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

Supported by

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
    Directorate of Fisheries



Supporting Media

07:15 - 07:55 - Registration
08:00 - 08:10 - Welcome Address
Session 1
State of the Aquafeed Industry in Asia and Growth in Vietnam

A deep dive into the current business developments, key technologies, and scientific advances propelling the aquafeed industry in Asia. Also, how Vietnam’s feed companies are fueling shrimp and fish production.
08:10 Current Events and Volatility in Aqua Feed Ingredients: The Journey to Sustainable Commodities
Karla Canavan, Vice President, Commodity Trade and Finance, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), USA
08:30 Status of Asia's Aquafeed Industry: Dealing With The Challenges and Striving Towards Greater Sustainability
Piet Verstraete, Managing Director 4SEA Consulting Ltd, Thailand
08:50 Formulation Techniques for Capturing Genetic Potential of Aqua Species and Optimising Digestible Amino Acid Content
Matthew Clark, Director FeedGuys Resources Pte Ltd, Singapore
09:10 Challenges in Shrimp Production in Vietnam: Role of Aquafeed Players
Olivier Decamp, Group Technical Marketing Product Director &
Nguyen Van Khanh, Head of Technical Service and Sales, Grobest, Vietnam
09:30 Q&A with Speakers.
Moderator: Ronnie Tan
10:00 - 10:30 Tea Break
Session 2
Improving Feed Efficiency and Functional Feeds – More with Less

Improving Feed Efficiency reviews state of precision nutrition, recent advances in fish and shrimp nutrition and nutritional bottlenecks.
10:30 Precision Farming and Precision Nutrition: Improving Aquaculture’s Efficiency
Thomas Wilson, Aquaculture Consultant, DSM Nutritional Products Asia Pacific, Thailand
10:50 Improving Efficiency through a Holistic Genetic X Nutritional Approach at Hatchery and Farm Level
Frederic Jozwiak*, Product Manager – Health Solutions, INVE Aquaculture &
Bruno Decock, Operations Manager, Shrimp Breeding Asia, Belgium
* Presenter
11:10 Palatability Enhancers: Essential Nutrient for Aquafeeds
Bundit Yuangsoi, Lecturer Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture of Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Nutrition and Health Interventions: Improving feed performance with higher survival rates. Balancing cost implications of functional feeds - is it insurance or are there incentives for feedmillers to change?
11:30 What are the Cost Implications of Using Functional Additives for Farmers and What will the Incentives be for Feedmillers to Change?
Ruth Garcia Gomez, Business Development Manager Aquaculture Farm Care & Health ISC/APAC, Adisseo, Spain
11:50 Postbiotic from Yeast Fermentation Mitigates Stress in Tilapia
Wee Kok Leong, Regional Technical Director Aquaculture for APAC, Diamond V, Thailand
12:10 Q&A with Speakers.
Moderator: Jarin Sawanboonchun
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch
Session 3
Adoption of Novel Feed Ingredients/Additives

What are the criteria to replace traditional marine ingredients? How do we achieve the same performance at the same costs?
14:00 Cost and Performance Challenges in Evaluating Fish-Free Feeds, Novel Ingredients and Additives
Loc Tran, Senior Advisor for Minh Phu, AquaMekong/Founder and Director of ShrimpVet Laboratory, Vietnam
14:20 Production and Economic Sustainability in Indonesia's Aquafeed Industry
Romi Novriadi, Lecturer, Jakarta Technical University of Fisheries, Indonesia
14:40 The Solution for Stress Mitigation – A Technical and Innovation Perspective
Benny Shapira, Global R&D Manager – Phibro Animal Health Corporation, Israel
15:00 Fishmeal Alternatives and Formulation Approaches
Nguyen Duy Hoa, Global Technical Director, Empyreal Products, Cargill Inc., Vietnam
15:20 Q&A Panel with Speakers and Industry players
Marc Campet, ADM, Vietnam
Rizky Darmawan
15:50 - 16:20 Tea Break
Session 4
Smart Feed Management

Smart feed management, including big data analytics and IOT are helping farmers to increase productivity. The goal is to look for synergies between feed, animal performance and the environment. The session will start with a brief introduction on current smart solutions in feed management for fish and shrimp farming.
16:20 Introduction
Regis F. Bador, Senior Aquaculture Expert, New Caledonia
16:30 AI and Satellite Technology in Feed Management for Sustainable Aquaculture
Masahiko Yamada, Co-founder & Managing Director of UMITRON, Singapore
16:50 Smart Feed Management and use of IoT in Aquaculture
Ravikumar Bangarusamy, Assistant Vice President – Sales & Technical of Growel Feeds Pvt Ltd, India
17:10 - 17:40 Q&A Panel with Speakers and Industry players
Joao Reis, BioMar, Ecuador & William Kramer, CCM Agri Aqua Ventures Corp, Philippines
Regis Bador
18:30 - 20:30 Cocktail Reception
Session 5
Future Proofing and Sustainability Issues with Aquafeeds

Asia's aquafeed players have a central role in meeting several UN SDGs from use of sustainable raw materials to life cycle analysis and environment, sustainability and governance.
08:00 Future Directions for Marine Ingredients
Brett D. Glencross, Technical Director, IFFO The Marine Ingredients Organisation, UK
08:20 Perspectives on ESG and its Role in Aquafeed Production
Danny Miller, Sustainability and ESG Lead Specialist, Aquaculture, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), USA
08:40 Q&A Panel with Speakers and Industry players
Robert Redman, Veramaris & Alex Farthing, DELOS Aqua
Daranee Seguin
Session 6 (09:10 – 10:10)
Industry Dialogue on Risk Mitigation and Investments

How can aquafeed millers "de-risk" themselves from increasing ingredient prices? What are the lessons from salmon and/or other animal feed production sectors? How to attract investments and is integration the way to go?
10:10 - 10:30 Open forum with questions from the floor.
10:30 Tea Break
Session 7 (11:00 - 12:30)

One of Asia’s biggest weaknesses is the fragmented nature of our value chain. We do not act as a whole, and individual segments are weaker on their own. Despite the lack of non-integration, we have to build alliances to act in a de facto integrated manner. The objective of this breakout session is to have the feedmillers act as major force to create these alliances.

The 1.5-hour interactive session will involve group participation of all attendees to discuss “Working along the value chain to improve efficiency, traceability and sustainability”.

There will be three groups and suggested areas of discussion for each group are given below:
Group 1: Feedmillers & Farmers (FF)
  • Cost of feed/kg of produce vs feed price
  • Feed density vs stocking density
  • Requirements for early-stage nutrition
  • Important criteria for feed other than price
  • Feeding efficiency and autofeeders
  • Traceability, transparency & criteria for sustainable feeds
Group 2: Feedmillers & Processors (FP)
  • Cost of feed/kg fillet vs feed price
  • Feeds and fillet quality/shrimp colour & taste
  • Acceptance of novel ingredients
  • Premium pricing & branding
  • Conveying retailer demands
  • Traceability, transparency & criteria for sustainability
Group 3: Feedmillers & Feed Ingredient Suppliers (FIS)
  • Acceptance of novel ingredients
  • Functional feeds for shrimp/fish health
  • Experiences in formulation
  • Top dressing versus factory made feeds
  • Improving early-stage nutrition
  • Traceability, transparency & criteria for sustainability
12:30 - 14:30    Lunch Session 8 (14:30 - 15:30)

While some consumers have accepted the inclusion of novel feed ingredients in certain fish and shrimp products, 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, integrator and buyer to deliberate on “How to create the pull and push for industry's adoption of novel ingredients”. 15:30    Tea Break Session 9 (16:00 - 18:00)
Presentations on Summary from 3 Breakout Groups and Q&A

  • Group 1: Feedmillers & Farmers (FF)
  • Group 2: Feedmillers & Processors (FP)
  • Group 3: Feedmillers & Feed Ingredient Suppliers (FIS)
18:00    Closing of TARS 2022