Program

New Dates: TARS 2022 will be held 6-7 October 2022 at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers.

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TENTATIVE PROGRAM
Session 1: State of the Global Industry and Growth in Vietnam

Changing trends with rising prices of leading feed ingredients and logistics are disruptions as feedmillers try to support the farming sector. In this session, we examine:
  • The current situation with feed ingredients and the possibility of a supercycle.
  • State of the global aquafeed industry including forecast on trends for 2022-2023, and issues of feed and protein security.
  • State of Asia’s aquafeed industry, influence of downstream demand for sustainability and role of integrators.
  • How Vietnam’s feed players are shaping their shrimp and fish feed production and support for farmers.
Q&A Panel with speakers and industry players Session 2: Improving Feed Efficiency and Functional Feeds - More with Less

From an economic and sustainability point of view, the aquaculture industry needs to reduce wastage by improving feed performance with higher survival rates. Aquaculture plays an important role on global protein security and therefore low-cost efficient feeds are critical for some species. The session will cover:
  • Improving Feed Efficiency: This requires precision nutrition and filling gaps on nutritional requirements. We review recent global trends in fish, shrimp and vegetarian feeds, and updates on nutritional requirements, as well as nutritional bottlenecks such as with amino acids, fatty acids, and trace minerals as feedmillers change formulations to replace fishmeal with alternative protein sources.
  • Nutrition and Health Interventions: There are various options available in the market, from functional feed additives to enzymes, promoting better digestibility, attractability and palatability, and addressing environmental concerns. Survival rates continue to be challenged by diseases. New research on active components are providing options for the industry to mitigate disease but what are the cost implications for the farmer and what will the incentives be for feedmillers to change?
Q&A Panel with speakers and industry players Session 3: Uptake of Novel Feed Ingredients/Additives

Novel feed ingredients such as single cell proteins, insect meals and by-product meals are creating waves, and require industry adoption. However, benchmarked against fishmeal, there are missing links such as cholesterol for shrimp feeds and omega-3s, as well as palatability. While sustainable feeds are part of the global consumer trend for aquaculture products, the concern among Asia’s aquafeed millers is the cost challenges to fish and shrimp farmers, and integrators who require the same performance at the same costs. They also need assurance of sufficient supplies and on any functional benefit. Q&A Panel with speakers and industry players Session 4: Smart Feed Management

Developments with smart feed management in fish and shrimp culture have taken off in a large way and are helping aquafeed millers to work with farmers to increase productivity. We look at how big data analytics, AI, and real time monitoring are reducing waste in aquaculture production of large and small scale farms. We review these as well as extrusion versus pelleting, feeds for RAS systems, and new culture systems. The goal is to look for synergies between feed solutions, animal performance and environment.
Q&A Panel with speakers and industry players
Session 5: Future Proofing and Sustainability Issues with Aquafeeds

The future proofing of shrimp and fish feeds requires the use of sustainable raw materials to meet several of UN’s sustainability development goals that cover many segments of the supply chain but where Asia’s aquafeed players have a central role. At the feed and processing level, the following SDGs matter - SDG#12 (responsible production and consumption); SDG#3 (good health and wellbeing); and SDG#14 (life below water). How important are LCAs? Can feedmillers in Asia learn from experiences and from counterparts elsewhere to minimise CO2 emissions from the feed production process?
Q&A Panel with speakers and industry players Session 6: Risk Mitigation and Investments

Escalating prices increase risks. How can aquafeed millers “de-risk” themselves? What can we learn from salmon feed producers and/or other animal production industry on risk management amidst crises? What roles can integrators play?
Q&A Panel with speakers and industry players
While some consumers have accepted the inclusion of novel feed ingredients in certain fish and shrimp products, here in Asia, the road to adoption is still far off. There are cost challenges to producers. Who in the value chain should bear the costs during the early introduction stages of novel ingredients? How do we create the pull and push for industry adoption?

We bring a feedmiller, farmer and an integrator to the table to deliberate on “How to create the pull and push for industry's adoption of novel ingredients”.
Rising feed prices are increasing costs of production and this has to be cascaded along the supply chain. What can the industry expect for the future of aquaculture in Asia? The 1.5-hour interactive session will facilitate the participation of all attendees to discuss key issues and present ideas towards “Working along the supply chain to improve efficiency”.
  • Group 1: Feedmillers & Farmers
  • Group 2: Feedmillers & Processors
  • Group 3: Feedmillers & Feed Ingredient Suppliers
  • 1.5 hours Panel Discussion presented by Group Leaders
BREAKOUT PANEL REPORT AND DISCUSSION