Consequently, the importance of sustainable fisheries is something that all in the industry occupy themselves with, even though there might be differences in opinions concerning best practices for working towards sustainability. However, the fishing industry in the Faroe Islands is recognised for continuing to develop new sustainable solutions, which can contribute to securing the industry in the future. An example is the new ships arriving in the Faroese ship fleet this year, which significantly contribute towards greater sustainability.
Atlantic Fair is a platform supporting this agenda, an international trade show hosted in our little town of Klaksvík for networking for companies worldwide.
During these three days, companies will strengthen their current business network, make new business deals, and get inspired to find complicated solutions in new innovative ways that cross borders. Such cooperation can be time-consuming and costly but is a decisive part of making progress toward sustainability.
Possibilities for travel between countries are accessible now more than ever. I believe that it is essential for Faroese companies to have the possibility to showcase their products in their own environment and provide the hospitality the Faroese are known for.
Atlantic Fair provides an excellent opportunity for local businesses to strengthen their business relations in their local settings, strengthening the foundation for future cooperation.
As Mayor of Klaksvík, I am pleased that our town gets the honour to host the Atlantic Fair 2024, a business trade show with great value for the town. This event receives thousands of visitors, and I hope all trade show attendees will have a great experience and explore the town’s shopping and cultural opportunities.
On behalf of the town’s council, I want to welcome you to the Atlantic Fair 2024.
Karl H. Johansen