April 27, 2009
European Tuna Conference 2009 - Brussels, Belgium
The 2nd European Tuna Conference will take place on April 27, 2009 in Brussels, Belgium, just one day before the world's largest seafood show, European Seafood Exposition.
Organized by Atuna.com, in cooperation with INFOFISH, The European Tuna Conference 2009 will bring together leading raw material suppliers, fishing companies, tuna processors, brands, distributors and traders, as well as retailers and bankers to debate and discuss the challenges and opportunities within the tuna industry.
The conference is aimed at the tuna professionals who deal with the production, packing, import/export, marketing and distribution of fresh, frozen and canned tuna to and within the European Market.
Speakers will present the latest issues in the tuna industry. The program is divided in five topics, with the following presentations:
I. Morning Session: RAW MATERIAL SUPPLY & STATE OF THE STOCKS
“Current State Of The World Tuna Stocks"
“How Will The Tuna Industry Contribute To Sustainability”
“Walking The Talk: Pathway To Sustainable And Equitable Tuna Fisheries”
II. Late Morning Session: MARKETING & IMPACT OF CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE TUNA PRODUCTS
“Being The First MSC Approved Tuna Fisheries – Our Experiences”
“The Pro’s And Con’s of MSC Certification In Daily Business”
III. Afternoon Session: ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES FOR THE TUNA INDUSTRY IN A TIME OF ECONOMIC DOWNTURN
“The Future Of Tuna – An Indication Based On Recent Investments”
“Dynamics And Strategic Choices In A New Environment”
“Is There Still Volume Growth In The European Tuna Market? With Special Reference To The Present Crisis”
IV. Mid Afternoon Session: MARKET TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS THROUGHOUT THE TUNA SUPPLY CHAIN
“Consumer Trends. The Views Of A Pan-European Retailer”
“The European Canned Tuna Industry”
“Cost Challenges For The Tuna Fleet”
“Reducing Bycatches In Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries On FADs”
V. Late Afternoon Session: REGIONAL MARKET OVERVIEW & COST CONCERNS
“UK Tuna Market: How Do We Maximize The Value In Our Supply Chains”
“The Tuna Can Lives On, Through Sunshine And Rain”
In addition, the European Tuna Awards 2009 ceremony for the following categories will be held during the Conference: “Most Innovative Tuna Product”, “Best Quality Tuna Product” and “Best Tuna TV Commercial”. All European tuna processing, marketing, distribution companies and supermarkets are invited to submit their tuna product for the competition.
The registration rate is EUR 395 (+VAT).
The fee includes one full day conference at the Sheraton Brussels Hotel, with coffee & refreshment breaks, as well as a midday business luncheon and an evening network cocktail party. The delegate’s will receive a Conference Kit with full documentation, as well as a CD-rom containing all the conference papers.
Registration + detailed information are available at: www.europeantunaconference.com
Contact: Atuna B.V. email@example.com