Hosted by Seafish, the event brings together a panel of respected seafood industry speakers and delegates from the UK and around the world. A record number of delegates have now registered their attendance at the annual event, a number of whom are travelling a great distance to take part.
The theme of Humber Seafood Summit 2014 is Feeding the Nation: Supply and Efficiency, with a range of speakers from the UK and beyond set to tackle the key issues, encouraging lively and thought-provoking debate. The complete programme for this year’s event is available to view on www.seafish.org.
The Summit is produced and co-ordinated by Seafish in association with organisations from across the Humber region. The event officially opens on the 17 September with an evening event showcasing local artisanal food, including Sciolti’s Handmade Chocolates and Ice-cream, Tom Wood’s Beer and Zest Deli’s cheeseboards.
There will also be a delicious range of seafood from leading suppliers in the region and beyond including produce from Young’s Seafood Ltd, Chapman’s Fishcakes, Icelandic Seachill, Flatfish Ltd, the Big Prawn Co. and Paramount 21.
World Seafood Congress 2015, a global event which for the first time will be held in Grimsby, is officially launching at the summit, and the events team will be on hand to take enquiries and registrations. Anyone wishing to learn more about World Seafood Congress 2015 can register their interest on the Congress website.
Finally, the first demonstration of the new Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood (RASS) will take place at this year’s summit. RASS is the first online resource of its kind, developed by Seafish, and is set to revolutionise the way buyers, retailers and restaurants source seafood.
Paul Williams, CEO of Seafish said: “To be fully subscribed with one week to go is a ringing endorsement for the value of this event and its growing popularity year on year. I am very much looking forward to chairing the event, it’s an interesting programme and one which I’m sure will make for a memorable Summit for all those attending.
“We are delighted to launch registration for World Seafood Congress 2015 at the summit too, which will further cement the integral role this region plays in our industry. The event team are keen to get the ball rolling with registration, and to update our delegates on our exciting plans for 2015.”