Arion Bank is the main sponsor of the World Seafood Congress 2017

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Arion Bank and Matís recently signed an agreement to make the bank the main sponsor of the World Seafood Congress 2017 (WSC2017). The conference will take place in Iceland in September next year and this is the first time the event will take place in the Nordic countries, but the World Seafood Congress has its roots in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and will next be held in Vietnam.

"WSC is one of the world's largest forum for value creation in the fisheries and food security sectors, bringing people from all parts of the seafood value chain to the table. The conference will be attended by fisheries and fish processing workers, investors and people from the institutional and educational environment around the world, not least from developing countries. It is a real honor for us to have the opportunity to hold this conference and we are really pleased to have Arion Bank, with its strong fisheries team, join us, "said Sveinn Margeirsson, CEO of Matís at the signing which took place at Matís' headquarters before in front of almost 100 Matís employees. 

"It is a special pleasure for Arion Bank to participate in and support the World Seafood Congress in collaboration with Matís. The bank has been significantly expanding its services to the fisheries sector and now finances companies in the entire value chain of the fisheries sector, both fishing, processing and sales and marketing, as well as aquaculture and various innovation projects. The bank is responsible for financing most of the country's largest fisheries companies and in recent years has contributed to open discussion and education in the field of fisheries through conferences, seminars and various other things. Taking on the role of WSC's main sponsor is therefore a logical continuation of the development that has taken place in the Bank's approach to services in the fisheries sector ", said Guðmundur S. Ragnarsson, Director of Fisheries at Arion Bank.

More information about the conference can be found on the website

Sveinn Margeirsson, CEO of Matís and Guðmundur S. Ragnarsson, Director of Fisheries at Arion Bank, sign the agreementn