2018 Program*

TARS 2018 features a vibrant speaker program that will address a range of topics, from the current state of Asia’s shrimp aquaculture industry, to new approaches for improving shrimp production, higher level of control, productivity and cost efficiency, and transformation to ensure the future of the industry.

Plenary Sessions

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 2018
0715-0755
Registration
Session 1: State of the Industry and Challenges
0800-0810
Welcome Address
Bunchong Chumnongsittathum, Deputy Director-General, Department of Fisheries, Thailand
0810-0840
The State of Shrimp Aquaculture in Asia – Thriving (or Surviving) in a Changing World
Robins McIntosh, Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company, Thailand
0840-0910
Science in Shrimp Farming and Recent Innovations in Hatchery and Production Systems in Vietnam
Loc Huu Tran, ShrimpVet Laboratory, Vietnam
0910-0940
Shrimp Farming in India: Fast & Furious – Controls and Caution to Growth
S Santhana Krishnan, Marine Technologies, India
0940-1010
The Road Towards Sustainable Shrimp Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in Latin America from a Feed Producer’s Perspective
John Tinsley, BioMar A/S, Ecuador
1010-1030
TEA BREAK
Session 2: Productivity in the Supply Chain
1030-1100
Update on Current Shrimp Disease Threats in Asia: Managing Trigger Points in Diseases and Production Strategies
Anwar Hasan, Biomin, Singapore
1100-1130
Different Horses for Different Courses
Morten Rye, Akvaforsk Genetics Center, Norway
1130-1200
Sustainable Approaches for Vannamei Shrimp Nursery Culture in Asia
Manuel Poulain, INVE Aquaculture, Thailand
1200-1240
Q&A (Sessions 1 & 2)
1240-1400
LUNCH
Session 3: Nutritional and Health Interventions
1400-1430
Mitigating Disease Through Gut Health: Options Today
Serge Corneillie, Diamond V, Japan
1430-1500
A Nutritional Solution against White Spot Syndrome Virus on Pacific White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei tested in Ecuador
Thiago Soligo, DSM, Costa Rica
1500-1530
Meeting Farming Expectations: Functional Ingredients for Modern Shrimp Feeds and Robust Animals
Fabio Soller, Diana Aqua, Thailand
1530-1600
Sustainable Shrimp Feed: In Search of Novel Ingredients and Functional Additives to Power the Shrimp Feed of the Future
Waldo Nuez-Ortin, Nutriad, Spain
1600-1630
TEA BREAK
Session 4: Revival of the Black Tiger Shrimp
1630-1700
WSD-resistant Monodon Shrimp: Part of the Solution
Grace Chu-Fang Lo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
1700-1730
Push and Pull in Black Tiger Shrimp Farming: A Malaysian Experience
Catherine Lee May Ying, Blue Archipelago Bhd, Malaysia
1730-1810
Q&A (Sessions 3 & 4)
1830-2030
COCKTAIL RECEPTION
END OF DAY 1

DAY 2: THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 2018
Session 5: Investing for the Future
0800-0830
An Investor’s Perspective on Asia’s Shrimp Industry
Tim Noonan, Cargill Animal Nutrition, USA
0830-0900
A Shrimp’s Eye View: Nutritional Modulation to Immune Function
M A Kabir Chowdhury, Jefo Nutrition Inc., Canada
0900-0930
Towards Production Efficiency: The Thai Shrimp Model
Suraphol Pratuangtum, Thai Marine Shrimp Farmers Association, Thailand
Soraphat Panakorn, Novozymes Biologicals, Thailand
0930-1000
Q&A SESSION
1000-1030
TEA BREAK
1030-1300
Interactive Breakout Group Session
Group 1: Genetics, Hatchery & Nursery
Group 2: Culture Technology& Innovation
Group 3: Feeds, Health & Environment
1300-1430
LUNCH
1430-1530
Hard Talk with Young Shrimp Farmers
Hard-hitting questions on new business and farming models, challenges and successes
1530-1745
Breakout Group Report Session
(incorporating Tea Break)
1530-1700
Group presentations
1700-1745
Q&A and discussion
1745-1800
CLOSING REMARKS
END OF DAY 2

* Program subject to change.

Also featuring

Hard Talk with Young Shrimp Farmers:

Hard-hitting questions on new business and farming models, challenges and successes.

Breakout Roundtable Sessions with Panel Discussions:

Led by team leaders, participants in each of the 3 assigned breakout groups will review the industry’s strengths, weaknesses and constraints; and propose improvements and changes to move Asia’s shrimp aquaculture industry forward. Leaders from each group will present a summary of the output at the Report Session.