This year’s Market Day was held Friday, 15th of January, and turned out to be a great success for all involved.
In the Reykjavík headquarters of Iceland Seafood International our employees, along with those of our affiliate companies gathered for internal talks and meetings with producers and suppliers. After an intense morning the participants met for a hearty lunch that left everybody with and open mouth and full stomach.
By Reykjavík’s pond the beautiful theatre Iðnó served as the elegant setting for the official programme of the Market Day. The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen relationships while sharing knowledge on the global fishing industry.
With Helgi Anton Eiríksson, Iceland Seafood International CEO, leading the discussions, a number of enthusiastic attendants listened to speeches addressing current topics regarding Iceland Seafood, its markets and the seafood industry in general.
The topics and speakers were as follows:
Morten Hyldborg Jensen, Sales and Marketing director for primary processing at Norway Seafoods:
The Norwegian outlookTeitur Gylfason, Sales Manager for pelagics and the East European markets at Iceland Seafood Iceland: Pelagics markets and outlook for 2016.
Katja Nowak Nielsen, COO in Nowaco responsible for pelagic fish, sourcing and sales.: The Nigerian market for pelagics.
Tinna Gilbertsdóttir, Sales manager for the frozen at sea and the pelagic department at Iceland Seafood Iceland: Fish in the land of the Kebab.
Rósa Guðmundsdóttir, Production manager at Guðmundur Runólfsson hf in Grundarfjörður: The voice of the producer.
The event moderator was Helgi Anton Eiríksson, CEO of Iceland Seafood International
To conclude an otherwise exciting program, participants shifted gears over light refreshments and watched a live broadcast from the match-up between the national teams of Iceland and Norway in the Men´s Handball European Cup. The game provided for more acceleration than what can be considered healthy, even for the most stoic of nerves and hearts re-enforced by the omega-3 intake at lunchtime, but ended in a last minute win for the Icelandic side. Thus, everyone could leave Iðnó with a strengthened belief in the future of both the Icelandic handball and the seafood industry.
Iceland Seafood International wishes to thank all of the participants for partcipating in the Market Day. We hope to see everyone again next time, along with some new faces as always