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Greek bass, bream top exec to speak at Women in Seafood Summit

Exec to bring unique perspective on succeeding as a women in the sector.

Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos, CEO of Greek bass and bream farmer Kefalonia Fisheries, will speak at the upcoming IntraFish Women in Seafood Leadership Summit to take place in Bergen, Norway.

She is a member of the board of the Federation of Greek Mariculture (FGM) and the Hellenic Aquaculture Producer’s Organization (HAPO) as well as a member of the Management Committee of the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP).

Barazi-Yeroulanos also serves as a consultant to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on issues of sustainable aquaculture and development.

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Her presentation will center around the "fight for credibility" women in the fish and seafood sector are faced with on a daily bais. She will also share her views on how to drive cultural change.

The event will take place on March 8 at the Radisson Hotel in Bergen, in conjunction with 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.

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