The theme for AquaVision 2018 is ‘Meeting tomorrow today’ and the two-day programme will focus on two main topics: “The blue revolution” and “Beyond tomorrow”. According to FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), global food production needs to increase by 70% by 2050. The growth within aquaculture can contribute a significant portion of that future food supply. The conference will explore ways in which aquaculture can contribute to feeding the growing world population in a sustainable way.
AquaVision is a world-class aquaculture business conference that attracts a diverse range of stakeholders to Stavanger every two years and will do so again from 11-13 June 2018. The conference, organised by Skretting and its parent company Nutreco since 1996, has established itself as an important meeting place for some 400 participants from around 40 countries.
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, will be the keynote speaker at AquaVision 2018 in Stavanger, Norway. Mr Ban will directly address the food security challenges of the coming decades.
This year, Ban Ki-moon will contribute with his knowledge and experience on global food security for a growing population. Mr Ban was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving two consecutive terms, from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2016. As Secretary-General, he focused on mobilising world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water.
The ocean covers more than 70 percent of the surface of our planet and the vast ocean depth represents the world’s last frontier. Some 90 percent of the ocean has not yet been explored and offer countless opportunities if managed sustainably. At AquaVisision in June, Nina Jensen’s speech is titled “From understanding to solutions: A global rescue operation for the ocean”.
Nina Jensen is the CEO of X Four-10, the company currently building REV – the world’s largest research and expedition vessel. REV’s generalised goal is to enhance our understanding of, and search for more sustainable and environmentally sustainable solutions for, the world’s oceans.
The event will feature exceptional speakers who will provide their insights and expertise to the delegates. Complete program can be accessed at www.aquavision.org