Global links Update
NGLC Intermediate Conference 2017
NGLC Intermediate Conference was held on April 24, 2017 in Brussels. 23 people from 13 companies world-wide got together to discuss and share information regarding issues we were facing.
At the beginning of the conference, Hosomi san made an opening address mentioning that Nissui's would make another record operating income in FY 2016. He also revealed the confidence of achieving the mid-term business plan of which FY 2017 was the final year. All of the group members reaffirmed their determination to achieve the goal.
After that, information sharing session regarding an issue Nissui Group were facing, stagnant white fish market was held, and all of the members discussed actively to cope with the difficult situation.
Finally Keith san of F. W. Bryce received MVIP award three years in a row and got applause from all of the attendees at the Commendation Ceremony.
The Brussels Seafood Show2017
The Biggest seafood show in Europe, Seafood Expo Global 2017, so called the Brussels Seafood Show was held on Tuesday April 25 to Thursday April 27, 2017 in Brussels, Belgian with more than 1,600 exhibitors from 80 countries in the world.
Nissui Group ran a booth led by the European Affiliates, including Nordic Seafood, Cite Marine, Europacifico and J. P. Klausen, at the center of the exhibition hall. In addition, many of the Global Links Members, including UniSea, Glacier, EMDEPES, Salmones Antartica, Nordsee, and Nissui Pharmaceutical got together at the booth and conducted active promotions and business negotiations.
Nissui Global Links Conference 2107 was held on November 15 and 16, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. 69 members from 27 companies got together to discuss and share information about next year's plan of each company.
At the beginning, Hosomi san made an opening address. He mentioned that the performance of the Nissui Group had been ahead of the plan, and forecast of FY2016 was revised upward. However, a little more stretch was necessary this year to achieve mid-term plan which would be the final year in 2017.
At the same time, he also introduced CSR activities on which Nissui started to focus officially from 2016.
After the explanation of the consolidated performance of the 2nd quarter FY2016 and public stock offering in August by Koike san, each global links company presented the policy of next year's plan followed by the discussion.
2 days conference was completed with active exchange of opinions and Hosomi san concluded the conference with his powerful statement of achieving mid-term plan MVIP2017.
Australian Longline acquires new fishing vessel "Antarctic Discovery"
In November 2015 Australian Longline Pty Ltd purchased its second Toothfish Longline vessel the 55m Antarctic Discovery. The vessel recently departed from Nelson and is now on its maiden fishing trip undertaking an 80 day research fishing voyage in Antarctic waters south of Australia with a crew of 22 plus 2 scientific observers on board. It was the largest longliner ever built in Norway.
The Antarctic Discovery has recently undergone a significant refit throughout the vessel, upgrading the diesel electric propulsion systems, accommodation and electronics as well as ensuring that the vessel is capable of meeting the environmental and safety standards required by vessels fishing for toothfish in Australian and Antarctic waters.
The addition of the Antarctic Discovery will provide Australian Longline with increased fishing capacity ensuring that the company continues to harvest its increasing Toothfish quota from the Australian southern ocean fisheries located at Heard and McDonald Island and Macquarie Island without relying on charter vessels. It will also provide increased opportunity to develop other potential toothfish fisheries.
Hosomi san received the Officier of L'ORDRE NATIONAL DU MERITE
Hosomi san, President & CEO of Nissui, was awarded the Officier of L'ORDRE NATIONAL DU MERITE by the French Government. He was commended for the development of Cite Marine, which had produced 200 additional employments and reached total of 800 employments in 2013.
The ceremony was held at the French ambassador's residence in Tokyo on July 16.
L'ORDRE NATIONAL DU MARITE was institute in 1963, and is awarded from the French Government by the decision of the President of the Republique. Recipients are French citizens as well as foreign nationals who contribute to France.
The Brussels Seafood Show
Seafood Expo Global 2015, so called the Brussels Seafood Show was held on Tuesday April 21 to Thursday April 23, 2015 in Brussels, Belgian. More than 25,000 people from more than 150 countries visited the exposition.
Nissui Group ran a booth led by the European Affiliates, including Nordic Seafood, Cite Marine, Europacifico and J. P. Klausen, at the center of the exhibition hall. In addition, many of the Global Links Members, including UniSea, Glacier, EMDEPES, Salmones Antartica, Nordsee, Nissui Pharmaceutical and Kurose got together at the booth and conducted business negotiations.
Nissui Group booth was always crowded by the visitors, and it is safe to say that, was one of the busiest in the exhibition.
NGLC Intermediate Conference
NGLC Intermediate conference was held on April 20, 2015, in Brussels, Belgian. 20 Global Links members from 13 companies got together and discussed regarding continued growth of Nissui Group.
At the beginning, Hosomi san, president & CEO of Nippon Suisan made an opening address. He mentioned that Nissui Group would be expected to achieve record profit in fiscal year 2014 thanks to the strong performance of overseas group companies. He touched on the new mid-term business plan as well, in which Nissui Group focus more on the growth.
After opening address, MVIP award commendation ceremony was held and 4 companies including F. W. Bryce, King & Prince, Cite Marine, and Nordic Seafood received the award. MVIP Award is inter-group commendation program for good performances and efforts.
Other Global Links members including PESANTAR, Salmones Antartica, and Europacifico, which were not present at the conference, received the award as well.