The Agency is counting on the success of the forum and exhibition
Members of the fishing forum and exhibition in St. Petersburg will discuss the prospects of development of the world’s fisheries to 2050, taking into account changes in the condition of global fish stocks, technology and trends in international markets.
Global issues with an eye to the future
Less than a month left before the opening in Northern capital of the second International fishery forum and exhibition of the fishing industry, seafood and technology. “From 13 to 15 September, we hold a significant industry event,” – said at a press conference the head of Federal Agency for fishery Ilya Shestakov noted significant interest from both Russian and foreign participants to last year’s endeavor. “This year’s forum and exhibition will be even bigger topic for discussion – even more courageous,” – he promised.
The motto of the forum and the main theme of the plenary session this year is “the World’s fisheries to 2050: resources, markets, technologies”. To discuss these questions in St.-Petersburg will arrive delegations from leading fishing powers. “Among them the Faroe Islands, Iceland, China, Japan, South Korea, Mauritania, Iran, USA, Senegal, in principle, all those countries with whom we have active cooperation in the field of fisheries and conservation,” he listed the head of the fish Department.
Not less representative it is expected the participation of international organizations, including UN FAO, NAFO, NEAFC, ICES, NASCO, CITES, and business, including the European Association of fish processors and Chinese giant e-Commerce Alibaba Group, as well as research institutes.
Business program of the forum also includes a conference on problems of commercial use of transboundary stocks, world markets, consumption and promotion of fish products on the Russian market and a number of round tables devoted to the issues of forecasting, resource base and prospects of aquaculture and technological aspects of the fishing industry.
According to Ilya Shestakov, on the sidelines of the forum it is planned to sign a number of agreements in the field of international cooperation, particularly between Russia and Guinea – fisheries. “We also are looking into the possibility of signing a similar agreement with Argentina”, said the head of the Agency.
The exhibition attracts visitors from around the world
Exhibition of fishing industry, seafood technology and also this year to a new level. Ilya Shestakov said that the exhibition will first Expoforum Convention and exhibition centre, where the St. Petersburg international economic forum, through its territory will increase in one and a half times.
“The area of the international exhibition will be 13 thousand square meters. It will be attended by over 200 companies, of which about 60% are foreign companies from Germany, Holland, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and many other countries”, – said the head of the Federal Agency.
To attract foreign participants of the exhibition organizer – Expo Solutions Group – did a great job. “Thanks to the support of the Agency we have conducted series of meetings with the business community of Morocco, Armenia, Spain, the Netherlands, as well as negotiations with the embassies and trade missions of Peru, Mauritius, Argentina and some other countries on the organization of national expositions,” – said Fishnews CEO ESG Ivan Fetisov.
Stands Seafood Expo Russia the whole range of products and services will represent the fishing companies, fish processing facilities, aquaculture, shipyards and repair yards, ports and retail, manufacturers and suppliers of equipment for harvesting, processing, packaging and storage of fish and seafood, research institutes, logistics and financial institutions. General information partner of the exhibition – media holding Fishnews.
According to Ilya Shestakov, the exhibition will provide “a platform for business presentations, business meetings and negotiations.” Among these specialized spaces – area of “procurement network”, organized jointly with retailers to direct contacts with manufacturers and suppliers of fish products.
“The forum will end with an exhibition and ceremony of awarding the winners of the “Best seafood product” that we established this year. And in General we think quite successfully all this will pass”, – concluded the head of the Agency.
According to the materials: fishnews.ru