INDUSTRY EVENTS: PREVIEW INDUSTRY EVENTST he AQUA events are co- What can participants organised by EAS and expect to see and do? WAS every 6 years. AQUA This is the biggest general aqua-2012 succeeds the 2006 event in culture event so participants can Florence, Italy and the 2000 event expect to see a lot. There will be held in Nice, France. The event almost 600 oral presentations and comprises an international sci- 400 posters on display as well as entific conference, an interna- 90 trade booths and numerous tional trade exhibition, work- workshops. There will also be the shops for aquaculture producers, opportunity to go on farm tours in forums organised by students and the Czech Republic. by the European Commission I’ve been to Prague a few times Directorate General for research in the course of organising AQUA and many other workshops and 2012 and before. It really is a beau-meetings. tiful city, with many things to do The overall theme for this year’s and see. Hotels and restaurants are meeting is ‘Global Aquaculture: plentiful and not expensive. . Securing our future’. With so many industry AQUA 2012 Presentations by the two plenary speakers, Petter Arnesen shows, why should peopleand Geoff Allan, will provide attend AQUA 2012?industry and science perspectives There’s increasing competition on the different aspects of the between industry shows and scien-theme, which has obvious impli- tific conferences but AQUA 2012 cations for global and regional Who is the event aimed at? of the AQUA 2012 theme, while has developed something different. It food security and aquaculture AQUA 2012 is a global aquac- Geoff Allan, of the Depar tment brings together both of these elements trade. It also refers to economic ulture event so it is aimed at the of Primary Industries in Australia and shows how aquaculture is devel-and environmental sustainability global aquaculture community. This and who is a past president of the oping across disciplines, so that people and the image of aquaculture includes scientists, producers, sup- World Aquaculture Society, will working in one research area or sector activities. pliers and policy makers and legis- focus on the scientific perspectives can listen to sessions on other disci- lators who want the latest scientific of the theme. plines and activities. In short, it gives a data and to take part in all of the discussions and networking that are the ‘core’ of these events. We expect around 2,000 participants from 60 countries to be with us in Prague in September. What are the themes of AQUA 2012? There are different ways of Visit us atAlistair Lane, Executive Director, interpreting the theme, ‘Global booth 47European Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture: Secur ing our explains the history of AQUA events future’. and what’s going on at AQUA 2012 One way is food security. This is an issue for developing coun-Tell us about AQUA 2012 tries but also for the USA and The European Aquaculture Europe because they rely heavily Society (EAS) is one of the two on imports.co-organisers of AQUA 2012. It The event will also look at the incorporates the EAS “Aquaculture image and perception of aquac- The best balanceEurope” and the WAS “World ulture. It is generally positive, but For close to 30 years, we have been striving to bring you the bestAquaculture” events. In addition, the actual production activities of balance between dry diets and live food, between market needsthe University of South Bohemia is the sector are not generally well- and innovation, between consistency and high quality. It is what makes us unique and your most reliableour local organising partner. AQUA understood by consumers. partner in today’s market.2012 is the third AQUA event, suc- AQUA 2012 will also address ceeding meetings in Florence in the management of resources - 2006 and Nice in 2000. notably water and feeds – but In Prague, we hope to build on the also human and market resources successes of previous events, with with an emphasis on education high participation, good science, a and managing knowledge. This well-attended trade event and gen- brings us to the plenary speakers: erally favourable perception from Petter Arnesen of Marine Harvest attendees. will give an industry perspective shapingaquaculturetogether July-August 2012 | InternAtIonAl AquAFeed | 43
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