IFFO unveils its Annual Conference’s detailed agenda

12 September 20233 min reading

The organization IFFO, focused on marine ingredients, will hold its 61st Annual Conference from the 23rd to 25th October in Cape Town, South Africa. The event will address key issues in nutrition and the marine ingredients sector, with a registration deadline set for the 6th October.

IFFO, The Marine Ingredients Organization, is set to hold its 61st Annual Conference from the 23rd to 25 th October in Cape Town, South Africa. The event, which is open to both IFFO Members and those not affiliated with IFFO but interested in the marine ingredients value chain, will tackle primary issues pertinent to the future of nutrition and the role marine ingredients play therein. Registrations will conclude on the 6th October.

The conference offers a venue for sharing insights and fostering connections among thought leaders from pivotal market segments: aquaculture, nutraceuticals, and pet food.

Main discussions will encompass food security, omega-3, precision nutrition, and ESG. The agenda will feature presentations and panels with notable participants like Professor Manuel Barange of the FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture division and David Pilling, African Editor at Financial Times. There will be sessions focusing on the impact of ESG ratings on sourcing policies, the evolution of precision nutrition, feed footprint measurement, traceability requirements, and the marine ingredients' contributions to global food security.

The Conference's Market Forums aim to offer an in-depth view of the marine ingredients industry, addressing both supply and demand.

“We chose Cape Town for this year’s edition, after Lima in 2022 and Shanghai in 2019, because it fits with the marine ingredients industry’s involvement in global food security discussions and reflects the global presence of the industry, on all continents”, Petter Martin Johannessen, IFFO’s Director General explains.

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • Lahsen Ababouch, Senior Advisor, FAO, Italy
  • Enrico Bachis, Market Research Director, IFFO, U.K.
  • Anne Mette Baek, EFFOP Director, Denmark
  • Manuel Barange, Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FAO, Italy
  • Elizabeth Beall, Managing Director, Finance Earth, United Kingdom
  • Aldo Bernasconi, Vice President of Data Science, GOED, U.S.A.
  • Katherine Bryar, Global Marketing Director, Biomar Group, Co-Founder of Fed by Blue, Denmark
  • Philip Calder, University of Southampton, U.K.
  • Nicola Clark, Impacts Manager, MarinTrust, U.K.
  • Gonzalo De Romaña, IFFO President, Peru
  • Olivier Decamp, R&D Director & Business Development Health Director, INVE Aquaculture, Thailand
  • Jorge Dias, CEO, Sparos Lda, Portugal
  • Jorge Diaz Salinas, Global Sustainability Manager, Skretting, Norway
  • Brett Glencross, Technical Director, IFFO, U.K.
  • Eduardo Goycoolea, IFFO Board Member, Chile
  • Mariano Gutierrez
  • Jonathon Hanks, Director, Incite, South Africa
  • Anne Hvistendahl, Global Head Seafood, DNB Bank, Norway
  • Petter Martin Johannessen, Director General, IFFO, U.K.
  • Paul Joseph, Head of Sales & Marketing, Arbee Aquatic Proteins PVT LTD, India
  • Karen-Dawn Koen, Executive: Sustainability & Compliance, Oceana Group Limited, South Africa
  • Gert le Roux, Aquaculture and Fisheries Specialist, Woolworths Foods, South Africa
  • Wesley Malcorps, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, U.K.
  • Christian Meinich, Managing Director, Chr.Holtermann AS, Norway
  • Tone-Kari Ostbye, Senior Scientist, Nofima AS, Norway
  • Andrew Russell, Global Lead Fish Sustainability, Mars, U.K.
  • Melanie Siggs, Director, Strategic Engagement, Global Seafood Alliance, U.K.  (Moderator)
  • Eric Enno Tamm, CEO, ThisFish Inc, Canada
  • Douglas Tocher, Advisory Professor, University of Shantou, China
  • Maggie Xu, China Director, IFFO, China

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