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Trident Seafoods to sponsor second Women in Seafood Leadership Summit

Event will convene a selection of top industry leadership to drive diversity and change in the sector.

Seattle-based Trident Seafoods and IntraFish Media announced Monday that Trident will once again serve as gold sponsor of IntraFish's Women in Seafood Leadership Summit, to be held March 8 in Bergen, Norway, in conjunction with the North Atlantic Seafood Forum conference.

After the massive success of last year's Seattle event, the Bergen summit will, once again, bring some of the industry's most prominent and promising female executives together to discuss the burning issue of how to make the seafood industry's leadership more diverse.

"Women bring more diverse and creative way of thinking," said Trident Seafoods CEO Joe Bundrant. "They are excellent at developing relationships and women are brilliant problem solvers."

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IntraFish Editor Elisabeth Fischer said the initiative is one IntraFish is proud to support and promote for a second time together with Trident and others in the seafood sector.

"The seafood industry needs new talent. And last year's summit revealed the passion and commitment current leadership has to trying to make this happen.

"This is an incredible industry to work in, but, the fact is, without female leadership, it is missing out on key opportunities for creativity, growth and a sustainable future," Fischer said. "With IntraFish's reach and support from companies such as Trident, we're hoping to help change this and expand the industry's pool of potential leaders."

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IntraFish first launched the Women in Seafood initiative with a series of interviews with key female leaders in 2015 to a resounding response to push the issue further up the industry's agenda.

In response, IntraFish held the first Women in Seafood Leadership Summit in Seattle last year.

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The event was an overwhelming success, with charismatic speakers from Whole Foods, Trident, Icicle Seafoods, Love the Wild, Seafish, ASMI and Regal Springs making for a high-energy evening inspiring change and renewed drive in the industry.

This year's event promises to be just as inspiring, with speakers from Trident, Grieg Seafood, Regal Springs Europe and Kefalonia Fisheries topping the line-up.

A full schedule of the evening will be released soon.

Executives are encouraged to request a seat at the event by visiting www.intrafishevents.com/womeninseafood.

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