Welcome to the 51st WEFTA Conference
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join the 51st Western European Fish Technologists Association (WEFTA) Conference, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16th - 20th October 2023.
In 1972, Denmark hosted the WEFTA first time, and since then three more WEFTA meetings have taken place in Denmark, and this year we are proud to welcome you back.
WEFTA is the central platform in Europe for institutions engaged in fish processing, applied food science, aquaculture, seafood technology, health effects of seafood consumption and consumer studies. WEFTA aims at improving safety and quality of seafood on and from the European and other markets through research within this area. Research activities of the WEFTA institutes are coordinated to the benefit of research institutes, the fishery industry, consumers, stakeholders and governments.
The annual WEFTA conference is a valuable occasion for scientists, students and the seafood industry to meet and present recent research achievements and to share experience. Besides, the conference constitutes an outstanding forum for discussions and networking.
The theme for this year's conference is: Sustainable utilization of aquatic resources – changing the way we Seafood. Through the following topics, we intend to broaden our knowledge and thus the way we Seafood. All aspects of fish technology, which lead to sustainable utilization of aquatic resources, can affect the way we Seafood.
The topics will be:
- Sustainable aquaculture and its link to seafood quality
- Micro-/macroalgae and its applications in food
- Side streams for food and non-food products to reach zero waste production
- Processing and quality of seafood
- Safety and authenticity
- Consumer attitudes, societal challenges and seafood products
Copenhagen, the host city of WEFTA 2023, is an unique city, characterized by its canals, cycling culture, stunning churches and museums, excellent Danish cuisine and happy locals. It is originally a Viking fishing village established in the 10th century, and Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century.
The Danish people like to be active, and more than 70% are members of different sports clubs and sports associations. This year conference will take place in DGI Byen (Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations) Conference center, CPH Hotel, which is placed in the center of Copenhagen. Within walking distance, you will find numerous restaurants and bars, Tivoli, old and modern architecture, and some of the many canals.
We look forward to seeing you in Denmark.
Chair WEFTA 2023