Oslo Business Memo



[conference] Number of delegates to Bergen seafood conference approaches 1000:  Co-owners strengthens position in NASF.

During 12 years the  North Atlantic Seafood Forum NASF has become a “must” for many key players in the seafood sector.

Annually, the first week of March, more than 900 delegates gathers in Bergen for three days and nights of busy conferencing.  The conference founder, Jørgen J. Lund and the majority co-owner Pareto, the Oslo-based investment bank, aims that the conference “will provide new and invaluable insights and give you the fast-track to the global seafood markets.” 



The very brief overview of NASF content is as follows:

• A pre-conference Day Zero: - Sets focus on Marine innovations and Solutions and  business development

• Opening session - “The View from the Bridge”; trade and policy - learn from  politicians, industry captains and leading seafood companies

• Parallel sessions - For the latest update on industry  challenges, supply and market outlook, prices, innovation and business, and sustainability issues

• Pareto Corporate Finance Seminar - Meet 15 of the world’s leading stock listed seafood firms, investors and financiers

• Major industry arena - for developing business and commercial opportunities

In 2017 Pareto and Lund strengthened their co-ownership in NASF, by acquiring the shares held by Oslo-based marine network MarLIfe.   After the transaction Pareto has 75 percent and Lund 25 percent of the shares in NASF.  

MarLife, being a founding and considerable shareholder of NASF AS, with manager Øystein Lie and allies, was instrumental in establishing and running over several years the NASF Day Zero (also designated Marine Innovation Day), which is still a vibrant part of the current NASF.