Nigel Edwards- GATH Conference 2024

Nigel Edwards- GATH Conference 2024

Salmon – The premium protein?

Nigel Edwards, Strategic Business Development Director from Hilton Foods is coming to the GATH Conference to give us an insightful presentation about the positioning of salmon in the competitive multi-protein market and what is needed to ensure its reputation and market growth remain secure.

Discover who Hilton is and why they are a relevant voice for consumers of salmon and learn about the trends shaping consumer priorities and awareness in today’s market.

Explore the markets they operate in and understand salmon’s position in relation to other proteins, backed by accessible and attributable data. Join us in discussing the rising demand for affordable, sustainable seafood that benefits both the planet and our health.

Understand what underpins a positive reputation for salmon and what can damage it, focusing on high welfare standards, environmental security, and ensuring the product is safe and unadulterated.

Roger Hofseth- GATH Conference 2024

Roger Hofseth- GATH Conference 2024

Roger Hofseth started his career in the mid 1990’s in Ålesund.

He held various roles on fishing boats and in local fish processing companies before founding his own company in 2001. He established what today is known as Hofseth International, a vertically integrated seafood conglomerate and one of the emerging leaders in the salmon industry today.

Hofseth’s vision is ambitious and forward-thinking: to become the world’s most sustainable seafood producer. This vision drives every aspect of the Company’s operations, from its commitment to sustainability to its innovative practices.

At this year’s GATH festival, Roger Hofseth will focus on how new technology can radically reduce the footprint of selling seafood to the world.

Elisabeth Faureng- GATH Conference 2024

Elisabeth Faureng- GATH Conference 2024

What technology gaps needs to be addressed to improve on fish health and welfare?

In the past 10 to 15 years salmon farming has undertaken a tremendous change in technology applications and production forms. This, combined with intensified farming and increased external challenges, it is overdue to look closer at areas we can improve on. During this winter GATH and PatoGen AS have worked together to analyze root factors and identify areas for increased focus and improvements within technology and digitalization to improve fish health and welfare. The highlights from this work will be presented at the conference by Elisabeth Faureng.  

Elisabeth Faureng is a veterinarian (DVM) with solid operational experience and has high ambitions for fish health. Elisabeth have for several years worked with fish health and production in Cermaq Norway and is currently part of the PatoGen fish health in the role as senior fish health advisor.

Vegard Kjerstad- GATH Conference 2024

Vegard Kjerstad- GATH Conference 2024

Vegard is the leader of Atea’s Incident Response Team

Bringing over a decade of invaluable experience in cybersecurity to the forefront and protection of Nordic business. Over the past ten years, Vegard has played a important role in addressing and handling more than 1,000 security incidents, equipping him with unparalleled knowledge and insight into the evolving threats that modern businesses face.
His dedication and expertise have not only safeguarded numerous companies from potential crises but have also positioned him as a trusted authority in the cybersecurity realm. Vegard’s approach to cybersecurity is both strategic and hands-on, reflecting a deep understanding of the complexities of today’s digital threat landscape. His work emphasizes the importance of proactive measures, continuous learning, and the development of robust security frameworks to combat the sophisticated challenges of the cyber world. As a speaker, Vegard is known for his ability to demystify complex cybersecurity issues, making them accessible to a wide audience and empowering professionals across industries with the knowledge and tools necessary to defend their digital frontiers.
GATH MEMBER PRESENTATION – MAREL

GATH MEMBER PRESENTATION – MAREL

About Marel

Marel is recognized globally as a leader in revolutionizing the food processing industry. The company is dedicated to facilitating the production of high-quality, safe, and cost-effective food products. By offering comprehensive solutions, services, and software tailored to the needs of poultry, meat, and fish processing sectors, as well as recently acquired verticals such as pet food, aqua feed, and plant-based proteins, Marel ensures a holistic approach to food processing.

Sustainability

At the heart of Marel’s operations lies a firm commitment to sustainability. Through innovative solutions, the company actively reduces waste, enhances yields, and generates economic value, thus contributing to a more sustainable food production process.

With a workforce spanning approximately 8,000 individuals across more than 30 countries, Marel maintains a strong global presence, ensuring prompt assistance and support wherever needed. From the initial concept to the implementation of solutions, Marel upholds a steadfast dedication to excellence in all endeavors.