Groundfish Forum 2023

The Forum will be held at The Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Hotel, located south of Athens on the Athens Riviera.

Travel Information and What to Do in Athens

2023 Groundfish Forum Registration List – as of September 13, 2023 (password protected)

Preliminary Outline for the Groundfish Forum 2023 Program

Tuesday, October 17

  • Forum registration from 09:00
  • Afternoon Acropolis Tour with guides from 12:00 to 17:00
    A guided walking tour of the Acropolis and a panoramic city bus tour of Athens, viewing, amongst others, Syntagma Square, the Presidential Palace, the Old Olympic Marble Stadium and the Neoclassical trilogy with the Academy, the University, and the Library buildings.
  • Welcoming Reception at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Hotel at 18:30

Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19

  • As usual, there are two days of the Forum. The Forum Session is from 09:00 in the morning until 13:00 each day, with lunch served after each session.
  • In addition to the traditional Global groundfish supply, utilisation and market flow key talk, we have lined up great speakers to discuss resource trends and developments for supply and markets and the seafood industry’s opportunities, changes, and challenges. See lineup below.

Please note that below are the subjects of the presentations in most cases.

Wednesday, October 18th.
09:00-13:00, lunch served after the session

  • An Update on Resources and Environmental Conditions for Alaska Pollock in the Eastern Bering Sea       
    Dr James Ianelli, NOAA, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
  • Russian Pacific Resource Update 
  • Alexey Buglak, Russian Pollock Catchers Association
  • US Alaska Pollock Resource Update 
    Jim Johnson, Glacier Fish Company
  • North Atlantic Cod, Supply and Demand 
    Morten Hyldborg Jensen, Nordic Group
  • All Hakes, Supply and Markets    
    Jonty Jankovich-Besan / Mariano Mansilla, Irvin & Johnson Holding Company / Seaman International
  • All Hoki’s, Supply and Markets
    Tony Hazlett, Talleys Group
  • Atlantic Salmon Supply and Demand update         
    Eivind Hestvik Brækkan, Norwegian Seafood Council
  • Global Supply and Markets for Tilapia     
    Ron Risher, Grobest Global Services
  • Pangasius, Supply and Markets
    Christine Ngo, H&N Group

Thursday, October 19th.
09:00-13:00, lunch served after the session

  • Mediterranean Sea Bass and Sea Bream Aquaculture              
    Lara Yeroulanos, Kefalonia Fisheries S.A
  • Consumers Europe        
    Stuart Price, Nomad Foods
  • Whitefish Evolution in the African Markets
    Robert Gershberg, Sogda
  • World Economics      
    Elwin de Groot, Rabobank
  • China Seafood Production and Market    
    He Cui, China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance.
  • Greek Retail        
    George Georgopoulos, Pescanova Hellas
  • Maximizing Raw Material Utilization  
    Kristrún Auður Viðarsdóttir, IS Haf Investments – Seafood Sector Investment Fund
  • US Market          
    Paul Jewer, High Liner Foods.
  • Seafood Trade Champions:
    Species and Regions driving global seafood trade         
    Gorjan Nikolik, Rabobank