Events and insight for sustainability

Sustainable seafood

Sustainable seafood

How business can manage global risk and collaborate to drive effective change

May 24th -25th 2016, Pew Conference Center, Washington, DC

This conference will bring together brands and large companies, suppliers, government, inter-governmental agencies, NGOs and advocates to debate progress on ocean and marine life sustainability, and to discuss how to practically improve corporate actions, footprints and supply chain engagement.

Get insight into:

  • A changing seafood industry – Explore the pressures for reform, and hear NGO perspectives on the benefits of adapting business
  • How business is responding – How do leading brands and retailers build alternative business cases? How do suppliers engage their own supply chain to find solutions for transparency and traceability?

The event will feature focused debates on: 

  • Traceability and transparency – practical steps for seafood companies to tackle IUU.
  • Emerging threats – learn how retailers, big seafood companies and FMCG businesses are responding to them.
  • Innovation – from tracking technologies to biotechnology.
  • Aquaculture – can it help feed a rising population while protecting biodiversity, fish stocks and the environment?
  • Tackling human rights issues in seafood supply chains – how do leading companies engage with suppliers to develop collaborative action plans targeting human and labour rights issues?
  • Beyond certification – a critical analysis of certification and its limits: understand the benefits and challenges, and learn how to avoid classic pitfalls.

Skills to take back to the office:

  • Make collaboration and engagement happen  Practical steps to empoweryour business to counter illegal fishing and avoid critical supply risks  
  • Educating consumers – Make informed choices in uniting seafood brands and their suppliers, to develop more sustainable practices and also engage consumers and relevant stakeholders

Speakers include

Jose Villalon

Jose Villalon

corporate sustainability director


Adam Reyer

Adam Reyer

project director for Global Fishing Watch


John Hocevar

John Hocevar

oceans campaign director


Jonathan Curto

Jonathan Curto

sustainability coordinator

Tri Marine

Kathryn Novak

Kathryn Novak

global director, buyer engagement

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Katelin Kennedy

Katelin Kennedy

senior manager, corporate responsibility and sustainability

Hilton Worldwide

Who will attend? 

Senior executives from supply chain, sourcing, sustainability, public affairs and corporate affairs and communications. Seafood and marine conservation NGOs, certification bodies, experts from academic, governmental and science areas. 

 What’s different about this conference?

1)     We’re highly business focused. Lots of events are about policy and academic studies. We look at solving problems via how companies make sourcing and traceability decisions.

2)     We bring big companies and the challenging campaigners together. We believe this helps produce insight and drive solutions.

3)     We provide genuine debate. We don’t do waffle, PPT or corporate videos. We do this via short sharp debate sessions, Q&As and facilitated dialogue.

4)     We’re completely pragmatic and solutions focused. We don’t allow our events to get bogged down in overly technical arguments.

5)     We’re global. We work in Europe, the US and Asia and our agendas reflect global trends and bring in companies from emerging markets.

6)     We’re highly connected with big business. We have a database of more than 20,000 executives all focused on sustainable business. We bring new parties to traditional areas in a different style. 

So, how do we make the seafood industry a sustainable industry?

If you are looking to learn more about how business can manage global risk and collaborate effectively for sustainable improvements, then this is the forum for you. For further information on our expert speakers and detailed agenda, download the brochure on the right hand side.

For any further questions or queries, or if you'd like to be involved in this event, please get in touch:

Charlenne Ordonez
+ 44 (0) 203 780 7433 

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