NRCC Aquaculture Workshop in St. Petersburg, 15 February 2017
Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce’s Aquaculture Workshop focusing on bilateral commercial discussions took place on 15 February 2017 in St. Petersburg. The event has gathered 130 participants working in aquaculture sector of Norway and Russia. Heidi Olufsen, Consul General of Norway to Saint Petersburg, has opened the workshop with welcome greeting. During the workshop, various topics concerning fish farming, fish health and developing of aquaculture technologies have been discussed by speakers both from Norway and Russia. Two practical test cases, prepared by Norwegian companies Inocap and AquaOptima, have been discussed with the audience. The focus was on practical turn-key solutions (from financing and planning stage to implementation and production phase) that Norwegian companies offer to Russian fish farmers. Speakers and audience had lively discussions after each presentation.
NRCC Aquaculture Workshop's participants
Terje Stabæk, Deputy Manager of Economic Development, Nordland County Council
Lene Høgset, Head of fish health department, Fishguard Anton Gjæver, Deputy Director and Cand. scient., Akvaplan-niva
Andrey Petrovich Lukashchuk, Head of foreign economic relations department, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Karelia / Responsible for the aqua culture development
Alexey Borisovich Aronov, Legal Director, DLA Piper Rus Limited
Anna Ridiger, Associate Professor of the Institute of Bioecology and Ichthyology, Ph.D. in Biology, Moscow State University of Technology and Management
Liliia Svyatoslavovna Arakelova, Head of Foreign Economic Relations Department, Leningrad Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Andrey Yakovlev, Deputy Dorector General, Northwest Territorial Department of the Federal Agency for Fisheries
Vladimir Vasilievich Eliseev, Director General, Sumskoy Salmon-Whitefish Nursery company, Leningrad region
The workshop aimed to bring new insight and broaden participants’ business network within the aquaculture sector of Norway and the Russian Federation. Moderators during the event were Jørn Tverseth, Project Manager from the NRCC, and Liliia Svyatoslavovna Arakelova, Leningrad Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
On the occasion of the event, Consul General of Norway to St. Petersburg Heidi Olufsen invited participants to an evening reception, organized in cooperation with NRCC, where guests enjoyed informal networking and delicious food.