outlook for UK white fish markets and impact of retail restructuring – Stuart Caborn, Global Procurement Director, Young’s, UK
17.00 – Outlook for white fish markets in Germany – Gitte Hannemann Mollan, Director Germany/Poland, Norway Seafood Council Hamburg Office, Norway
17.20 – Scandinavian seafood consumer market expansion – as seen from a major marketer perspective - Morten Jensen, COO, Insula; Norway
17.40 – Impact of BREXIT on Europe white fish trade – Torben Foss, PwC, Norway

17.20 - 17.30: Seminar Address

17.30– 18.00: Panel – Q & A

NASF Pelagic Industry Summit

Seminar Chair – Jan Trollvik, Pelagic Fish Forum, Norway

09.05 – 10.30: Pelagic supply outlook

09.05 – Outlook for global pelagic supplies and markets - Gunn Strandheim, Fisheries Analyst, Kontali, Norway
09.25 – Outlook for Latin American pelagic supply, exports and trade – Didier Saplana, COO, Austral, Peru
09.45 – North Atlantic pelagic supply outlook - Paul Oma, CEO, Norway Sales Organization for Pelagic Fish, Norway
10.05 – Views from a major Danish pelagic industry operator – Johannes Palsson, CEO, FF Skagen, Denmark

10.25 – Q&A – moderated by seminar chair Jan Trollvik

10.30 – 11.10: Coffee Break  

11.10 – 12.40: Pelagic Markets and Trade

11.10 – The global markets for pelagic – changes and forecasts – Jan Erik Johnsen, Consultant, Norway Seafood Council, Norway
11.30 – Outlook for fish meal and fish oil - Dr. Enrico Bachis, IFFO, UK
11.50 – Impact of the alternatives on fish meal and fish oil markets – Gorjan Nikolik, Rabo Bank, the Netherlands
12.10 – Impact of BREXIT on Europe pelagic fish trade – UK industry representative and Ole-Alexander Palm, PwC, Norway

12.30 – 13.00: Panel – Q&A

Sustainability Workshop Seminar     
 0900 – 1310

Main theme: Sustainability – Value for profitable business?

Seminar Chair: Andrea Weber, Director Corporate Responsibility, Metro AG, Germany

Early Morning program 

09.00    Introduction - Seminar Chair Andrea Weber, Metro AG, Germany 

09.10  Overview of World Economic Forum - Friends of Ocean Action global activities - Rupert Howes, CEO, Marine Stewardship Council (MsC), UK 

09.30  Status and overview of the SeaBOSS program, Henrik Österblom, Associate Professor Stockholm University, Sweden 

09.50   Traceability and Block Chain – what’s ahead, Britta Gallus, Director Supply Chain, Metro, Germany 

10.10    Q&A/Panel - with all session speakers - moderated by Seminar Chair Andrea Weber


10.30 -11.10   Coffee Break 

Late Morning program

11.10   Plastic Pollution / GGGI - Director, World Animal  Protection, UK 

11.30   Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from natural marine algae: healthy fish, healthy food, healthy planet - Dr. Karim Kurmaly CEO, Veramis, the Netherlands 

11.50   Outlook for Sustainable Aquaculture, Geert Wiegertjes, Professor Aquaculture and  Fisheries; Wageningen University, The Netherlands 

12.10  FFO role and sustainability engagements in the marine ingredients industry – Managing Director IFFO, Petter Johannessen

12.30   Q&A/ Panel - with all session speakers; moderated by Seminar Chair Andrea Weber

13.10   Closing address by seminar Chair  

Pareto Securities Investor Finance Seminar    
 0900 – 1530

0900-0905 Opening – CEO Ole Henrik Bjørge, Pareto

0905-0925 Offshore farming – CEO Charles Høstlund, Norway Royal Salmon

0925-0945 TBD – CFO Sjur Malm, Lerøy Seafood

0945-1005 The MOWI brand – Alf-Helge Aarskog, MOWI

1005-1020 Break

1020-1040 TBD – CEO Gerardo Balbontin, Blumar

1040-1100 «The New Era of the Chilean Salmon Farming Industry” – CEO Andrés Lyon, Multiexport Foods

1100-1120 TBD – Vice Chairman Ricardo Garcia, Salmones Camanchaca

1120-1140 TBD – CEO Malcolm Pye, Benchmark Holdings

1145-1300 Lunsj

1300-1320 TBD – CEO Johan Andreassen, Atlantic Sapphire

1320-1340 TBD – CDO Petter Jenssen, AKVA Group

1340-1400 TBD – TBC, Arnarlax

1400-1420 TBD – COO Odd Eliasen, Bakkafrost

1420-1430 Break

1430-1450 TBD – CEO Arne Møgster, Austevoll Seafood

1450-1510 TBD – CEO Andreas Kvame, Grieg Seafood

1510-1530 TBD – CEO Olav-Andreas Ervik, SalMar

 0830 – 1730

Showcasing innovations for sustainable growth in the seafood industry

Seafood Innovation Day, part of the North Atlantic Seafood Forum, offers an entire day with presentations of cutting-edge start-up companies and innovations in existing businesses. For the first time, there will be a matchmaking event for start-ups and businesses.

08.30 –  Registration and coffee


10.30 –  Break


12.30 – Lunch

13.30 – Showcasing seafood start-ups – Start-up companies to be announced

15.40 – Live voting and presenting winner of the Seafood Innovation Award

16.00 – Match-making – meet the start-ups

17.30 – End