Day 2 round-up: Community, spirit and passion
The second day of OMC Asia was characterised by even more knowledge sharing and an interactive session on technology, which featured both Pechakucha style presentations and an interactive break out session.
Matt Brooker of The Fishin’ Company kicked off the presentations for day two, plunging the audience into a frank discussion on the market requirements imposed by consumers which all producers should be aware of.
It was evident that it’s not just about certifications and labels, but instead, public perception and demographic which play a big part in consumer choice.
Following the presentations on marketing and production came an interactive session moderated by Patrick White, a senior aquaculture consultant with many years of experience. After a selection of plenary and Pechakucha presentations, the audience took the time to answer some key questions which were applied to the Asian region in particular, such as species selection, cage size and market choices. This session provided the perfect opportunity for members of the audience from different companies and backgrounds to work together.
The second day of OMC finished with the hotly anticipated investment session and presentations from nutrition experts. These two sessions helped to bring the programme, and the knowledge that it provided, full circle and gave attendees a comprehensive insight into the industry.
Marianne Rasmussen Coulling, Events Director at Mercator Media, brought the first Offshore Mariculture Asia to a close and made reference to the “community, spirit and passion to make this happen”. This positive ethos which surrounds the conference sets it up nicely for a potential return to the region in 2020.