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.”
Following our successful Conference in Rome, the IFFO team has been busy launching new projects and visiting members across our global network. The conference highlighted some key strategic themes that are dominating our industry and our visits have allowed us to explore these in more depth and look at how we can address them further in our project work. We have also been discussing some operational changes within IFFO, in an effort to further enhance our services for members. My travels have taken me to Denmark, Norway, Chile and Peru, providing a fascinating insight into the unique challenges and opportunities facing each country, as well as the similarities. I will now work hard with the team to act on our findings to present at our Members’ Meeting in Madrid (2nd to 4th May 2019), details for which will be sent to members in January.
IFFO’s China Director, Maggie Xu, and Market Research Director, Enrico Bachis, took a fascinating trip to Vietnam to learn more about this fast growing market. Their insights are included in this edition and are well worth a read. Other than that, the team are working hard before the Christmas festivities and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all best wishes for the upcoming holidays.
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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