The conference will be held at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington DC from 23-25 October.
“After 56 years of hosting this event, IFFO’s Annual Conference continues to be the go to event for our industry. No other event offers the same combination of business information, networking and horizon scanning. We look forward to welcoming the key players in Washington,” reflects Andrew Mallison, IFFO Director General.
There are currently 183 delegates from 26 countries registered to attend from across the marine ingredients and feed industries. The event will include a well-blended mix of industry discussions and presentations with evening social events at spectacular locations in the US capital. Presentations will focus on the latest market trends, nutrition benefits of animal and aquatic feeds, the use of by-products and much more. Leading scientist Ray Hilborn will present on the latest developments in managing small pelagic fisheries, FAO senior statistician Stefania Vannuccini will cover the latest trends in the global aquaculture supply, while GAA’s George Chamberlain will report on the role of marine ingredients in feed.
While marine ingredients remain the best source of protein and oil for animal feed, alternative ingredients are getting closer to commercialisation. Speakers Willie Loh and Lorin DeBonte from Cargill will give insights into the novel sources of omega-3 and the commercial reality, while DSM’s Christian Martin will present on EPA- and DHA-rich algal oil. The full list of speakers is available here. Sponsors include Intertek, Haarslev, Dupps, SGS, Blueline Foods, Coland and Teampower.
Registration is open to all and IFFO members receive 50% off, an early bird discount is also available until 25 August. More information can be found here.