10-14 June 2019 | Shangri-La Hotel | Bangkok, Thailand

Schedule at a Glance

2019 Schedule at a Glance

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*Schedule subject to change.

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10 June 2019

13:00 – 17:30 | 

Seminar: Amplifying Worker Voice: Integrating Worker Engagement Approaches for Ethical Supply Chain Management

Facilitator: Aurora Alifano, FishWise
Room: Grand Ballroom
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17:30 – 19:30 | 

Welcome Reception

Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer

Reception Host

11 June 2019

9:00 – 9:15 | 

Summit Welcome and Introduction

Presenter: To be announced
Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

9:15 – 9:45 | 

Keynote: The Human Face of Sustainability: Empowering Fishers, Farmers, and Workers

Moderator: Paul Rice, Fair Trade USA
Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

9:45 – 10:45 | 

Plenary: Being Inclusive Without Being Exclusive: How to Make Supply Chains Work for Everyone

Moderator: Sarah Hogan, David and Lucille Packard Foundation
Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

10:45 – 11:00 | 

Plenary Q & A

Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

11:00 – 11:30 | 

Networking Break

11:30 – 12:30 | 

Plenary: The Economics of Sustainability in Asia

Moderator: Julie Qiu, Australis Aquaculture
Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

12:30 – 12:45 | 

Plenary Q & A

Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

12:45 – 14:15 | 

Lunch – Volti (Level 2) & Shang Palace (Level 3)

14:15 – 14:30 | 


Presented by: Dr. Adisorn Promthep, Director-General of the Department of Fisheries, Thailand
Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

14:30 – 15:30 | 

Plenary: Out of the Shadows: Combatting IUU Fishing through A Rapid Increase in Transparency

Moderator: Steve Trent, Environmental Justice Foundation
Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

15:30 – 15:45 | 

Plenary Q & A

Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

15:45 – 16:15 | 

Group Discussion

Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

16:15 – 16:45 | 

Networking Break

16:45 – 17:15 | 

Wrap-up & Seafood Champion Awards Winners Announcement

Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

18:00 – 20:00 | 

Seafood Champion Awards Reception

Location: Shangri-La Pool

Exclusive Sponsor

12 June 2019

7:00 – 10:45 |

Field Trips:

Offsite Field Trip: Thailand Department of Fisheries Monitoring Center

Join fellow Summit attendees for a visit to the Thailand Department of Fisheries monitoring center (FMC). The FMC is the principal unit for monitoring and surveillance of Thai fishing vessels fishing in Thai waters and beyond. The FMC monitors the activities of fishing vessels through the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and supports inspection and enforcement activities by supplying intelligence and providing support to the various involved agencies. The FMC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Field trip is free and limited to 30 people. Sign up through registration.

Questions? Please contact Aly Stanton – astanton@divcom.com.

Offsite Field Trip: Thai Union Innovation Center

Sponsored by Thai Union
Join fellow Summit attendees for a visit to the Thai Union Global Innovation Center which is driven by a deep exploration of outside-the-box ideas, and a culture of challenging assumptions and intensive problem solving. There will be a walking tour around the center penthouse and the basement of the building. Attendees will also see the pilot plant where Thai Union is testing innovations in semi-manufacturing scale. Field trip is free and limited to 30 people. Sign up through registration.

Questions? Please contact Aly Stanton – astanton@divcom.com.

8:45 – 10:45 |


Workshop: Money Matters: How Do We Pay for Social and Environmental Sustainability?

Facilitator: Rui Bing Zheng, Fair Trade USA

Workshop: On the Frontlines: How Multi-Sector Partnerships can Strengthen Maritime Security and Advance Environmentally and Socially Responsible Seafood

Facilitator: NMIO

Workshop: Building Momentum for FIPs in SE Asia

Moderator: Geoffrey Muldoon, World Wildlife Fund

10:45 – 11:00 |

Networking Break

11:00 – 12:00 |

Plenary: Seafood Companies & a “DIY” Approach to Sustainability

Moderator: Richard Boot, FishChoice
Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

12:00 – 12:15 |

Plenary Q & A

Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

12:15 – 13:45 |

Lunch – Volti (Level 2) & Shang Palace (Level 3)

13:45 – 15:00 |

Breakout Sessions: 

Workshop: Advancing Human Rights in Responsible Aquaculture

Facilitator: Avery Siciliano, Global Aquaculture Alliance

True Facts or Fake News? Monitoring and Verification in the Data-Driven Future of Seafood

Moderator: David Schorr, World Wildlife Fund

13:45 – 16:30 |

Sponsored Session: Risk and Recovery – Financing the Transition to Sustainable Seafood Production

Facilitators: Darian McBain, Thai Union and Lucy Holmes, WWF


Exclusive Sponsor

15:00 – 15:30 |

Networking Break

15:30 – 16:30 |

Breakout Sessions:

The Power of Collaboration in Driving Improvements in Feed Fisheries Through FIPs

Moderator: Libby Woodhatch, IFFO RS

Leading the Way Through Collaboration – How Organizations Work Together to Drive Positive Change

Moderator: John Connelly, National Fisheries Institute

16:45 – 17:45 |

Breakout Sessions:

Tackling Marine Debris Across Southeast Asia

Moderator: Dominic Thomson, EJF

Ingraining Sustainability in the USA Brand – Working Together for Shared Market Success in Southeast Asia

Moderator: Susan Marks, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)

Incentivizing Sustainable Seafood at the Ecosystem Scale: Exploring Jurisdictional Approaches

Moderator: Dane Klinger, Conservation International

18:00 – 20:00 |

Sponsored Session: Social Responsibility Spotlight: Meet a Community of Action

Facilitator: Jen Cole, FishWise

13 June 2019

9:00 – 10:00 |

Breakout Sessions:

Overcoming Barriers to Change Within Fishery Management Systems

Moderator: Patrick Caleo, Marine Stewardship Council

Work in Fishing from the Far End of the Supply Chain

Moderator: Jason Judd, International Labour Organization

GSSI: Benchmarking and Beyond

Moderator: Herman Wisse, Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

10:00 – 10:30 |

Networking Break

10:30 – 11:45 |

Breakout Sessions:

Innovation in Action: the Journey towards Incorporating Novel Feed Ingredients and Engaging Consumers

Moderator: Zuridah Merican, Aquaculture Asia Pacific Magazine

Unlocking Value in Seafood Supply Chains to Connect to New Markets

Moderator: Corey Peet, The Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative (ASIC)

New Opportunities for Using Certification and Ratings to Accelerate Fisheries and Aquaculture Improvements

Moderator: Chris Ninnes, Aquaculture Stewardship Council

Ethical Worker Recruitment - Four Perspectives

11:45 – 13:15 |

Lunch – Volti (Level 2) & Shang Palace (Level 3)

13:15 – 14:15 |

The Seafood Collaboration Project Presentations

Recognizing, Rewarding, and Celebrating Collaboration in Seafood
Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

14:15 – 14:30 |

Presentation Q & A

Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

14:15 – 14:30 |

Closing Remarks

Room: Grand Ballroom II & III

14:30 – 15:30 |

Closing Reception

14 June 2019

7:00 – 17:00 |

Samut Sakhom PIPO Center Visit and Processing Plant Field Trip**


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**There are additional costs to participate in the field trip.

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