The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition and Awards returned to Kópavogur (just outside Reykjavik, Iceland) from 13-15 September 2017.
The show started in 1984 and, in response to the wishes of the exhibitors, has been held on a three year cycle ever since. This ensures exhibiting companies have new technologies, products and services to showcase at each event which, in turn, means visitors know they can rely on the exhibition to keep them informed of new developments from across the market.
The 2017 show was the 12th in the series and saw an encouraging air of optimism as many exhibitors secured large orders, with attendance of 13,621 visitors from 52 countries.
The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2017 was much more than just an exhibition as the inaugural Icefish Conference: Fish waste for profit, the 7th Icelandic Fisheries Awards and inward delegations were run alongside. In addition The World Seafood Congress was held for the first time in Iceland with delegates also attending the exhibition.
The Icefish exhibition covers every aspect of the commercial fishing industry from catching and locating to processing and packaging, right through to marketing and distribution of the final product.
A breakdown of the Icefish 2017 attendees is shown below -