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Exciting lineup announced for RASTECH conference

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The organisers of RASTECH 2024 - a RAS focussed international conference - have announced a compelling lineup of speakers who will deep dive on the sector's most pressing challenges and developments.

A recirculating aquaculture system.
The event will feature over 50 technologies new to the RAS sector

Organisers of RASTECH 2024, an international conference focussing on recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology, have confirmed that this year’s event is set to be one of their best to date. Despite some setbacks in recent years, the land-based aquaculture sector continues to attract a lot of attention and interest, and organisers say that the attendee registrations and exhibitor support for this year’s conference back this up.

The event - which will be held on 5 - 6 June, 2024, in Charlotte, North Carolina - will feature over 70 exhibitors showcasing RAS-specific feeds and equipment, including a wide variety of technology to help operators achieve optimal water quality. The event will also host keynote speeches from Ohad Maiman and Thue Holm of AquaFounders Capital on the future of RAS technology, and from James Tuller of Pure Salmon Technology on the process from commissioning to RAS success.

In addition to these keynote speeches, David Kuhn will speak about defining markets; Adriana Artiles will speak on genetics and broodstock management; and Nofima researchers Carlo Lazado, and Trine Ytrestøyl will lead a research session. Other breakout sessions for the first day of the event will feature topics like de-risking through design, the importance of smolt as drivers of RAS, and health and disease management.

The second day will feature an investors’ forum led by ​​Justin Henry and Jamie Stein; a systems and equipment deep dive by Dan Farkas; advocacy and community exploration by Maddi Badiola; water quality and treatment by Huy Tran; and research from Aquaculture Engineering Society led by Tim Pfeiffer. David Kuhn will also lead panel discussions.

In a press announcement of the event, RASTECH associate publisher Jeremy Thain said: “It’s pleasing to see so many repeat exhibitors supporting our trade show as well as some new industry suppliers coming to exhibit for the first time. In particular, it feels like RASTECH is fast becoming the entry point for companies from the wastewater treatment sector to come and showcase their applicable technologies to the land-based aquaculture industry. It makes a lot of sense for them to look at other markets like RAS, and so I’m glad our event provides them with this opportunity.”

RASTECH 2024 takes place on5 - 6 June in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

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