A busy Scotland pavilion during Aqua Nor in 2017. The trade show is an important market place for aquaculture suppliers.
A busy Scotland pavilion during Aqua Nor in 2017. The trade show is an important market place for aquaculture suppliers.

Aqua Nor trimmed to three days

'Student day' dropped from programme after requests from exhibitors

Publisert

The world’s biggest aquaculture trade fair, Aqua Nor, is to be shortened to three days instead of four, it was announced today.

Next year’s edition of the biennial event in Trondheim, Norway will take place from Tuesday, August 22 to Thursday, August 24. Previously, the trade show ran from Tuesday to Friday, but the last day was often poorly attended by those seeking to do business.

The board of the Nor-Fishing Foundation, which organises the event, said the decision to shorten Aqua Nor was taken after multiple requests from exhibitors.

In a press release, the Foundation said the change will improve the overall quality of the exhibition, resulting in three compact trade fair days “filled to the brim with memorable experiences”.

“We’re excited to share the news with the exhibitors, who we know welcome the change. We look forward to three energetic days, and to arrange what we believe will be the best version of Aqua Nor so far,” says Kristian Digre, chief executive of the Nor-Fishing Foundation.

Kristian Digre: "We look forward to three energetic days."
Kristian Digre: "We look forward to three energetic days."

The opening hours will remain the same, from 10am to 5pm.

Student day

The Foundation said Friday, known as the student day, had been an important day for recruitment, and student activities will be moved to Thursday. “Hopefully, this change will create even more meetings between established companies and the bright minds of the future,” said the Foundation.

The Aqua Nor conference kicks off on Monday, August 21 and will continue throughout all three trade fair days.