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Regal Springs exec joins all-star speaker line-up at Women in Seafood Summit

The tilapia producer is one of an impressive array of companies being represented at March's Bergen event.

Petra Weigl, general manager sales Europe at tilapia producer Regal Springs, is joining an influential list of speakers at IntraFish Media's second Women in Seafood Leadership Summit in Bergen, Norway, brought to you in cooperation with the North Atlantic Seafood Forum.

Weigl will reflect on her more than 30 years in the fish and seafood industry, with gigs at Pickenpack in Germany, Frozen Fish International Bremerhaven and Iglo Germany -- now operating under the umbrella of Nomad Foods -- and as head as the scientific-technical committee of the German Fishery Association.

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She will share her experience of being a woman in a male-dominated working environment.

The event is scheduled for March 8 at the Radisson Hotel in Bergen, the site of the North Atlantic Seafood Forum conference.

After the massive success of last year's Seattle event, the Bergen summit will, once again, bring some of the industry's most prominent and promising female executives together to discuss the burning issue of how to make the seafood industry's leadership more diverse.

Weigl will be joined byTorunn Knoph Halhjem, senior director of global species at Trident Seafoods; Kathleen O. Mathisen, CHRO at Norway's Grieg Seafood; Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos, CEO of Greek bass and bream producer Kefalonia Fisheries, and Tone Bjørnstad Hanstad, seafood equity research analyst at DNB Markets.

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IntraFish first launched the Women in Seafood initiative with a series of interviews with key female leaders in 2015 to a resounding response to push the issue further up the industry's agenda.

In response, IntraFish held the first Women in Seafood Leadership Summit in Seattle last year.

The event was an overwhelming success, with charismatic speakers from Whole Foods, Trident, Icicle Seafoods, Love the Wild, Seafish, ASMI and Regal Springs making for a high-energy evening inspiring change and renewed drive in the industry.

This year's event promises to be just as inspiring, with further speakers and a full program of the evening to be released soon.

Executives are encouraged to request a seat at the event by visiting www.intrafishevents.com/womeninseafood.