Grain & Maritime Days in Odessa

The conference Grain & Maritime Days has already proved itself as one of the most effective information and networking platforms which annually draws together in Odessa nearly 500 top executives, key managers of the companies of grain and marine businesses, agricultural enterprises, logistics, world-class experts, representatives of international industry organizations and associations from more than 30 countries.

Timing of the conference is one of the most important points – almost at the edge of two marketing seasons, when analysts can announce their forecasts of a new harvest, and discuss new expected market trends, and significant factors, with much greater confidence.

Extended format of the conference in 2017 will provide additional opportunities to participants to get the maximum level of information services from the organizers.


Key topics:

  • Macroeconomic situation and its impact on the global agricultural market. Realities of the Ukrainian agro-industrial complex in the short term
  • Tendencies of the global grain market in 2017/18 MY: key players, alignment of forces, competition rates
  • Prospective sales markets for Ukrainian grains and by-products
  • New requirements of buyers to the seller of grains

Quality factor and its impact on

  • competitiveness of the global market
  • India and its role as player on the global grain market: imports vs. exports
  • Ukraine & China: prospects and conditions for further development of trading relations in the agrarian sector
  • Logistics of the Ukrainian grain market – constraining or further development factor
  • Renaissance river infrastructure: from theory into practice
  • Dynamics of the port infrastructure and grain shipment
  • Features of grain transportation by the Black Sea

To date, time is very valuable, and one needs to use every minute with maximum efficiency.

5 conference days in May in Odessa, focusing on the grain and marine businesses, is a unique opportunity to gain not only knowledge, relevant information, communicate with partners and competitors, but also receive many positive emotions!

For further details please call +380676342605 or email

UzAgroExpo 2017 13th International Exhibition

The 13th international Exhibition of Agriculture – ‘UzAgroExpo’ will take place at the NEC ‘Uzexpocentre’ in the Central pavilion №1 from 22 to 24 November 2017.

The exhibition ‘UzAgroExpo’ is the largest industry event of the fall season in Uzbekistan.

Participants of the exhibition ‘UzAgroExpo’ are companies and organisations, specialising in the production and sale of modern agricultural equipment and spare parts, equipment, technologies and materials for crop production, livestock, veterinary, processing, transportation and storage of crop products and livestock.

The exhibition is an effective tool for the development of agriculture of Uzbekistan by attracting modern technology, production and equipment.

For further details please call + 998 71 238 59 88 or email

Priorities for UK fisheries policy – sustainability, trade, access and funding


Guest of Honour: 

Nigel Gooding, Deputy Director, Fisheries and Conservation, Defra

This seminar will consider the priorities for UK and devolved Governments in developing a post-Brexit fisheries management regime which supports the fishing industry and coastal communities, the marine environment, and the wider food sector.

Delegates will assess priorities for the UK’s negotiating strategy as it moves away from the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), looking at options for a new allocation mechanism for quota shares after Brexit, access arrangements to Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) with neighbouring countries, and the application of import and export tariffs within the EU market.

The agenda will also bring out latest thinking on issues highlighted in the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee fisheries inquiry, including new trading relations with non-EU markets, enhancing quality and value of catch, protecting marine security and developing aquaculture, driving domestic consumption of seafood products, investment in new technologies and infrastructure, and income and employment challenges for the UK workforce.

For further details please call +01344 864796 or email

Livestock Taiwan Expo 2017

Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum, Taiwan’s 1st International Exhibition and Forum, focuses on the rapidly developing field of agricultural technologies in Asia. It will be held on 28-30 September 2017 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall. With Livestock & Aquaculture Expo & Forum being held concurrently, the event is positioned to be a one-stop comprehensive international B2B trading platform.

For further details please call Ms Sophia Lu +886-2-2738 3898 or email

Aquaculture Taiwan 2017

Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum, Taiwan’s 1st International Exhibition and Forum, focuses on the rapidly developing field of agricultural technologies in Asia. It will be held on 28-30 September 2017 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall. With Livestock & Aquaculture Expo & Forum being held concurrently, the event is positioned to be a one-stop comprehensive international B2B trading platform.

For further details please call Ms Sophia Lu +886-2-2738 3898 or email

Bridge2Food – 7th Sports & Active Nutrition Summit 2017

Meet and learn from business leaders from around the world on the current and future business and innovation developments in sports and active nutrition. The Summit will address the latest challenges for the manufacturing industry, retail and research. 


IPACK-IMA is the fair specializing in food and non-food processing and packaging.

Technology innovation and internationality are the watchwords for the 2018 edition, which benefits from new strategic partnerships (Fiera MilanoUCIMA) as well as specific development and promotional plans.

In addition, “THE INNOVATION ALLIANCE” is also slated to debut: five synergic exhibitions offering a top-level, rich, comprehensive product and service display to attract an increasing number of international buyers and best develop both exhibitors’ and visitors’ business.

The 24th edition of IPACK-IMA features a new, more functional visit experience, structured according to the target markets of attending companies in order to optimize and fully meet the expectations of the event’s participants.


interpack is the essential event for the food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sectors. No other trade fair in the world presents the entire supply chain. At no other trade fair does the packaging industry provide all sectors with tailored solutions and innovative designs based on such a variety of materials, and it is, of course, THE event for the packaging industry.
Processing and packaging. Distribution, consumer protection and protection against product piracy. Protection against contamination, deterioration or damage and for proper handling – the challenges are huge and only an overall approach can meet the demands set by old and new markets, social change, evolving consumer habits and rapidly developing trends and ensure success across the board.

Aquaculture UK Conference 2017

Bringing together individuals and organisations from across the industry to take a refreshing and exciting look at the issues to be addressed in the further development of the UK aquaculture industry. Sessions will be delivered by a mix of Aquaculture experts, vets, scientists plus respected key players from industry.


Tuesday 13 June 2017

5pm – 8pm Registration Open
6pm – 8pm Evening Welcome Reception

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Wednesday 14 June 2017
Day 1: Wednesday 14 June 2017: Accelerating innovation
Registration opens9.00am
Welcome & Keynote address

Session One: Production innovation
Chair: Herve Migaud, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling
The future for commercial-scale RAS systems in salmon
IMTA: what the UK aquaculture industry needs to know
Adam Hughes, Scottish Association for Marine Science
Innovations in molluscan shellfish farming
Diversification of farmed species in the UK: what is the evidence for success or failure?
Andrew Davie, University of Stirling
Coffee Break
Session Two: Practical breeding and genetics for the aquaculture industry
Chair: Ross Houston, Roslin Institute
Fish breeding: what’s it all about?
John Wooliams, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Industry applications of new innovations in finfish breeding and genetics
Morten Rye, Akvaforsk Genetics Centre
Industry applications of new innovations in shellfish breeding and genetics
Tom Ashton, Xelect
New breeding technologies, including gene editing
Simon Lillico, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Lunch Break
Session Three:  Health and welfare of fish and shellfish in culture
Chair: Chris Secombes, University of Aberdeen
New and emerging finfish disease: what industry needs to know
Hamish Rodger, Fish Vet Group
New and emerging shellfish disease: what industry needs to know
Grant Stentiford, CEFAS
Innovation in prevention and treatment methods (including sea lice)
Iain Berrill, Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation
What support do fish farmers have for tackling disease?
Charles Allan, Marine Science Scotland
 Coffee Break
Session Four: Innovations in finfish nutrition and feed technology
Chair: Simon Davies, Harper Adams University
New developments in salmon and trout nutrition
Matthew Sprague, University of Stirling
Active ingredients / supplements / functional / pre and probiotics in finfish nutrition
Fish oil / fish meal: world supply and current status
The economics of feeding your fish
Neil Auchterlonie, Technical Director IFFO, The Marine Ingredients Organisation
Session Five: Finance
Macro industry factors and outlook for key aquaculture sectors
Gorjan Nikolik, Rabobank
Day One Sessions End
Drinks Reception
Conference Dinner & Marine Awards Launch
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Thursday 15 June 2017
Day 2: Thursday 15 June 2017: Working together
Registration open
Session One: Skills development, education and training: what is the industry looking for?
Chair: Neil Hazon, University of St Andrews
Setting the scene / Scoping of skills
Martin Haynes, Pisces Learning Innovations
Followed by nine short presentations from a variety of industry-focussed training providers and a 30-minute panel discussion
Coffee Break
Session Two: Networking and knowledge exchange  
Chair: Carlos Garcia de Leaniz, University of Swansea
Introduction to the session: Pulling down the Aquaculture Babel Tower: what do different aquaculture actors want?
Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz, University of Swansea
The Producers’ viewpoint
The Researchers’ viewpoint
The Regulators’ and Funders viewpoint
The Consumers’ and Retailers’ viewpoint
Lunch Break
Four breakout sessions running simultaneously, focussing on 
1.       Producers
2.       Researchers
3.       Consumers
4.       Regulators and Funders
Questions will be addressed in the individual sessions to identify the barriers to collaboration and establish synergistic opportunities to grow the industry.
Coffee Break
Summary of breakout session conclusions, Open discussion (Q&A) and key take home messages
Close of conference