World Tilapia Conference

INFOPESCA, jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Brazilian Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA) and the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, are organizing the World Tilapia Conference. Market analysts with wide experience and representatives from the production and trade sector will give presentations on the main issues and recent developments for the global tilapia market. This event aims to continue the line of work from the World Tilapia Conference that took place in Kuala Lumpur in 2010, organized by INFOFISH. An exhibit of the sector will take place simultaneously.
The preliminary programme is availbale to be downloaded in pdf format [Download pdf]
The event will be carried out in the city of Rio de Janeiro, between September 16th and 18th, in the Conference Room of the Navy War School (Escola de Guerra Naval). It is located in one of the most alluring turistic sites of the city, on the seaside, at Praia Vermelha, near the Sugar Loaf Hill. The Conference Room has 500 places, all the facilities needed for the conference (air conditioning, simultaneous translation booths, multimedia equipment, etc.). Pictures of the Conference Room are available in the gallery below.
The event will have simultaneous translation to Spanish / English / Portuguese
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Main Topics in the Programme:

  • Latest trends in main producing regions and markets.

  • The big producing regions and markets: China and Asia, Latin America and Africa

  • Latest developments in Main Tilapia Markets and Producing Regions

  • The contribution of tilapia to development

  • The regulatory and environmental challenges

  • Marketing of tilapia and seafood, supermarkets and consumer preferences

  • Round table: Latin America: a growing Producing Region and a growing Market for Tilapia

  • Latest Developments in Production technology

  • Certification and Sanitary issues

  • Side events

    • Investment opportunities in Latin America

    • Buyer/sellers meeting


Keynote Speakers:

Kevin Fitzsimmons | Roy Palmer | Angel Rubio | Doris Soto | Magdalena Wallhof | Fatima Ferdouse | Tito Livio Capobianco | Israel Snir | Fernando Kubitza | Sun Chen | Gerardo Martínez Palm | Stefano Boserman | Felipe Matias | José Antonio Lince | Iñigo Ortega | Jacob Ainoo-Ansah | Lai Sead Ping | Maria Fernanda Nince | Meg Felippe | Teresa Santofimio | Eduardo Alfredo Mendoza | Felipe Suplicy | Rodrigo Zanolo | Adolfo Alvial | Nelson Avdalov | Luis Fernando Castillo | Gamal O. El  Naggar | Walter Cruz

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