In 2018, Marel participated in the North Atlantic Seafood Forum in Norway, the Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo in Russia, and the China Salmon Summit, to name a few. Gatherings such as these offer the chance to share processing knowledge and expertise with researchers, academics, investors and both national and international organizations.
Marel also maintains a strong presence at international seafood expositions, with an emphasis on communicating how advances in specific Marel processing technology and equipment can boost fish processing results.
Conferences, on the other hand, offer the luxury of letting us explore wider seafood trends, futuristic processing possibilities, cross-industry learning points and so on, with a broader group of professionals and authorities.
Smarter processing at the North Atlantic seafood forum
Sigurdur Ólason, Managing Director of Marel Fish, addressed the 13th North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) Aquaculture and Salmon Seminar in Bergen, Norway, 7 March 2018. He spoke about how advances in software are contributing greatly to automation in food processing, and factories are becoming smarter as software becomes an even bigger part of the production process.
“Interconnected software solutions now control and monitor the whole journey of fish from the sea to the supermarket,” Ólason said. “Furthermore, we are entering the next industrial revolution as Big Data and deep-learning become an integral part of state-of-the-art, hi-tech production systems.”
Vikings at the global fishery forum and Seafood expo
Ólason spoke again about how new technologies and innovations are impacting the seafood industry at the Global Fishery Forum in St. Petersburg, 15 September, where he participated in the round table discussion: ‘Iceland is not only about eruptions: Vikings talk about innovative technologies in shipbuilding and fish processing’.
At the salmon industry development forum
If all the Marel filleting machines installed around the world were running at the same time, they would process around 700,000 salmon per hour.
This was one of the fun facts that came up during a presentation by Christian Bols, Business Manager for Marel Salmon, when he addressed the inaugural Salmon Industry Development Forum in Beijing, 29 August 2018, and spoke about future trends in the global salmon processing industry.