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Chennai, India 2019
October 21-24

Aquaculture’s Premier Conference
Connect. Collaborate. Commit.

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Key Topics

  • Production Data & Analysis
  • International Trade
  • Consumer Education & Marketing
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Animal Health & Welfare
  • Antibiotics & Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Social Responsibility
  • Climate Change
  • Smallholder Engagement
  • Area Management
  • Investment
  • Innovation

Featured Buyers

  • Ahold Delhaize
  • Bon Appétit Management Company
  • Brakes Group
  • Direct Seafoods
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Harvest Food Distributors
  • Hello Fresh
  • Hema Fresh
  • Publix
  • Red Lobster
  • Sam's Club
  • Sysco
  • US Foods
  • Walmart

Why Attend GOAL?

The conference is a once-a-year opportunity to put day-to-day business aside to discuss shared responsibilities and goals in a pre-competitive environment — a trademark of GOAL since its inception in 2001. Listen to GAA’s George Chamberlain, Sally Krueger, Steven Hedlund and others explain what makes GOAL stand apart from the competition.

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Aquaculture is a rapidly growing sector where change is fast and often disruptive.

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) conference keeps you ahead of the curve. Join other forward-thinking leaders from across the global aquaculture value chain in reviewing production, sustainability, innovation and market drivers. You’ll come away with valuable knowledge, strategic relationships and an understanding of emerging issues and solutions.

GOAL 2019 will be held at the Leela Palace in Chennai, India, from Oct. 21 to 24. This is the first time that GOAL will be held in India in its 19-year history. This is also the 20th edition of GOAL and the 10th time that GOAL will be held in Asia.

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About GOAL

GOAL 2019 Recap

Another edition of the GAA’s GOAL conference is in the books! GOAL 2019 drew 475 attendees, up more than 25 percent from GOAL 2018. This year’s conference, the 20th installment of GOAL and the 10th time that GOAL has been held in Asia, featured 60 speakers from 16 countries.

Check out a recap of the four-day event in the GAA blog, or read the Global Aquaculture Advocate article, “10 takeaways from GOAL 2019 in Chennai, India.” Access PDFs of all GOAL 2019 presentations in the GAA member toolkit (GAA members only) or in the GOAL 2019 mobile application.

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Conference Program

The 2019 conference program featured 60 speakers from 16 countries providing insight on the trends shaping the future of responsible aquaculture production and sourcing. Topics included antibiotic use in aquaculture and antimicrobial resistance in humans; social responsibility; balancing responsible food production with the health of humans and the planet; improvements in shrimp production practices and disease management techniques; marketing; area management; capacity building and smallholder engagement; investment; and feed sustainability. And, for the 13th consecutive year, original data on global farmed shrimp production and global farmed finfish production, based on GAA’s exclusive aquaculture production survey, was presented. Here is the agenda. Check out a recap of the four-day event in the GAA blog or in the Global Aquaculture Advocate. Access PDFs of all GOAL 2019 presentations in the GAA member toolkit (GAA members only) or in the GOAL 2019 mobile application.

Day 0 Program Agenda

Registration

Registration | Grand Ballroom Foyer10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Cultural Fair12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

After registering, check out the GOAL 2019 Cultural Fair, featuring a number of local artists, craftspeople and performers. The Cultural Fair will also be set up on Tuesday morning. The dancers are sponsored by F3 Future of Fish Feed.

Field Trip: Nellore Shrimp Farm, Processing Plant and/or Feed Mill

Field Trip: Nellore Shrimp Farm, Processing Plant and/or Feed Mill7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Nellore Shrimp Farm, Processing Plant and/or Feed Mill: A full-day tour in the Nellore area, which is 3 1/2 hours north of Chennai, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21. Transportation provided. Departure from The Leela Palace at 7 a.m. The tour is of a BMR Group shrimp farm in the morning and a BMR Group processing plant or feed mill in the afternoon (participants’ choice/two separate groups), with lunch in between. Return to hotel at around 10 p.m. This tour is at capacity.

HACCP Training

HACCP Training | Le Royal Méridien Chennai8:00 am to 5:00 pm

This course is for processors who develop HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) programs as well as for those interested in learning more about HACCP. The classroom-style course will be held at the Le Royal Méridien Chennai from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (check-in at 7:30 a.m.). The registration fee is USD $70. Registration for GOAL 2019 is separate. To sign up, or for more information, contact BAP’s Panchu Duraisamy.

GAA Executive Committee Meeting

GAA Executive Committee Meeting | Boardroom8:00 am to 9:30 am

Open to GAA executive committee members only.

GAA Board of Directors Meeting

GAA Board of Directors Meeting | Meeting Room 110:00 am to 12:00 pm

Open to GAA directors and staff only.

Field Trip: Muttukadu Shrimp Hatchery

Field Trip: Muttukadu Shrimp Hatchery1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Muttukadu Shrimp Hatchery: A half-day tour of the BMR Group shrimp hatchery in Muttukadu, which is located about one hour south of The Leela Palace, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21. Transportation provided. Departure from the hotel at 1 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. (two separate groups). This tour is at capacity.

#ofFISHal GAA Member Happy Hour

#ofFISHal GAA Member Happy Hour | Chess Garden3:45 pm to 4:30 pm

Join your fellow GAA members for cocktails on the Leela Palace’s beautiful patio, the Chess Garden. GAA members can be identified by their locally made, artisan peacock pin. DYK? The country’s national bird is the Indian peacock.

GAA Stakeholder Meeting | Royal Ballroom

GAA Stakeholder Meeting | Royal Ballroom4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Join the GAA staff for an update on GAA’s pre-competitive activities as well as its industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices third-party certification program. Among the topics that will be addressed are new facility growth, program integrity and market development. Open to all attendees. Sponsored by the U.S. Soybean Export Council.

Opening Ceremony | Royal Ballroom

Opening Ceremony | Royal Ballroom6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

The opening ceremony will commence with a traditional lamp lighting. The lamp lighting symbolizes knowledge as the greatest form of wealth. There will also be dancers who will lead the crowd upstairs to the opening reception. Sponsored by Devi Fisheries Ltd.

Opening Reception | Grand Ballroom A & B

Opening Reception | Grand Ballroom A & B6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Join your fellow attendees for hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Open to all attendees. Sponsored by Devi Fisheries Ltd.

Day 1 Program Agenda

Breakfast

Breakfast | Spectra Restaurant, 1st Floor7:00 am to 8:00 am

Companion Excursion: Chennai

Companion Excursion: Chennai8:00 am to 4:00 pm

This excursion for companions of attendees departs the Leela Palace at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The first stop is St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica and National Shrine of Saint Thomas, a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, Chennai. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, over the tomb of Saint Thomas, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. Depart at 9:30 a.m. The next stop is Kapaleeshwarar Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva in Mylapore, Chennai. Depart at 11:30 a.m. The final stop is Fort St. George, the first English fortress in India, founded in 1644 in Chennai. Return to the Leela Palace by about 4 p.m.

Student Chef Cooking Competition

Student Chef Cooking Competition | Chess Garden9:00 am to 2:30 pm

In 2017, GAA established the student chef cooking competition to provide student chefs with a life-changing experience while partnering with local culinary institutions to raise awareness of responsible aquaculture. Last year’s competition at Escuela Culinary de las Americas in Guayaquil, Ecuador, drew more than 60 applicants, and the winner, Fernando Correa, received a five-day training session at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, and met world renowned chef Raymond Blanc. This year’s competition will feature some of the best young chefs that India has to offer! Sponsored by Charoen Pokphand Foods.

Plenary | Grand Ballroom B & C

Opening Address8:00 am to 8:30 am

GAA’s Andrew Mallison will set the tone for GOAL 2019 by addressing the conference theme: “Connect. Collaborate. Commit.”

  • Speaker:  Andrew Mallison Global Aquaculture Alliance
Welcoming Address8:30 am to 8:45 am

On behalf of the host country, MPEDA Chairman K. S. Srinivas will welcome GOAL’s international audience to India, a global leader in seafood production and the world’s No. 1 shrimp exporter.

  • Speaker:  K.S. Srinivas Marine Products Export Development Authority
Keynote Address: What Constitutes a Healthy Diet from a Sustainable Food System?8:45 am to 9:05 am

Fabrice DeClerck — co-author of the influential EAT-Lancet Commission report “Food. Planet. Health.” — will answer the question, “Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries?” In his keynote address, DeClerck will address aquaculture’s role in “sustainably intensifying” food production (producing more with less) while balancing the health of humans and the planet. He will also address aquaculture’s contribution to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Speaker:  Fabrice DeClerck EAT-Lancet Commission
Aquaculture Production Forecast and the Seafood Trade Landscape9:05 am to 10:15 am

For the 13th consecutive year, GOAL stalwarts Jim Anderson of the University of Florida and Ragnar Tveteras of the University of Stavanger will present and analyze original data on global farmed shrimp production and global farmed finfish production, respectively. The data is based on GAA’s exclusive aquaculture production survey, administered annually by GAA’s Darryl Jory, with contributions from Ragnar Nystoyl of Kontali Analyse. Following Anderson and Tveteras, Gorjan Nikolik of Rabobank will address the factors potentially reshaping global seafood trade in the years ahead, including production growth, market development and international trade politics.

  • Speaker:  James Anderson University of Florida
  • Speaker:  Ragnar Tveteras University of Stavanger
  • Speaker:  Gorjan Nikolik Rabobank
  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance
Exciting Innovations in Shrimp Farming, Disease Management and Marketing10:15 am to 11:30 pm

Moderated by GAA’s George Chamberlain, this session will feature Loc Tran, who will explain advances in management of early mortality syndrome (EMS), Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP), white feces and shrimp hemocyte iridescent virus (SHIV). Sreeram Raavi will discuss a suite of new technologies improving the efficiency of feeding and pond management. Rounding out the panel are Robins McIntosh, who will share breakthroughs in sustainable intensification, and Travis Larkin, who will talk about progress toward development of the Shrimp Marketing Initiative, launched at GOAL 2018 to increase shrimp consumption in the U.S. market.

  • Speaker:  Loc Tran ShrimpVet Laboratory
  • Speaker:  Sreeram Raavi Eruvaka
  • Speaker:  Robins McIntosh CP Foods
  • Speaker:  Travis Larkin The Seafood Exchange
  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance
Coffee & Tea Break | Grand Ballroom Foyer11:30 pm to 12:00 pm

Sponsored by Charoen Pokphand Foods.

How Innovations in Salmon Farming, Processing and Marketing Is a Model for Success12:00 pm to 12:15 pm

Perhaps the most sophisticated of the farmed seafood sectors, salmon is well positioned for sustainable growth with a consistent balance between supply, demand and price. Though its roots are in salmon aquaculture, Canada’s Cooke Aquaculture recently acquired shrimp farming and processing operations in Central America. Is this the beginning of the modernization, or “salmonization,” of farmed shrimp? Cooke Aquaculture co-founder and CEO Glenn Cooke will discuss in a pre-recorded video.

  • Speaker:  Glenn Cooke Cooke Aquaculture
  • Moderator:  Steve Hart Global Aquaculture Alliance
Marketplace Roundtable: Asia12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

The world’s leading retail and foodservice companies are always well represented at GOAL. Each year, GAA hand picks some of the more influential buyers and suppliers to address the major challenges and opportunities facing aquaculture. Moderated by Steve Hart of GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices certification program, this is the first of three question-and-answer marketplace roundtable, focusing on the challenges and opportunities specific to Asia.

  • Speaker:  Frank Huang Hema Fresh/Alibaba
  • Speaker:  Joe Qiao Qingdao Meichu Food Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Tommy Sekiguchi Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Li Zhong Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co. Ltd.
  • Moderator:  Steve Hart Global Aquaculture Alliance
Ceremony: Presentation of Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

The first of two recipients of the Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award will be honored. GAA established the award in 2004 to recognize individuals whose leadership, integrity and foresight have contributed to the advancement of responsible aquaculture.

  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance

Lunch

Lunch | Royal Ballroom1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Breakouts

Breakouts3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Breakout: Spotlight on India’s Bustling Shrimp Sector | Grand Ballroom B & C3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

As part of the Day 1 Farmers’ Day program, sponsored by Avanti Feeds Ltd., some of the leading authorities on India’s bustling shrimp sector will provide an update on a variety of topics. Moderated by Santhana Krishnan of Maritech, the five presentations are “Indian Shrimp Farming in 2019” by Ravikumar Yellanki of the Society Of Aquaculture Professionals; “Diseases in Indian Shrimp Farming: Prevention and Challenges” by Ramraj Dhamodar of Padmanabha Labs/HiBreeds Shrimp Hatchery; “Managing Production Challenges in Indian Shrimp Farming” by Srinibas Mohanty of Avanti Feeds; “Feed Management for Production and Cost Efficiency in Indian Shrimp Farming” by Victor Suresh of United Research; and “Changes in Market Forces that Indian Shrimp Farmers Should Focus for Profitable Production” by Sree Atluri of Devi Seafoods. Each presentation will be 15 minutes, with five minutes for question and answer.

  • Speaker:  Ravikumar Yellanki Society Of Aquaculture Professionals
  • Speaker:  Ramraj Dhamodar All India Shrimp Hatcheries Association
  • Speaker:  Srinibas Mohanty Avanti Feeds Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Victor Suresh United Research (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Sree Atluri Devi Seafoods Ltd.
  • Moderator:  Santhana Krishnan SK Marine Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Maritech)
Breakout: Accelerating Aquaculture Technology Uptake | Meeting Room 13:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Aquaculture is a fragmented sector often dominated by small scale, family-run businesses. Fragmentation has weakened supply chain relationships, reduced transparency and limited producers’ access to services, technology and investment. This has slowed adoption of key innovations that could help prevent diseases or reduce supply volatility. This breakout session will explore how supply chain actors, innovators and investors can accelerate technology/innovation uptake to stabilize production base and increase transparency.

  • Speaker:  Chelsea Andrews XpertSea
  • Speaker:  Flavio Corsin IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative
  • Speaker:  Heath England The Fishin’ Company
  • Speaker:  Gibran Huzaifah eFishery
  • Speaker:  Wendy Norden Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch
  • Speaker:  Saumil Shah EnerGaia Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Raynalfie Budhy Rahardjo JALA

Marketplace Leaders Dinner & Reception

Marketplace Leaders Dinner & Reception | Taj Connemara6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Invitation only. Transportation to and from the Taj Connemara provided. Sponsored by Sandhya Aqua Exports Pvt. Ltd.

Day 2 Program Agenda

Breakfast | Spectra Restaurant, 1st Floor

Breakfast7:00 am to 8:00 am

Companion Excursion: Mamallapuram

Companion Excursion: Mamallapuram8:00 am to 4:30 pm

This excursion for companions of attendees departs the Leela Palace at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The first stop is Dakshina Chitra, a living-history museum dedicated to South Indian heritage and culture. It is located 25 kilometers south of Chennai. Depart at 10:30 a.m. The next stop is Mamallapuram, a historic seaside village with an open-air museum of rock sculptures, including Arjuna’s Penance / Descent of the Ganga, the world’s largest bas-relief. The best known landmark of Mahabalipuram is the Shore Temple, which has stood by the sea for 12 centuries. Lunch is at the nearby Hotel Grande Bay Resort at 1:15 p.m. Return to the Leela Palace by about 4:30 p.m.

Plenary | Grand Ballroom B & C

Beyond Certification: How Area Management, Capacity Building and Smallholder Engagement Are Driving Sustainability in Aquaculture8:00 am to 8:40 am

Donal Maguire of Ireland’s Bord Iascaigh Mhara will give an update on BIM’s CLAMS (Coordinated Local Aquaculture Management Systems) initiative, a success story in area management, while Randy Brummett will explain the World Bank’s Blue Revolution Project in India, aimed at creating business opportunities in the domestic seafood trade. Syed Mahmudul Huq of the Bangladesh Shrimp & Fish Foundation will also give a presentation about smallholder engagement titled “Leveraging Black Tiger Growth: A Participatory Inclusive Development Paradigm in Bangladesh.

  • Speaker:  Donal Maguire Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
  • Speaker:  Randy Brummett World Bank
  • Speaker:  Syed Mahmudul Huq Bangladesh Shrimp & Fish Foundation
  • Moderator:  Iain Shone Global Aquaculture Alliance
Keynote Address: Antibiotic Use in Aquaculture and Antimicrobial Resistance in Humans8:40 am to 9:10 am

Ramanan Laxminarayan is founder and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington, D.C., and a senior research scholar at Princeton University. Since 1995, Laxminarayan has worked to improve the understanding of antibiotic resistance as a problem of managing a shared global resource. His work encompasses extensive peer-reviewed research, public outreach, and direct engagement in 11 countries in Asia and Africa through the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership. Through his prolific research, active public outreach (including a widely viewed TED talk) and sustained policy engagement, he has played a central role in bringing the issue of drug resistance to the attention of leaders and policymakers worldwide, including the United Nations General Assembly in 2016. Following the keynote address will be a panel discussion with representative of the seafood supply and retail community.

  • Speaker:  Ramanan Laxminarayan Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy
Panel Discussion: Antibiotic Use in Aquaculture and Antimicrobial Resistance in Humans9:10 am to 9:40 am

Keynote speaker Ramanan Laxminarayan will join Ramraj Dhamodar of All India Shrimp Hatcheries Association, Ruth Hoban of New England Seafood and Will Rash of Big Prawn Co. for a question-and-answer discussion on antibiotic use in aquaculture and AMR in humans, moderated by GAA’s Iain Shone.

  • Speaker:  Ramanan Laxminarayan Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy
  • Speaker:  Flavio Corsin IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative
  • Speaker:  Ramraj Dhamodar All India Shrimp Hatcheries Association
  • Speaker:  Ruth Hoban New England Seafood
  • Speaker:  Will Rash Big Prawn Co.
  • Moderator:  Iain Shone Global Aquaculture Alliance
Start Me Up: Award-Winning Innovations for Shrimp Farmers9:40 am to 9:50 am

The head of an accomplished startup and one of the two winners of the 2019 Aquaculture Innovation Challenge, a pitch contest organized by Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal, will talk about his automated-feeder technology for Indonesian shrimp hatcheries. The other winner is Kamran Mahmudov of WETech, whose innovation is a solar-powered pond aeration solution for small-scale Bangladesh shrimp farmers.

  • Speaker:  Anugerah Erlaut Seable
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Scaling Solutions for the Blue Revolution Through Investment9:50 am to 10:30 am

What is the role of investors in helping aquaculture to become a truly sustainable solution to global food security challenges? How can aquaculture businesses mitigate risk and become a more investable sector? How can investment foster innovation across the value chain? What solutions are best suited for producers or other technology and service providers? Join GAA and Aqua-Spark for this timely and important discussion with select members of the growing aquaculture investment community.

  • Speaker:  Flavio Corsin IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative
  • Speaker:  Mark Kahn Omnivore Ventures
  • Speaker:  Amy Novogratz Aqua-Spark
  • Speaker:  Tommy Sekiguchi Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Bold Visions for India’s Aquaculture Future, Powered by PechaKucha!10:30 am to 11:00 am

The fever-pitched presentation format — 20 slides, 20 seconds each — returns to GOAL for the third consecutive year, this time with an all-Indian lineup. Five innovative, forward-thinking entrepreneurs will share their visions for India’s burgeoning aquaculture sector — from production to market — in this exciting and engaging format.

  • Speaker:  Aditya Dash Ram’s Assorted Cold Storage
  • Speaker:  Shrikumar Suryanarayan Sea6 Energy
  • Speaker:  Rajamanohar Somasundarama AquaConnect
  • Speaker:  Ezhil Subbian String Bio Pvt. Ltd.
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Coffee & Tea Break | Grand Ballroom Foyer11:00 am to 11:30 am
You Be the Judge: Global Aquaculture Innovation Award Finalists Make Their Pitch11:30 am to 12:10 pm

You pick the winner! For the second consecutive year, the winner of the seventh annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award will be selected by the audience. The three finalists are Mike Forbes of Ace Aquatech, Emily Glenn of Arbiom and Adriano Mallmann of Pegasus Science. Each will give a 10-minute pitch to win over the audience. In 2012, GAA established the competition to recognize individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture. This year, a record 41 applications from 20 countries were submitted. Sponsored by Preferred Freezer Services.

  • Speaker:  Mike Forbes Ace Aquatec
  • Speaker:  Emily Glenn Arbiom
  • Speaker:  Adriano Mallmann Pegasus Science
  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance
Ceremony: F3 Challenge Winner Announced12:10 pm to 12:20 pm

Join the F3 Future of Fish Feed as it unveils the winner of the F3 Fish Oil Challenge. A sizable cash prize will be awarded to the team that sells the greatest amount of a marine animal ingredients-free fish oil substitute from cultured organisms, including yeast, algae and fungus in a dry powder or liquid form. The award will be presented by Kevin Fitzsimmons.

  • Speaker:  Kevin Fitzsimmons University of Arizona, F3 Future of Fish Feed
Ceremony: Student Chef Culinary Competition Winner Announced12:20 pm to 12:30 pm

The winner of the third annual Student Chef Culinary Competition, which will take place at the Leela Palace on Tuesday, Oct. 22., will be recognized along with the other two finalists. In 2017, GAA established the competition to provide student chefs with a life-changing experience while partnering with local culinary institutions to raise awareness of responsible aquaculture. This year’s three finalists are Kewal G. Chauhan, Siddhant Jaiswal and Manisha Yogesh, selected from a record 500 applicants from seven cities across India. Sponsored by Charoen Pokphand Foods.

Marketplace Roundtable: International12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

The world’s leading retail and foodservice companies are always well represented at GOAL. Each year, GAA hand picks some of the more influential buyers and suppliers to address the major challenges and opportunities facing aquaculture. Moderated by BAP’s Mike Berthet, this is the second of three question-and-answer marketplace roundtable, focusing on the challenges and opportunities for the international buying community.

  • Speaker:  Shaun Kenworthy Independent Chef, Restauranteur
  • Speaker:  Dan Underkoffler Sam’s Club
  • Speaker:  Jennifer Wandler US Foods
  • Speaker:  Ben Wheeley Brakes Group
  • Speaker:  Laky Zervudachi Direct Seafoods
  • Moderator:  Mike Berthet Best Aquaculture Practices
Ceremony: Presentation of Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award1:00 pm to 1:20 pm

The second of two recipients of the Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award will be honored. GAA established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 to recognize individuals whose leadership, integrity and foresight have contributed to the advancement of responsible aquaculture.

  • Moderator:  Bill Herzig Global Aquaculture Alliance
Announcement of GOAL 20201:20 pm to 1:30 pm

A special guest will unveil the location of GAA’s GOAL 2020 conference.

Lunch | Royal Ballroom

Lunch1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Breakouts

Breakouts3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Breakout: Charting a Future for Black Tiger Shrimp Charting a Future | Grand Ballroom A3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

GAA President George Chamberlain and Dr. Y.S. Yadava, director of the Bay of Bengal Programme in Chennai, will lead a discussion on the market potential for black tiger shrimp.

 

 

  • Speaker:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance
Breaking the Boom and Bust Cycle: How Area Management Can Solve Aquaculture’s Challenges | Grand Ballroom B & C3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Donal Maguire, technical services director of Ireland’s Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), and Peter Marshall, CEO of RS Standards and chair of GAA’s new Biosecurity Area Management Standards, are calling on stakeholders and funders to join this discussion on the potential of area management to solve aquaculture’s challenges, including disease management, which costs the industry $6 billion per year. They will discuss how area management projects can be a stepping stone to programs such as BIM’s CLAMS (Coordinated Local Aquaculture Management Systems) and the Biosecurity Area Management Standards.

  • Speaker:  Donal Maguire Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
  • Speaker:  Peter Marshall RS Standards
Breakout: The Reverse Pitch | Meeting Room 13:00 pm to 5:00 pm

It’s really common for start-up CEOs to pitch to investors to attract funding. But what will happen if we take a reverse approach and change roles for one time? Instead of the entrepreneurs pitching to investors, during “The Reverse Pitch” investors will pitch to start-up entrepreneurs. The Reverse Pitch will provide a transparent platform where both start-ups and investors get to learn from each other, an open two-way communication to talk about the challenges of scaling solutions for a more sustainable aquaculture industry. Organized in conjunction with Aqua-Spark, this breakout will contribute to a healthy and flourishing start-up ecosystem in aquaculture.

  • Speaker:  India Boyer Hatch
  • Speaker:  Isaac Fraynd Aqua-Spark
  • Speaker:  Robert Jones The Nature Conservancy
  • Speaker:  David Little University of Stirling
  • Speaker:  Claire Pribula The Yield Lab
  • Speaker:  Reihem Roy Omnivore Ventures
  • Speaker:  Willem van der Pijl Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal
Bring About the Blue Revolution with GAA and Aqua-Spark | Gran Ballroom Foyer5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Immediately following the “The Reverse Pitch” breakout, join your colleagues in a fun and inspiring networking event in which we’ll celebrate our growing global aquaculture network and the task we all share: Feeding the world with responsible aquaculture. Wear something blue for a special toast to the Blue Revolution presented by Aqua-Spark. We’ll be taking a group photo, so don’t forget — Wear Blue on Day 2!

Gala Reception & Dinner | The Flying Elephant, Park Hyatt Chennai

Gala Reception & Dinner6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Join your fellow attendees for dinner and drinks at The Flying Elephant restaurant at the Park Hyatt Chennai. Open to all attendees. Transportation to and from venue provided. Sponsored by Devi Seafoods Ltd.

Day 3 Program Agenda

Breakfast | Spectra Restaurant, 1st Floor

Breakfast7:00 am to 9:00 am

Plenary | Grand Ballroom B & C

Rani’s Story9:00 am to 9:15 am

Rani Hong of Rani’s Voice, a survivor of child trafficking, and will kick off the Day 3 plenary with encouraging words about the progress being made in the fight against modern-day slavery, human trafficking and child labor. Hong is one of the world’s leading voices on the subject. She is co-founder and president of the Tronie Foundation and a special advisor to the United Nations. Read Rani’s story here.

  • Speaker:  Rani Hong Rani’s Voice
Keynote Address: Corporate Social Responsibility9:15 am to 9:35 am

As the global director of corporate affairs and sustainability at Thai Union Group since 2015, Darian McBain has shifted one of the world’s largest seafood companies from a commodity focus to a wholistic ecosystem approach, with an emphasis on oceans and people. Working within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, McBain developed Thai Union’s sustainability strategy, SeaChange®. She also played a role in Thai Union adopting its Ethical Migrant Recruitment Policy, one of the first “zero-fees” recruitment models regionally, which encouraged the Thai government to adopt new legislation eliminating recruitment broker use in Thailand. In her keynote address, McBain will focus on the two main topics of discussion for the Day 3 plenary — social responsibility and feed sustainability — and how each of the two play off of each other.

  • Speaker:  Darian McBain Thai Union Group
Is Certification Driving Social Change and Improvement?9:35 am to 9:50 am

Birgitte Krough-Poulsen will present the final results of an impact assessment conducted by KIT Royal Tropical Institute and aimed at gauging whether GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices third-party certification program is driving social change and improvement in Chile, Indonesia and Vietnam.

  • Speaker:  Birgitte Krough-Poulsen Poulsen Consulting/GAA Standards Oversight Committee
Worker Voice: Aquaculture as a Vehicle for Positive Social Change9:50 am to 10:20 am

Moderated by BAP’s Avery Siciliano, the session will conclude with a question-and-answer panel discussion on social responsibility in aquaculture and fisheries and the need for the industry to treat the problem, not the symptoms, by providing platforms for worker voice and creating safe working conditions that encourage gender equality, youth protection and community development.

  • Speaker:  Darian McBain Thai Union Group
  • Speaker:  Rani Hong Rani’s Voice
  • Speaker:  Birgitte Krough-Poulsen Poulsen Consulting/GAA Standards Oversight Committee
  • Moderator:  Avery Siciliano Best Aquaculture Practices
GAA Films: Episode Six Teaser10:20 am to 10:30 am

GAA, along with their EMMY award winning crew, travelled to the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica Region, colloquially known as “the end of the world,” to shoot the newest installment of its GAA Films series. The film shares the story of a Chilean family man that has struggled to find his place in the ever-fluctuating seafood workforce. We watch his story unfold as he begins a dangerous sea urchin diving career, struggles to support his family and is faced with a choice to transition into aquaculture. Chile is an artisanal and commercial fishing hub, as well as one of the most thriving locations for aquaculture. This visually breathtaking this film introduces the world to the issues of social responsibility in seafood… at the end of the world.

  • Moderator:  Becky Holt Global Aquaculture Alliance
Coffee & Tea Break | Grand Ballroom Foyer10:30 am to 11:00 am

Sponsored by Veramaris.

Not So Novel: Bridging the Gap Between Innovation and Market Acceptance in the Feed Sector11:00 am to 11:45 am

Moderated by BAP’s Dan Lee, representatives of the various feed ingredient sectors will discuss the obstacles associated with bringing new feed ingredient products to market. Despite a strong sustainability story, acceptance in the production community as well as in the retail and foodservice community remains a challenge. But progress is being made. Sponsored by Veramaris.

  • Speaker:  Karim Kurmaly Veramaris
  • Speaker:  Chris Haacke Corbion Algae Ingredients
  • Speaker:  Allan LeBlanc Calysta
  • Speaker:  Darian McBain Thai Union Group
  • Speaker:  Chloé Phan Van Phi Innovafeed
  • Moderator:  Dan Lee Best Aquaculture Practices
Marketplace Roundtable: North America11:45 am to 12:30 pm

The world’s leading retail and foodservice companies and seafood supply companies are always well represented at GOAL. Each year, GAA hand picks some of the more influential buyers and suppliers to address the major challenges and opportunities facing aquaculture. Moderated by BAP’s Chris Trosin, this is the third of three question-and-answer marketplace roundtable, focusing on the challenges and opportunities specific to North America as well as the two main topics of the Day 3 plenary — social responsibility and feed sustainability.

  • Speaker:  Tony Downs Sysco Corp.
  • Speaker:  Beth Grant Ahold Delhaize USA
  • Speaker:  Derrick Guss The Walt Disney Co.
  • Speaker:  Trevyr Lester Walmart
  • Speaker:  Bob Yudovin Harvest Meat Co.
  • Moderator:  Chris Trosin Best Aquaculture Practices
Closing Address12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

GOAL veteran Travis Larkin of The Seafood Exchange wraps up the conference with a summary of three-day program, reflecting on this year’s theme, “Connect. Collaborate. Commit.”

  • Speaker:  Travis Larkin The Seafood Exchange

Lunch | Royal Ballroom

Lunch | Royal Ballroom1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

GOAL 2019 Recap


Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

For the second consecutive year, the winner of the seventh annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award was selected by the GOAL audience. The three finalists were Mike Forbes of Ace Aquatec, Emily Glenn of Arbiom and Adriano Mallmann of Pegasus Science, who all presented at the conference. With just over half of the audience vote, Forbes was chosen as the winner for his Scottish company’s in-water electric stunning device designed to slaughter fish more humanely. In 2012, GAA established the competition to recognize individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture. This year, a record 43 applications from 20 countries were submitted. Sponsored by Preferred Freezer Services.

Past Winners


Student Chef Culinary Competition

In 2017, GAA established the Student Chef Culinary Competition to provide student chefs with a life-changing experience while partnering with local culinary institutions to raise awareness of responsible aquaculture. In 2019, the three finalists were Kewal G. Chauhan, Siddhant Jaiswal, Manisha Yogesh, selected from a record 500 applicants from seven cities across India. Coordinated by George Smith, a World Master Chef and instructor at the Dublin Institute of Technology’s School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, the competition took place during conference. Manisha Yogesh (pictured at left) was chosen as the winner for her tilapia recipe. Sponsored by Charoen Pokphand Foods.


Lifetime Achievement Award

GAA recognizes individuals who have made an enduring advancement in the field of aquaculture, admired for their integrity, leadership and commitment to responsible aquaculture. In 2019, GAA honored John Galiher, founder and CEO of cold-storage provider Preferred Freezer Services, and Brahmanandam Potru, founder and CEO of Indian shrimp producer Devi Seafoods Ltd. (Pictured at left is John Galiher with GAA President George Chamberlain.) Past recipients include I. Chiu Liao, Chingchai Lohawatanakul, Nguyen Dzung, Li Sifa, Ken Morrison, George Williams, Peder Jacobson, Bjorn Myrseth, Don Lightner, Bill Herzig and Wally Stevens. In 2018, the award was renamed the Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of Wally Stevens, GAA’s former executive director.


Access the Marketplace

The world’s leading retail and foodservice seafood buyers are always well represented at GOAL. Buyers play a key role in influencing aquaculture production practices through their corporate social responsibility policies and associated sourcing specifications. Among the companies represented on stage and in the audience at GOAL 2019 were Ahold Delhaize, Bon Appétit Management Company, Brakes Group, Direct Seafoods, Disney, Gordon Food Service, Harvest Food Distributors, Hello Fresh, Hema Fresh, Mitsui & Co., Publix, Red Lobster, Sam’s Club, Sysco, US Foods and Walmart.


Vijayawada

Live Broadcast

For the first time in 2019, the GOAL program was broadcast live beyond the conference venue. Dubbed “Farmers’ Day,” the event drew dozens of participants in four shrimp-farming hubs throughout India — Balasore, Puducherry, Surat and Vijayawada — to watch the Day 1 program. Using the conference’s mobile application, participants were able to take part in audience polling and audience Q&A. Sponsored by Avanti Feeds Ltd.


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GOAL 2019 Keynote Speakers Announced

The three keynote speakers for the GOAL 2019 conference have just been unveiled! Ramanan Laxminarayan, Darian McBain and Fabrice DeClerck will address three of the major challenges facing aquaculture — antibiotic use in aquaculture and antimicrobial resistance in humans, social responsibility, and balancing responsible food production with the health of humans and the planet, respectively.

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