Session #4 | Predicting the Unpredictable: Seafood Trading, Marketing and Consumption in a COVID-19 World — North America

Coping with Chaos: How COVID-19 is Muddling Shrimp Production and Trade9:00 am to 9:20 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the food supply chain and rattled the public’s food-purchasing behaviors, perhaps for good. But how does seafood fit into the equation? Analysts will present original research on how COVID-19 is affecting seafood trading, marketing and consumption, including food safety and sanitation, transportation and distribution, out-of-home vs. in-home consumption and e-commerce. For the first presentation, independent consultant Carson Roper will present the results of a GAA-commissioned survey of top shrimp producers on how COVID-19 has impacted shrimp production and trade.

  • Speaker:  Carson Roper Independent Consultant
How COVID-19 is Influencing Global Trends in Seafood Sales, Marketing and Consumption9:20 am to 9:40 am

For the second presentation, Spheric Research Founder Matt Craze will present the results of a GAA-commissioned survey of key members of the seafood-sourcing community. Since June, Spheric Research has documented global trends in food sales, marketing and consumption resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and applied them specifically to seafood. Through one-on-one interviews, Spheric Research then polled key members of the seafood-sourcing community on how those trends will affect seafood sales, marketing and consumption in the weeks, months and years to come.

  • Speaker:  Matt Craze Spheric Research
Changing Tastes: How Americans Will Eat Seafood in the Years Ahead and What’s Driving the Change9:40 am to 9:50 am

How will Americans eat seafood over the next few years? For the third presentation, Arlin Wasserman, managing director of Changing Tastes, will share the results of an unprecedented forecast of what how seafood will fit into the American diet, what types of seafood Americans will be eating, how ocean health is reshaping preferences, and what makes aquaculture more attractive to American consumers. The session will also touch on how COVID-19 is reshaping where and how often Americans buy and eat seafood.

  • Speaker:  Arlin Wasserman Changing Tastes
Panel Discussion: North America 9:50 am to 10:35 am

Join Molly Jacques, supply chain transparency manager for Best Aquaculture Practices, as she moderates a question-and-answer discussion with some of North America’s leading retail and foodservice seafood buyers, who will weigh in on the challenges of managing the supply disruptions caused by COVID-19 without losing sight of corporate seafood sustainability goals. Use the question-and-answer functionality in the conference platform and application to ask questions about COVID-19 and other topics related to the retail and foodservice community.

  • Speaker:  Josanna Busby Delhaize America
  • Speaker:  Tony Downs Sysco Corp.
  • Speaker:  Guy Pizzuti Publix Super Markets
  • Speaker:  Daniel Underkoffler Sam’s Club
  • Speaker:  Jennifer Wandler US Foods
  • Moderator:  Molly Jacques Best Aquaculture Practices

Session #5 | Big Names, Big Targets: The Business Case for Sustainability and Collaboration

Tesco’s Vision for Future Aquaculture and Feed Strategy12:00 pm to 12:10 pm

Big names are setting big targets aimed at pushing a company’s, and the industry’s, boundaries on sustainability as it relates to novel feed ingredients, energy efficiency and the reduction of carbon emissions, and worker voice and social equity. Heads of sustainability at leading players in the seafood production, feed, retail and foodservice sectors will delineate the importance of collaboration as well as the business case for sustainability to be at the heart of corporate strategy. For the first presentation, a Tesco representative will share its vision for the future of aquaculture and feed strategy.

  • Speaker:  Anna Turrell Tesco
Barriers to Aquaculture Growth, Including Sustainable and Economic Feed12:10 pm to 12:25 pm

A critical and manageable influence on the sustainability of aquaculture is feed. But there are a myriad challenges and opportunities that the industry faces. Join Cargill to learn how links in the value chain can work together to identify the direction, goals and expectations that will drive a collaborative and holistic approach to nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.

  • Speaker:  Pilar Cruz Cargill Aqua Nutrition
Aquafeed: Strategic Alliances, Engagement and Cooperation12:25 pm to 12:40 pm

Companies face an increasing number of challenges. Strategic alliance, engagement and cooperation are essential to move the sustainable agenda forward and make sure that we succeed in tackling the enormous social and environmental challenges we have ahead. The ProTerra Foundation will share a few good examples how to make this happen.

  • Speaker:  Emese Brosz ProTerra Foundation
Commercializing New Feed Ingredients12:40 pm to 12:50 pm

There can be structural barriers to entry for new players introducing sources of ingredients that the aquaculture industry can benefit from. Ocean Harvest Technology will give a perspective on how to increase the speed of adoption of new technology and examples of best practices.

  • Speaker:  Graham Ellis Ocean Harvest Technology
Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts12:50 pm to 1:35 pm

Join Best Aquaculture Practices Director of Market Development-Europe Iain Shone as he moderates a question-and-answer discussion with some of world’s leading voices on seafood sustainability and aquafeed. Use the question-and-answer functionality in the conference platform and application to ask questions.

  • Speaker:  Emese Brosz ProTerra Foundation
  • Speaker:  William Davies Hilton Seafood UK
  • Speaker:  Helena Delgado Nordmann Tesco
  • Speaker:  Graham Ellis Ocean Harvest Technology
  • Speaker:  Shunji Murakami Seafood Legacy
  • Speaker:  Dave Robb Cargill Aqua Nutrition
  • Moderator:  Iain Shone Global Aquaculture Alliance

Session #6 | Predicting the Unpredictable: Seafood Trading, Marketing and Consumption in a COVID-19 World — Asia & Oceania

Impact of COVID-19 on Seafood Procurement and Consumption9:00 pm to 9:10 pm

GOAL 2021 is scheduled to be held in Tokyo between the delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics and Beijing Winter Olympics. These events require that strict seafood sourcing policies be adopted by the host cities, increasing awareness of seafood sustainability. However, COVID-19 has significantly disrupted businesses throughout the region. Leading players in the seafood production, supply and retail sectors will explore the growing interest in sourcing sustainable seafood, the role that the Olympic Games and certification programs play in driving change, and the production and supply disruptions caused by COVID-19. For the first presentation, JD.com Seafood Procurement Manager Mr. Feng Yu will present.

  • Speaker:  Feng Yu JD.com
Innovations in Seafood Processing Automation9:10 pm to 9:15 pm

Hear how Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co. Ltd. is pioneering seafood processing automation.

Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Supply Chain Developments9:15 pm to 9:35 pm
  • Speaker:  Tommy Sekiguchi Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts 9:35 pm to 10:20 pm

Join Best Aquaculture Practices VP of Market Development-Asia Steve Hart as he moderates a question-and-answer discussion with key members of Asia’s seafood-sourcing community.

  • Speaker:  Jemma McCowan New Zealand King Salmon Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Tommy Sekiguchi Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Bill Wall Woolworths Australia
  • Speaker:  Feng Yu JD.com
  • Moderator:  Steve Hart Global Aquaculture Alliance