Conference Program

The European Tuna Conference 2013 will take place in Brussels, Monday, April 22nd 2013, from 09.00 to 18.00 hours, followed by an evening cocktail party at the Sheraton Hotel, in Brussels’ City Center. Just one day before the start of the European Seafood Exposition (April 23-25, 2013).

Participants’ badge and conference kit can be obtained at the reception desk of the conference venue, located on the 2nd floor. The doors to the venue will open at 08.00 h.

Morning Session:
09.00-09.10 Opening Speech
Chairman Mr. Constant Mulder – CEO of Anova Seafood BV
09.10-09.30 Global Tuna Catches And Fleet Capacity - Future Outlooks
Dr. Julio Moron - Managing Director, OPAGAC
09.30-9.50 The Current State Of The Various Tuna Stocks In Our Oceans
Mr. Paul van Zwieten – Wageningen University, Aquaculture & Fisheries Group
09.50-10.10 The Factors That Have Been Driving Recent Global Tuna Prices
Mr. Juan Corrales Garavilla - Sales & Marketing Director, Conservas Garavilla, S.A. (Isabel)
10.10-10.25 Time For Questions & Answers
10.25-10.45 Coffee & Refreshment Break
10.45-11.05 Costs Of Sustainable Tuna Fishing - Free School - Pole & Line - With FADs
Ms. Susan Jackson - President, ISSF
11.05-11.25 Sustainable FAD Fishing: Illusion Or Innovation?
Dr. Laurent Dagorn - Senior Scientist, IRD
11.25-11.45 European Consumers Willingness To Pay A Premium For Sustainable Tuna
Mr. Nicolas Guichoux - Regional Director for Europe, MSC
Mr. Paolo Bray - Director, Friend of the Sea
11.45-12.05 MSC Approved Tuna Fisheries – Latest Market Developments
Dr. Hussain Hassan - Maldivian Minister of State for Fisheries & Chairman of IPNLF
Mr. Maurice Brownjohn - Commercial Director, PNAO
12.05-12.25 European Retail & Consumers Tuna Market Reaction To Record Prices During An Economic Crisis
Mr. Francisco Bernabe - Nielsen
12.25-12.40 Time For Questions & Answers
12.40-14.00 Lunch
Afternoon Session:
14.00-14.45 NGO Investment In Tuna Sustainability Projects
Mr. Daniel Suddaby - SFI Tuna Manager, WWF
Mr. Iain Pollard - Sustainable Markets Program Manager, SFP
Mr. Oliver Knowles - Oceans Campaigner, Greenpeace International
Mr. Chris Lischewski - Chair of ISSF
Ms. Amanda Nickson - Director- Global Tuna Conservation Campaign, PEW
14.45-15.05 The Development Of The Critical Cost Factors In The Canned Tuna Industry
Mr. Pierre Commere - Secretary General, EUROTHON
15.05-15.25 Europe's Tuna Imports Patterns - An Analysis Of Recent Statistics
Mr. Henk Brus - CEO,
15.25-15.45 The World's Richest Tuna Fishing Ground And Its Economic Importance
Mr. Sylvester Pokajam - Managing Director, National Fisheries Authority
15.45-16.05 The Economics of Tuna/Challenges for the Mauritian Tuna Industry
Mr. Daroomalingum Mauree - Director of Fisheries of Mauritius and Chairman of the IOTC
16.05-16.20 Time For Questions & Answers
16.20-16.40 Coffee Break
16.40-17.00 Brussels' Trade Policies On Tuna - More Opportunities Or Barriers?
Mr. Jerome Broche - Trade in Fisheries, DG Trade – European Commission
17.00-17.20 Social Accountability – On Land & At Sea – The Next Additional Cost Factor?
Mr. Peter Scott - Chartered Quality Professional
17.20-17.40 Traceability Within The Tuna Supply - New Technologies & Developments
Mr. Marcelo Hidalgo - Product Integrity Manager, Pacifical
17.40-18.00 Do The Latest EU Recommendations On Mercury Pose A Threat To The Tuna Industry?
Mrs. Carmen Camara Rica - Faculty of Chemical Science, University of Madrid
18.00-18.15 Time For Questions and Answers
18.15-18.35 Closing Speech
18.45-19.45 Tuna Awards 2013 - Cocktail Party

All the conference speeches will be given in the English language. There are no translations available.

Atuna BV and the venue management reserve the right to refuse admission.

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