The Return of the Global Shrimp Forum

More details are released in advance of the highly anticipated event.

Following a hugely successful debut, the Global Shrimp Forum
returns next week, and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The forum will be held
at the Van der Valk Hotel in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from 5th to 7th September. The event

has proved to be incredibly popular, with the majority of ticket packages sold out. A limited
number of late-bird tickets are available to purchase here.

An impressive programme of speakers and panellists has been confirmed for this year’s
event. The 110-strong cohort of speakers featured includes industry leaders like Rajagopal
Choudary Chitturi, Chairman of Devi Fisheries, Adam Brennan, Chief Sustainability Officer at

Thai Union; and Gibran Huzaifah, Founder and CEO of eFishery.

There is an inspiring line-up for the breakout sessions, which will feature industry leaders
such as Carlos Miranda, General Manager of Skretting Ecuador; ,Diego Xavier Illingworth
Torres, CEO of the National Aquaculture Group from Saudi Arabia; and Japanese Shrimp
Buyer Hidetami Haruta of Maruha Nichiro. Representatives from the Food Safety Authority
of the EU and the National Fisheries Institute of the US will give a regulatory update.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss developments in technology and
innovation in the shrimp industry, with a designated session chaired by ThinkAqua’s Anton
Immik. The full programme, including all confirmed speakers, and panellists, can be found

Following the ground-breaking discussions at the forum last year, the Global Shrimp Forum
Foundation (GSFF) has also funded a study about how to promote global shrimp
consumption. The preliminary results of the study will be presented during the Opening and
Inspiration plenary session, and will be debated and discussed throughout the forum.
Willem van der Pijl, joint founder of the Global Shrimp Forum and speaker at this year’s
Shrimp Trade Statistics seminar, said, “Last year’s inaugural event was hugely successful,
and marked the first truly global opportunity for people throughout the sector to come
together and discuss key common issues. We are delighted that the event is returning next
week with such an exciting and thought-provoking programme. I very much look forward to
speaking this year and meeting with delegates from across the globe”.

With almost 40 sponsors on board for this year’s event, and over 520 industry members
registered to attend, the Second Annual Global Shrimp Forum is set to be a great success.

View the full list of sponsors here, or visit our partner website to grab one of the final tickets for the event.