SOURCE: Glitnir

October 15, 2007 05:23 ET

Glitnir invites the seafood interested press to join the "Ocean of Opportunities 2007", Shanghai, China, Sunday 4 - Monday 5 November, 2007.

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) -

Glitnir welcomes you to Shanghai and the 2007 Ocean of Opportunities, the leading think-tank within seafood - where key decision-makers within the global seafood industry meet to explore future opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

We are proud to introduce an elite line-up of speakers who will provide their unique perspectives on a wide range of issues in four sessions. The first brings together leaders of seafood companies whose operations stretch far beyond their national boundaries in today's complex global economy. The second session shares its name with a business area Glitnir has recently expanded into: Japan and Oceania. Two afternoon sessions will be dedicated to China. First the fundamentals of the industry will be discussed among Chinese aquaculturists and caterers, who will also examine the important issues of product safety and quality control. The final session will focus on investment in China from legal and financial perspectives, as well as from the standpoint of investors.

China is a very important country to the Global Seafood Industry. Its long history, buoyant economy along with its skilled and enthusiastic population all make for a true Ocean of Opportunities.


The China Fisheries and Seafood Expo will be held in Dalian on 6-8 November. The timing of Oceans of Opportunities is designed to match with the Dalian Expo in order for industry professionals to be able to attend both. We therefore recommend making arrangements for an evening flight on Monday, 5 November, or a morning flight Tuesday, 6 November, from Shanghai to Dalian.

We look forward to media sign up and for more information, or special requests, contact:


Please confirm your attendance by logging on to Registration deadline is 19 October, 2007.

Please find draft program enclosed.

Best regards,

Bjørn Richard Johansen
Managing Director
Glitnir, Corporate Communication


Sunday, 4 November, 2007

Day Activities - Company visit - Departure at 11:00: Fu Ji food and catering services holdings limited

Departure from conference hotel, the Pudong Shangri-La

Fu Ji is the largest domestic catering services provider in Shanghai. Fu Ji employs integrated catering solutions through centralised processing and restaurant management to provide quality food and services in canteens, Chinese restaurants and convenience food outlets. Its central kitchen caters to more than 1 million customers every day, and its series of canteens and restaurants include a 3500-seater. Fu Ji was recently awarded with the exclusive right to service Chinese train stations. Furthermore, Fu Ji is the biggest catering supplier to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

19:00 Dinner and Entertainment: Shanghai's history meets Glitnir's hospitality in an evening combining Asian and Western culinary traditions and local performances. Locations and details to be revealed the same night. Departure from the Shangri-La Hotel.

Monday, 5 November, 2007 08:30 Conference registration, River Wing, 3rd floor, Shangri-La Hotel

09:00 Conference - Ocean of Opportunities 2007

12:00 Lunch prepared by the Shangri-La's top chefs

16:30 Conference Conclusion

17:00 Farewell cocktail at Jade on 36 floor, Shangri-La Hotel

CONFERENCE AGENDA, 09:00 - 17:00


The Global Seafood Market

Lárus Welding 'CEO Glitnir' - "Opening address"

Bernt Bodal

"Changing trends and diets in the US market"

CEO American Seafood

"Growing in the Peruvian Seafood market and Oslo listing"

Samuel Dyer Coriat

CEO Copeinca


- Japan and Oceania

"Japanese seafood and the Tokyo Fish Market"
Hiroyasu Itoh
Chuo Gyorui

"The development of ranching tuna in Australia"
Brian Jeffries
Australian Tuna Boat Owners

"New Zealand's export market for seafood"
Eric Barrat

-  China

"Catering and seafood in China"
Wei Dong, Chairman Fu Ji Catering

"Food safety in China"
Peter Leedham
Manager Sinoanalytica

"Setting up a JV in China"
Eric Wang
MD Asian Seafood


- M&A

"Negotiation tactics and a new generation of entrepreneurs in
Zhu Jiang Chief-Rep. Glitnir

"Investing in the world's fastest growing big economy"
Einar Gústafsson
GM Bakkvör Asia

"M&A in China - How it is different"
Peter Corne
Partner Eversheds Shanghai


Please confirm your attendance by logging on to Registration deadline is 19 October, 2007.


Conference guests are responsible for their own accommodation and travel arrangements.

Glitnir has a group reservation at The Pudong Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai from 3-5 November (two nights). Glitnir can help cover part of costs for the press (we adjust to the policy that is used by the media itself), but any cost split needs to be agreed when you sign on to the event. E-mail to

Recommended arrival time is Saturday evening 3 November or Sunday morning 4 November.

Please send your room reservation to

About Fu Ji

Fu Ji is the largest domestic catering services provider in Shanghai. The company specializes in providing integrated catering solutions and supplying quality food. Backed by solid technical know-how, centralized processing and restaurant management capabilities, they are rapidly developing into an outstanding food and catering chain operator, providing quality food and services for business and leisure users alike. Fu Ji's focus is on developing specialized solutions that meet its clients' catering needs and the operations - Catering Services, Chinese Restaurants and Convenience Foods - complement each other perfectly. For more information:

About Glitnir

The financial group Glitnir offers universal banking and financial services, with the Nordic region as its home base. Glitnir is a leading niche player in three global industry segments: seafood/food, sustainable energy (geothermal energy), and offshore services vessels. The group's services include retail, corporate and investment banking, stock trade/brokerage and capital management. Glitnir considers Iceland and Norway as its home markets. The Glitnir group has operations in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the UK, Luxembourg, Russia, USA (Glitnir Capital Corporation), Canada and China. Glitnir is listed on the Icelandic Stock Exchange. For more information see

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