Aquaculture conference in Copenhagen - 23 March 2023

Join us for aquaculture conference on 23 March and get interesting industry insights from Rabobank, Landeldi, GeoSalmo, Schneider Electric and Hydrotech. All topped with networking opportunities with industry colleagues from the aquaculture industry. The conference program will be in English.


22.03.2023 - 23.03.2023

22 March: Optional dinner and hotel stay // 23 March: Aquaculture conference


Schneider Electric Denmark A/S, Lautrupvang 1, 2750 Ballerup


Price for participation in Aquaculture conference:
- Members of Danish Export - Fish Tech: 1.045 kr.
- Members of Danish Export Association: 2.090 kr.
- Non-members of Danish Export Association: 3.135 kr.

Participation in networking dinner on 22 March excl. drinks (sign-up is binding) 425 kr.
Hotel stay 22-23 March at Hotel Lautrup Park, Ballerup 1 night/single room (booking is binding) 975 kr.

*All above prices are excl. VAT

Martin Winkel Lilleøre Head of Fish Tech danish export / dansk eksport
Head of Fish Tech Martin Winkel Lilleøre +45 6020 8557
Lise-Marie Robichon Hornsved Project Consultant & Member Relations
Project Manager Lise-Marie Robichon Hornsved +45 6020 8568

Aquaculture conference 23 March - program 

9:30-10:00 Breakfast and networking with other participants

10:00 Welcome and introduction to the conference program
by Martin Winkel Lilleoere, Head of Fish Tech, Danish Export Association

Brief introduction by all participants 
Any particular topics being top of the agenda in your company right now?

Global outlook on aquaculture - trends in the aquaculture industry and future key markets globally for feed, equipment and technology suppliers to the industry
by Novel Sharma, Analyst - Seafood and aquaculture sector, Rabobank

Continued growth is expected in the global aquaculture sector in the coming years. Novel Sharma from Rabobank, one of the leading research and analyst banks within the seafood industry,  will give his outlook on the aquaculture industry, with expectations for 2023 and going forward. Novel’s focus will be on future key markets for aquaculture in terms of land-based farming and sea-based farming respectively, and which markets can represent particular opportunities for feed, technology and equipment suppliers to the industry. Novel will also touch upon challenges experienced currently by the aquaculture industry in selected markets. With his particular insights within salmon and shrimps, Novel will give his take on the key drivers for the aquaculture industry in coming years for particularly these two species. He will also outline how the ‘World Seafood Map’ looks like here in 2023.

Networking session between participants

Commercial aquaculture production of new exotic species – opportunities and challenges
by Wil Conn, Aquaculture Sales Manager, Veolia Water Technologies AB - Hydrotech

Wil has a track record of more than 25 years within the aquaculture industry. He has an extensive farming background, focused on tropical species, that has taken him to Australia, China and the Middle East. Wil's aquaculture credentials are supported by experience within the aqua-feed sector, environmental compliance and through senior management and industry representative roles.

Wil has worked with implementation of various farming systems for commercial aquaculture production of tropical fish and crustaceans. He will use this experience to share his insights of farming of more exotic species and key lessons learned. Furthermore, Wil will link his insights to current industry trends and how this may offer new opportunities for Danish technology and solutions suppliers to the aquaculture industry.

12:15-13:15 Lunch - and time for networking

GeoSalmo – a 24,000 tonnes hybrid flow-through land based salmon farm underway in Iceland + thoughts on future outlook for land based fish-farming in Iceland in general 
by Laufey Kristín Skúladóttir, Head of Project Management, GeoSalmo

Construction of GeoSalmo’s salmon farm is set to begin in third quarter of 2023. In their salmon farm, GeoSalmo put great focus on the entire value chain, and have emphasis on having the lowest environmental footprint possible. Laufey will give insight to how GeoSalmo approach these matters in the project, and will also give an introduction to their project. Laufey will furthermore give her view on the status and future outlook for land based fish-farming in Iceland in general, where many projects have been announced in recent years.

Holistic production facilities and circular approach to land-based fish-farming
by Thomas Schrøder, Director, Nordic & Central Eastern Europe - Schneider Electric Sustainability Business

In the aquaculture industry, Schneider Electric is focusing on creating resource efficient land-based fish farming facilities in partnership with producers. The land-based fish farming facilities are characterized by having strong focus on holistic production, circular economy, sustainability, optimal exploitation of resources, energy efficiency and working towards carbon neutrality. All of these matters are currently on top of the agenda in many industries, and Thomas will talk about how Schneider Electric put it into practice in the aquaculture industry on land-based facilities. They will also talk about how they see the aquaculture industry developing onwards on the aspects mentioned.

Networking - group discussions

Landeldi ehf. – land based Salmon fish-farming facility in Iceland with production of 52,000 tonnes (biomass) by 2029
by Bjarni Már Júlíusson,  Design Director, &  Gudmundur Thordarson, ED Purchasing Manager, Landeldi ehf.

In the presentation Bjarni and Gudmundur will give an introduction to Landeldi fish-farming facility, where production is expected to be 52,000 tonnes (biomass) by 2029. They will explain how they use natural resources at the fish-farm. In addition, they will give a status on the fish-farm currently, and explain how they will build the fish-farm in phases

Brief from Danish Export Association & the Danish Export - Fish Tech network
by Martin Winkel Lilleoere, Head of Fish Tech, Danish Export Association

16:30 End of conference program

Optional dinner and hotel stay 22-23 March

We are organizing an informal dinner on 22 March in the evening at the Hotel Lautrup Park in Ballerup, not far from Schneider Electric, where the aquaculture conference is held. The restaurant will serve a 3-course dinner.

Meet your industry colleagues in an informal atmosphere prior to the aquaculture conference. In addition we have made a block booking for hotel rooms at the Hotel Lautrup Park. Participation in networking dinner and hotel stay will be at an additional cost and will be invoiced to you after the event. For price for networking dinner & hotel stay, see price box above. You need to indicate on the sign up form whether you would like to  participate in the networking dinner and to reserve a hotel room. Sign up is binding.

Meet the Speakers
  • Novel.Photo (002)

    Novel Sharma, Analyst- Seafood and aquaculture sector, Rabobank

  • Bjarni Mar Juliusson

    Bjarni Már Júlíusson, Design Director, Landeldi ehf 

  • GTH

    Gudmundur Thordarson, ED Purchasing Manager, Landeldi ehf

  • Thomas Schrøder

    Thomas Schrøder, Director, Nordic & Central Eastern Europe - Schneider Electric Sustainability Business

  • Geosalmo2023 BK215807 BW

    Laufey Kristín Skúladóttir, Head of Project Management, GeoSalmo

  • Billeder Til Card Slider Oplægsholdere (9) (1)

    Wil Conn, Sales Manager Aquaculture at Hydrotech AB

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