Annual Conferences

Every year IFFO hosts the world's only conference dedicated to the fishmeal and fish oil industry and its value chain partners. Hosted at a different city of the world each year, the annual conference attracts well over 400 delegates plus companions, drawn from over 35 different countries.

The conference venue rotates between 3 world zones: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia and Australasia. The first annual conference of the IFFO organisation was held in Paris in 1960, and since then we have been in five different continents (see list of conference venues). Currently the annual conference has a three day format, from Monday to Wednesday, and is usually held in October or November.

The IFFO annual conference is the only one of its kind and a 'must' for the world's producers of fishmeal and fish oil, together with their customers and industrial partners. In addition to producers (owners as well as managers), those attending include traders and shippers, agricultural and aquaculture feed producers, oil refiners, analytical laboratories and consultants, nutritional supplement suppliers, banks and insurers, among others. As well as having a top-level professional program, the IFFO conference is an ideal opportunity for business and networking - if you are involved in the fishmeal, feed, or fish oil business, or in their associated supply chains, this is the event for you.

Please find below the brochures for some of our past IFFO Annual Conferences:

List of Conference Venues

  • 2016 - Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2015 - Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 - Vancouver, Canada: 'Stress testing - challenges for our industry'
  • 2013 - Hong Kong, China: Meeting the Demand
  • 2012 - Istanbul, Turkey: Communications for a World Class Industry
  • 2011 - Lima, Peru: The role of marine ingredients in feeding the world
  • 2010 - Beijing, China: Responsibility, Value and Health
  • 2009 - Vienna, Austria: 50 Years on - Positioned for the Future
  • 2008 - San Diego, USA: Moving with Global Markets
  • 2007 - Sydney, Australia: Future Horizons
  • 2006 - Barcelona, Spain: Sustainable Business Development
  • 2005 - Shanghai, China: Meeting Customers’ Expectations in a fast-changing world
  • 2004 - Buenos Aires, Argentina: Partners in the Value Chain
  • 2003 - New Orleans, USA
  • 2002 - Cancun, Mexico
  • 2001 - Athens, Greece
  • 2000 - Lima, Peru
  • 1999 - Hong Kong, China
  • 1998 - Puerto Rico, USA
  • 1997 - Rome, Italy
  • 1996 - Cape Town South Africa
  • 1995 - Santiago, Chile
  • 1994 - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1993 - New Orleans, USA
  • 1992 - Cancun, Mexico
  • 1991 - Berlin, Germany
  • 1990 - Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 1989 - Hong Kong, China
  • 1988 - Lima, Peru
  • 1987 - Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
  • 1986 - Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1985 - Munich, Germany
  • 1984 - Budapest, Hungary
  • 1983 - Boca Raton, USA
  • 1982 - Cannes, France
  • 1981 - Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 1980 - Athens, Greece
  • 1979 - Venice Lido, Italy
  • 1978 - New Orleans, USA
  • 1977 - Oslo, Norway
  • 1976 - Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1975 - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1974 - Lima, Peru
  • 1973 - Venice Lido, Italy
  • 1972 - Rome, Italy
  • 1971 – Estoril, Portugal
  • 1970 - Cannes, France
  • 1969 - Cannes, France
  • 1968 - Bremen, Germany
  • 1967 - Bergen, Norway
  • 1966 - Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1964 - Vienna, Austria
  • 1963 - Lima, Peru
  • 1962 - London, U.K
  • 1961 - Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1960 - Paris, France