BIM is to host a seafood summit later this month aimed at stimulating debate on how to develop scale in the Irish Seafood Sector.
Irish Seafood – Becoming a Global Seafood Player will take place on 21 March at the Irish Management Institute (IMI) in Sandyford in Dublin.
With the dramatic increase in global seafood consumption over the last 50 years, and an estimated 30 million tonnes of seafood required by 2020, seafood is a key commodity with huge potential and investment opportunities.
The Irish Seafood Sector has benefited from substantial growth in export sales in 2012 (up 18% on 2011) and this coupled with Ireland’s reputation for producing quality seafood is a key driver for BIM, who want to work with industry to achieve sufficient scale and identify new markets to compete effectively on the global market.
The conference will include Irish and international speakers including Gary Hooper, CEO, Aquaculture New Zealand; Matt Dempsey, Irish Farmer’s Journal; Gorjan Nikolik, Rabbobank; and Christophe Pelletier, Seafood Futurist in addition to industry and BIM representatives.