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Plenary: Retail Trends and Consumption Promotion

Grilled shrimp on plates
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Part I: Retail Trends

In a Keynote address, Rabobank will shed a bigger picture light on the current macroeconomic situation and how this is impacting markets and decision-making in the shrimp sector.

From here, we’ll move closer to how producer and buyer strategies are responding to market expectations and regulations. Thai Union will explain how they have updated their holistic 2030 sustainability strategy and the implications for shrimp. Following this, Brett Dodge will take a deeper dive into human rights due diligence work in shrimp supply chains, sharing work carried out on behalf of major retailers.

In the panel discussion to follow, speakers will be joined by leading retailer representatives who will elaborate on how shoppers’ expectations are evolving, the role of regulations and how both influence their shrimp sourcing policies.

Part II: Consumption Promotion

After the break, we will return to the topic of the opening session—what is the best way of promoting shrimp consumption globally? We’ll hear back from the strategic marketing consultant on the insights gained during the Forum regarding the narrative. What is the importance of collaborating on marketing as a sector, even though the sector is in heavy weather, and how can we do that? This and other questions will feature in a closing panel discussing promotion of shrimp.
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).

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Changes—key macro trends that will shape your business

Presented by Jan Lambregts, Head of RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets, Rabobank

Thai Union’s SeaChange 2030: Our approach to responsible shrimp and implications across the supply chain

Presented by Adam Brennan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Thai Union

Human rights impact assessment in Asia and Latam and what buyers can do in their sourcing

Presented by Brett Dodge, Lead, Human Rights in Agriculture and Food Systems, Ergon Associates


Panel discussion: Influences on retail sourcing


David Parker, Head of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sainsbury's

Moritz Konz, Corporate Responsibility Manager Fish & Seafood, Aldi Süd

Soojeong Lee, Seafood Buyer, Emart

Adam Brennan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Thai Union

Brett Dodge, Lead, Human Rights in Agriculture and Food Systems, Ergon Associates

Coffee break
Narrative for global shrimp promotion—insights gained

Q&A with Arnd Jan Gulmans, Consultant, Gulmans


How to collaborate on marketing?

Q&A with Chris Ninnes, Chairman, Global Shrimp Forum Foundation

Panel discussion: Shrimp consumption promotion—the way forward


Allan Cooper, Corporate Business & Value Creation Director, Vitapro

David Castro, CEO, Manta Bay Seafood

Linda Lai Cornish, Founder & President, Seafood Nutrition Partnership

Arnd Jan Gulmans, Consultant, Gulmans

Chris Ninnes, Chairman, Global Shrimp Forum Foundation

Closing remarks and event closure
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