February 22, 2018
Ban Ki-moon is keynote speaker at aquaculture business confab in Norway
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be keynote speaker at the AquaVision 2018 in Stavanger, Norway, where he will address the food security challenges of the coming decades.
AquaVision, a world-class aquaculture business conference, will be held on June 11-13 and will have as theme "Meeting Tomorrow Today". It will focus on two main topics: "Blue Revolution" and "Beyond Tomorrow".
According to FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations), global food production needs to increase by 70% by 2050 and that the growth within aquaculture can contribute a significant portion of that future food supply.
The biennial conference will explore ways in which aquaculture can contribute to feeding the growing world population in a sustainable way.
Organised by Skretting and its parent company Nutreco since 1996, AquaVision has established itself as an important meeting place for some 400 participants from around 40 countries.
At this 12th edition of AquaVision, Mr Ban will contribute with his knowledge and experience on global food security for a growing population. He was the eighth UN Secretary-General, serving two consecutive terms, from Jan. 1, 2007 to December 31, 2016.
As Secretary-General, he focused on mobilising world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water.
Skretting and Nutreco said they "will bring a wide range of speakers from all continents and give delegates a unique combination of information and opinion".