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AquaVision 2012: More speakers announced

The AquaVision 2012 conference brings a wide range of speakers from all continents, to provide delegates with a wide combination of information and opinion. The topic “Feeding 9 billion people” is expected to be part of many conversations during the conference.

March 29, 2012


“Food production must increase substantially if the predicted population of 2050 is to be fed adequately. That alone is a challenge. Doing it sustainably and with minimal impact on biodiversity is another”, said Knut Nesse, head of Skretting Group and member of Nutreco Executive Board.

With world class speakers such as former Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr Kofi Annan, Assistant Director General at FAO Mr Arni M. Mathiesen, Professor Ruby Rabbinge, University of Wageningen, Dr Fraser Thomson of McKinsey and Dr Lisa Borges, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, AquaVision 2012 actively sets the scene for this important discussion.



Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr Kofi Annan will be the main speaker at AquaVision 2012.



Scheduled on day one of AquaVision 2012, the topic “Feeding 9 billion people” is expected to be part of many conversations during the conference. World population is predicted to grow from the current 7 billion to more than 9 billion in 2050. About 90% of this growth will be in Asia and Africa. On average, those people will live longer. Life expectancy at birth is projected to rise from 68 years today to 76 years in 2045–2050. In 2050, urbanisation will have increased to 70% of the world population, making more people dependent on fewer food producers for their food. At the same time, per capita incomes are projected to be a multiple of today’s. Feeding more than 9 billion wealthier and longer-living mouths in 2050 would require raising overall food production by at least 70%, possibly doubling it. Aquaculture will play an ever more important role in the future seafood supply to secure per capita consumption. 

AquaVision is established as a world-class aquaculture conference that attracts 400 top decision makers from the industry to Stavanger every second year. 

Scheduled for June 11–13 , this ninth AquaVision conference brings a wide range of speakers from all continents and to provide delegates with a wide combination of information and opinion.


More detailed information about AquaVision 2012, speakers, topics and networking opportunities, can be found at www.aquavision.org.

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