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All star line-up readies for Women in Seafood Leadership Summit

An impressive group of speakers looks to inspire, entertain and spur change at next week's event.

A packed line-up of some of the industry's most impressive female leadership will take to the stage at next week's IntraFish Women in Seafood Summit, promising delegates an evening to remember and inspire.

Held in conjunction with the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) conference in Bergen, Norway, on March 8, and with sponsorship from Trident Seafoods, Deutsche See, Verlasso and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), the event will bring together top execs from the world of fishing, aquaculture, processing and distribution to give fresh perspective on the challenge of attracting diversity and talent in the world's seafood industry.

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IntraFish Women in Seafood Leadership Summit, Bergen, March 8 2018


Registration and networking cocktails


Rachel Mutter, Editor, IntraFish Media

Introduction to the Women in Seafood Leadership Summit: Creating an edge in the seafood industry. How diversity is key for a sustainable future.


Torunn Knopf Halhjem, Senior Director, Global Species, Trident Seafoods

From Deck to Desk: One journey to the top. Halhjem shares her career path from working in quality control on Russian and Norwegian factory trawlers to the boardroom of one of America's biggest seafood companies.


Anne-Kristine Oen, CEO, Salmon Group

Fish ‘n ships and rock ‘n roll: Attitudes around diversity in the seafood industry reflect those of the shipping industry 15 years ago, according to Salmon Group CEO Anne-Kristine Oen.And while this culture exists, all the expensive, outsourced strategy creation in the world won’t drag seafood into the modern world.

6:10pm – 6:20pm

Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos,

CEO, Kefalonia Fisheries

The fight for credibility: Kefalonia CEO Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos shares her views on how to drive cultural change in the seafood industry.


Kathleen Offman Mathisen, Director HR & Internal Communication, Grieg Seafoods

Diversity as a competitive edge: Grieg Seafood's Kathleen Offman Mathisen shares ways on how to attract more female talent into the sector, highlighting the need and benefits of inclusion and diversity for any seafood business.


Break and dinner

7.25pm – 7.35pm

Petra Weigl, General Manager Sales Europe, Regal Springs

“Women and cats are not allowed on board this fishing vessel”: So the German saying goes. Regal Springs’ Petra Weigl looks back at her 30+ years in the seafood industry and shares her experience of being a woman in a male-dominated world.


Helene Ziv, Risk Management and Sourcing Lead at Cargill Aqua Nutrition

Paradigm for parity: Cargill Aqua Nutrition Lead of Risk Management and Sourcing Helene Ziv shares her group’s story in the fight for more gender diversity and equality, explaining why businesses have to commit to change now.


Renate Larsen, CEO, Norwegian Seafood Council

Growing momentum for gender diversity? Norway’s seafood industry needs to attract more female talent. NSC CEO Renate Larsen reflects on her 19 years in the industry, sharing the progress that’s been made along the way.


Moderator:Elisabeth Fischer, Editor, IntraFish Media

Panelists: Torunn Knopf Halhjem; Tone Bjornstad Hanstad, Equity Research Analyst, DNB Markets; Tine Hammernes Leopold, CEO, Salmon Brands; Helene Ziv, Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos

INDUSTRY PANEL: Turning reflection into action: What prevents women from joining/staying in seafood leadership and how does the industry bring more women onboard?


Rachel Mutter, IntraFish

Closing remarks



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