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PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

15TH INFOFISH WORLD TUNA TRADE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
Theme: Braving Challenges: Towards a Traceable and Sustainable Tuna Industry
28-30 May, 2018
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand


Chairperson: Dr Transform Aqorau, International Fisheries Law Consultant, Solomon Islands

Co-chairperson: Dr. Chanintr Chalisarapong, President, Thai Tuna Industry Association (TTIA), Thailand

 

Sunday, 27 May, 2018

17.00-21.00 Registration (Grand Ballroom)
   

Monday, 28 May, 2018 – Day 1

07.30-09.00 Registration (Grand Ballroom)
   
09.00-10.00 Opening Ceremony (Grand Ballroom)
 

Welcome Address by Shirlene Maria Anthonysamy, Acting Director, INFOFISH, Malaysia

Special Address by Transform Aqorau, Conference Chairman

Special Address by Jong Jin Kim, Deputy Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-RAP), Thailand

Special Address by H E Ana Katuska Drouet Salcedo, Minister of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Ecuador

Special Address by H E Patrick Basa, MP, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Papua New Guinea

Opening Address by H E Grisada Boonrach, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand

   
10.00-10.30 Coffee Break/Press Conference
   
10.30-11.00

Keynote Address by Luciano Pirovano, Sustainable Development Director, Bolton Food, Italy; Chairman, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), USA
   

Session I: Global Supply Trends and Sustainability

Chairperson:
Dr Transform Aqorau, International Fisheries Law Consultant , Solomon Islands

   
11.00-11.20 Overview on Supply, Stocks and Effectiveness of the Management Measures:
  Working Towards a Global Consensus, Audun Lem, Deputy Director, Policy and Economics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (FAO), Italy
   
11.20-11.40

Efforts towards Sustainable Tuna Industry, Susan Jackson, President, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), USA
   
   
11.40-13.00

Ensuring Sustainable Tuna Stocks and Promoting Sustainable Development in the Tuna Industry
 
  • WTPO - Ensuring Sustainability in Tuna Industry Development and Resource Management, Anthony Kim, Vice-Chairman, World Tuna Purse Seine Organization (WTPO)/Deputy General Manager, Silla Co Ltd, Korea
  • Sustainable Tuna Stocks and Tuna Industry in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, Feleti P Teo, OBE, Executive Director, Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), Federal State of Micronesia
  • Ensuring Sustainable Tuna Stocks and the Promotion of Sustainable Development in the Purse Seine Tuna Industry, Guillermo Compean, Director, Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), USA
  • Working Towards Sustainable Tuna Fisheries in the Indian Ocean, Christopher O’Brien, Executive Secretary, Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), Seychelles
   
13.00-13.20 Panel Discussion
   
13.20-14.00 Lunch
   

Session II: Industry Status and Updates

Chairperson:
Susan Jackson, President, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), USA

   
14.00-14.20


Accelerating Tuna Sustainability Through Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) and MSC Certification, William Fox, Vice President, Tuna Fisheries Conservation, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), USA
   
14.20-14.40

The Growth of Technology to Combat IUU and Improve Data Collection, Farid Maruf, Regional CDT Specialist, The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans), Thailand
   
14.40-15.00

Tuna Industry Efforts to Comply with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): From Ambition to Action, Marcelo Hidalgo, Consultant, Seafood Matter, The Netherlands
   
15.00-15.20

Opportunities for One-by-One Tuna Fisheries in Asia, Martin Purves, Managing Director, International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), South Africa
   
15.20-15.40 Tea break
   
15.40-16.00

Thailand - Canned Tuna Industry Updates, Nat Onsri, Advisor, Thai Tuna Industry Association (TTIA), Thailand
   
16.00-16.20

Industry Innovation as a Response Against Market Challenges, Antonio Guerra, CEO, Grupomar, Mexico
   
16.20-16.40

Korean Fishing Fleets Operations: Towards Sustainable Tuna Fishing, Sancho Kim, Operation & Sales Manager, Silla Co Ltd, Korea

   
16.40-17.00

Maldivian Fishery - Naturally Sustainable – by Adley Ismail, CEO , Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company Limited, MIFCO
   
17.00-17.30 Panel Discussion
   

Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 – Day 2

Session III: Global and Regional Tuna Trade and Markets

Market Updates

Chairperson: Dave Melbourne, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, USA

   
08.30-08.50

US Tuna Market Updates, Dave Melbourne, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, USA
   
08.50-09.10

European Tuna Industry and Market, Juan Manuel Vieites Baptista De Sousa, President Eurothon/Secretary General, ANFACO- CECOPESCA/EUROTHON, Spain
   
09.10-09.30

Middle East – Tuna Market Updates, Arnab Sengupta, Director, Phoenix Group, UAE

09.30-09.50




Winds of Change in Latin America: How will Post-TPP Alliances, Anti- Populism Policies and Free Trade Reshape the Tuna Industry in the Next Five Years?, Dario Chemerinski, Senior Project Manager, Selecting Strategic Partners (SSP), Latin America & Asia Brands, Sao Paulo Office, Brazil

09.50-10.10


Why the EU Market Desperately Needs More Pacific Tuna Supply, Henk Brus, Managing Director, Pacifical, The Netherlands

10.10-10.30 Tea Break
   
10.30-10.50

Japan - Tuna Domestic Market and Exports, Tomohiro Asakawa, Seafood Trade Consultant, TA Pacific Co. Ltd., Japan
   
10.50-11.10

Current Trends in Tuna Trade in the Asia/Pacific Region, Fatima Ferdouse, International Fishery Expert: Trade and Marketing
   
11.10-11.30

Impact of Brexit in the Tuna Industry, Walter John Anzer, Senior Consultant, Anzer Consultancy Ltd, UK
   
   
11.30-11.50 Panel Discussion
   

Market Access and Access Issues

Chairperson:
Dr Chanintr Chalisarapong, President, Thai Tuna Industry Association (TTIA), Thailand

   
11.50-12.10


FADs: Improving through Monitoring, Management and Effectiveness, Victor Restrepo, Vice President/Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), USA
   
12.10-12.30

Meeting Market Requirements for Longline Tuna Fishing: The Pacific Longline Tuna Fishery Improvement Project (FIP), Iain Pollard, Consultant, Key Traceability Ltd, UK
   
12.30-12.50

State Level Needs for Catch Documentation Schemes, Francisco Blaha, Independent Advisor, New Zealand
   
12.50-14.00 Lunch
   
14.00-14.20

Fair Labour Standards On-Board Fishing Vessel, Julio Moron Ayala, Managing Director, OPAGAC/AGAC, Spain
   
14.20-14.40


European Union Action in the International Fight Against, Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, Roberto Cesari, Head of IUU Fisheries Policy, Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), European Commission, Belgium
   
14.40-15.00 Panel Discussion
   
15.00-15.20 Tea break
   

Session IV: Sustainability, Environment and Eco-Labelling in the Tuna Industry

Chairperson:
Audun Lem, Deputy Director, Policy and Economics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (FAO), Italy

   
15.20-15.40


Staying Ahead with Sustainability: Thai Union’s Development of Fishing a Vessels Improvement Programme and Vessel Code of Conduct (VCoC), Darian McBain, Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union Group PCL, Thailand.
   
15.40-16.00


The Global Ghost Gear Initiative Best Practice Framework: A Cross-Sectoral Approach to Tackling Abandoned and Lost Fishing Gear in Seafood Supply Chains, Ingrid Giskes, Global Head of Campaign, World Animal Protection/ Chair of Global Ghost Gear Initiative, Australia

16.00-16.20


Charting the Way Ahead for Sustainable Seafood: Why Partnership is the New Leadership, Gavin Bailey, Director of Responsible Sourcing, Walmart, USA
 16.20-16.40

Transparency, Collaboration and the Market for Sustainability, Matthew Owens, Director of Sustainability, Tri Marine Management Company, LLC, USA
   
16.40-18.00 Certification and Sustainability Efforts (Panel Discussion):
 
  • Paolo Bray, Director of Friend of the Sea and Dolphin-Safe projects, Italy
  • Bill Holden, Senior Fisheries Manager Oceania & SE Asia, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Australia
  • Susan Jackson, President, International Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), USA
  • Henk Brus, Managing Director, Pacifical, Netherlands
  • Oliver Knowles, Senior Advisor, Greenpeace, UK
  • Sven Blankenhorn, Southeast Asia Fisheries Consultant, Fair Trade USA



Wednesday, 30 May, 2018 – Day 3

Session V: Recent Innovations and Trends in Technology for the Tuna Industry

Chairperson:
Dr Darian McBain, Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union Group PCL, Thailand
   
09.00-09.20

Improving Observers' Coverage at Sea: Electronic Monitoring, Faustino Velasco, Chief Executive Officer, Satlink, Spain
   
09.20-09.40

New Innovations, Technology Trends and Market Acceptance in the High Value Tuna Category, William Kowalski, Hawaii International Seafood Inc., USA
   
09.40-10.00

Maersk Line’s Digital Innovations and Future Shipping Trends, Thue Barfod, Global Head of the Fish & Seafood Cargo Segment, Maersk Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong
   
10.00-10.20

Ship-to-Shore Connectivity for Sustainable Fishing, Les Shortall, Market Development Director, Inmarsat, UK
   
10.20-10.40

Blockchain Seafood Supply Chain Traceability Solution, Alfred “Bubba” Cook, Programme Manager, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), New Zealand
   
10.40-11.00 Tea break
   
11.00-11.20

Tuna By-product Utilization, Rose Mueda, University Research Associate II, University of the Philippines, Philippines
   
11.20-11.40

Status of Bluefin Tuna Seedling Production and Farming in Japan, Shukei Masuma, General Director, Aquaculture Research Institute, Kindai University, Japan
   
11.40-12.00

Gender Considerations in Tuna Fisheries, Arlene Nietes Satapornvanit, Gender Integration & Capacity Building Specialist, USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership, Thailand
   
12.00-12.20

The Impact of Climate Change on Tuna Resources, Valerie Allain, Senior Fisheries Scientist (Climate Change – Ecosystem Analysis), Pacific Community (SPC), New Caledonia
   
12.20-12.40 Panel Discussion
   
12.40-13.00 Wrap up and closing
   
13.00 Lunch

 

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