9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, Hogan Suite

Keynote Address

In his keynote address, Jim Power, an accomplished economist who comes from a farming background and has experience in aquaculture, will start Day 2 by addressing how global macroeconomic trends will impact the production, distribution and sale of farmed seafood over the next 20 years. As owner-manager of Jim Power Economics Ltd., Power conducts economic and financial consultancy projects in Ireland and overseas. He was formerly treasury economist at AIB and chief economist at Bank of Ireland Treasury, and he has taught at the University College Dublin’s Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business and Dublin City University. He writes a weekly column in the Irish Examiner and Sunday Business Post online edition. Power is chairman of Three Rock Capital, chair of Love Irish Food and a board member of Agri-awar. In 2013, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine appointed Power a member of the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board.
Jim Power | Jim Power Economics Ltd.
9 to 9:30 a.m.

Factors of Change in the Global Aquaculture Industry

Rabobank Senior Analyst Gorjan Nikolik will make the case that, due to technology and growth, investor interest toward aquaculture is improving. Nikolik will explain how technological advancements in novel feed ingredients and biosecurity are attracting investors to the aquaculture sector.
Gorjan Nikolik | Rabobank
9:30 to 9:45 a.m.

Investing in Aquaculture: Funding the Future of Food

For aquaculture to reach its potential, wise investments must be made into innovative technologies and services that enable the industry’s responsible growth. Global Aquaculture Advocate Editor James Wright will moderate a panel discussion with sector investment experts about finding early-stage “diamonds in the rough” as well as maximizing opportunities with more mature outfits.
Gorjan Nikolik | Rabobank
Michael Donner | Tinicum Incorporated
Carsten Krome | Alimentos Ventures
Jamie Stein | Devonian Capital
Moderator: James Wright | Global Aquaculture Advocate
9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

The Future of Aquaculture

What will aquaculture look like in 20 years? Learn about the latest and greatest as eight presenters take the audience through the life cycle of a fish, from egg to plate, topic by topic. This session is in the Pecha Kucha 20×20 style – a consice, fast-paced presentation format in which 20 images are displayed for 20 seconds each; the images advance automatically and the presenters talks along to the images.
Advanced Genetics in Breeding: Neil Manchester | Hendrix Genetics
Novel Proteins, Oils & Alternative Feed Ingredients: Larry Feinberg | KnipBio
Marine Probiotics Encapsulated in Seaweed: Fanny Giudicelli | Marine Akwa
Offshore Systems: Thomas Myhre | NSK Ship Design
Open-Ocean Systems: Langley Gace | InnovaSea Systems
Traceability & Fraud Prevention: J. Miguel Flavián | Oritain
Marketing & Branding: Jacqueline Claudia | Love the Wild
Moderator: James Wright | Global Aquaculture Advocate
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Coffee and Tea Break

11:30 to 11:45 a.m., Hogan Suite Foyer
Sponsored by Eastern Fish Co.

Award Presentation: Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

The Global Aquaculture Alliance will honor TerraVia and Bunge Oils for their AlgaPrime™ DHA aquaculture feed ingredient, recipient of the fifth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award. Following a brief ceremony, Walt Rakitsky, Ph.D., senior VP of emerging business at TerraVia, will give a presentation on AlgaPrime.
Introduction: Karin Pittman | University of Bergen, Quantidoc
Recipient: Walt Rakitsky | TerraVia
Moderator: George Chamberlain | Global Aquaculture Alliance
11:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sponsored by Preferred Freezer Services

Seafood Sustainability In Ireland

Jim O’Toole, CEO of BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, will talk about Ireland’s commitment to sustainable farming practices and the country’s various sustainability-related initiatives. O’Toole has a wealth of experience in global food marketing, sustainability development and change leadership.
Jim O’Toole
| BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency (Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
12 to 12:15 p.m.

Trends in E-Commerce: Opportunities for Smallholders

For small aquaculture producers focused on quality, the emergence of e-commerce is bucking traditional seafood sales channels and providing direct access to markets like China, where online sales of perishable goods are growing exponentially. In her presentation, Yan Zhao, China sales director for Ocean Jade Seafood, will talk about its joint venture with McBride Fishing Co. Ltd. and other Irish seafood producers as well as the benefits of such a collaboration.
Yan Zhao
| Ocean Jade Seafood
Hugh McBride | McBride Fishing Co. Ltd.
12:15 to 12:30 p.m.

EU Consumers’ Preferences: Opportunities for Aquaculture Products

Early this year, the European Commission published the 63-page report “EU Consumer Habits Regarding Fishery and Aquaculture Products,” an in-depth look at consumers’ seafood purchasing behaviors in the EU. Report co-author and policy officer Chiara Bacci of DG MARE will present three key findings from the report, focusing on consumer sentiment of aquaculture and opportunities to expand farmed seafood sales in the EU.
Chiara Bacci | DG MARE, European Commission
12:30 to 12:45 p.m.

Marketplace Panel Discussion

Each year, representatives of the world’s leading retail, foodservice and wholesale companies field questions about the challenges and opportunities facing aquaculture. Led by Steve Hart, vice president of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, the question-and-answer panel discussion will focus on the topics of the day, including innovation and technology, consumer sentiment of aquaculture and e-commerce. This is the second of four marketplace panel discussions at GOAL 2017.
Leigh Chase | Ahold Delhaize
Frank Huang |
Brett Patience
| Bidfood Australia
Anthony Wan | Gfresh
Moderator: Steve Hart | Global Aquaculture Alliance
12:45 to 1:25 p.m.

GAA Films: Premier of Second Documentary Short Film

GAA Films will debut its second documentary short film at GOAL 2017. The film explores the story of a family in Maine, USA, that has been farming mussels for six generations. The film will explore what it’s like to farm mussels the “Dutch-way,” and why the youngest generation of farmers decided to stick with the family farming business. GAA Films creates documentary short films that highlight the untold stories of people who love, fight for or are transformed by aquaculture. GAA Membership Manager Becky Holt will introduce the film.
Becky Holt | Global Aquaculture Alliance
1:25 to 1:30 p.m.


1:30 to 3 p.m.,  Canal Suite


2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

INVITATION ONLY: BAP Suppliers Meeting

1:30 p.m., Room 683-684, lunch provided

On the Horizon: Meet Tomorrow’s Aquaculture Innovators

Join Alimentos Ventures, an early-stage aquaculture investment firm, for a closer look at up-and-coming technologies aiming to disrupt the growing feed, health, genetics and tech segments. Hear from four early-stage businesses about their innovative ideas and explore partnership opportunities during this unique presentation and networking side event that’s new to GOAL.
Diogo Thomaz & Stella Adamidou | Aquanetix
Sean Peters | DryGro
Andrew McNeil & Athol Haas | Fixed Phage
Donal O’Shea & Simon Porphy | MicrosynbiotiX
Moderator: Carsten Krome | Alimentos Ventures
2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 681-682

Reception: Meet the Future of Aquaculture

Interested in learning more about the latest and greatest in aquaculture? The eight presenters from the Pecha Kucha 20×20 plenary session will reconvene in a casual, informal setting to field questions from the audience. Appetizers and drinks will be served.
Neil Manchester | Hendrix Genetics
Larry Feinberg | KnipBio
Fanny Giudicelli | Marine Akwa
Thomas Myhre | NSK Ship Design
Langley Gace | InnovaSea Systems
J. Miguel Flavián | Oritain
Jacqueline Claudia | Love the Wild
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Hogan Suite

Gala Reception and Dinner: Guinness Storehouse

6:30 p.m. (buses depart Croke Park and hotels)