Groundfish Forum 2023

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

Groundfish Forum Documents and Presentations (Password Protected)

Travel Information and What to Do in Athens

2023 Groundfish Forum Registration List
– as of October 16, 2023 (password protected)

Get to know the 2023 Future Leaders

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 18th.

09:00-13:00, lunch served after the session

  • Groundfish Forum XXX Opening Address
    Klaus B. Nielsen, A. Espersen A/S, Denmark,
    Chairman of the Groundfish Forum Executive Committee
  • Global Groundfish Supply, Utilization and Market Flow
    Ali Turner and Martin Flåten, Trident Seafoods / Lerøy Seafood
  • 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 Limited
  • Atlantic Salmon Supply and Demand update         
    Dr. 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 Barazi-Geroulanou,, Kefalonia Fisheries S.A
  • The Opportunity for Fish in Europe        
    Stuart Price, Nomad Foods
  • Whitefish Evolution in the African Markets
    Robert Gershberg, Sogda
  • Global Outlook: Sticking the Landing Amidst an Increasingly Challenging Geo-Economic Backdrop      
    Elwin de Groot, Rabobank
  • China Seafood Production and Market    
    He Cui, China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance.
  • Greek Seafood Market       
    George Georgopoulos, Pescanova Hellas
  • Maximizing Raw Material Utilization  
    Kristrún Auður Viðarsdóttir, IS Haf Investments – Seafood Sector Investment Fund
  • Groundfish Market Trends: A North American Perspective        
    Paul Jewer, High Liner Foods.
  • Seafood Trade Champions:
    Species and Regions Driving Global Seafood Trade         
    Gorjan Nikolik, Rabobank