25-27 April 2023 | Barcelona, Spain

Conference Program

Seafood Expo Global 2022 Conference Program

*Schedule is subject to change. Additional sessions will be added as information becomes available. 

The program will be presented in English.


Early Bird: 199€ (Ends 23 February 2022)

Pre-Event: 275€ (24 February 2022 – 25 April 2022)

Onsite: 350€ (26 April 2022 – 28 April 2022)

Exhibitors can upgrade their registration to include conference sessions for 99€ by calling +31882057200.

Day 1
26 Apr 2022
Day 2
27 Apr 2022
Day 3
28 Apr 2022

Keynote: Economic Outlook for 2022

Economic forecasting is a tricky business; they say the key to success is to forecast often. Megan Greene is unafraid to have out of consensus views and has a fantastic...
Megan Greene

From Revolution to Evolution: The Fishery and Aquaculture Market in a Post COVID-19 World

COVID-19 has posed many a challenge to the seafood sector, but it has also opened new opportunities. Two years into the pandemic, it is high time to focus on new...
Alessandro Pititto
Audun Lem
Roberto Carlos Alonso Baptista de Sousa
Esben Sverdrup-Jensen
Christophe Vande Weyer

Venture Capital and Technologies Advancing the Seafood Industry

Join the leading funders of entrepreneurs, technologies and innovations under development by those dedicating their time and talent to reimagine our food system and regenerate our fragile oceans. From regulating...
Larsen Mettler
Chris Gorell Barnes
Carlos Esteban
Christian Lim
Amy Novogratz
Erik Tveteraas

How to Measure and Reduce Carbon Emissions in Tropical Aquaculture – Lessons Learned from the IDH Aquaculture Working Group on Environmental Footprint

The recent IPCC report is very clear: we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions now to avoid catastrophe. As food production accounts for a large share of global emissions, we...
Lisa van Wageningen
Teresa Fernandez
Dominique Gautier
Björn Kok
Pamela Nath

Omnichannel Retailing: Five Trends Putting the Store at the Center of Retailer Strategies

Accelerated by the pandemic, omnichannel strategies are helping best-in-class, global retailers to win. With stores at the centre of these strategies, using its Store of the Future framework, IGD will...
Jon Wright

How to Not Only Set a Climate Target, but Actually Make it Achievable. Lessons from Salmon Aquaculture.

The race to zero is on, and we know it needs to be done. But the question is how do we get there? Aquaculture already has a low carbon footprint,...
Avrim Lazar
Carlos Diaz
Kristina Furnes
Emily Moberg
Sophie Ryan

Looking Forward: Seafood as Part of the Solution to Food Security and Climate Change

FAO talks about the new narrative concerning the fishing industry. In the conference, Javier Garat will talk about the reasons why seafood is the  healthiest animal protein in the planet...
Javier Garat

Free Sponsored Session: Seafood Futures Forum 2022

8 years to save the ocean? The power of business as a lever for change                              ...
Justin King,CBE
Rupert Howes
Michaela Reischl
José Luis Jauregui
Minna Epps
Natasja van den Berg

The GDST and the “New Normal” for Seafood Traceability

The game-changing traceability standards issued in 2020 by the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) are rapidly gaining industry adoption around the world, and the relevance of GDST to emerging...
Greg Brown
Marcelo Hidalgo
Carolyne Holland
David Schorr
Andrea Weber

More Reward, Less Risk: Making Transparency on Human Rights the Norm in Seafood Supply Chains

Increasing transparency about human rights risks in seafood supply chains is an essential step toward advancing social responsibility in the seafood industry and complying with forthcoming European Union requirements for...
Kristin Sherwood
Andy Boulton
Andy Hickman
Amber Madley
Julio Moron
Chris Ninnes

Driving Towards Shrimp Sustainability – a French Market Initiative

Shrimp farming has a unique impact on the environment. This panel session seeks to explain how some French companies pre-competitively joined forces with Ecuadorian shrimp producers to assist in sharing...
Florie Hovine
Alejandro Aguayo Durini
Justine Delettre

Eating up the Oceans- How Do We Save Our Seas?

Our oceans are an endless source of wonder and possibility. Their health also dictates the fate of our planet. Currently, it’s the Wild West on the open sea as overfishing, pollution,...
Jennifer Bushman
Michiel Bakker
Katherine Bryar
Douglas Gayeton
Alf-Gøran Knutsen

Sponsored Presentation: A Sustainable Seafood Future – The Marine Challenges Ahead and How Certification & Traceability Helps the Industry Respond to New Demands

Join us for an inspiring session to explore our marine future and how to ensure the production needed to feed the planet. DNV’ forecasts a doubling of marine aquaculture to...
Amanda McCarthy
Lisa de Jager
Nafiha Usman

Sponsored Presentation: The Hidden Value in the Side-Streams

The WaSeaBi Project aims to develop new solutions that will allow optimal utilization of seafood side-streams through the design of new holistic process lines. Would you like to turn the...
Mehdi Abdollahi
Carlos Bald
Grethe Hyldig
Jone Ibarruri

Case Study: IPNLF’s Sourcing Transparency Platform – The Necessity for Transparency in Seafood Supply Chains

In order to promote the vital social, economic and environmental benefits of one-by-one tuna fishing, we need to address the lack of readily available data surrounding small-scale tuna fisheries. This...
Zacari Edwards
Gert le Roux
Irene Kranendonk
Linda Wood

Case Study: Nueva Pescanova and IBM Ensure Traceability and Interoperability Using the GDST Standards

This session will dive into the work of leading seafood company Nueva Pescanova and their blockchain-based traceability platform, IBM Food Trust, using the GDST standards to achieve end to end...
Angel Matamoro
Blake Harris
Sergio Ruiz de los Mozos

Key Drivers Shaping Sustainable Value Chains in the Fishing Industry

Sustainability is the mega trend of our time. Climate change and resource depletion are impacting all industries, the Fishing industry included. The transformation towards a more sustainable future started with...
Jennie Rytter
Clare Cavers
Gylfi Þór Markússon
Kristaps Kalass
Antonello Romano

Global RFM: Value in Sustainable Seafood Certification

The Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification programs offer a way for markets to provide certified, sustainable seafood and highlight the origin without the added expense of logo-licensing fees. Research shows...
Susan Marks
Sévrine Bethy
Hisa Kanno
Allen Kimball
Giulia Sandalli
Sigrid Merino Sardá

International Trade of Fisheries and Aquaculture Products: Current Trends and Opportunities

Fisheries and aquaculture products are currently the most traded animal protein worldwide in value terms. The associated industry is also characterized by a wide range of product types and participants,...
Audun Lem
Giulia Loi
Christine Rolin
Mariana Toussaint

Is a Meta-Collaboration for the Seafood Industry the answer?

"Initiative overload" is commonly heard in seafood circles. There remains a plethora of issues that companies face in ensuring the seafood they sell meets environmental and social responsibility standards, and...
Tom Pickerell
Martin Exel
Sam Grimley
Rob Johnson
Helen Packer
Andrea Weber
Herman Wisse

Beyond the Buzz: Developing a Healthy, Sustainable Feed

The aquaculture feed sector is seeing the development of new inputs with the potential to improve the sustainability of its product.  While these new innovations can contribute to a better...
Chris Chase
Jorge Diaz
Petter Martin Johannessen
Libby Woodhatch

10 Years of Pre-competitive Collaboration in the Seafood Supply Chain: What Have we Learned?

Precompetitive collaboration in the seafood industry has been at the forefront of transformative change towards improved seafood sustainability in supply chains internationally. For the past 10 years, collaborative industry platforms...
Quentin Marchais
Carmen Gonzalez-Valles
Sarah Hussey
Oliver Tanqueray

Riding the ESG Wave: Sustainability-Focused Investors Zero in on Aquaculture

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) investing has become a multi-billion-dollar behemoth for Wall Street and beyond. What was once a niche investment class can only be ignored by corporate titans, venture...
Howard Tang
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