El día 2 comenzó con el ajetreo habitual de los miembros que utilizaron cada momento entre las dos sesiones para establecer redes de contacto; las sesiones se centraron más en la ciencia y la inteligencia de mercado para la industria. La mañana contó con la sesión del Foro de Mercado 1, donde los miembros productores y Premium de IFFO comparten información sobre el mercado en sus países específicos. El presidente del Foro de Mercado, Hans de Wit, abrió los procedimientos y dio la bienvenida a los miembros; luego, el Dr. Enrico Bachis (Director de Investigación de Mercados) de IFFO presentó las estimaciones actualizadas de la producción de harina y aceite de pescado para 2018 (según los datos / pronósticos de producción reales agregados). El resto de la sesión de la mañana incluyó actualizaciones sobre la producción en los países miembros de IFFO.
IFFO’s 58th Annual Conference was opened by IFFO’s President Eduardo Goycoolea who declared that this IFFO conference will challenge and answer the tough questions often facing the industry. Goycoolea led a panel discussion with industry leaders on the future of marine ingredients and the key challenges facing the industry. Panellists represented core stakeholder groups around marine ingredients and were Árni M. Mathiesen (Assistant Director-General, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department), Ole Eirik Lerøy (Chairman of the Board, Marine Harvest ASA), Michiel Fransen (Head of Standards and Science Team, ASC), Dr George Chamberlain (President, Global Aquaculture Alliance), Jim Cannon (CEO, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership); and Pål Korneliussen (Publisher, IntraFish Media).
IFFO, The Marine Ingredients Organisation, today announced the appointment of Petter Martin Johannessen as the new Director General. Johannessen will take up the post from 3rd September in IFFO’s London Headquarters, following the departure of the outgoing Director General Andrew Mallison in July. IFFO’s President Eduardo Goycoolea welcomed the appointment saying “the IFFO Board is thrilled to welcome Petter to the IFFO family. With his extensive managerial experience in strategic and procurement roles, Petter’s work with multi stakeholders across our industry, and his already close relationship with IFFO, will make for a winning formula in this important role.”
Four weeks have already passed since I joined IFFO and it’s been both a hectic and fascinating month. The team is busily preparing for our conference, which is just around the corner, as well as attending the important industry events held at this time in the year. I was fortunate to be able to visit China, attending the 14th JCI Conference and a series of meetings with significant stakeholders. IFFO’s China team cover a broad range of expertise and through getting to know their work, and meetings with groups such as Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MOA) and China Feed Industry Association (CFIA), I have a deeper understanding of this vast market.
The more insight I get into the marine ingredients industry, the more I see the opportunities for our continued development and growth. Value chain focus and understanding the new supply chain dynamics will become more and more important to meet the customer’s expectations. In my recent meetings on my travels, I have experienced a great interest in fishmeal and fish oil as high quality raw materials for feed. IFFO is following an evidence based approach, identifying gaps of knowledge, carrying out research and using this to communicate the unique role that these ingredients play.
IFFO, The Marine Ingredients Organisation, today released its second Annual Report, giving a succinct overview of the group’s work with the aim to engage and inform stakeholders. IFFO enjoyed another fruitful year with a continued growth in membership, over 1,082 delegates attending 5 IFFO hosted events, 90 market reports published, and a series of technical projects completed. The report takes readers through IFFO’s various technical projects, events, market reporting and governance. A key area highlighted throughout this report is IFFO’s increased investment and focus on data gathering and technical reports, with the aim of effectively communicating the strategic and vital role of marine ingredients. In order to increase and speed up technical projects, the IFFO Board developed a new process for commissioning projects and increased investments.
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