ICELAND - The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, or Icefish as it’s affectionately known, began in 1984 and has become the North’s largest and most influential fishing event. In response to exhibitors’ requests Icefish is held every three years. This ensure exhibiting companies have new technologies, products and services to showcase, which means visitors know they can rely on the exhibition to keep them informed of new developments from across the market.
The 2017 exhibition will be the 12th in the series, and will be held from the 13-15 September 2017, in Smárinn, Kópavogur, Iceland.
Several new aspects will be introduced for the 2017 event including:
Small Business Zone - this new offering will be a showcase for up-and-coming companies and small businesses spanning the commercial fishing industry. These ready-made stands will be a cost effective way for first time exhibitors and smaller companies to attend Icefish, and experience the excellent networking opportunities the exhibition has to offer.
Educating the Fishing Sector: The Icefish Bursary - in 2014 the organisers set aside funds to give competent fishing crew the opportunity to take up further education. A committee will be put together this year from members of key Icelandic Fishing organisations to set the criteria on which to choose the bursary recipients. The two winners will both receive a bursary of 1,000,000 ISK to be used towards their further education. Further details of this will be announced in the summer.
The World Seafood Congress will be held for the first time in Iceland, and will coincide with Icefish 2017. This important biennial congress, previously held in Washington DC, US, St. Johns, Canada and Grimsby, UK is expected to bring in a 500 strong international audience, who will be joining the exhibition on the opening day – Wednesday September 13, 2017.
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