Speakers are confirmed for the IFFO Annual Conference

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Speakers for the upcoming 57th IFFO Annual Conference have now been confirmed as registration numbers continue to soar. They include Andy Bing (Loch Duart), Christian Martin (DSM), John Connelly (National Fisheries Institute USA, Ray Hilborn (University of Washington), Willie Loh (Cargill) and George Chamberlain (GAA). The conference will be held at the prestigious Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington DC from Monday 23rd October to Wednesday 25th October. Registration is open to all and IFFO members receive 50% off, an early bird discount is also available until 25th August and IFFO members more information can be found here

There are currently 183 delegates from 26 countries registered to attend from across the marine ingredients and feed industries. The event will include a well-blended mix of industry discussions and presentations with evening social events at spectacular locations in the US capital. Presentations will focus on the latest market trends, nutrition benefits of animal and aquatic feeds, the use of by-products and much more. Leading scientist Ray Hilborn will present on the latest developments in managing small pelagic fisheries, FAO senior statistician Stefania Vannuccini will cover the latest trends in the global aquaculture supply, while GAA’s George Chamberlain will report on the role of marine ingredients in feed.

While marine ingredients remain the best source of protein and oil for animal feed, alternatives ingredients are getting closer to commercialisation. Speakers Willie Loh and Lorin DeBonte from Cargill will give insights into the novel sources of Omega-3 and the commercial reality, while DSM’s Christian Martin will present on EPA+DHA rich algal oil. The full list of speakers is available here. Finally, the sponsors for this event include Intertek, Haarslev, Dupps, SGS, Blueline Foods, Coland and Teampower.

“After 56 years of hosting this event, IFFO’s Annual Conference continues to be the go to event for our industry. No other event offers the same combination of business information, networking and horizon scanning. We look forward to welcoming the key players in Washington.” Andrew Mallison, IFFO Director General

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Notes for Editors

  1. IFFO is an international trade organisation that represents and promotes the marine ingredients industry, such as fishmeal, fish oil and other related industries. Marine ingredients are nutritious products used mainly for aquafeed, land animal feed as well as for human consumption and are derived from marine organisms such as fish, krill, shellfish and algae. IFFO’s members reside in more than 50 countries, account for over 50% of world production and 75% of the fishmeal and fish oil traded worldwide. IFFO is an accredited Observer to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). More information at www.iffo.net
  2. Fishmeal is a natural, balanced, highly nutritious feed ingredient used in diets for farmed fish and crustaceans and as a high protein supplement in nutritionally demanding periods in the life cycle of pigs and poultry, as well as in pet food.
  3. Fish oil is the major natural source (97%) of the healthy long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Most fish oil is used in feeds for farmed fish and there is an expanding market for fish oil for human nutritional supplements and functional foods.