Open Blue wins Exporter of the Year in the large business category!
Open Blue Sea Farms was presented with a national award for export development last evening (September 13) by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MICI) at a reception during CONEXPORT 2017. Open Blue was recognized along with eight other companies for their contribution to the growth, dynamism, and expansion of the exporters in Panama.
Accepting the award on Open Blue’s behalf was Javier Visuetti, Manager of Community and Government Affairs. Mr. Visuetti said “We have enjoyed many successes over the past several years but it is very sweet to be honored right here in our home of Panama.” Visuetti further remarked: “The Panamanian government has been very helpful to our company. We particularly want to thank the Panamanian Association of Exporters (APEX), who have provided strategic advice and support for our company as we move to open up markets worldwide.”
Earlier this year Open Blue was awarded the Best New Foodservice Product Award at the Seafood Excellence Awards at this year’s Seafood Expo North America (SENA), which took place in Boston in March. Open Blue received top honors for their frozen IVP Open Blue Cobia fillet in the Best New Food Service category based on factors such as taste, market potential, convenience, nutritional value, uniqueness, and originality.
Chris Perry, CEO Open Blue was also in attendance. He acknowledged the hard work of the Open Blue team following the award presentation. “Open Blue is a different kind of aquaculture company. We work hard every day to bring our values of integrity, care and respect, responsible leadership and a focus on the customer into our workplace”, said Perry. “We have a strong international team of professionals who are advising our Panamanian workers on how best to grow cobia in the clean waters of the Panamanian Caribbean coast. It is that diversity of opinion and ideas that make our company strong.”
For more information on award: http://www.mici.gob.pa/detalle.php?cid=20&id=5117