Aquaculture 2018 | Kisaco Research
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London, UK
11-12 September, 2018
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Showcasing the Most Exciting Innovation in Farm Management, Nutrition and Health Innovation

The Aquaculture Innovation Summit is a new conference, as part of the Animal Health Innovation series, which focuses on showcasing and supporting innovation and sustainability initiatives in three key areas of aquaculture: farm management, nutrition and health.

Our objective at this two-day event is to bring to light cutting-edge modern technologies and solutions that are helping shape one of the most important industries for the future of global protein.

 

 

Below is a preview of some of the topics to be discussed:

  • Innovation Showcase: The 12 most exciting innovations in aqua across farm management, nutrition and health, each seeking financial investment and strategic partnership
  • Digital Trends: How innovative companies are using digital and tech solutions to prevent disease
  • Tech & Productivity: What challenges are seafood producers currently facing and what technology can make an impact on productivity?
  • Health and Nutrition Trends: Oral Vaccines, Medicated Feed Additives and Fish Microbiome
  • Global Focus: Trends in the aquaculture markets in Latin America and Asia.
  • Expanded focus on species: What are the opportunities for innovation in Tilapia and Shrimp?
120+
Attendees
8+
Hours of Networking
24+
1-to-1 Meetings per person
12
Emerging Companies Presenting
50%
More VC Investors than in 2017

Who Will Be There

40%
Pre-Revenue and Emerging Aquaculture Companies
40%
Business Development and Strategic Teams from Big Aqua Farming, Feed & Health Companies
10%
Financial Investors, Venture Capital & Private Equity Investors
5%
National Regulatory Bodies, Regional Associations & Government
5%
Service providers, CRO’s and Consultants

Pre-Revenue and Emerging Aquaculture Companies

Business Development and Strategic Teams from Big Aqua Farming, Feed & Health Companies

Financial Investors, Venture Capital & Private Equity Investors

National Regulatory Bodies, Regional Associations & Government

Service providers, CRO’s and Consultants

Innovation Showcase

Our Selection Committee will select twelve Emerging/ Start up companies from the list of applications to present on-site to the audience of investors. These presentations will showcase the innovation and opportunity that the emerging companies bring to their various markets.

Click here to apply 

Submissions will be accepted from companies in the following categories: Nutrition, Health and Farm Management. They should be early to mid-stage companies that are actively looking for financial investment or strategic partnerships, and can range from pre-revenue companies all the way up to larger entities that have annual revenues of up to £10 million, looking to increase scale and manufacturing

Deadline for submissions: 27th June 2018

Results announced: 20th July 2018

Showcase Applicants receive £100 discount on their event pass. Booking details can be found at the end of the application form.

 

Deatails about last year's finalists from can be viewed in the 'Innovation Showcase presenters' document in the Resource section below >>

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Venture Capital Investors

Sarai Kemp

VP Business Development
Trendlines Agtech

Tom Prins

Dealflow Manager
Aqua-Spark

Maarten Goossens

Principal
Anterra Capital

Carsten Krome

Founder
Alimentos Ventures

James Mead

Principal
8C Capital

Gerard Chia

Investments & Portfolio Management
New Protein Capital

Michael O´Neill

Director
Wheatsheaf

Jamie Stein

Devonian Capita

Richard O’Gorman

Director
Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund

Christian Rangen

Group Chief Operating Founder
X2 Labs

Alexandra Mcoran-Campbell

Partner
Impact Capital

Anthony Bellau

Director
H.I.G. Capital

Global Advisors

Matthias Hofer

Partner
Stonehaven Consulting Group

Avrim Lazar

Principle Consultant
Global Salmon Initiative

Randolph Richards

Emeritus Professor
University of Stirling

Tanja Hoel

CEO
The Seafood Innovation Cluster

Viggo Halseth

Chief Innovation Officer
Nutreco

Geoff Smart

Ex-Managing Director
Culmarex

Selection Committee

Oliver Hardcastle

Junior Partner
Stonehaven Consulting

Sarai Kemp

VP Business Development
Trendlines Agtech

Tom Prins

Dealflow Manager
Aqua-Spark

Maarten Goossens

Principal
Anterra Capital

Björgólfur Hávardsson

R&D Director
The Seafood Innovation Cluster

Carsten Krome

Founder
Alimentos Ventures

Christian Rangen

Group Chief Operating Founder
X2 Labs

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The Speakers

 

Geir Bjarne Myre

Global Product Manager of Aquaculture Insurance
XL Catlin

Geir Bjarne Myre

Global Product Manager of Aquaculture Insurance
XL Catlin
 

Prof. Ross Houston

Personal Chair of Aquaculture Genetics, The Roslin Institute
University of Edinburgh

Dr Houston’s research is primarily aimed at producing salmon offspring which will be less likely to catch diseases or infection. This is done by looking at the genes of salmon which have contracted these deficiencies and identifying the difference between them and the genes of those which did not. From this genetic data, you can now see which salmon will be resistant, and which will not.

Prof. Ross Houston

Personal Chair of Aquaculture Genetics, The Roslin Institute
University of Edinburgh

Dr Houston’s research is primarily aimed at producing salmon offspring which will be less likely to catch diseases or infection. This is done by looking at the genes of salmon which have contracted these deficiencies and identifying the difference between them and the genes of those which did not. From this genetic data, you can now see which salmon will be resistant, and which will not.

 

Gorjan Nikolik

Associate Director Animal Protein/Seafood
RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness

Since joining Rabobank in 2005, Gorjan Nikolik has been a Senior Analyst focusing on the global seafood sector including aquaculture, wild-catch, seafood trade and processing.

Gorjan Nikolik

Associate Director Animal Protein/Seafood
RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness

Since joining Rabobank in 2005, Gorjan Nikolik has been a Senior Analyst focusing on the global seafood sector including aquaculture, wild-catch, seafood trade and processing.

 

Lara Barazi-Yeroulanios

CEO
Kefalonia Fisheries

Other Activities:
General Fisheries Committee for the Mediteranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO):
Member of the Expert Group for the Selection of Indicators for the Sustainable Development of Aquaculture in the Mediterranean

General Fisheries Committee for the Mediteranean (GFCM)of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO):
International Marketing Expert for the project Marketing of Aquaculture Products: Development of a Strategy for Marketing and Promotion of Mediterranean Aquaculture 

Lara Barazi-Yeroulanios

CEO
Kefalonia Fisheries

Other Activities:
General Fisheries Committee for the Mediteranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO):
Member of the Expert Group for the Selection of Indicators for the Sustainable Development of Aquaculture in the Mediterranean

General Fisheries Committee for the Mediteranean (GFCM)of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO):
International Marketing Expert for the project Marketing of Aquaculture Products: Development of a Strategy for Marketing and Promotion of Mediterranean Aquaculture 

 

Simon Doherty

Junior Vice President
British Veterinary Association

Simon is the Senior Vice-President of the Northern Ireland Branch of the British Veterinary Association (BVA). He is an Honorary Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast and a trustee of livestock development charity, Send a Cow. Simon graduated from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School in 2000 and his career has spanned general veterinary practice, animal health & welfare policy, diagnostics, research, epizootic disease preparedness and biotechnology; with a specific interest in the design of novel vaccines for food-producing animals.

 

Simon Doherty

Junior Vice President
British Veterinary Association

Simon is the Senior Vice-President of the Northern Ireland Branch of the British Veterinary Association (BVA). He is an Honorary Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast and a trustee of livestock development charity, Send a Cow. Simon graduated from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School in 2000 and his career has spanned general veterinary practice, animal health & welfare policy, diagnostics, research, epizootic disease preparedness and biotechnology; with a specific interest in the design of novel vaccines for food-producing animals.

 

 

Malcolm Pye

CEO
Benchmark Holdings Plc

Malcolm has over 30 years’ experience in international agribusiness through his roles within the Hillsdown Holdings / HMTF group, operating in animal breeding, poultry, feed milling and veterinary services. During this time, Malcolm gained extensive experience in breeding and genetics, sales and strategic M&A, and held board positions within the Group. In 2000, Malcolm founded Benchmark, along with Roland Bonney and Ruth Layton, and has since led the Company’s growth and diversification. Malcolm has a degree in Zoology / Applied Zoology from the University of Wales (Bangor)

Malcolm Pye

CEO
Benchmark Holdings Plc

Malcolm has over 30 years’ experience in international agribusiness through his roles within the Hillsdown Holdings / HMTF group, operating in animal breeding, poultry, feed milling and veterinary services. During this time, Malcolm gained extensive experience in breeding and genetics, sales and strategic M&A, and held board positions within the Group. In 2000, Malcolm founded Benchmark, along with Roland Bonney and Ruth Layton, and has since led the Company’s growth and diversification. Malcolm has a degree in Zoology / Applied Zoology from the University of Wales (Bangor)

 

Cameron MacLean

Group Chief Operating Officer
Regal Springs Tilapia

MacLean has experience working in several global regions including Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, and has studied aquaculture, manufacturing, and engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in applied science (fisheries technology) from the University of Tasmania, Australia, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. 

Cameron MacLean

Group Chief Operating Officer
Regal Springs Tilapia

MacLean has experience working in several global regions including Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, and has studied aquaculture, manufacturing, and engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in applied science (fisheries technology) from the University of Tasmania, Australia, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. 

 

Arturo Clement

President
Salmon Chile

Arturo Clément Diaz has been involved in the Chilean salmon industry since 1988—the very early days of salmon farming—and has been one of the pioneers who helped lead the industry in becoming one of the world’s largest producers of salmon. He started his career working for foods corporations as Bresler and Unifrutti and for the Goverment Agency, Odeplan, joining the company known then as Salmones Multiexport , which became MultiexportFoods in 1989.

Arturo Clement

President
Salmon Chile

Arturo Clément Diaz has been involved in the Chilean salmon industry since 1988—the very early days of salmon farming—and has been one of the pioneers who helped lead the industry in becoming one of the world’s largest producers of salmon. He started his career working for foods corporations as Bresler and Unifrutti and for the Goverment Agency, Odeplan, joining the company known then as Salmones Multiexport , which became MultiexportFoods in 1989.

 

Gerard Chia

Investments & Portfolio Management
New Protein Capital

Gerard heads the fund's business development efforts and is part of the deal sourcing and investment team of VisVires New Protein (VVNP), a Singapore-based Venture Fund focused on innovative solutions to the acute inefficiencies of the food and feed industry. They look for disruptive technologies to improve the interaction between food and health, solutions to tackle food waste, food safety & traceability, and to address the unsustainability of the protein production system.

Gerard Chia

Investments & Portfolio Management
New Protein Capital

Gerard heads the fund's business development efforts and is part of the deal sourcing and investment team of VisVires New Protein (VVNP), a Singapore-based Venture Fund focused on innovative solutions to the acute inefficiencies of the food and feed industry. They look for disruptive technologies to improve the interaction between food and health, solutions to tackle food waste, food safety & traceability, and to address the unsustainability of the protein production system.

 

Christian Rangen

Group Chief Operating Founder
X2 Labs

Christian Rangen is a serial entrepreneur, strategy advisor and early-stage investor.

He works with startups, scale-ups and large corporates to help build better business models and new growth companies.

Christian Rangen

Group Chief Operating Founder
X2 Labs

Christian Rangen is a serial entrepreneur, strategy advisor and early-stage investor.

He works with startups, scale-ups and large corporates to help build better business models and new growth companies.

 

Richard Sibbit

Managing Director
DBT

As Managing Director at DBT, we deliver web, mobile, digital, data management & business intelligence solutions across the global Animal Health and Agricultural supply chain. We provide our customers with a blend of technology, knowledge and talent to solve their business problems. 
As a part of Proagrica, we deliver Precision Animal Health and Precision Agriculture solutions providing our customers with data insight, traceability, correlation and predictive analysis. 

Richard Sibbit

Managing Director
DBT

As Managing Director at DBT, we deliver web, mobile, digital, data management & business intelligence solutions across the global Animal Health and Agricultural supply chain. We provide our customers with a blend of technology, knowledge and talent to solve their business problems. 
As a part of Proagrica, we deliver Precision Animal Health and Precision Agriculture solutions providing our customers with data insight, traceability, correlation and predictive analysis. 

 

John Buchanan

CEO
Center for Aquaculture Technologies

Dr. John Buchanan serves as the President and CEO for the Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT), a team with a corporate strategy of maintaining excellence in contract research and innovative R&D in aquaculture biotechnology. Prior to helping launch CAT, Dr. Buchanan spent 5 years as the Director of Research and Development at AquaBounty Technologies. Previously, Dr. Buchanan has held a series of research leadership positions at Louisiana State University, the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, and Kent SeaTech Corporation. Dr.

John Buchanan

CEO
Center for Aquaculture Technologies

Dr. John Buchanan serves as the President and CEO for the Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT), a team with a corporate strategy of maintaining excellence in contract research and innovative R&D in aquaculture biotechnology. Prior to helping launch CAT, Dr. Buchanan spent 5 years as the Director of Research and Development at AquaBounty Technologies. Previously, Dr. Buchanan has held a series of research leadership positions at Louisiana State University, the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, and Kent SeaTech Corporation. Dr.

 

Ian Carr

Strategic Marketing Director
Cargill Aquaculture Nutrition

Ian Carr

Strategic Marketing Director
Cargill Aquaculture Nutrition
 

Chris Beattie

Head, Global Aqua Business Unit
Merck

Chris Beattie is Head of Global Aquaculture Business at MSD Animal Health, based in New Jersey, USA where he is responsible for strategic planning, driving R&D focus and directing business development. Chris has a background in Marine Biology and a Ph.D. in Fish Physiology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland where he worked in conjunction with the Institute of Marine Research, Norway. Prior to joining MSD Animal Health, Chris worked in several technical and commercial roles with Skretting in Europe and North America, latterly as General Manager of Skretting North America.

Chris Beattie

Head, Global Aqua Business Unit
Merck

Chris Beattie is Head of Global Aquaculture Business at MSD Animal Health, based in New Jersey, USA where he is responsible for strategic planning, driving R&D focus and directing business development. Chris has a background in Marine Biology and a Ph.D. in Fish Physiology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland where he worked in conjunction with the Institute of Marine Research, Norway. Prior to joining MSD Animal Health, Chris worked in several technical and commercial roles with Skretting in Europe and North America, latterly as General Manager of Skretting North America.

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