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Marine Harvest, Pacific Andes, Bakkafrost among headliners to join IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum

Press release   •   May 11, 2015 15:16 EDT

The IntraFish Investor Forum returns to New York City on 28-May, where we'll be showcasing some of the world's most important seafood companies, and hearing from their top leaders about their outlook for their operations and the industry in general. 

In addition to individual company presentations from Marine Harvest, Pacific Andes, Lerøy Seafoods, Multiexport Foods, Pesquera Exalmar and Bakkafrost, top executives from across the sector will take the stage to discuss and debate the industry's most pressing issues.

Panels will include:

Investing in Seafood: How, Where and Why

The seafood industry is the most exciting space in protein and the agri-space in general. But where should interested investors look for returns? Top executives in private equity, finance and acquisitive companies will discuss the current opportunities for investment in the seafood sector. Among the questions our panelists will discuss and debate:

What are the most exciting areas for investing in the seafood sector?

Which sectors of the industry are most ripe for consolidation?

Should investors be looking upstream, downstream or both?

What risks and rewards face investors when looking at wild fisheries investments?

What new and emerging sectors pose promise for future returns?

Panelists to include:

-Robert Orr, CEO, Cuna del Mar

-Henning Lund, Seafood Analyst, Pareto Securities

-Glenn Cooke, CEO, Cooke Aquaculture

The New Consumer: How Today’s Trends Will Change Tomorrow’s Seafood Supply

Cost, quality, convenience and sustainability - those are just a few of the factors that determine the success or failure of a protein among major buyers and the consumers they serve. This panel will explore the seafood industry’s successes, failures and potential to become a more desirable protein on tomorrow’s dinner plates. The panel will discuss:

What are today’s consumers demanding from their food?

How can seafood chip away at the huge market share of the beef and poultry sec­tors?

What does the new “Millennial” generation look for from their seafood?

How will consumer trends toward natural, local and sustainable products impact seafood?

What key elements do seafood buyers look for when identifying strong supply partners?

Panelists to include:

-Jason Horn, Sourcing Specialist, Disneyland Resort

-Kyle Kraus, Executive Vice President, The Food Group

The New Blue: Finding Value in Aquaculture’s New Frontiers

With aquaculture booming across the globe, investment potential abounds. But classic aquaculture models are showing growth lim­its, and new technology is heralding expansion in new regions of the land and sea, and promising a potentially more efficient, more sustainable model for the future. Three innovators will reveal and discuss their own distinct visions for how the sector can grow and expand beyond traditional aquaculture models. The panel will discuss:

What new frontiers are opening up for aquaculture expansion and development?

Where should investors look for emerging investment opportunities?

What kind of risks are investors facing when backing new technologies in the aquaculture sector?

Who is currently financing the latest technologies, and is it enough to scale the operations?

What will tomorrow’s winning seafood companies look like?

Panelists to include:

-Scott E Nichols, Director, Verlasso

-Ian Trahar, Chairman, Seafarms Group

-Neil Anthony Sims, CEO and Co-founder, Kampachi Farms

Meal, Oil and Money: How Fish Feed is Shaping the Future of Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the main driver of fishmeal and oil production – for now. But increasingly, market demand is giving higher premiums for fish and fish oil to be used in human consumption. In addition, demand from pork and cattle continues unabated.

How will these market dynamics interact, and what are the potential opportunities for investors? The panel will discuss:

How will aquaculture address the increasing pressure on the world’s marine resources?

How will the growing demand for fish protein for human consumption impact fishmeal availability?

What are the latest breakthroughs in feed ingredients and formulations?

What are the investment opportunities in the fish feed sector?

Should more aquaculture companies explore vertical integration?

Panelists to include:

-Alf-Helge Aarskog, CEO, Marine Harvest

-Alan Shaw, CEO, Calysta

-Rossana Ortiz Rodriguez, CEO, Pesquera Exalmar

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IntraFish Media is the world’s leading seafood news and information provider, with offices across the globe and reporters working around the clock. IntraFish Media’s titles include our flagship daily Web sites and Norwegian-language; monthly industry digest Seafood International, which serves the seafood processing, retail and foodservice segments; Fish Farming International, which covers the aquaculture industry; and Fishing News International, targeted at the global fishing industry. Other publications serve regional markets in the United Kingdom and Norway. All our titles are the leaders in their respective segments, providing the world’s seafood community with the most comprehensive coverage of the industry available. Our reporters and editors are based in London, Seattle, Singapore, Nanjing and several cities across Norway. IntraFish Media is headquartered in Bergen, Norway.

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