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Only registered delegates are allowed to attend the conference. Conference fees are as indicated in the registration form and the fees cover the coffee breaks, lunches, receptions, conference kit and documentation. The fees do not include hotel accommodation. (Please refer to the registration form for further details).

The registration fee will be refunded, less 25%, for cancellations received before 23 April, 2018. No refund can be made for cancellation after 23 April 2018. However, a substitute delegate may attend in place. Refunds will be issued only after the conference.

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, Legal Consultant - PNA Office, Rakutu, Munda/Noro, New Georgia, Western Province, 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, Legal Consultant, Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) Office, Marshall Islands

Opening address

   
10.00-10.30 Coffee Break/Press Conference
   
10.30-11.00

Keynote Address by Luciano Pirovano, International Marketing and CSR Director, Bolton Alimentari S.p.A., Italy
   

Session I: Global Supply Trends and Sustainability

Chairperson:
Dr Transform Aqorau, Legal Consultant - PNA Office, Rakutu, Munda/Noro,New Georgia, Western Province, 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
   
11.40-12.00

Sustainability and Fishing Operations, Matthew Owens, Director, Sustainable, Tri Marine, USA
   
12.00-13.00

Ensuring Sustainable Tuna Stocks and in the Promotion of Sustainable Development to Tuna Industry
 
  • Anthony Kim, Vice-Chairman, World Tuna Purse Seine Organization (WTPO)
  • Feleti P Teo, OBE, Executive Director, Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), Federal State of Micronesia
  • Guillermo Compean Jimenez, Director, Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), USA
  • Christopher J O’Brien, Executive Secretary, Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), Seychelles
   
13.00-13.20 Panel Discussion
   
13.20-14.20 Lunch
   

Session II: Industry Status and Updates

   
14.20-14.40

Fishery Improvement Programmes (FIPs) and Certification, William W Fox Vice President, Fisheries World Wildlife Fund, USA
   
14.40-15.00

The Growth of Technology to Combat IUU and Improve Data Collection, Farid Maruf, Oceans CDT Specialist, The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership, Thailand
   
15.00-15.20

The Tuna Industry Effort to Comply with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): From the Ambition to Action, Marcelo Hidalgo, Consultant, Seafoodmatter, Netherlands.
   
15.20-15.40

Opportunities for One-by-One Tuna Fisheries in Asia, Jeremy Crawford, Southeast Asia Director, International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), Indonesia
   
15.40-16.00 Tea break
   
16.00-16.20


Thai Tuna Industry: Canned Tuna Industry Updates, Nat Onsri, Advisor, Thai Tuna Industry Association (TTIA) and Executive Director, Southeast Asian Packaging & Canning Limited, Thailand
   
16.20-16.40

Innovating the Industry to Manage Market Challenges, Antonio Guerra, CEO, Grupomar, Mexico
   
16.40-17.00

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

   
17.00-17.20 Panel Discussion
   
18.00-21.00 Cocktail Reception
   

Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 – Day 2

Session III: Global and Regional Tuna Trade and Markets

Market Updates

   
09.00-09.20

US Tuna Market Updates, Dave Melbourne, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, USA
   
09.20-09.40

European Tuna Industry and Market, Juan Vieites Baptista De Sousa, President Eurothon/Secretary General, ANFACO-CECOPESCA/EUROTHON, Spain
   
09.40-10.00

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

10.00-10.20

Latin America – Tuna Market Updates, Dario Chemerinski, Senior Project Manager, Latin America & Asia, Sao Paulo Office, Brazil
   
10.20-10.40 Tea Break
   
10.40-11.00

Why the EU Market Desperately Needs More Pacific Tuna Supply, Henk Brus, Managing Director, Sustunable BV, Netherlands
   
11.00-11.20 Japan Domestic Market and Exports
   
11.20-11.40 Asian Tuna Markets, Fatima Ferdouse, International Fishery Expert: Trade and Marketing
   
11.40-12.00

Impact of Brexit in the Tuna Industry, Walter John Anzer, Senior Consultant, Anzer Consultancy Ltd, UK
   
12.00-12.20 Panel Discussion
   

Market Access and Access Issues

   
12.20-12.40


FADs: Improving Through Monitoring, Management and Effectiveness, Victor Restrepo, Vice President / Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), USA
   
12.40-13.00

Meeting Market Requirements for Long-line Tuna Fishing: The Pacific Long-Line Tuna Fishery Improvement Project (FIP), Lain Pollard, Consultant, Key Traceability Ltd, UK
   
13.00-13.20

State level needs for Catch Documentation Schemes Francisco Blaha, International Fisheries Advisor, New Zealand
   
13.20-14.20 Lunch
   
14.20-14.40

Fair Labour Standards On-Board Fishing Vessel, Julio Moron Ayala, Director General, OPAGAC, Spain
   
14.40-15.00

IUU Fishing Policy, Roberto Cesari, Head of IUU Fisheries Policy, Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), European Commission, Belgium
   
15.00-15.20 Panel Discussion
   
15.20-15.40 Tea break
   

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

   
15.40-16.00


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

16.00-16.20

How important is sustainability for the retailer: Consumers’ Confidence in Certified Seafood
16.40-17.40 Certification Trends and Challenges (Panel Discussion)
 
  • Paolo Bray, Director, Associazione Friend of the Sea, Italy
  • Bill Holden, Pacific Fisheries Manager, Marine Stewardship Council Asia Pacific Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Susan Jackson, President, International Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), USA



Wednesday, 30 May, 2018 – Day 3

Session V: Recent Innovations and Trends in Technology for the Tuna Industry
   
09.00-09.20

Improving Monitoring at Sea – Electronic Monitoring, Faustino Velasco Maganto, Chief Executive Officer, Satlink, Spain
   
09.20-09.40 Recent Innovations for Fresh and Frozen Tuna Processing
   
09.40-10.00

Shipping and Logistics, Thue Barfod, Asia and Middle East Business Development Manager, Centre for Reefer Management, Maersk Line, Hong Kong
   
10.00-10.20 Tea break
   
10.20-10.40

Tuna By-product Utilization, Rose Mueda, University Research Associate II, University of the Philippines, Philippines
   
10.40-11.00 Tuna Farming
   
11.00-11.20

Gender in Tuna Fisheries, Arlene Nietes Satapornvanit, Gender Integration Specialist, The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership, Thailand
   
11.20-11.40

Impacts of Climate Change on Tuna Resources, Valerie Allain, Senior Fisheries Scientist (Climate Change – Ecosystem Analysis), Pacific Community (SPC), New Caledonia
   
11.40-12.00 Panel Discussion
   
12.00-13.00 Wrap up and closing
   
13.00 Lunch

 

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