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WSI will be at the 12th Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition in Reykjavik in Iceland, September 2017. This will be the very first time that a women’s association holds a stand at a professional fisheries fair. Promoting gender equality is going to be a challenge.
Iceland is the right place to be for such venture, its fishing industry is very dynamic and the country is at the forefront when it comes to gender equality. During this professional meeting we will seek visitors’ perceptions on women’s role in the various sectors of the industry and their understanding of the reasons behind women’s invisibility in the industry.
Organized in Iceland every three years, the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition is a professional fair dedicated to all activities from locating, catching, processing and packaging, right through to the marketing and distribution of the end product, IceFair is a must for all commercial fisheries organizations. Over 15,000 professionals are expected to attend in 2017.
In September 10th to 14th, a three days conference on the future of seafood will welcome some 100 speakers and hundreds of participants. A special session will be dedicated to Women in Seafood, where MC Monfort one of the co-founder of WSI will make a presentation at the session dedicated to women inseafood