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Plenary: Opening and inspiration

Scope /
This year we start the Global Shrimp Forum with a plenary opening session on the 5th of September. We do this to already get you inspired and going on the 5th of September and have more space for deep content on the 6th and 7th of September. During this session, we will have representatives of some of the largest feed companies, producers, and buyers on stage who will share their vision about the latest status of the industry with you. We hope you leave the room energized and inspired and after crossing the hall to the welcome reception we hope you enjoy a drink, something to eat, and a good chat with old and new friends.
Melanie Siggs
/ Melanie Siggs

Melanie Siggs has worked internationally in strategic roles for both commercial and NGO organisations across the food and timber sectors. She has specialised in fisheries and aquaculture over the past 14 years. She is a consultant to the Global Seafood Alliance, Vice President of The Centre for Responsible Seafood and an Advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Ocean Program ‘Friends of Ocean Action’. Melanie is a former Special Adviser to HRH The Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit. Melanie is a frequent speaker on sustainable seafood and a regular facilitator for UN FAO, The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, OECD, World Economic Forum, and The Economist.

She is an Honorary Professor of the Heriot Watt University and holds an MSc in Responsibility & Business Practice (Bath).

Program /
An interview with the Chair of the Global Shrimp Forum Foundation

Interviewee: Chris Ninnes, Chairperson, Global Shrimp Forum Foundation

Effectively Promoting Global Shrimp Consumption

Global Shrimp Forum Foundation issued a study that looked into how to promote global shrimp consumption globally. How can we increase the size of the pie instead of competing for pieces of the pie amongst each other? Is there one narrative that all producers can connect to and use to start creating a common voice about shrimp consumption globally? During this presentation, our strategic marketing consultant will present his initial findings and highlight the questions he hopes to answer during the event.

Speaker: TBA

Industry Leadership Panel


Helene Ziv-Douki, President and Group Leader, Cargill Aqua Nutrition

Sandro Coglitore Castillo, General Manager, Omarsa

Rajagopal Choudary Chitturi, Chairman, Devi Fisheries

Other panelists TBA


Closing remarks and welcome reception