Thursday, July 16, 2015

16/07/2015: Aqua Nor Student Day

Students from Trondheim and the rest of Norway are invited to visit Aqua Nor free of charge on Friday 21st of August 2015 to explore the opportunities offered by exhibitors and the aquaculture industry.

The demand for seafood will continue to grow rapidly in the years ahead, and if Norway is to reach the Government’s objective of becoming the world’s foremost seafood nation, the industry will have to recruit a lot more smart young brains.

Many opportunities for students
When over 400 exhibitors from over 50 nations and 20000 visitors get together at this year’s Aqua Nor, the organiser (the Nor-Fishing Foundation) wants to attract students from all disciplines to visit the exhibition in order to learn more about the industry and the opportunities it offers young people. It is in this industry that the most exciting potential for innovation and value creation exists, and consequently there are many attractive job opportunities.
Image: Patrick Hoesly
Demand for bright young people in the industry
"A research report released some years ago concluded that we may increase value creation six-fold over the next 35 years," says Director of Information Øyvind Haram of Seafood Norway (previously the Norwegian Seafood Association).

“We shall have to find ways to achieve this in a sustainable way. We’ll be needing a plethora of new technological solutions for slaughtering and production, bright minds to find what other opportunities can be found in the ocean and to exploit our natural resources.”

Seafood Norway is one of the sponsors of the Student Day, together with the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU), the 'Get your sea legs' project, Youngfish, and the Nor-Fishing Foundation.

The entire ocean space can be used
Norway has developed a wide range of know-how in the offshore petroleum industry and is considered a leading nation when it comes to seabed technology. Now Mr Haram wants that the aquaculture industry should develop excellence higher up in the water column also.

“We need many young people in order to reach the objectives that we have set. Anything from civil engineering, ITC experts and young people who are interested in politics, trade, marketing and economics. I hope they will use this opportunity to get to know the aquaculture industry on Aqua Nor’s Student Day.”

Welcoming all students – free admission on Friday 21st August
Aqua Nor invites all students to visit the exhibition free of charge on Friday 21st August. In addition, 10 students from all over the country will be selected to receive free travel and accommodation in Trondheim during the exhibition.

Students who visit Aqua Nor will have a full menu of options:

  • Exciting seminars with top-notch speakers
  • Mingling and networking, including happy hour
  • A raffle with a festival pass to Pstereo
  • Sampling delicious seafood products
  • Meetings with various exhibitors

Visit the Aqua Nor site HERE.

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