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Aqua Sur 2010 – Tours Organized by ACG

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Aqua Sur 2010 " Tours Organized by ACG

The Aquaculture Communications Group (ACG) is planning a number of aquaculture facility site visits and business-to-business (B2B) meetings in conjunction with Aqua Sur 2010, which will take place in Puerto Montt, Chile, on March 24-27, 2010.

“In collaboration with our industry contacts in Chile, we are in the early stages of putting our tour itinerary together,” said ACG Senior Consultant Dave Conley, “Despite the current challenges in Chile’s aquaculture industry, there has never been a better time for supply and service providers to prospect for business opportunities in Chile.”

“Our contacts indicate that there is a strong interest in the construction of recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS), and in supplies and services for freshwater facilities such as pumps and filters, sterilization/disinfection equipment/products, feeding systems, equipment control and data management software, for example.”

Processing plants are looking for equipment to filter effluent and disinfect water, as well as labor-saving machines that can speed up processing activities.

There are also opportunities for buying or investing in existing operations in both the production and processing sectors. For these ventures, the Government of Chile is prepared to offer help and forms are available from us for filling out by interested people/companies.

“The specific facilities and site visits that we are planning, as well as any B2B meetings, depend upon the interests of the tour participants,” said Tor-Eddie Fossbakk, ACG Senior Consultant, “Because of this, we encourage interested people to contact us as early as possible.”

ACG will be putting together a draft itinerary with estimated costs in the coming weeks. We recommend that interested tour participants contact their national, regional and local international business development agencies as soon as possible to find out about funding options to cover trip expenses.

Other tours under development include:

§  Aquaculture 2010, March 1-5, 2010, San Diego, California, USA

§  Seafood Processing America & International Boston Seafood Show 2010, March 14-16, 2010, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

§  Seafood Processing Europe & European Seafood Exhibition 2010, April 27-29, 2010, Brussels, Belgium

§  AquaVision 2010, June 7-9, 2010, Stavanger, Norway

For more information about ACG Tours: What You Need to Know About ACG's S&T Missions/Tours


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