Do you know BRIM Seafood? You do not want to miss this presentation!

What is needed to add value in the Blue Bioecononomy?

Guðmundur Kristjánsson is the CEO and owner of Brim Seafood. He has been working  in the Icelandic seafood industry for decades. The values of Brim Seafood are Initiative, Reliability and Respect. The strategy of the company is based on respect for the ecosystem, reliable quality standards and initiative and innovation in the whole value chain.

Guðmundur will discuss the potential for sustainable economic growth based on marine resources.  He will present how value has been added in the Icelandic seafood industry in the past decades, the role of effective resource management, importance of training for seafood professionals and how investments in infrastucture and innovation must go hand in hand to ensure strong Blue Bioeconomy for future generations.



Oliver Luckett at the World Seafood Congress 2017

The technology entrepreneur and Chairman of EFNI, Oliver Luckett, will be giving a presentation at the World Seafood Congress 2017 titled Fish on the Dish Through Social Media. His presentation is a part of the session SeaFuture-X: How disruption is transforming the seafood industry and the blue economy.

Oliver has served as Head of Innovation at the Walt Disney Company and co-founder of video sharing platform Revver. As CEO of theAudience, Luckett worked with clients such as Obama for America, Coachella, Pixar, and American Express. He has helped manage the digital personae of hundreds of celebrities and brands worldwide. He is also co-author of the bestselling book “The Social Organism”.

His unique insight into the technology and information industry will add an enlightening perspective to the World Seafood Congress. So be sure to attend this session concerning the future of the seafood industry and the blue economy.

First ever dedicated session to women in seafood

The World Seafood Congress (WSC) is approaching fast as 10th of September is practically just around the corner. This time, more women are engaged in the WSC than ever before. The organizing committee for the congress made a commitment to gender equality in terms of attendance and in the speaker line-up. Of the 113 speakers, 43 are women – a much higher percentage than in other seafood related events. Furthermore, the conference includes a dedicated session to women in seafood, a first at a fisheries conference to the best of our knowledge.

Don’t miss out on this amazing venue; look at the program and sign up!

The largest commercial fisheries exhibition in the north returns this September – included in the WSC registration fee!

The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition will return between the 13-15th September to Kópavogur Iceland, and is set to welcome exhibitors and attendees from around the globe. Everyone who registers for the World Seafood Congress will access the IceFish Expo for free.

The Icelandic Fleet represents state of the art of the fisheries technology

  • With a total fleet of 1,582 registered fishing vessels landing 1,125 million tons of fish.
  • The export value of fish and fish related products increasing by 99 billion ISK to become 42% of total exports in the last three years.

Skippers and owners update and modernize their fleets frequently and the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition provides exhibitors with the ideal opportunity to meet and discuss new requirements.

The Exhibition

The IceFish exhibition will cover every aspect of the commercial fishing industry from catching and locating to processing and packaging, right through to marketing and distribution of the final product.

Also, providing ample networking opportunities, with both Icelandic and international companies benefiting from forming new business connections and creating great working relationships at the exhibition.

The last exhibition in 2014 was a sell-out success

  • Attendance increased by 12% to 15,219 compared with the 2011 event
  • Inward missions were welcomed from the Far East, Americas and Africa
  • Providing unrivaled international reach to both visitors and exhibitors

New for 2017 – the small business zone area

Perfect for companies looking to enter the commercial seafood and fishing sector. A small number of cost effective package stands are available for smaller companies.

  • Perfect for first time exhibitors
  • A ready walk on stand
  • Cost effective package

High caliber attendees

The IceFish exhibition attracts high caliber attendees including the Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture in addition to the Mayor of Kópavogur, who will both officially open the exhibition; the ceremony takes place on the 13th September 2017 at 1pm, right after the conclusion of the World Seafood Congress in Harpa.


Learn more about the amazing program at the World Seafood Congress


For more information on the IceFish Expo

The Salted Cod Volcano – The First 3D Food Printed Icelandic Salted Cod


Traditional seafood dishes are being reinvented in the Rannís Technical Development Fund Project – Future Fish led by Matís. Using the first 3D food printer for the kitchen, Foodini by Natural Machines, the first 3D food printed formulations using Icelandic cod surimi, salted cod, and cod protein isolate were created last week at Natural Machines headquarters, Barcelona, Spain. The Salted Cod Volcano is one of the novel, reinvented food forms that was created using the raw fish materials from Iceland. This project will set a precedence as it will be focusing on work with Icelandic seafood raw materials and utilize the first Foodini in Iceland and in Scandinavia. You can learn more about real food being 3D printed in the kitchen of the future at the World Seafood Congress 2017 in Iceland where Lynette Kuscma, co-founder and CMO at Natural Machines will talk about 3D Food Printing and Opportunities for Seafood.


The Icelandic Salted Cod Volcano is one of the first innovative 3D printed seafood creations for the Rannís Technical Development Fund Project Future Fish (Fiskur framtíðarinnar) let by Dr. Holly T. Petty at Matís. The innovative food formulations are being printed by the 3D food printer, Foodini. The printer made by Natural Machines is the first in Iceland.

Ray Hilborn – Speaker at the World Seafood Congress

Ray Hilborn, Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, is one of many great presenters at the World Seafood Congress taking place in Iceland, September 10-13.

The winner of the Women in Seafood Video Competition

We are very proud to announce that the video The Women of Petatán by Carmen Pedroza-Gutiérrez is the winner of the Women in Seafood Video Competition. The winner will receive an invitation to the World Seafood Congress 2017 in Iceland, including flight and registration fee, along with other wonderful prizes from Iceland. Videos from the competition will be featured at the congress.

The Women in Seafood Video Competition serves as a platform to share stories of women in the seafood industry to bring attention to gaps and challenges as well as to encourage a stronger, global collaboration of Women in Seafood and progress in the seafood industry as a whole. For further information on the competition please visit their website,, where you can also watch all of the videos that took part in the competition.

Poster Competition Sponsored by IAFI

We are excited to announce that a IAFI Sponsored Poster Competition will be held on Monday, September 11th. Judges will view the posters at lunch time. Prizes will be given out for first ($500 USD), second ($300 USD), and third place ($200 USD) winners. The judging scheme will be based on the following criteria: layout and design, technical competency, content accuracy, innovation, and poster mechanics. The poster competition will be held in the Hörpuhorn space in the Harpa Conference Center. Registered participants with accepted poster abstracts can participate and will be emailed further details. We look forward to seeing you at the WSC 2017 and check back for IAFI WSC 2017 Poster Competition updates and other WSC 2017 news.