The Convention Center of Guayaquil, Ecuador, is already prepared to host a new edition of Aqua Expo, the event organized every year by the National Chamber of Aquaculture (CAN, for Cámara Nacional de Acuacultura) of the South American country. Guayaquil will receive more than 20 delegations from 30 countries between October 23 and 26. In terms of attendance, around 10,000 visitors are expected.
In its 2023 edition, the meeting will have an exhibition area of more than 7,000 square meters in which there will be around 300 stands with the latest in the Ecuadorian and international industry.
According to the organization, Aqua Expo Guayaquil will bring together leading national and international companies to explore the latest trends and innovations in the aquaculture sector. “The focus will be on tailor-made services and products covering all aspects of the production chain,” they explained.
The technical conference will touch on topics of interest to the region
As in each of its editions, the shrimp event will not only feature its trade fair, but also returns with its technical conference especially designed to work on the concerns of the region’s producers.
The technical program of Aqua Expo Guayaquil 2023 will be developed in two simultaneous sessions focused on such fundamental topics as animal health, nutritional strategies, product quality and safety, efficiency of production processes, integration of emerging technologies and shrimp market perspectives.
“We will have the privilege of hosting more than 60 experts, both foreign and from Ecuador, who will share their knowledge through presentations and round tables,” they emphasized in a press release.
Three leading experts
Among the speakers will be Manoj Sharma, who will give a lecture entitled ‘Is overproduction a blessing or a curse? Record of events in India and Ecuador’. Sharma has a PhD in Fisheries Science specializing in shrimp and has been in the field of shrimp farming in Surat, Gujaray, India, for 30 years.
His specialty is, precisely, the development of sustainable shrimp farming in areas larger than 2,500 hectares. In addition, the expert developed the concept of satellite farming, which has achieved a great increase in the production of the species.
The expert Daniel Aguilera will be in charge of the conference “Advances in therapy with lytic bacteriophages for the control of pathologies caused by Vibrio sp and Pseudomonas sp in shrimp farming”. Aguilera is an engineer in Biotechnological Processes and has been director of research projects in bioprocess development and R&D director.
He is currently working on the industrial implementation and commercial development of bacteriophage therapies with application in the shrimp sector. In addition to publishing in scientific journals, he has three patents.
Andy Shinn will speak on “Biosecurity through the shrimp value chain”. Shinn holds a PhD in Aquaculture Veterinary Science from the University of Stirling, UK, and has extensive experience in aquatic animal health, disease diagnosis, biosecurity and welfare in fish and shrimp aquaculture. He has published over 170 scientific papers on aquatic animal health.
Passes for the exhibition and technical sessions
Those interested in participating in the event can still obtain passes at the event’s website, www.aquaexpo.com.ec. The value of the tickets varies depending on whether they are for the Technical Congress or the Trade Show, and are intended for CNA members, students or the general public.
Remarkable standard of innovation
The organizers would like to thank all their sponsors, including Agrobimsa, BioMar, Banco Guayaquil, Cargill, DSM, Nicovita, USSEC and Skretting, as well as their “international media partners”, including, of course, Panorama Acuícola.
It is worth noting that the National Chamber of Aquaculture has been the driving force behind Aqua Expo since 1995. “Over the last two decades, this brand has become a remarkable standard of technical innovation in the global aquaculture industry,” the organization said.
Aqua Expo is considered the most important shrimp event in the American continent. For this reason, and as in all its editions, the organization guarantees “an extraordinary meeting”.