Welcome to the 2024 Norway-UK Seafood Summit

The Norway–UK Seafood Summit is an annual conference organized by the Norwegian Seafood Council for the Norwegian and UK seafood industry. The 2024 edition of the summit, held at Fishmongers' Hall, will open its doors on 27th February to stakeholders from the seafood sector and related industries, from fishing fleet, seafood producers and exporters, to importers, suppliers, retail, food service and media.  
See below for the full programme, registration form and practical details. With limited seats available we encourage you to register to secure your place.  


Doors opening | 09:30-10:30

Registration and networking

Program moderator: Martin Skaug, Director of Communication, Norwegian Seafood Council

10:30-12:00 | Session 1

The Summit begins with an update on collaborative efforts between Norway and the UK to enhance seafood trade relations. RBC Bluebay Asset Management will provide a deep dive into the UK's economic outlook for 2024 and beyond. Market insights from the Norwegian Seafood Council will outline prospects and trade flows from Norway to the UK. The session closes with an interactive Q&A session.

Victoria Braathen, UK Director, Norwegian Seafood Council

Opening remarks

Cecilie Myrseth
Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy

Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP
UK Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries

UK Economic Outlook: What to Expect in 2024 and Beyond
Mark Dowding, Chief Investment Officer, RBC BlueBay Asset Management

Seafood Supply, Trade Flow and Future Prospects
Eivind H. Brækkan, Seafood Analyst, Norwegian Seafood Council  

Moderated talk | Q&A 

Exploring Simple Suppers with Seafood from Norway
Curated by Michelin starred Chef Simon Hulstone & Fishmongers’ Hall Head Chef Stefan Pini 

12:00-13:00 | Lunch

13:00-14:30 | Session 2

A session that unites industry experts and a leading UK retailer. Explore the imperative for transforming global food production, the role of seafood in future food systems, and Norway's commitment to sustainable fisheries management. Gain insights into priorities, opportunities, and challenges in responsible seafood sourcing from a retail perspective. The session concludes with a moderated talk.   

Transforming Global Food Production
Bjørn-Erik Stabell, Head of Strategy and Sustainability, Norwegian Seafood Council  

Longstanding Commitment to Sustainable Fisheries
Svein Ove Haugland, CEO, the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization 

Seafood for a Healthy Future
Kristin Hurum, Director HR, Sustainability and Quality, Cermaq Norway

Responsible Seafood Sourcing From a Retail Perspective
Linda Wood, Aquaculture and Fisheries Manager, M&S Food Group 

Moderated talk | Q&A

14:30-15:00 | Break

15:00-16:30 | Session 3

In an era of heightened consumer consciousness, seafood takes centre stage. Join us as industry experts delve into innovations within the Norwegian fishing fleet. Explore shifting consumer trends amid evolving diets and spending power. Discover strategies to engage consumers and boost seafood consumption. The session culminates with a celebration of the UK’s iconic dish, fish and chips, featuring insights from sector stakeholders. In this final session we navigate food trends, tackle emerging challenges, and unveil transformative opportunities for the seafood industry.

Future of Fishing: Innovating Food From Ocean to Table   
Stian Hjelle, CEO, Ervik Seafood 

How Can Seafood Win UK Consumers in 2024? 
Nathan Ward, Business Unit Director, Usage Foods, Kantar Worldpanel Division, UK 

Moderated talk | Q&A

Celebrating UK’s Most Iconic Dish: Fish & Chip Industry Sharing Session  
Andrew Crook, President of the National Federation of Fish Friers
Tiffany Irvin, The Fish Works, Awards winner 2023

Food Trends of Tomorrow
Charles Banks, Co-Founder and Director, thefoodpeople

16:30-18:00 | Networking Reception 

* The program may be subject to change. 

Practical information


The Summit will take place at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, on Tuesday 27th February. Venue direction to Fishmongers’ Hall: Delegates are advised to input 'Fishmongers' Company' in Google Maps to reach the summit entrance via London Bridge, as inputting 'Fishmongers' Hall' can often direct to Upper Thames St.


  • Fishmongers’ Hall may search delegate bags upon entry to the summit.
  • Fishmongers’ Hall reserve the right to request photo ID at the door.  

Photography and Presentations

Professional photography and speaker presentations will be made available to all delegates following the summit.