Record attendance expected at Humber Seafood Summit 2012

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A record number of delegates are expected to attend the Humber Seafood Summit 2012, taking place on 19th and 20th September at the Humber Seafood Institute.


The two day event, co-ordinated by Seafish and arranged by a partnership of organisations in the Humber Seafood Group, is expecting 25% more delegates than in 2011.


Attendees are being drawn by the high calibre speakers contributing to the Summit. With a theme focused on ‘The Big Issues’, this year’s programme has been designed to stimulate in-depth debate on key industry issues and encourage sharing of expert knowledge.


Dr Paul Williams, Chief Executive of Seafish said: “This year’s Humber Seafood Summit looks set to be the most successful since its launch three years ago. The support from industry is greater than ever, with a particular spike in interest from processors and importers. This event is a major networking opportunity for the Humber area and, unsurprisingly, no-one wants to miss out.

Seafish has played an integral role in the delivery of this year’s Summit, and we’re confident that the event will showcase the issues at the forefront of the industry’s minds, with exceptional opportunities to contribute to the debate.”


Richard Hill, Managing Director – Commercial, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, said: “The Grimsby Institute Group is delighted to provide sponsorship and support for a Conference that helps place Grimsby at the heart of the National Seafood Industry. The Grimsby Institute is the UK’s number one supplier of training to the seafood industry and, via its processing and refrigeration facilities at the Humber Seafood Institute, provides technical assistance to many of those companies attending the conference. We look forward to hearing about the latest developments and challenges within the sector and will work with the key players to enhance their competitiveness”.


Anita Barker, Chair of the Humber Seafood Group said: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­”We are now days away from the third Seafood Summit. The evening will begin with a celebration of the food available and manufactured here in our area. The team at Coldwater have worked hard again for the second year, along with the students of the Grimsby Institute to launch the event with some fabulous flavours, all from our local producers. Looking at the speaker list for the day and the opening of the event introduced by Callum Roberts, we look to face an interesting, educational and informative seafood forum. I am very optimistic that all who attend will find this highly beneficial and a productive way of spending what for all of us is a precious commodity; time.”


The full programme of events for the Humber Seafood Summit 2012 now available to view at


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