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TARS 2022 back in person with a focus on Asian aquafeed industry

TARS 2022 with the theme Aquafeeds: A New Equilibrium will take place as an in-person event in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam from October 5-6, 2022.  

TARS 2022 back in person with a focus on Asian aquafeed industry

April 22, 2022

Asia’s aquafeed industry is facing unprecedented challenges arising not only from the pandemic but also global trends, such as rising prices of major feed ingredients and high freight charges, leading to a push to use more sustainable feed ingredients. The ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict is creating more pressure on supply and energy costs.  

Just as critical is the need to future-proof the industry for the next decade, among them with sustainable feeds to meet consumer demand and reduce its carbon footprint.

“Particularly for the aquafeed sector, these supply chain disruptions and inflationary pressures are forcing feed millers to constantly look at alternatives ranging from novel feed to raising feed prices,” said Zuridah Merican, PhD, editor of Aqua Culture Asia Pacific and chair of TARS 2022. “In Asia, where the aquafeed industry actively supports the growth of the farming sector, the situation has been difficult.”

The Aquaculture Roundtable Series® (TARS) 2022 seeks to help the aquafeed industry and other stakeholders navigate these challenges to find a new equilibrium between feed costs and feed efficiency. TARS 2022 with the theme Aquafeeds: A New Equilibrium is an in-person event that will take place in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam from October 5-6, 2022.  

TARS 2022 will review the state of the global aquafeed industry and Vietnam’s successful growth in this sector, as well as strategies to improve feed efficiency; functional feeds and nutrition and health interventions; uptake of novel feed ingredients and additives; smart feed management; risk management and sustainability issues to meet the relevant United Nations Sustainability Development Goals.

As with the past ten years, a host of international and industry experts will facilitate the plenary and interactive breakout roundtables sessions and panel discussions that have become hallmarks of this critical series. The Hard Talk with Business Leaders will debate cost challenges for the industry’s adoption of novel feed ingredients.

“Our role at this TARS is to bring all stakeholders together to deliberate, collaborate and recalibrate efforts to meet current and future challenges,” Merican added.

TARS 2022 is the ideal platform for networking and dialogue among Asia’s key players in the shrimp and freshwater and marine fish aquaculture sectors. As with the previous TARS in 2019 which also focused on the aquafeed industry, the target audience will be CEOs, feed millers, farmers and integrators, processors, nutritionists, formulators, feed ingredient, additive and equipment suppliers, industry leaders, marketers, institutional researchers, academicians, government and non-government organizations, and other stakeholders in the aquaculture supply chain.

TARS 2022 is organized by Aqua Culture Asia Pacific and Corporate Media Services with support from industry sponsors that include INVE Aquaculture, Diamond V, BioMar, Phibro, Adisseo and Grobest.

For more information and updates, visit tarsaquaculture.com .

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