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Sir Bob Geldof to Speak at AquaVision 2014

31 January 2014

Sir Bob Geldof has been announced as one of the main speakers at AquaVision 2014.

“His presentations are highly provocative, uplifting and inspiring. Sir Bob motivates audiences through his own personal experiences, the lessons learned from Live Aid as well as from building successful commercial businesses. At the conference we will explore ways in which aquaculture can contribute sustainably to feeding the planet’s growing population,” said Viggo Halseth, COO of Nutreco Aquaculture.

AquaVision is an established, world-class aquaculture conference that attracts a diverse range of stakeholders from across the aquaculture industry to Stavanger, Norway, every two years and will do so again 16-18 June 2014.

The conference, organised by Skretting and its parent company Nutreco since 1996, is internationally recognised as an important meeting place for some 450 participants from more than 35 countries.

According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), current global food production needs to increase 70 per cent by 2050 in order to feed two billion additional people. The growth of aquaculture will become an increasingly important part of that future food supply, while paying particular attention to environmental concerns.

The biggest challenges in the world today can only be overcome when the big players – governments, corporations and NGOs – find a way to work together strategically. Sir Bob Geldof will delve into this topic in his keynote speech at AquaVision 2014.

The theme for AquaVision 2014 is ‘Meeting tomorrow today’, and the two-day programme will discuss three main topics: “Feeding nine billion people”, “The blue revolution” and “Beyond tomorrow”.


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