Leading Change in Fisheries - Market Trends and Outlook

The conference will discuss the Icelandic and U.S. Economic Outlook for 2011 and focus on the seafood industry. Hear presentations on the Icelandic and U.S. economic outlook 2011, the U.S. seafood market outlook, consolidation and strategy in the seafood industry, the importance of responsible fisheries, along with various industry insights. Speakers will attend from both sides of the Atlantic.

Conference Chair

Ævar Agnarsson, CEO, Icelandic USA, Inc. and the Seafood Panel Moderator is Drew Cherry, Editorial Director, IntraFish.


  • Iceland Economic Outlook 2011, Friðrik Már Baldursson, Dean, School of Business, University of ReykjavikThe Seafood Industry:
  • U.S. Seafood Market Outlook, John Connelly, President, National Fisheries Institute
  • Consolidation and Strategy in the Seafood Industry, Jon Gardar Gudmundsson, Glacier/Islandsbanki, Senior Advisor
  • Third Party Certification of the Icelandic Cod and Haddock Fisheries, Dr. Kristjan Thorarinsson, Chairman of the Iceland Responsble Fisheries Technical Committe

Lunch Buffet

  • Keynote Speaker: The U.S. Economic Outlook 2011 TBA

Conference location

The Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street, (b´t Park Ave & Madison)

***Dresscode: Traditional Business attire. No Jeans


To register, contact Begga Laxdal via email at blax@mfa.is or by phone at +1 646 282 9360. The conference fee is $85. Preferred payment method is by credit card. Registration fee includes breakfast and luncheon and all conference materials.

  • Registration and breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m.
  • Conference program: 9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

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