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.
Utvikler fyrlykt rapport for havbruk og leverandørindustrien i Norge.

Utvikler fyrlykt rapport for havbruk og leverandørindustrien i Norge.

MENON på bestilling fra GATH utvikler en fyrlykt rapport om vekstmuligheter for havbruk og leverandørindustrien i Norge. Vi ønsker her å gi oppskriften på hvordan en kan få på plass en bærekraftig vekst i havbruksnæringen for staten og kystkommunene, og samtidig sikre distriktsarbeidsplasser og framtidig vekst for Norges mest potente næring.

 

Rapporten er ett felles prosjekt mellom GATH, Eksfin og Møre og Romsdal Fylkeskommune.

Rapporten presenteres av Ada Lunde og Sveinung Fjose

World-renowned business leader at GATH Conference 2024

World-renowned business leader at GATH Conference 2024

We have the pleasure of announcing the participation of Jørgen M. Clausen at the GATH conference in September.

Mr. Clausen is known as an entrepreneur who supports and starts new companies and projects in Denmark and Internationally. He is the inventor of SaltPower, a technology to make electricity from saltwater in an osmotic process. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Danfoss A/S, which today is one of the world’s leading technology companies, with over 40.000 employees in over 100 countries.

As one of the leading voices of industrial innovation, Mr Clausen has always been a frontrunner and a role model regarding innovative ideas and entrepreneurship. He is passionate about technology, which has led him to foster the idea and open the Universe Science Park; a park that has the vision of creating a passion for natural science, technology and entrepreneurship. Through the years, he has been engaged in many projects focusing on renewable energy, such as solar power, wave power, PolyPower, and most recently, SaltPower.

 Danfoss has been a close partner to the aquaculture industry since the dawn of the first experimental farm. Today, they offer the technology needed to support a sustainable future for the entire aquaculture value chain.

 “We think about investments with a perspective on the next generation, and for us, aquaculture is one of the most interesting things we can see ourselves working on in the future”, Jørgen Clausen said during his last visit to Aalesund.

“We want a welfare society, but we can only get that if we have a thriving industry that creates the background to wealth. We need more technologists – i.e. engineers and scientists – who can come up with these new products. Our society is based on technology and sustainable solutions, but it must come from somewhere” –Jørgen M. Clausen.

 We look forward to this keynote!

Grunderen av STIM, Jim Roger Nordly kommer til GATH konferanse i Ålesund

Grunderen av STIM, Jim Roger Nordly kommer til GATH konferanse i Ålesund

Jim Roger Nordly, som er født i 1967 har bygget opp Nordly konsernet fra grunnen av fra Leknes i Lofoten. 

Nordly har sin utdannelsesbakgrunn innen fiskeoppdrett fra Nordland Fiskerifagskole. Han har gjennom sitt store engasjement og grunderskap bygget opp Fiskehelseleverandørselskapet Stim til å bli et stort og internasjonalt selskap innen sitt felt. Nordly grunnla dette selskapet tilbake på starten av 1990 tallet, og er nå etablert i flere steder i Norge, samt i andre land som Skottland, Chile og Canada. Selskapet har blant annet markert seg i sitt arbeid med forskning i kampen mot antibiotikaresistens innenfor fiskehelse. I tillegg til Stim har han også bygget opp selskapene ACD Pharma og fõrprodusenten Polarfeed.

Summa Equity har nylig gått inn på eiersiden  i Stim sammen Jim Roger Nordly.

Heidi Kyvik – GATH Conference 2024

Heidi Kyvik – GATH Conference 2024

Heidi has thirteen years of experience within the Aquaculture industry.

She developed and introduced the concept of turnkey facilities into the aquaculture market and has been responsible for the design and sale of more than a dozen turnkey and aquaculture process plants.

Heidi changed recently role from CEO to CBDO and have special focus on strategy and commercial activities at Eyvi, Heidi will talk about scaling  land-based farming technology to new markets.
Renowned leaders joining GATH 2024

Renowned leaders joining GATH 2024

On stage together for the first time; Linda and Aino!

Two of the most prominent leaders in the aquaculture industry, Aino Olaisen and Linda Litlekalsøy Aase, will be attending the GATH conference in Ålesund on 4-5 September 2024.

With great joy and enthusiasm, we are delighted to announce the attendance of the leaders of two of the country’s most prominent and innovative aquaculture companies, Aino Olaisen, Chairperson and owner of Nova Sea, and Linda Litlekalsøy Aase, CEO of Bremnes Seashore. Both are at the helm of companies renowned for delivering well-established products in domestic and international markets. They significantly contribute to local value creation and innovation, and the ripple effects they generate have tremendous significance in the areas where they operate.

They are particularly known for their commitment to driving the industry forward into the future, where quality, innovation, fish health, welfare and sustainability are paramount. We eagerly anticipate the presence of these forward-thinking leaders in the aquaculture industry at this year’s GATH conference, where they will share their insights in a joint presentation on stage with those in attendance.

They will also participate in a panel discussion alongside other key industry players, sharing their thoughts on the way forward.

 

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.