The BC Salmon Farmers Association’s summit – Seafood West – will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Annual General Meeting on October 10th and 11th in Victoria.
As the preeminent event for aquaculture in B.C., Seafood West is structured for – and attended by senior representatives from the industry, government (local, provincial, and federal), First Nation partners, academics active in aquaculture-related research, and community leaders.
This year’s program will feature renowned speakers that reinforce key themes, including product demand/quality, exports, global competitiveness, new technology, and environmental performance. The emphasis will be on the sophistication of the industry and its bright future – globally.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday October 10, 2017
Kicking off Seafood West, this culinary tasting reception showcases the talents of B.C.’s West Coast chefs and features a variety of B.C.’s fresh farm-raised fish. This intimate event offers attendees the perfect opportunity to network with BCSFA members, government representatives, Seafood West participants and VIP guests.
Wednesday October 11, 2017
Location: Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria
The BC Salmon Farmers Association has developed a robust program that will provide an update on the progress of salmon farming in British Columbia. BCSFA is happy to announce its full program for the Seafood West Summit.
7:30am-8:15am: Registration + Breakfast
8:15am: MC Welcome ~ Jeremy Dunn (BCSFA Executive Director)
8:20am: Indigenous Partner Welcome ~ Keith Atleo (Ahousaht)
8:30am: BCSFA Chair Address - Reflecting on the year and looking forward ~ Vincent Erenst (Managing Director BCSFA)
8:40am: Gold Sponsor Address ~ Matthew Liutkus (Skretting)
8:45am-9:15am: Ideas to Leverage a Collaborative Approach to Strengthening Public Confidence ~ Mike McCarty (Elanco)
9:15am-9:45am: Sustainable Innovation in the Aquaculture Industry ~ Hallvard Muri (AKVA Group)
9:45am-10:15am: Seafood for the Future ~ Kim Thompson (Aquarium of the Pacific)
10:15am: Networking Break
10:45am-11:10am: Aquaculture and Innovation in Norway - Looking to the Future ~ Yngve Torgersen (Aquaculture & Fisheries - Norway)
11:10am-11:30am: Norway - world class aquaculture technology ~ Kristian Henriksen, General Manager (NCE Aquatech Cluster)
11:30am-12:00pm: Aquaculture Innovation in B.C. ~ Matt Clarke (Poseidon Ocean Systems)
12:00pm-12:15pm: BC Government Remarks ~ Hon. Lana Popham (Minister of Agriculture)