Breakfast | Spectra Restaurant, 1st Floor

Breakfast7:00 am to 8:00 am

Plenary | Grand Ballroom B & C

Keynote Address: Antibiotic Use in Aquaculture and Antimicrobial Resistance in Humans8:00 am to 8:20 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 Humans8:20 am to 8:50 am

Keynote speaker Ramanan Laxminarayan will join Ramraj Dhamodar of Padmanabha Labs/HiBreeds Shrimp Hatchery, 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:  Ramraj Dhamodar Padmanabha Labs/HiBreeds Shrimp Hatchery
  • Speaker:  Ruth Hoban New England Seafood
  • Speaker:  Will Rash Big Prawn Co.
  • Moderator:  Iain Shone Global Aquaculture Alliance
Beyond Certification: How Area Management, Capacity Building and Smallholder Engagement Are Driving Sustainability in Aquaculture8:50 am to 9:20 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 brief presentation.

  • 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
Start Me Up: Award-Winning Innovations for Shrimp Farmers9:20 am to 9:30 am

Leaders from two accomplished startup companies — the winners of the Aquaculture Innovation Challenge, a pitch contest organized by Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal — will deliver brief versions of their presentations to investors and industry professionals. Anugerah Erlaut of Seable will talk about his automated-feeder technology for Indonesian shrimp hatcheries, while Kamran Mahmudov of WETech will introduce his company’s innovative, solar-powered pond aeration solution for small-scale Bangladesh producers.

  • Speaker:  Anugerah Erlaut Seable
  • Speaker:  Kamran Mahmudov WETech
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Scaling Solutions for the Blue Revolution Through Investment9:30 am to 10:15 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:  Amy Novogratz Aqua-Spark
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  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Coffee & Tea Break | Grand Ballroom Foyer10:15 am to 10:45 am
Bold Visions for India’s Aquaculture Future, Powered by PechaKucha!10:45 am to 11:20 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.
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  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
You Be the Judge: Global Aquaculture Innovation Award Finalists Make Their Pitch11:20 am to 11:55 am

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 after the three finalists present their innovations for 10 minutes each. A record 43 applications were submitted this year. Judging is currently under way, and the finalists will be announced one by one in the Global Aquaculture Advocate in September. Sponsored by Preferred Freezer Services.

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  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance
Ceremony: Presentation of Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award11:55 am to 12:20 pm

Recipient to be announced soon.

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  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance
Ceremony: F3 Challenge Winner Announced12:20 pm to 12:30 pm

Join the F3 (Fish-Free Feed) Challenge as the winner of its latest competition is recognized. A sizable cash prize will be awarded to the team that has sold the greatest amount of a fish-free fish oil substitute from cultured organisms, including but not limited to yeast, algae and fungus in a dry powder or liquid form. It must be free of marine animal ingredients and have an essential fatty acid profile that meets a specific range criteria. The winner of the previous F3 Challenge for a fish-free fishmeal substitute was Guangdong Evergreen Feed Industry Co., Ltd., which accepted a $201,000 prize at GOAL 2017 in Dublin, Ireland.

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  • Speaker:  Kevin Fitzsimmons University of Arizona, F3 Fish-Free Feed Challenge
Marketplace Roundtable: Europe12:30 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 specific to Europe.

  • Speaker:  Olivier Hottlet Belgium Frozen Foods Association
  • Speaker:  Ben Wheeley Brakes Group
  • Speaker:  Laky Zervudachi Direct Seafoods
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  • Moderator:  Mike Berthet Best Aquaculture Practices

Lunch | Royal Ballroom

Lunch1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

During lunch, the second of two recipients of the Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award will be recognized.

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Breakouts3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Breakouts TBD.

Breaking the Boom and Bust Cycle: How Area Management Can Solve Aquaculture’s Challenges3:00 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
Bring About the Blue Revolution with GAA and Aqua-Spark5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Immediately following the Day 2 afternoon breakouts, 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.