The Global Shrimp Forum unveils its conference program


50 other speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. For the first time ever, the event will bring together key global business leaders to address the most important issues facing the shrimp industry globally.

This is an event packed with crucial information that will take its place as a staple of the seafood calendar. Tickets are selling out fast and are available on the Global Shrimp Forum website.

The event will kick off with an opening plenary, chaired by Chris Ninnes, CEO of ASC and Chairman of the GSF Foundation, which will set the stage for what the two-day event has in store. The opening will also feature a series of keynote speakers, such as Walter Faaij from Green Culture Lab, who will share their views on how the shrimp industry can help solve the world’s biggest challenges.

The program for the event consists of nine in-depth half-day seminars, chaired by several contributors, including Amy Novogratz, co-founder of Aqua-Spark, Guus Pastor, president of the Dutch Fishing Federation, and Ronnie Tan, Aquaculture Manager. of the US Grains Council. The seminars will cover a variety of different topics, ranging from diet and genetics to finance and investing.

Logo of the World Shrimp Forum

Another key seminar topic to discuss is the market and retail outlook. The session will be chaired by Gerhard Zurlutter, who was until very recently the international seafood buyer for Coop supermarkets. The seminar will delve into the various pressure points impacting shrimp trade and production and explore how macro-economic and retail trends impact shrimp consumption patterns. We’ll dive deeper by asking global retailers and brands to discuss their current and future expectations for shrimp sourcing and hear about innovative initiatives being taken across the industry to be ahead of the game in responding to market expectations. The seminar will feature key speakers throughout, including Ragnar Nystøyl from Kontali Analyse.

In addition, the Shrimp Production Review and Prospect Seminar will explore the ambitions of the top five L vannamei shrimp producing countries and how each of these top producers differs from one another. It will present the latest production data from major shrimp producers, drivers of growth and examine each country’s export performance. Speakers and panelists will include Ravi Kumar Yellanki of Vaisakhi Bio-Marine for India, Olivier DeCamp of Grobest for Vietnam, a representative of Japfa for Indonesia and Gabriel Luna of Luna Shrimp for Ecuador. They will also provide insight into what to expect in the short term and longer term. The seminar will be chaired by Travis Larkin, President of Seafood Exchange.

For more information on the seminars, visit the Global Shrimp Forum website to view the schedule.

The event was also supported by over 30 shrimp industry sponsors including Santa Priscilla from Ecuador, Thai Union from Thailand, Minh Phu from Vietnam, JAPFA from Indonesia, Sandhya Aqua from India and Klaas Puul from the Countries -Down. To consult the complete list, go to the page dedicated to sponsors.

Willem van der Pijl, co-founder of the Global Shrimp Forum, said: “This is a long-awaited event that will finally bring together the biggest names and some of the biggest players in the global shrimp industry. It’s the perfect opportunity to hear from other experts and get in-depth insights into the most important issues facing the industry today. »


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