The Blue Food Innovation Summit will once again be held in London to delve into the rapidly evolving landscape of aquaculture and ocean health. This time, the international event will take place on May 23 and 24 at the Hilton London Tower Bridge, bringing together ground-breaking companies from around the globe to discuss forward-thinking approaches to aquatic food production, including sustainable aquafeed, seaweed, fish health and welfare, and digital platforms for smallholder farmers.
By showcasing disruptive technologies and exploring case studies of innovation in action, the Blue Food Innovation Summit -that will have this year as slogan “Investing in sustainable aquaculture to replenish our oceans”-, aims to overcome barriers to growth and promote greater partnership and collaboration to protect and restore the ocean ecosystem, the organization explains.
From producers, feed suppliers and healthcare providers to retailers, investors and innovators, the Summit provides stakeholders from across the value chain with a vital platform for knowledge exchange and networking through interactive panels, breakout discussions, and quality 1-1 meetings.
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With our food system increasingly under stress from conflict and climate change, the summit aims to put blue food, sustainable aquaculture, and restorative ocean practices at the heart of the global conversation.
“The 2023 Summit discussions will focus on themes like ‘Ocean Data: Scaling Solutions in Restorative and Sustainable Ocean Management’, ‘Empowering Small-Scale Farmers: Accessing Digital Platforms, Finance and Certification’ and ‘A Restorative Deep Dive: Optimizing Regeneration and Production in Restorative Ventures’.”
Also, the specialist will speak about “Aquatic Health and Welfare: Enhancing Disease Prevention, Genetics and Harvesting”, “Expanding the Horizon for RAS: Fortifying Success Through Innovation in AI and Data” and “Blue Investment: Putting VC, ESG, and Growth Capital to Work in Today’s Financial Climate”.
Others issues about they will discuss will be “Sustainable Aquafeed: Utilizing Novel and Responsibly Sourced Marine Ingredients”; “Accelerating the Seaweed Revolution: Driving Innovation Across the Supply Chain” and “Unlocking Blue Carbon: Carbon Neutrality and Deep Blue Carbon Regeneration”.
Between the notable speakers of the Blue Food Innovation Summit will be Amy Novogratz- Managing Partner, from AQUA-SPARK; Jennifer Bushman- CMO, Kvaroy Arctic; Ohad Maiman- Founder and CEO, The Kingfish Company; Jorge Diaz- Head of Sustainability, from Skretting; Laurent Develle- EVP Group General Counsel and Head of Corporate Affairs, from Regal Springs.
“Also, will offer their knowledge Briana Warner- CEO, Atlantic Sea Farms; Liris Maduningtyas- CEO, JALA TECH; Thor Talseth- Group Chief Executive Officer, Avramar; Christian Lim – Managing Director, Swen Capital Partners; Melanie Siggs – Director of Strategic Engagements, Global Seafood Alliance; and Nathan Pyne-Carter- CEO, Ace Aquatech.”
Finally, will speak Robert Jones- Global Lead Aquaculture, The Nature Conservancy; Benjamin Weis- Aquaculture Manager, from TESCO; Markus Müller- Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer ESG & Global Head of Chief Investment Office Private Bank, Deutsche Bank; Brian Tsuyoshi Takeda- Founder and CEO, URCHINOMICS; Chris Gorell Barnes- Founding Partner, Ocean 14 Capital; and Catarina Martins, Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer, Mowi.
The organization highlights in their website the Summit offers “two action-packed summit days”, the presence of 350 delegates and six weeks networking and content. For more information those interested may visit www.bluefoodinnovation.com.