Annual Conference 2023 23–25 October - Cape Town, South Africa


Who speaks at the conference:

The professional programme features speeches by well-known visiting speakers from the food retailing, commodity, financial, and fishing worlds, as well as experts from human and animal nutrition.  In addition there will be interactive sessions on specialist topics.


Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Lahsen Ababouch, Senior Advisor, FAO, Italy

  • Enrico Bachis, Market Research Director, IFFO, U.K.

  • Anne Mette Bæk, Director, Marine Ingredients, Denmark and European Fishmeal and Fish oil Producers, Denmark

  • Manuel Barange (PhD), FAO Assistant Director General and Director Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (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, Scientific Director, Humboldt Institute of Marine and Aquaculture Research (IHMA), Peru

  • Jonathon Hanks, Director, Incite, South Africa

  • Egil Magne Haugstad, CEO, Pelagia AS, Norway

  • 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

  • Dr Wesley Malcorps, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, U.K.

  • Carlos Mera, Rabobank

  • Christian Meinich, Managing Director, Chr.Holtermann AS, Norway

  • Tone-Kari Ostbye, Senior Scientist, Nofima AS, Norway

  • David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times, U.K.   

  • Troye Pontus, Manager:Sales and Operations, Lucky Star Ltd, South Africa

  • 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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