What our exhibitors say about the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition:
"It is important for Eimskip, as a company that specialises in logistical operations, to meet our customers face to face; to sit down and discuss possible solutions that we can provide for them to meet the needs of their business. Eimskip has exhibited at every Icefish - it's a great meeting place to have those all important discussions over a coffee with customers that we don’t see so often."Ólafur William Hand, Senior Manager, Eimskip
"Sæplast has exhibited at Icefish since the first show in 1984, which coincides with our company establishment year, it ranks as one of the most important exhibitions we attend. The show is a fantastic platform for maintaining our existing customer relationships as well as establishing new one."
Daniel Niddam, Sales & Marketing Director, Sæplast Europe
"The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition has from the first exhibition in 1984, been a major meeting point for Marel and the Icelandic seafood industry. The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition gives us the unique opportunity to present our products to the customers that are closest to our origins and our headquarters in Iceland." Sigurður Ólason, Managing Director, Marel Fish
"As organiser of the Norwegian pavilion we are highly satisfied with IFE. After the financial meltdown in 2008, the following IFEs showed a confident market in strong growth with good results for our Norwegian exhibitors. IFE 2017 will be an important forum at which to meet new suppliers as well as to strengthen relationships with existing customers."
Kjell Dehli , Exhibition Director, Scanexpo AS, Norwegian Pavilion
"Having been exhibiting at Icefish since 1984, for Hampidjan, Icefish is the number one exhibition. It is always well organised with new and current customers attending. We are looking forward to the next exhibition and to meeting all our customers old and new, see you all there!"
Haraldur Árnason , Sales & Marketing Director, Hampidjan Iceland
“We were extremely happy with the 2011 exhibition! At the 2008 exhibition the whole industry suffered a big blow as the economic disaster hit Iceland at the same time.”
Jónas Ágústsson, Managing Director, Eltak
“In the past three years companies have delayed bigger investments because of the undetermined future of the quota-system, but all over there is a need to update and renew equipment; we sense a lot of interest in our machines and we are certain we will land some sales contracts in the months following the exhibition.”
Gudmundur Bragason, Sales Manager, Sonar ehf
“We sold all the machinery we had for sale – and more! I think Eimskip will need to buy a new freighter to move all the equipment we’ve sold!”
Jóhann Ólafur Ársælsson, Manager, Ásafl ehf
“We sold all the equipment on our stand at the 2011 Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition. Big companies like Isfelagid, Vinnslustodin and Huginn in the Westman Islands, along with Skinney-Thinganes and HB Grandi in Vopnafjordur all have our machines on their shopping list. We’ve already sold equipment worth ISK 25 million and have contracts for at least the same amount in the pipline.”
Jónas Oddgeirsson, Managing Director, Samhentir Packaging
"The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition has from the first exhibition in 1984, been a major meeting point for Marel and the Icelandic seafood industry. It’s an opportunity to meet professionally and socially and as such is one of our most important exhibitions. With the current crisis it’s even more important to meet and share experiences as well as to introduce new technology to the industry."
Petur Gudjonsson, Managing Director, Intl Sales and Services Network, Marel
"Having been exhibiting at Icefish since 1984, for Hampidjan, Icefish is the number one exhibition. It is always well organised with new and current customers attending. At the last IFE in 2011 Hampidjan was the winner of two awards “Best new product at show” with our Data and "Outstanding Icelandic Supplier – Catching (large companies)” for that we are grateful and it gives us the incentive to do even better work in the future. We are looking forward to the next exhibition and to meeting all our customers old and new, see you all there!"
Haraldur Árnason, Sales and Marketing Director, Hampidjan Iceland
"We have exhibited at IFE since the first show in 1984 and it ranks as one of the most important exhibitions we attend. The show is a fantastic platform for maintaining our existing customer relationships as well as establishing new ones."
Hilmar Gudmundsson, Sales & Marketing Director, Promens Dalvik ehf
“As organiser of the Norwegian pavilion we are highly satisfied with IFE. After the financial meltdown in 2008, the IFE 2011 showed a confident market in strong growth with good results for our Norwegian exhibitors. IFE 2014 will be an important forum at which to meet new suppliers as well as to strengthen relationships with existing customers.”
Kjell Dehli, Exhibition director, Scanexpo AS
"The Marine Stewardship Council (www.msc.org) was delighted to be present at ICEFISH 2011. Throughout the three days we welcomed a variety of producers, NGO’s, Icelandic consultancies and overseas scientists. The Mexican VIP delegation, key players from the Mexican commercial fishing industry, also stopped by. “Every presence in Iceland builds new and better bridges between MSC and the Icelandic Fishery Business. We are looking forward to move on with this positive experience from ICEFISH 2011.”
Gisli Gislason, Senior Fisheries Outreach Manager, Marine Stewardship Council
“In 2011 Dunlop exhibited at IFE and being our first appearance we were pleased to have presented our new Fishery boot range to potential business partners and customers. A good event to expand business opportunities.”
Jotte Niessen, Key Account manager, Dunlop Protective Footwear
“We would like to thank the organisers who put on a great show and, overall, a brilliant exhibition. Akvaservis gained many benefits from the exhibition in terms of networking with co-exhibitors, making new contacts and gaining new business. It was well worth our while attending and we are looking forward to return in 2014 for sure!”
Viktor Zincenko, Manager Director, Akvaservis Ltd
"As fishing gear developer and manufacturer we at Vónin always look forward to participate at the Icelandic Fishing Exhibition. It is always a very professional and well organized exhibition with a wide selection of local and international decision makers present."
Bogi Nón, Marketing Manager, Vónin
“The Icefish exhibition is a very good place for a new player, like Volta, in the Icelandic Fish industry to meet potential customers. This show for sure helped us to move further in both marketing and sales.”
Jessie van Dort, Regional Sales Manager, Volta Belting Europe