It can certainly be said that Iceland has had their fair share of the world wide credit crunch and many may be asking what this country has to offer companies looking to exhibit. The answer is simple: Iceland’s got a great deal to offer! Fish is certainly back in focus – with the value of the 2019 catch amounting to no less than 145 billion ISK – 13.4% more than 2018!
Skippers and owners of 1,628 registered vessels modernise their fleets on an ongoing basis, Sixteen vessels were on order or had been delivered at the last IceFish in 2017 and this trend continues for 2022. Processing and value added increasingly continue to be focussed back to Iceland from abroad for the 1,258 million tonnes of caught fish. This provides exhibitors with the perfect platform to meet and discuss new business requirements
The Icelandic Fleet represents state of the art of the fisheries technology. Skippers and owners update and modernise their fleets frequently and the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition provides exhibitors with the ideal opportunity to meet and discuss new requirements.
The Exhibition will cover 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.
Added focus in 2022 will include a dedicated area Processing, Seafood, Aquaculture, Commercialisation of Fish by-products and Value added to enhance the visitor experience.
If you are looking to get a share of the Icelandic fishing market, below are more facts why this exhibition is a must every three years:
- The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition was launched in 1984 and has been held every three years since
- The three year cycle is exhibitor driven and ensures that exhibiting companies always have new products to show and visitors are ready to spend their monies at the show
- The last show saw no less than 500 companies from 52 countries exhibiting, the last exhibition in 2017 saw a 41% increase in overseas exhibitors
- Total attendance was 13,621 from 52 countries
- 41% of Iceland’s exports comes from fish or fish related products
- 1,628 registered fishing vessels land the 1,258 million tonnes of caught fish
- An extensive Icelandic marketing campaign will ensure everyone involved in the fishing industry will attend the show
- Overseas visitor delegations will be co-ordinated between the organisers and key Icelandic organisations
- The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition is the single biggest commercial event in Iceland and it enjoys the full support of all major organisations