Future of seafood will shape ‘new’ UK event

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 24 May 2018

SEAFOOD is the way forward!

That’s the theme of the 2018 UK Seafood Summit, which has seen the hugely successful Humber event rebranded to give it a national appeal.

It will take place on October 17 and October 18, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort, near Scunthorpe – another major rebrand.

Organiser Seafish, the Grimsby-based industry authority, said that this year is set to be the biggest yet, building on last year’s conference held at dual venues in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Then, 200 key opinion formers joined respected industry leaders and government officials from the UK and Europe to discuss issues at the Pier, after enjoying an evening’s seafood fayre reception at Humber Royal Hotel.

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As reported, Seafish took the decision to move the event to the larger capacity venue in response to increasing demand for places.

A total of 100 more delegates will be able to attend this year and the whole programme will be held in one location. 

Registration is free once again, and now open. Delegates can expect to hear from leading industry figures who will give their insights into the current state of the seafood industry and its future outlook.

Discussions will centre around consumer demands, consumption trends, innovation, sustainable sourcing, the supply chain, and the changing political, economic and regulatory landscape in relation to Brexit.

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Seafish chief executive Marcus Coleman said: “Seafood is the way forward for business, communities, the environment and for personal health and wellbeing. This summit provides an invaluable opportunity for the industry to come together to network, share ideas and discuss major issues, ensuring a thriving seafood industry for all.

“The event has become increasingly popular year on year and is now one of the flagship events in the global seafood calendar, attracting delegates from all over the UK and overseas.

“This year, with a new name and a new location, the summit is set to be bigger and better than ever and we look forward to continuing to host this event for many more years to come.”

Businesses interested in exhibiting at the Seafood Fayre should register their interest by contacting Nikki Hawkins at Seafish via email nikki.hawkins@seafish.co.uk or call 07876 035763.

To register as a delegate click here.

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