IFFO will hold its annual conference in Portugal's capital, Lisbon, in October.

IFFO names Lisbon conference date


Marine ingredients organisation IFFO’s annual conference is to be held from October 21-23 at the Floriana Ballroom in Lisbon, Portugal, it has announced.

Open to IFFO members and non-IFFO members interested in the marine ingredients value chain, the conference will discuss feed ingredient strategies for the future, supply and demand for marine ingredients, and will explore the role which marine ingredients play in human health.

The programme features presentations and panel discussions involving Gideon Rachman (Financial Times), Einar Wathne (industry expert and a former boss of aquafeed producer EWOS), Jim Cannon (Sustainable Fisheries Partnership) and Luisa Valente (University of Porto).

IFFO will hold its annual conference in Lisbon, Portugal, in October.

There will be discussions on specialist topics looking at salmon farming with Carl-Emil Kjølås Johannessen (Pareto Securities) and Antony Prabhu Philip (Nofima) and human health requirements with Philip Calder (University of Southampton) and Aldo Bernasconi of the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED).

Market forum

The Conference’s Market Forum will provide a deep dive into Europe, West Africa, India, Chile and Peru’s supply while looking at the feed ingredients industry beyond fishmeal and fish oil (soy, algae, krill).

“Optional side events complement the programme, focusing on market access through certification, emerging EU regulations, and fisheries management’s role in improving food security. We are grateful to all the conference’s sponsors and our side event partners, MarinTrust, GOED and the Global Roundtable on Marine Ingredients,” said IFFO director general Petter Martin Johannessen.

The list of speakers is available here, the agenda can be found here, and registration can be made here.

The dates coincide with those for the Responsible Seafood Summit (formerly the GOAL conference) which is being held in Scotland for the first time in its 22-year history. The summit, organised by the Global Seafood Alliance, will be held at the Fairmont St Andrews on Scotland’s east coast from October 21 to 24.