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Conference at Vietfish 2018 “European Seafood Industry: Competitiveness and Market Potentials”
June 12, 2018, 03:24 PM
Within the framework of the conferences at VIETFISH 2018, VASEP (Vietnam) in coordination with Nha Trang University (Vietnam), Matis (Iceland), Tromsø University (Norway), Nofima (Norway), and Syntesa (Denmark) plans to hold the series of conferences with topic “European Seafood Industry: Competitiveness and Market Potentials”




European Seafood Industry: Competitiveness and Market Potentials


Time: 22nd-23rd August 2018

Avenue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

Language: English

Organizers: VASEP (Vietnam), Nha Trang University (Vietnam), Matis (Iceland), Tromsø University (Norway), Nofima (Norway), and Syntesa (Denmark).


Seafood industry of Vietnam has become a global success story over last two decades. The sector contribution to national development and global food security is significant. However, the industry is in a critical period that needs upgrading to the global value chains, regardless its products have been in over 160 countries and regions.

VIETFISH (www.vietfish.com.vn/) is an important event organized annually by VASEP to promote the seafood sector. By the same time a conference for exchanging the knowledge regarding to updated technology, economics, management and trade issues is organized. The conference brings opportunities for discussion and developing collaboration in business, research and education from academia, governments, international organizations, NGOs, and the industry. The conference focuses on emerging topics at national and global level.

VIETFISH conference 2018 is the first time co-organized by Nordic research institutes including Matis (Iceland), Nofima (Norway), Syntesa (Denmark) and Trømso University (Norway) together with Vietnam partners (Nha Trang University and VASEP).

The conference includes a two-day field trip on 20th-21st August to Mekong delta for visiting pangasius & shrimp farming and processing plants. The trip is limited ONLY for oral presenters.


The conference themes include:

(1)     World/EU Fisheries-Performance and Governance

(2)     World/EU Aquaculture-Performance and Opportunities

(3)     Seafood Consumption and Market Trends

(4)     Seafood Markets and Regulations

(5)     Economic Sustainability and Competitiveness

(6)     Value Chain Governance in Seafood Industry

(7)     Emerging Technologies in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Post-harvesting

(8)     Fisheries, Aquaculture and Climate Change

(9)     Research and Capacity Development in Fisheries and Aquaculture

(10)   Big data and Artificial Intelligent in fisheries and aquaculture


To submit oral presentations or/and posters, you should send abstract(s) of maximum 300 words to Dr. Thong Tien Nguyen via email (thongnt@ntu.edu.vn) by the 5th July 2018. The template for registration is in attached file.


The conference participation is free. In addition, registered participants will have free ticket to enter the VIETFISH exhibition. The participants with accepted oral presentation will be offered the bus ticket for two days trip to Mekong delta (one-night hotel paid by their own budget).

Primary program

Monday and Tuesday, 20th-21st August 2018

Field trip to Mekong delta (only registered participants with oral presentation): Visiting farming fields and processing plants of pangasius and shrimp.

Regular conference 22nd- 23rd August 2018

·         Two keynote speakers for plenary sessions;

·         Two concurrent sessions

Contact person for inquiry:

1.    Mr. Thong Tien Nguyen (Nha Trang Univeristy)

Email: thongnt@ntu.edu.vn

2.    Mr. Nam Hoai Nguyen (VASEP)

Email: namnh@vasep.com.vn

Phone: +84 983609228


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