IFFO's Monthly Update constitutes a key communications tool for the marine ingredients industry and its main players. This report is dedicated to the needs of IFFO's members, bringing together industry news and insights from our diverse network.
This is my first chance to thank all the delegates who attended the IFFO Annual Conference in Bangkok at the end of October. The presentation slides with audio are now available on both on IFFO website and IFFO events website, you will need to login to access them. The combination of our usual high quality conference programme and an outstanding hotel made it one of the best received and most talked about conferences in recent years. We always need to look at ways of improving so I hope, if you attended, that you have had a chance to complete the Conference Survey to tell us about your experience. If not, drop us a line anytime to let us know if there is something you think we could change to make the event even better.Update - December 2016 - 287.pdf
Following another successful IFFO Annual Conference in Thailand, this month's update contains a summary of proceedings, plus the usual extensive coverage of industry news.
Update - November 2016 - 286.pdf
When I worked in the food retail sector, Christmas was the peak trading period and the run up to peak was always stressful but exciting and rewarding. The equivalent at IFFO is the Annual Conference where we bring together a program of speakers and events for around four hundred delegates every October. As I write, our team is at full tilt preparing courier boxes full of materials and checking all the last minute details that make the difference between a smooth and well executed conference and one full of firefighting. Registrations have been great, with delegates from over 40 countries attending – it’s a great opportunity to meet and negotiate with all the main buyers and sellers in one place.Update - October 2016 - 285.pdf
Part of the service IFFO provides to its members is to correct misinformation that is published in the media. We write to Editors, journalists and other commentators to dispel myths and set records straight. Unfortunately, bad news or sensational reporting, even when it is untrue, gets more coverage than good news stories but that is just a fact of life and does not stop us from responding when we see reports that give the wrong impression.Update - September 2016 - 284.pdf
June has certainly proved to be an exciting month, starting with trying to answer the question “What is the future of the marine ingredients industry”? This was the title of my presentation at the bi-annual Aquavision conference in Stavanger, Norway, organised by Nutreco and with an emphasis on innovation, horizon scanning and motivation. My pitch was to tell the story of an industry that has made great progress in recent years, wants to play its part in the human nutrition value chain and can help the aquaculture sector deliver high value, high quality products to markets. The days of fishmeal and fish oil...Update - July 2016 - 282.pdf