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