Welcome to the 2023 Norway-UK Seafood Summit
The Norway–UK Seafood Summit is an annual conference organised by the Norwegian Seafood Council for the Norwegian and UK seafood industry. The summit has fast become one of the most important seafood business arenas to bring together key stakeholders and media for market updates, industry sharing and networking.
The 2023 edition of the summit, held at Fishmongers’ Hall, will open its doors on 27th February to over 200 stakeholders from the seafood sector and related industries, from fishing fleet, seafood producers and exporters, to importers, suppliers, retail, food service and media.
Amongst a distinguished speaker set, we are delighted to announce the involvement of Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran, Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy and the Rt Hon Mark Spencer, UK Minister of Food, Farming and Fisheries in session one, taking place from 12:00. See below for the full programme, delegate company listing and practical details.
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
Lunch and networking
12:00 - 12:45
Session 1 – Norway - UK seafood partnership
Norway and the UK are close seafood partners. The 2023 edition of Norway-UK Seafood Summit begins with an update on how the two countries are working together and joint efforts to further strengthen and develop seafood trade and relations.
CEO, Norwegian Seafood Council
The Norwegian perspective
Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran
Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy
The United Kingdom perspective
Rt Hon Mark Spencer
UK Minister of Food, Farming and Fisheries
12:45 - 13:45
Session 2 - Setting the scene: 2023 and beyond
Taking a deep dive into the UK economy, the session, headlined by The Economist, will outline the country’s economic outlook, and explore implications for the seafood industry in 2023 and beyond. Market insight from the Norwegian Seafood Council will map out Norwegian seafood trade flow to the UK before intelligence from Seafish provides a long-term view and considerations for the future of seafood.
Looking past 2023: Short and long-term prospects for the UK economy
Senior Economist, Economist Intelligence: EIU
Norwegian trade flow to the UK
Eivind H. Brækkan
Seafood Analyst, Norwegian Seafood Council
Fish as food: Forward pathways and directions for seafood
Dr. Angus Garrett
Head of Horizon Scanning and Long-Term Issues, Seafish
13:45 - 14:15
Break and networking
14:15 - 15:15
Session 3 - Seafood in sustainable and healthy diets
Ensuring seafood remains an intrinsic part of the future food debate, this session addresses UK consumer trends and behaviors as their spending power is squeezed, giving insight and considerations for the seafood industry to grow the category even within economic downturn. Building a case for seafood, the session will go on to discuss why blue is the new green and how seafood should be seen and communicated as a sustainable, wholesome protein choice within planetary healthy diets.
Consumer trends and behaviour; Actions speak louder than words
Business Unit Director, Usage Foods, Worldpanel Division, UK
Why blue is the new green
Director of Communications and Business Policy, Norwegian Seafood Federation
Seafood – a nutritious, delicious solution
Nutritionist, Member of the British Dietetic Association
15:15 - 16:00
Session 4 - Seafood by 2030: Innovation and drivers
With ever-evolving dietary demands, the seafood industry has a job to do to spark category growth. This session pulls expertise and intelligence from industry stakeholders to share and explore ways to break down barriers and increase seafood consumption.
How to disrupt the category, attracting and inspiring seafood consumers, product innovation and effective marcomms will be high on the session’s agenda.
Breaking down barriers to increase seafood consumption,
Morten Hyldborg Jensen
CCO Whitefish, Insula and CEO, Nordic Group
Head of Brands, New England Seafood International
Norwegian Seafood Council’s marketing initiatives for 2023
Director UK, Norwegian Seafood Council
16:00 - 17:30
Event moderator: Victoria Braathen, Director UK, Norwegian Seafood Council
- The Summit will take place at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, on Monday 27th February
- Venue direction to Fishmongers’ Hall.
- Delegates are advised to input 'Fishmongers' Company' in Google Maps to reach the summit entrance via London Bridge, as inputting 'Fishmongers' Hall' can often direct to Upper Thames St
- Fishmongers’ Hall may search delegate bags upon entry to the summit.
- Fishmongers’ Hall reserve the right to request photo ID at the door.
Delegate Company Listing
- Please click here to download the company listing for all delegates in attendance.
Photography and Presentations
- Professional photography and speaker presentations will be made available to all delegates following the summit.
- Following the summit, we have reserved an area in nearby pub, The Monument (18 Fish St Hill, London EC3R 6DB) from 17:45, and offer an open invitation to all delegates who wish to join and continue the good discussions from the day.
- Kindly note that the area reservation is covered by NSC, delegates will be responsible for their own subsistence.
National Fish & Chip Awards
- The summit takes place the day before the National Fish & Chip Awards 2023.
- Norwegian exporters interested in joining the Awards are advised to contact UK Director Victoria Braathen for more details.
Registration is now closed.