The twenty ninth version of Seafood Expo International/Seafood Processing International, happening in Barcelona, Spain from 25 to 27 April, 2023, will as soon as once more function a convention program with worldwide specialists from throughout the seafood sector and past.
Masking greater than 20 instructional classes over the three-day expo, this system will cowl a big selection of topics impacting the seafood business – from local weather change and environmental points to financial forecasts. Going down at Fira de Barcelona Gran By way of, the classes embrace greater than 85 worldwide specialists from world wide representing NGOs, seafood firms, main political policymakers, and entrepreneurs.
The keynote this 12 months will welcome again economist Megan Greene, who additionally gave a keynote on the newest Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America. Greene is a columnist for the Monetary Instances, and a Senior Fellow on the Watson Institute for Worldwide and Public Affairs at Brown College. In her session, “Navigating the International Polycrisis,” Greene will study how a number of ongoing world crises – such because the struggle in Europe, skyrocketing vitality prices, world inflation, and extra – are impacting the economic system and can talk about what the worldwide economic system will appear like as the problems are resolved.
Different distinguished visitors of the convention program embrace Javier Garat, Chairman of the Worldwide Coalition of Fisheries Affiliation (ICFA); Joe Bundrant, CEO of Trident Seafoods; Regin Jacobsen, CEO of Bakkafrost; Laurène Jolly, Coverage Officer on the European Fee (DG MARE); Alf-Gøran Knutsen, CEO of Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett AS; Felix Ratheb, CEO of Sea Harvest Group Restricted; Andrew Russell, International Sustainable Sourcing Lead – Fish for Mars Petcare ; Safa Souidi, Analyst, EUMOFA Staff at AND-INTERNATIONAL; Mariana Toussaint, Fishery Skilled on the UN’s Meals and Agriculture Group, and others.
Specialists exterior the seafood business are additionally presenting data – giving the seafood sector an opportunity to study from specialists in different provide chains. In “Provide Chain Fairness: Worth distribution in Blue Swimming Crab and Mahi Mahi and Classes from the Cocoa Trade,” Peter Zandee of Tony’s Chocolonely, Susanna Balaguer Serra from the Affect Institute, and Leonardo Pradela from the Walton Household Basis will talk about fairness in provide chains utilizing the cocoa business for example of an business that has seen success in creating one hundred pc labor exploitation free merchandise.
One of many primary focuses on the convention program, organizer Diversified Communications stated, is the growing want for sustainability and accountable fisheries. Trade gamers concerned with NGOs and distinguished governmental organizations can be available to debate the most important challenges going through fisheries and aquaculture. [Editor’s note: Diversified Communications also owns and operates SeafoodSource]
Your complete convention program is listed on the occasion web site.
Picture courtesy of Fira de Barcelona