Dr Beyhan de Jong, associate analyst at RaboResearch, will welcome delegates to the conference during the first keynote address, which will cover the factors of change in the global aquaculture industry. Langley Gace, CEO of InnovaSea Systems Inc, will follow to discuss the history and future of high energy open ocean aquaculture.
Day one conference sessions will give insight into; ‘Technology for high energy operations’, ‘Improving product value through marketing, certification and awards’, and ‘Taking an in-depth look at successful High Energy operations’ via case studies and discussions. Speakers include Kostas Sefereis, from AquaManager, who will discuss the future of aquaculture production management, and Mike Berthet, from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP).
Day two conference sessions will feature talks on ‘Business development & investment’, ‘Site selection’, ‘Hatcheries, breeding and genetics’ and ‘Feed and Fish Health’ as topics. Key speakers include Tyler Sclodnick, Senior Scientist, InnovaSea Systems, who will present 'A Geospatial Analysis of High Energy versus Low Energy Aquaculture Sites' and Iannis Karakostas, from BioMar, who will cover 'Aquaculture feeds - smarter than ever'.
Marianne Rasmussen-Coulling, events director at Mercator Media, organiser of HEM 2018 added, “We are pleased to have so many expert speakers at this year’s conference. Our speakers are industry-leading experts and will provide delegates with detailed, in-depth analyses and explanations of topics.”
This three-day international technical conference consists of 2 days of presentations and a technical visit to Corfu Sea Farm, based in Kassiopi, on the final day, followed by a question and answer session with the farm managers.