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Annual Conference 2022 23–27 October - Lima, Peru

Speakers Profiles

Confirmed speakers for the 2022 conference include:

Aldo Bernasconi

Aldo Bernasconi

Aldo Bernasconi is the VP of Data Science for the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED). His responsibilities include coordinating the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information relevant to omega-3 markets, the development of GOED’s Clinical Study Database, and scientific research on the role of omega-3 fatty acids in health. He holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Utah.

  • Market Forum Demand

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Update on the Omega-3 Market

The global EPA and DHA omega-3 industry continues to be a diverse, thriving market with global reach and a variety of sources feeding into a robust category backed by solid science. As the world emerged from Covid-19, the year 2021 was characterized by solid growth tempered by supply chain issues and pricing challenges. This talk provides an updated view of the size of the demand for omega-3 ingredient oils, and an summary of relevant current trends, challenges and opportunities.

Allan Cooper

Allan Cooper

Allan Cooper is Vitapro’s Business & Value Creation Director. In the last 10 years, Allan has developed extensive experience in the global food industry, mainly in agribusiness and aquaculture, leading Peru's main integrated shrimp producer and exporter before joining Vitapro in 2020. Vitapro is a market leader in nutritional and technological solutions for aquaculture in Latin America. Its main brand is Nicovita, which is specialized in shrimp feed and is present in 7 countries in the region. Today, Allan is focused in leading Vitapro’s Corporate Business Strategy and throughout his experience in aquaculture he has participated in various international industry events as a speaker and panelist. Allan is committed to Vitapro’s purpose: to nourish the future by transforming aquaculture, and to continuously develop Vitapro’s sustainability agenda as a leader in the industry.

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

Global Shrimp Sector Dynamics

Today aquaculture plays a critical role in offering sustainable proteins to feed the world. Of all seafood proteins, Shrimp has seen the highest growth rate in the last 5 years and has a positive long-term view thanks to new efficient supply drivers and a unique strong demand. In LATAM, and especially in Ecuador we have seen double digit growth for many years and in just a couple more years Ecuador could be surpassing China as the world’s largest Shrimp producer. There are certainly drivers to believe that growth will continue in the Shrimp industry and global production could be around 7 million MTs by 2030 (+40% vs. 2022). This important estimated growth is certainly a wake-up call for all industry players, especially for feed producers and marine ingredient providers to radically collaborate and innovate to help the Shrimp industry to grow sustainably into the future.

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

Panel Discussion: Marine Ingredients' Role in Global Food Security

 

D. Allen Davis

D. Allen Davis

D. Allen Davis is an Aquatic Animal Nutritionist holding the position of Professor with the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences.  Auburn University. He is a warm water nutritionist specializing in applied nutrition and feed management. He has authored a number of publications and also serves as associate editor for The Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.

  • Market Forum Supply

Tuesday 25 October 2022

State of the art of single-cell proteins

Anne Mette Bæk

Anne Mette Bæk

Anne Mette is the Executive Director of European Fishmeal and Fish oil Producers (EFFOP), the international association of European fishmeal and fish oil producers. She is also the Executive Director of Marine Ingredients Denmark representing the Danish fishmeal and fish oil industry.  Anne Mette has a demonstrated history of working in the food and fishery industry. In her past, Anne Mette has been in the Danish foreign service and has solid experience with public management, political communications, and international relations.  Anne Mette is board member of several European market and fishing organisations. She was IFFO Vice President 2018-2019 and President for the period 2020-2021

  • Market Forum Supply

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Update on supply, Europe

Anna Mette’s presentation will touch upon the recent European production and the regulatory and political environment in Europe, as well as expectations to supply in 2023.

Arni Mathiesen

Arni Mathiesen

Árni M. Mathiesen is born in Iceland on 02/10/1958. BVM&S, Veterinary qualifications, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburg, Scotland 1983. M.Sc. Aquatic Veterinary Science/Aquatic Pathobiology, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland 1985. General veterinary practice in various parts of Iceland 1983-1985. Veterinary Officer for Fish Diseases in Iceland 1985-1991. Managing Director Faxalax Fish Farm 1988-1989. Member of the Icelandic Parliament, the Althingi, 1991-2009. Minister of Fisheries 1999-2005. Minister of Finance 2005-2009. Assistant Director General at FAO in Rome and Head of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department 2010-2020. Chairman of the Board, Transport for the Capital Area Plc. 2020 to date. Senior Advisor at Iceland Ocean Cluster 2020 to date. Member of the Board of Directors GSA 2021 to date. Independent Chair Global Round Table on Marine Ingredients 2021 to date.

  • Closing Session

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Update from the Round Table on Marine Ingredients

An overview of the Global Round Table on Marine ingredients its role, membership, activities and global and regional workstreams (including West-Africa and South and South- East Asia).  The presentation contains a perspective on the industry status, the future of the industry as well as the major issues and concerns the industry faces. Finally, a discussion on the future activities of the GRT in relation to the aforementioned. 

Arnt-Ove Blytt-Tøsdal Kolås

Arnt-Ove Blytt-Tøsdal Kolås

Arnt-Ove B. Kolås has a M.S.c in Industrial Economics with specialization in Operations Research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) including 1 year as exchange student at Universität Karlsruhe (TH) in Germany. Arnt-Ove has held various position in the seafood and consulting industry and is currently the COO of the Feed devision in Pelagia. 

  • Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Byproducts as basis for future growth in Marine Ingredients sector?

Within the next 5 years we expect to see a significant change in the traditional fish meal and fish oil business. The driving force behind this change is sustainability, but also a true desire to not only utilize 100% of the raw material but also to utilizeach part of the raw material in the most optimal way - all the way from the fish is deliverded by the fisherman at the jettyside, through the filleting process and down to the various proteins and fatty acids. Traditional fish meal will stop being just fish meal and fish oil will stop being just fish oil. The future belongs to the ones that are able to utilizand getting paid for the individual properties of the different parts of the fish.

Brad Rude

Brad Rude

Brad Rude is a Vice President and Director of Cargill’s Aqua Nutrition (CQN) business focused on global sourcing, risk management and feed formulation. Brad has been with Cargill for 17 years and has a broad range of experiences, from commodity trading, supply chains and feed production to sustainability. Brad currently resides in Minneapolis, MN, USA – the home of Cargill’s headquarters – but spent most of the last 10 years in international roles. Brad led CQN’s global sourcing for marine and plant ingredients from 2016-2018.

  • Market Forum Demand

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Update on Marine Ingredients in Feed (co-presentation with Dave Robb)

The world’s population is set to grow to at least 9 billion by 2050. That means we will have to grow and move more food, and do so sustainably. Cargill’s position in the global food system gives us the unique ability to improve food security and nutrition. Every day we work with suppliers, customers and other partners to develop new ways of producing and delivering nutritious feed and food to the world.

Dr Brett Glencross

Dr Brett Glencross

Dr Brett Glencross is the Technical Director of IFFO (The Marine Ingredients Organisation) having commenced this role in June 2021. Prior to this role he was the Professor of Nutrition at the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Over the past 25 years he has worked in various academic, institutional, and industrial roles across Australasia, the Middle East and Europe. Throughout his career he has worked closely with many aquaculture production (farming) and feed companies throughout each of these regions. His research achievements have delivered many industrial outcomes resulting in the development of new processes, products, and applications. For his achievements in this regard, Brett has received multiple awards and commendations from both Government and Industrial organisations. At an academic level, he was one of the former editors of the journal Aquaculture Nutrition from 2008 to 2016. He is also the current Chair of the International Scientific Committee of the International Symposium for Fish Nutrition and Feeding (ISFNF). He has also been a Director of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (2013 - 2016), as well as undertaking leadership roles at the CSIRO in Australia and the Institute of Aquaculture. Brett has Honours and Masters Degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Western Australia and a PhD in Animal Nutrition from the University of Queensland.

  • Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Welcome and brief update on Technical and Regulatory work

 

  • Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Optimising human nutrition within global constraints

 

  • Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Panel Introductions and Discussion:  Making the most of by-products

 

Brian Murtagh

Brian Murtagh

Brian Murtagh is co-owner of Animalfeeds, a privately-held group of companies founded in New York in 1955,  that operates a diversified portfolio within the fishmeal and fishoil world for over 66 years. Animalfeeds owns a network of subsidiaries that includes fishmeal distribution terminals in  the United States (Atlantic Shippers of Texas), Mexico (Animalfeeds Trading SA de CV in Guaymas, Sonora) and Panama (Central Pacific Protein Corp); fishing operations, fishmeal production and a fishoil tank terminal in Panama (Pesquera Taboguilla, S.A.); and worldwide trading offices in Santiago,  Chile ( Animalfeeds Ltda.). Brian Murtagh joined the fishmeal industry in 1984 and was part of the management buy-out that took control of the company in 1993

  • Closing Session

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Exploring the Panama Fishery Improvement Project and transition to full MarinTrust certification (co-presentation with Libby Woodhatch)

The MarinTrust Improver Programme (IP) is a structured, timebound process, through which marine ingredient production factories sourcing from improving fisheries (i.e. Fishery Improvement Projects) can gain recognition of their production, with the ultimate goal, transition to full compliance and MarinTrust Certification. The Panama small pelagics fishery has made history twice – once as the first accepted applicant for the IP scheme and now as the fishmeal and fish oil production plants sourcing from it have demonstrated full compliance and just gained MarinTrust certification, a World first! In this session, Libby Woodhatch, Executive Chair of MarinTrust and Brian Murtagh, MD of Animalfeeds Inc, who coordinated the MarinTrust Improver Programme for the fishery, discuss this incredible journey – from what drove a group of diverse Panamanian stakeholders to take this bold step in the first place, and the challenges they encountered on the way, through to their ultimate success.

Cayetana Aljovin

Cayetana Aljovin

Lawyer at the Catholic University of Peru and MBA by Adolfo Ibañez University of Chile. She has long experience in public administration in Peru, she has held the positions of Minister of Development and Social Inclusion, Minister of Energy and Mines, And Foreign Affairs Minister of Peru.  As well, she has worked as a lawyer specializing in regulatory issues at the Miranda & Amado law firm where she was partner. She is currently chairman of the board of the National Fisheries Society, of Peru Sostenible and of Azerta Comunicación Estratégica. She is also member of the Board of directors of Interbank, IFS and Technofast S.A and vice-president of the Arbitration Court of AmCham.

  • Closing Session

Wednesday 26 October 2022

The Peruvian fishing sector and the salvamares project experience

Peruvian industrial fishery is working in order to promote an ethical, transparent and sustainable management of the fishing sector, as well as to contribute to the social, economic and environmental development of the country. Anchoveta is our most important fishery and we are working seriously with scientifically sound, based on years of development to get the sustainable management of this fishery. Evidence in this way is Salvamares Project experience, that it was created in 2017 with the objective to contributed to the sustainability of the marine ecosystem by monitoring and releasing the main species that interact with the fishing industry. Today it is an integrated program that, in addition to the release of the species, provides real-time scientific information that contributes to the sustainable management of the fishery.

Chris Giles

Chris Giles

Chris Giles became economics editor for the Financial Times in October 2004, having previously served as a leader writer. His reporting beat covers global and UK economic affairs and he writes a UK economics column fortnightly. Before joining the FT as economics editor, he was an economics reporter for the BBC, worked for Ofcom, the telecommunications regulator and started his career with seven years as an economist for the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Chris loves numbers

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

Global Economic Panorama

 

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

Panel Discussion: Marine Ingredients' Role in Global Food Security

Christian Meinich

Christian Meinich

Christian Meinich joined Chr. Holtermann AS, Oslo, Norway in 1987 and is today the General Manager of the company. Holtermann is an independent commodity brokerage house est.1916, mainly brokering raw materials for the food- feed- and technical industries. Christian is also past president of FOSFA International, London, a contract issuing and arbitral body covering 85% of the global trade in oils and fats. Christian holds a BSBA degree in Finance from University of Denver and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

  • Market Forum Demand

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Update on fish oil trade

Fish oil prices have increased through 2022 to new all-time highs. This price rise has been driven by tight fundamentals, reduced productions in most countries combined with strong demand particularly in certain high-end Asian Omega 3 segments. On the other side, the price of rapeseed oil, an important ingredient in salmon feed, has dropped sharply in recent months. The larger price spread between stronger fish oils and weaker rapeseed oils has increased the potential price volatility in fish oil for the months to come, also because it affects the value of EPA/DHA in the fish oil for aqua feed producers. In sum, prospects for fish oils remain fundamentally tight for the coming months, but the increased potential volatility should be kept in mind in the total picture.

Dr Christopher M. Free

Dr Christopher M. Free

Chris Free is Research Faculty at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has a BA in Conservation Biology from Middlebury College and a PhD in Oceanography from Rutgers University. His research is focused on understanding the impacts of climate change on marine fisheries and on designing and testing management strategies that are adaptive to these impacts. He is also interested in bycatch avoidance, harmful algal blooms, and the role of seafood in human nutrition.

  • Closing Session

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Effects of climate change on global fisheries: the latest evidence

Climate change has already shifted the distributions and reduced the productivity of global fisheries. Future climate change will exacerbate these impacts, further reducing productivity and shifting fish stocks poleward. While forage fish will be less vulnerable than larger fish higher in the food web, their fisheries will still see lower productivity and shifted distributions. However, fisheries management reforms that prevent overfishing and rebuild overfished stocks could generate higher catches and revenues than today, despite the negative impacts of climate change. Paired with continued expansion of sustainable aquaculture and advances in aquaculture feed technology, we can continue to expand the production of sustainable and nutritious seafood, despite climate change.

Dave Robb

Dave Robb

Dave Robb is the Program Lead for SeaFurther™ Sustainability, the signature sustainability initiative of Cargill Aqua Nutrition. Having worked on sustainability issues in aqua feeds for 20 years, he has experience across a broad range of issues, from supply chains and feed production, to how feeds can enable more sustainable farming.  Working on sustainable aquaculture can cover just about every aspect of the feed business, requiring a great degree of flexibility and collaboration within the business.  In Cargill, this also means working across species as diverse as salmon, shrimp, tilapia and even alligators! 
Through SeaFurther, Cargill is focusing on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with our customers’ farming activities, which also supports development across a broad range of other topics related to sustainability.  Progress on these topics helps development towards more sustainable aquaculture.  Cargill addresses sustainability through our value chain, from our raw material suppliers to how well our customers can grow their seafood using our nutritional products and services. Robb is working with broader Cargill teams and with our partners throughout the value chain from origin to end consumer to create sustainable developments – and transform, measure and report the benefits.

  • Market Forum Demand

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Update on Marine Ingredients in Feed (co-presentation with Brad Rude)

The world’s population is set to grow to at least 9 billion by 2050. That means we will have to grow and move more food, and do so sustainably. Cargill’s position in the global food system gives us the unique ability to improve food security and nutrition. Every day we work with suppliers, customers and other partners to develop new ways of producing and delivering nutritious feed and food to the world.

Duncan Leadbitter

Duncan Leadbitter

Duncan Leadbitter is a director of Australia based fisheries and natural resource consulting company, Fish Matter. The role of Fish Matter is to provide practical advice to industry, government and NGOs regarding the sustainable use of fish. Most of Duncan’s work is in based in Asia where he is currently involved in fisheries projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and India. He is developing a toolbox for multispecies fisheries management for the FAO. Duncan has been involved in the sustainable seafood movement for over twenty years having worked with the fishing industry in Australia prior to occupying senior positions in the Marine Stewardship Council. He also worked with market-based NGO Sustainable Fisheries Partnership and currently works part-time with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. He is a director of a new standard for small scale fisheries (Community Catch) and was recently appointed to the Global Seafood Alliance’s Standards Oversight Committee. He has written a number of published works on fisheries, coastal zone and habitat matters. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong. He holds a Science Honours degree from the University of Sydney and a Masters degree in Environmental Planning from Macquarie University, Sydney.  Duncan is a keen scuba diver, snorkeler, spearfisherman, and photographer.

  • Closing Session

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Swapping plants for fish in feed – probably not good for biodiversity

The global debate over the state of the world’s fisheries resources, the state of the planet’s biodiversity more widely and the types of food that people eat are all intertwined in many ways. The aquaculture and aquafeed industries are included in debates over whether carnivores should be farmed at all and, if so, what source of protein should be the mainstay of their diets. Whilst there have been many Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) undertaken of plants versus animals as protein sources, LCAs do not generally cover biodiversity and there is almost no comparative studies of the  relative biodiversity impacts of growing plants versus fishing. A small team of scientists from Scandinavia, US, UK and Australia has been grappling with this issue for about 3 years. To date we have found that the numbers of threatened and endangered species listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is far higher on land and in freshwater environments than is the case for the marine environment. The drovers of poor conservation outcomes are dominated by agriculture and this includes species of fish. The research quantified the amount of forest that would have to be removed to provide the same amount of protein as supplied by fish and, given that most new land is supplied by clearing tropical forests the biodiversity impacts of agriculture far exceed fishing and this is likely no matter what type of fishing gear is employed but purse seining has a lower impact than other gears. Fish caught in a well managed fishery remain a far better choice for protecting the world’s biodiversity than farmed plants. A paper has been prepared and is being submitted to a peer reviewed journal.

Eduardo Goycoolea

Eduardo Goycoolea

Eduardo is one of the founders of IFFO when former IFOMA an FEO were merged, being copresident during its first year. He has then been a Board member almost all the time, including Vicepresidency in 2016-2017 and then President for the 2018-2019 period. Eduardo was the Sales & Marketing Director for El Golf, and then Blumar, for more than 20 years until 2015. He has also been a Board member of several other local and international organizations around the world, including being the Executive Director of New World Currents, a five chilean salmon producing companies joint venture to sell in China, and Director of Exapesca, a Chilean fishoil producers joint venture that sold their products together. He also represented GSI, the Global Salmon Initiative, in the ASC Steering Committee that developed the new ASC Feed Standard. Currently he seats in the Boards of IFFO and also in the Governing Body of MarinTrust.

  • Market Forum Supply

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Update on supply, Chile

Eduardo’s presentation will include a review of the fishing law, the fishing regions, the fisheries status including quotas, catches and biomasses, as well as a short review of salmon harvests and fishmeal and fishoil production from salmon offals.  We will then cover industry challenges to end with some comments on the country´s political climate

Enrico Bachis

Enrico Bachis

Enrico Bachis joined IFFO in 2009 as Business and Information Manager and was then promoted to Market Research Director in 2017. He is responsible for the market intelligence produced by IFFO also representing the industry within the working group on agri-commodities of OECD-FAO. Enrico graduated from Cagliari University in Sardinia with a Political Science degree before obtaining an MSc in Financial Economics and a PhD in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham (UK).

  • Market Forum Supply

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Fishmeal and fish oil supply: an overview of the global trends

 

  • Market Forum Demand

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Fishmeal and fish oil demand: an overview of the global trends

 

Gonzalo Caceres

Gonzalo Caceres

Gonzalo Caceres currently serves as Commercial Director of TASA. For the past ten years, Gonzalo has been taking on different roles within TASA, such as Fish Oil Business Unit Manager, North America Sales Manager (Omega Business Unit) and Commercial and Customer Service Deputy Manager. Prior to joining the TASA family, Gonzalo was involved in different industries within the commercial sector such as textiles and agricultural products. What excites Gonzalo most about this industry is the synergy between fishing, processing, branding and globalization of fish meal and Fish oil omega-3s, and at the same time, he feels this is an opportunity to represent Peru as the leader of the industry. Gonzalo truly believes in the work of TASA guaranteeing the nutrition of tomorrow.

  • Market Forum Supply

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Update on supply, Peru

Gonzalo´s presentation will focus on the updated figures of the Peruvian biomass and total catches, plus the fish meal and fish oil production in Peru. Also, an evolution of the Peruvian industry in the last 10 years will be presented.

Gonzalo De Romaña

Gonzalo De Romaña

Gonzalo De Romaña has wide experience with the fishing industry due to his time working as TASA's  CFO between 2010 – 2014 and, after that he had a period of three years in other industries achieving excellent performance, his current position is as TASA's CEO since 2017. In previous experience he performed as Centria´s CEO (2014 – 2016), a Service and Administration company of BRECA Group, and also as CEO of Hoja Redonda (2016), an agroindustrial company of BRECA Group as well. De Romaña has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Universidad de Lima, and a MBA from Ross School of Business of the University of Michigan.   

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

President’s Welcome

John Evans

John Evans

Now in his second spell at IntraFish John Evans covers various global issues impacting fisheries and the seafood businesses for IntraFish from São Paulo, Brazil. Working across different time zones these include fishmeal quotas and market developments, the Chilean salmon industry, shrimp markets and supply chain issues. The fluent French, Portuguese and Spanish speaker was previously Europe Correspondent for IntraFish between 2004-2008. He covered metals and mining sectors for Metal-Pages later Argus Media for nine years before returning to IntraFish in 2017. A trained broadcast journalist, he gained experience in TV, radio and print journalism covering consumer issues, personal finance and sport before first moving to Brazil in 2001.

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

Panel Discussion: Marine Ingredients' Role in Global Food Security

Jorge Diaz Salinas

Jorge Diaz Salinas

Jorge is the Global Sustainability Manager at Skretting and works together with the global and local teams to drive the implementation of the Sustainability RoadMap 2025 and fulfil the company’s purpose of “Feeding the Future”. Jorge holds an MSc in International Marketing from King’s College London and a Certificate in Corporate Sustainability from New York University.

  • Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday 25 October 2022

LCA as formulation criteria

Jorge´s presentation will focus on the main aspects to be considered when formulating aquaculture feeds with a life cycle mindset. He will address some of the challenges and opportunities for feed companies, as well as the need for more collaboration and transparency across the value chain to drive the transformational changes that will accelerate the journey towards an even more sustainable aquaculture industry.

Libby Woodhatch

Libby Woodhatch

Libby Woodhatch has had a varied career in the seafood supply chain and standards development spanning over 20 years. Prior to taking on the role of Executive Chair of MarinTrust, she was Head of Advocacy at Seafish, where her remit included the development of the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) standard and Seafish’s wider programme in seafood ethics. Libby was CEO of the industry body Seafood Scotland for ten years, where she helped improve the value of return to the Scottish seafood industry. During this time she also sat on the MSC’s Stakeholder Council. Libby has just completed a 9 year term as Vice Chair of the charity the Fishermen’s Mission, which provides welfare and support to fishermen and their families. Libby holds a BSc (Hons) in Fisheries Science from the University of Plymouth and an MSc in Fisheries Development & Planning from the University of Hull.

  • Closing Session

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Exploring the Panama Fishery Improvement Project and transition to full MarinTrust certification (co-presentation with Brian Murtagh)

The MarinTrust Improver Programme (IP) is a structured, timebound process, through which marine ingredient production factories sourcing from improving fisheries (i.e. Fishery Improvement Projects) can gain recognition of their production, with the ultimate goal, transition to full compliance and MarinTrust Certification. The Panama small pelagics fishery has made history twice – once as the first accepted applicant for the IP scheme and now as the fishmeal and fish oil production plants sourcing from it have demonstrated full compliance and just gained MarinTrust certification, a World first! In this session, Libby Woodhatch, Executive Chair of MarinTrust and Brian Murtagh, MD of Animalfeeds Inc, who coordinated the MarinTrust Improver Programme for the fishery, discuss this incredible journey – from what drove a group of diverse Panamanian stakeholders to take this bold step in the first place, and the challenges they encountered on the way, through to their ultimate success.

Maggie Xu

Maggie Xu

Maggie Xu joined IFFO in October 2011 as the China Manager and was promoted in October 2013 to China Director. She was previously a Trade Commissioner responsible for fish, seafood, meat and processed food and beverage products at the Embassy of Canada to the P. R. China for ten years. Maggie has a B.A. degree in English language and completed a summer school jointly given by London School of Economics and Peking University on international finance.

  • Market Forum Demand

Wednesday 26 October 2022

China Market Update

Marcela Marini

Marcela Marini

Marcela is a senior analyst of Food & Agribusiness Research. Since Feb-2021 at Rabobank Brazil, she is responsible for the analysis report of the market of grains soybeans, corn and cotton. With over ten years of experience, she served as a market intelligence analyst at CHS Agronegócio and as a grain research coordinator at Gavilon do Brasil, being responsible for consolidating analyzes and reports on profitability, marketing and planting-harvesting the sector. Graduated in Economic Sciences from the School of Agriculture “Luiz de Queiroz” (ESALQ / USP), Marcela was also a research analyst and market intelligence for Cofco Internacional.

  • Market Forum Supply

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Agri-commodities: a Global Panorama (co-presentation with Stephen Nicholson)

Marcela´s presentation will focus on soybean complex overview over South America for the 2022/23 crop and how the soybean crop forecast will impact soybean meal and soybean oil prices in Brazil and Argentina. She will also analyse the impact of higher biodiesel blends over those markets.

Martin Exel

Martin Exel

Martin has been in the seafood sector for over 40 years; including the recent past 25 years with Austral Fisheries (an Australian wild catch seafood business).   Since July 2019 he has been Managing Director of SeaBOS (Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship) which is a collaborative venture between ten of the world’s largest seafood businesses, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden.  The aim of that collaboration is to lead a global transformation to sustainable seafood production and a healthy ocean. Martin has worked in various roles in seafood including from industry, government, and academia.  He holds a BSc from Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), a Graduate Diploma in Fisheries Technology from the Australian Maritime College, and is a passionate recreational angler.

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

Collaboration as a prerequisite for sustainable development of Blue Foods

Collaboration – it’s easy to say, much harder to do. Sustainable Blue Food production is about people working together to feed our world in a healthy, sustainable, manner. Balancing the needs of society with the health of our land, ocean, and fisheries, is not for the faint-hearted. Collaboration requires leadership and courage to succeed, and is the key to solve many of the critical challenges we face. Martin will discuss the role of collaboration in sustainable development of blue foods using examples from other sectors, and insights from the SeaBOS initiative. SeaBOS is a collaboration between science and industry which is cross-sectoral, multi-national, multi-cultural, and with cross-disciplinary science.

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

Panel Discussion: Marine Ingredients' Role in Global Food Security

Michiel Fransen

Michiel Fransen

Michiel Fransen heads up the Standards and Science Department at the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). The ASC is the world’s leading certification scheme for farmed seafood and the ASC label only appears on food from farms that have been independently assessed and certified as being environmentally and socially responsible. The Standards and Science Department is responsible for Standard development, conducting research on standard content measuring programme impacts.  Prior to joining ASC, Michiel has worked with feed manufacturer Coppens International (now Alltech Coppens) and the FAO.

  • Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Feed and farming standard

The marine ingredients industry is an industry in transition towards becoming a leader in natural resource management. Although a lot of effort has delivered progress so far, a number of key challenges remain. These challenges include the reliability of supply as a result of a changing climate and secondly the improvement of the reputation of the industry. Embedded within these challenges are also various opportunities that will be presented and will provide effective means for progression. The marine ingredients industry has all the potential to demonstrate a better case and establish itself in a more positive daylight.

Petter M. Johannessen

Petter M. Johannessen

Petter M. Johannessen joined IFFO in September 2018 as Director General. Johannessen was previously Global Business Director for Risk Management and Sourcing at Cargill Aqua Nutrition and before that Supply Chain Director and Global Sourcing and Purchasing lead at EWOS Group. He has more than 20 years of experience from executive positions within SCM and material sourcing as well as strategic management support and improvement project design for global industry companies.

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

Opening Remarks

Ricardo García Holtz

Ricardo García Holtz

Economist and Business Administrator and Master's in Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Ricardo García Holtz also holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, United States. Vice chairman of Salmones Camanchaca S.A. since April 2018, and General Manager Camanchaca S.A. since 2011. Previously he worked 20 years in north American financial group AIG, where he was CEO for Latam &Caribe between 2005 and 2010, and Chairman of Seguros Interamericana between 2003 and 2010. Between 1992 and 1998 he was CFO of Seguros Interamericana and Vice Chairman of Investments for Latam. Previously I worked in the Investment Banking of Banco Santander. He has been director and Chairman of Amcham Chile and Co-Chairman of the Global Salmon Initiative, and currently Chairman of the Chilean Marketing Council. He also has a long teaching career, as a professor of Economics and Finance at the Catholic University of Chile and other universities between 1986 and 1994.

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

Present and future trends of the salmon sector

 

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

Panel Discussion: Marine Ingredients' Role in Global Food Security

Ruud Peerbooms

Ruud Peerbooms

Mr. Peerbooms has spent most of his career in commercial roles in specialty Food Ingredients. After an initial start in the pharmaceutical division of Akzo Nobel, he joined Unilever to develop a nutraceutical business in Europe and Asia. After that, he held various commercial leadership positions in food ingredients which led to his role at Corbion as Senior Vice President Food in 2014. Next to his role at Corbion, he applies his passion for science and technology in his role as Chairman of Ingredients for Food Innovators. IFFI is a Dutch business network of producers of food ingredients that stretches members’ perspectives and business boundaries to be purposeful in creating healthy, sustainable and affordable foods. Mr. Peerbooms holds a Master of Science degree from Nyenrode Business University in Breukelen, the Netherlands.

  • Market Forum Supply

Tuesday 25 October 2022

State of the art of algal omega-3 products

The Omega-3s market is growing driven by related applications’ market dynamic including aquaculture, nutraceuticals and petfood. The growth needs to be sustainable all along the value chain. There are different options in the market to address the market demand. Collectively, we can do it sustainably. One of the solutions is algal Omega-3.  Let us take you through the journey Corbion has been on to develop and provide sustainable, at scale algal Omega-3s. 

Dr Silke Middendorf

Dr Silke Middendorf

Circular economy along a sustainable value chain motivated Dr Silke Middendorf to join Biomega Group AS in Bergen|Norway, at the beginning of 2022 as  Chief Commercial Officer. biomega® brands like SalMe® and Salmigo® represent the portfolio of proteins, peptides, oils and collagens from up-cycling salmon cut-offs. Silke´s strong background in Sales, Marketing and Product Development in the food ingredients and pharmaceutical industries supports her in better understanding customer needs and offering relevant consumer solutions connecting life science and nutritional ingredients. Former Silke holds global Marketing and Sales positions at Finzelberg, Lesaffre, Symrise and Pfizer.

  • Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Panel Introductions and Discussion: Making the most of by-products

Stefania Vannuccini

Stefania Vannuccini

Stefania Vannuccini is the Senior Fishery Officer responsible for fisheries and aquaculture statistics of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). She is also Secretary of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP). An economist, with specialization in statistics, she has several decades of expertise in the analysis of current and future trends of the fisheries and aquaculture sector, with several publications, articles and presentations produced. She is one of the main authors of the biannual FAO State of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA). She is also responsible for the fish projections and chapter annually included in the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook and of other outlook studies.

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

Food security & marine ingredients

Providing an overview of recent and expected trends, the presentation will highlight the key role played by the fisheries and aquaculture sector to food security and to the livelihoods of millions of people, as a creator of employment, supplier of nutritious food, generator of income and economic growth. Despite several issues, constraints and challenges, more is expected from aquatic food system and it is essential to ensure that further growth is sustainable and equitable. The presentation will outline a roadmap for the transformation of aquatic food systems - ‘Blue Transformation’, providing a compass for the FAO’s work on aquatic food systems for the period 2022–2030.

  • Opening Session

Monday 24 October 2022

Panel Discussion: Marine Ingredients' Role in Global Food Security

Stephen Nicholson

Stephen Nicholson

Stephen Nicholson is the Global Sector Strategist--Grains and Oilseeds, Rabo AgriFinance in the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness group. Nicholson has more than thirty-five years of experience in cash grain markets, hedging, commodity/ingredient procurement, commodity risk management and commodity analysis. A native of Iowa, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Farm Operations and Agricultural Education and a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, both from Iowa State University. Nicholson joined Rabo AgriFinance in 2014 and was the Senior Grains and Oilseeds analyst for North America until being appointed Global Sector Strategist in 2022. Prior to joining Rabo AgriFinance, Nicholson was Category Manager and Chief Economist with International Food Products, a trader and distributor of food ingredients. Responsibilities included procurement and trading of vegetable oils, corn sweeteners, starches and grain products, along with consulting assignments. From 2001 to 2007, he was a Senior Economist with Doane Agricultural Services in St. Louis as the oilseed analyst. Nicholson also has nearly fifteen years of experience in the food and beverage industry. He has served as Senior Buyer at The Earthgrains Company, now part of Bimbo Bakeries USA, in St. Louis. From 1988 to 1997, he was the Senior Commodity Analyst in the Global Procurement and Trading Company at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta. While at Coca-Cola, he was involved in the creation of the first commodity risk management and governance policy framework for the company.

  • Market Forum Supply

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Agri-commodities: a Global Panorama (co-presentation with Marcela Marini)

The first part of the presentation will focus on the global supply/demand situation for protein meals and vegetable oils. There will be a quick update and look ahead of the situation in Ukraine and the future of the “grain corridor” agreement. Lastingly, there continues to be changes in the HVO/renewable diesel space and North American crushing sectors which will have profound and lasting impacts on vegetable oil and protein meal markets.

Thue Barfod

Thue Barfod

Following his graduation from The Danish Merchant Marine Academy as Master Marine and a few years at sea, Thue began his shore-based career in 2000 and has held various positions within the group in mainly Latin America and Asia. During his Time in South America he worked in the company’s Chilean country organization and later on as member of the Regional Reefer Management team covering Latin America from São Paulo. In September 2006 he was asked to start up the dedicated reefer desk in Asia covering the Greater China Area, Hong Kong, and Taiwan a position he held until the end of 2009. In January 2010 Mr. Barfod relocated to Hong Kong, where he is heading Maersk Line's Reefer Business Development efforts in a region covering Asia Pacific, The Middle East and Indian Ocean. In May 2015 Mr Barfod took up the position as Maersk Line’s Global director of the Fish and Seafood Cargo segment a position he still holds today.

  • Market Forum Demand

Wednesday 26 October 2022

An update on Global Logistics and Cargo Bottle Necks

Tor Eirik Homme

Tor Eirik Homme

Tor Eirik Homme is the CSO and director feed and nutrition at Grieg Seafood ASA. He holds a master’s degree in Nutrition and Breeding from the University of Agriculture (Aquaculture). He has a broad background in working with feed, including science, product development, marketing, and sales. He has been a key player at Grieg Seafood on their work with sustainability. Starting in 2010, he built the companies sustainable reporting and has carried the core responsibility regarding sustainability since. Today he is responsible for company activities regarding salmon breeding program, sustainability, and nutrition of feed at Grieg Seafood. He has served in Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), ASC Steering committee for Feed standard, GRI -task force for sector standard, Member in GBC for Marine trust, and representative in fish farmer association both in Norway and in FEAP.

  • Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Raising the bar – future sustainability and climate requirements from a fish farmer’s perspective

With increased focus on impacts from the global food system, it is clear that requirements to all food producing sectors are growing. While farmed fish has a smaller footprint compared to other animal proteins, several challenges remain to be solved, both in production, feed and the rest of the supply chain. Grieg Seafood aim to work proactively and holistically towards improvements, to reduce risk and utilize future opportunities. For fish feed, increased attention will not only be put on carbon emissions, but also on topics like sustainable fisheries, labor rights, circularity, biodiversity. Today, marine ingredients are increasingly challenged by novel ingredients and innovations. Can FM and FO remain relevant for the future, and if yes – how?

Vincent Percier

Vincent Percier

Graduated from Agriculture French school, Vincent started working as a buyer for retailer Intermarché central buying office’. After 2 years in Paris, he moved to Shanghai to handle the group APAC food procurement for retail and processing in Europe, managing teams in Thailand, Vietnam, India and China. Vincent joined Diana Group, now Symrise, in 2011, as Thailand General Manager, valorizing canned Tuna by-products for Shrimp feed and Pet Food. In 2016, he joined the EMEA team, starting the business in Norway Salmon Feed. Vincent is now in charge of the Symrise Aqua Feed global marketing and strategy, focusing on the opportunities coming from the global aquaculture growth and challenges.

  • Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Panel Introductions and Discussion: Making the most of by-products