Aquaculture Innovation Forum 2022

Aquaculture Innovation Forum 2022

Driving investment, innovation, and technology to create a data-driven aquaculture industry that can support global protein production

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London, UK
6-7 September, 2022

“In my opinion, this is one of the best Aquaculture innovation conferences in the world”

Carsten Krome, CEO, HATCH

Are you a start-up working in aquaculture? Apply today to pitch your technologies in our Innovation Showcase to our entire audience of investors, retailers, protein producers and more!

Why Attend

The Aquaculture Innovation Forum is going face-to-face! Returning to London on the 6th of September, the forum is a two-day event reuniting the aquaculture and livestock industry for extensive networking opportunities and content covering the biggest topics in aquaculture.

Already a $243.5 billion industry, aquaculture holds the potential to meet the growing global demand for more sustainable forms of protein, however, faces immense challenges related to the potential adverse impacts to habitats, effect on wildlife stocks and threats to water quality which is keeping investment at bay.

Join us in London on the 6th and 7th of September to drive industry collaboration, investment and innovation to build a sustainable aquaculture Industry.

Working across Aquaculture and Livestock?

This year, the Aquaculture Innovation Forum is running with the Livestock Innovation Summit and is focused on future-proofing the livestock industries to meet the growing global demand for protein. Click here for more information.

Innovation Showcase

Apply to be one of the 8 start-ups in aquaculture, handpicked by our Selection Committee to present your innovative ideas at the event. 
The Innovation Showcase is a unique opportunity for start-ups to present their technology to an audience of financial investors and large corporate firms. Whether you are looking to connect directly with your customer to enter a commercial partnership or seeking financial investment to accelerate product development this is your opportunity to stand out!
The following technology areas are of key interest, but other areas will be considered: 
  • Health & Welfare: diagnostics, humane slaughter, environmental enrichment, transportation and handling
  • Nutrition: effective feeding systems
  • Digital: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT Integration, monitoring, surveillance, and diagnostics.

The finalists have been announced! Find out who they are here.

2022 Speakers

 

Larsen Mettler

Managing Director
S2G Ventures

Larsen brings over 17 years of experience in the oceans and finance sectors. Prior to joining S2G, Larsen was an owner and the Chief Financial Officer of Silver Bay Seafoods, a position he held since 2016.  Before joining Silver Bay, Larsen was a Director at KeyBanc Capital Markets where he led the firm’s Seafood Investment Banking and Corporate Lending practice. Larsen has also held various positions with the United Nations, the Executive Office of the President of the United States, and DoubleClick.

Larsen Mettler

Managing Director
S2G Ventures

Larsen Mettler

Managing Director
S2G Ventures

Larsen brings over 17 years of experience in the oceans and finance sectors. Prior to joining S2G, Larsen was an owner and the Chief Financial Officer of Silver Bay Seafoods, a position he held since 2016.  Before joining Silver Bay, Larsen was a Director at KeyBanc Capital Markets where he led the firm’s Seafood Investment Banking and Corporate Lending practice. Larsen has also held various positions with the United Nations, the Executive Office of the President of the United States, and DoubleClick. Larsen holds an MBA with a concentration in Investment Banking from Wake Forest and Dual BBAs in Finance and Information Systems from the University of New Mexico.

 

Howard Tang

CEO
Peritus Capital

Howard Tang is CEO of Peritus Capital, a sustainability focused investment firm focused on supporting and financing the aquaculture, alternative protein, and renewable energy sectors.

Previously, Howard was with the Mergermarket Group (now Acuris), leading the company's global fixed income research and analytics team. He helped to grow the business into a billion-dollar company through multiple strategic and private equity exits.

Howard Tang

CEO
Peritus Capital

Howard Tang

CEO
Peritus Capital

Howard Tang is CEO of Peritus Capital, a sustainability focused investment firm focused on supporting and financing the aquaculture, alternative protein, and renewable energy sectors.

Previously, Howard was with the Mergermarket Group (now Acuris), leading the company's global fixed income research and analytics team. He helped to grow the business into a billion-dollar company through multiple strategic and private equity exits.

Howard then launched a business finance company called Simpler Funding that preceded an equity investment into Nordic aquaculture focused advisor. Howard eventually joined the latter full time as Managing Director and Head of Global Capital Markets; in this role he helped scale the firm into a global business, structuring complex financial solutions for some of the top seafood companies in the world.

Howard holds a CFA designation and Series 63, 7, 79, 24, and 27 licenses.

 

Jaime Santana

Fish Health Manager
MOWI Scotland

Jaime Santana

Fish Health Manager
MOWI Scotland

Jaime Santana

Fish Health Manager
MOWI Scotland
 

Ryan Mowat

Director of Fisheries & Research
RS Aqua

Ryan Mowat

Director of Fisheries & Research
RS Aqua

Ryan Mowat

Director of Fisheries & Research
RS Aqua
 

Charlie Mason

Technical Director
Humane Slaughter Association

Charlie Mason

Technical Director
Humane Slaughter Association

Charlie Mason

Technical Director
Humane Slaughter Association
 

Keiran Whittaker

Founder
Entocycle

Keiran Whittaker

Founder
Entocycle

Keiran Whittaker

Founder
Entocycle
 

Jamie Stein

Co-Founder
Devonian Capital

Jamie Stein

Co-Founder
Devonian Capital

Jamie Stein

Co-Founder
Devonian Capital
 

Sue Lockhart

Supply Chain Standards Director
Marine Stewardship Council

Sue Lockhart

Supply Chain Standards Director
Marine Stewardship Council

Sue Lockhart

Supply Chain Standards Director
Marine Stewardship Council
 

Matthieu Vermersch

Founder & Managing Partner
VisVires New Protein Capital

In 2014, Matthieu founded Singapore-based VisVires New Protein (VVNP), the first venture fund in
Asia exclusively focused on finding disruptive solutions for our global food and feed system.
Unrestricted by geographical boundaries, VVNP strives to uncover impactful solutions that
address the unmet challenges of our food system. VVNP has evolved quite a bit since its inception.
It now operates two funds with a presence in Singapore and London. Its portfolio of 10 companies
includes Ÿnsect in France, In Ovo in the Netherlands, Aleph Farms in Israel, and Mushlabs in

Matthieu Vermersch

Founder & Managing Partner
VisVires New Protein Capital

Matthieu Vermersch

Founder & Managing Partner
VisVires New Protein Capital

In 2014, Matthieu founded Singapore-based VisVires New Protein (VVNP), the first venture fund in
Asia exclusively focused on finding disruptive solutions for our global food and feed system.
Unrestricted by geographical boundaries, VVNP strives to uncover impactful solutions that
address the unmet challenges of our food system. VVNP has evolved quite a bit since its inception.
It now operates two funds with a presence in Singapore and London. Its portfolio of 10 companies
includes Ÿnsect in France, In Ovo in the Netherlands, Aleph Farms in Israel, and Mushlabs in
Germany.
Matthieu has over 25 years’ experience in investment management. Most recently, as Senior
Managing Director, Director of Research as well as a member of the Executive and Investment
committees of Everest Capital. Prior to that, he was with Banque Paribas in Hong Kong, New York,
Taipei, and Paris.

 

Matilda Lomas

Biology & Cleanerfish Coordinator
Bakkafrost Scotland

Matilda Lomas is the Biology & Cleanerfish Coordinator for Bakkafrost Scotland. She is responsible for the sourcing and strategic deployment of wrasse and lumpfish into salmon pens across all of the company's sea sites along the west coast and Western Isles. Matilda is a member of Women in Scottish Aquaculture's advisory board and has worked in the Scottish aquaculture industry for eight years.

Matilda Lomas

Biology & Cleanerfish Coordinator
Bakkafrost Scotland

Matilda Lomas

Biology & Cleanerfish Coordinator
Bakkafrost Scotland

Matilda Lomas is the Biology & Cleanerfish Coordinator for Bakkafrost Scotland. She is responsible for the sourcing and strategic deployment of wrasse and lumpfish into salmon pens across all of the company's sea sites along the west coast and Western Isles. Matilda is a member of Women in Scottish Aquaculture's advisory board and has worked in the Scottish aquaculture industry for eight years.

 

Alex MacInnes

Director
Organic Sea Harvest

Alex MacInnes

Director
Organic Sea Harvest

Alex MacInnes

Director
Organic Sea Harvest
 

Justin Sherrard

Global Strategist - Animal Protein
Rabobank

As Global Strategist Animal Protein, Justin Sherrard is responsible for the timely and agenda-setting analysis of issues of strategic importance to animal protein companies around the world.

In his research and client engagement, Justin focusses on business opportunities in animal protein through, for example, increased production efficiencies, better access to growth markets and stronger supply chain models.

Justin Sherrard

Global Strategist - Animal Protein
Rabobank

Justin Sherrard

Global Strategist - Animal Protein
Rabobank

As Global Strategist Animal Protein, Justin Sherrard is responsible for the timely and agenda-setting analysis of issues of strategic importance to animal protein companies around the world.

In his research and client engagement, Justin focusses on business opportunities in animal protein through, for example, increased production efficiencies, better access to growth markets and stronger supply chain models.

Prior to his current role, Justin has worked at RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness as Global Manager Research, Global Strategist F&A Supply Chains, and General Manager of Food & Agribusiness Research for Rabobank in Australia and New Zealand. He joined Rabobank in 2009.

Justin has also worked as an independent advisor to leading blue chip companies, not-for-profit organisations and governments, applying his knowledge of food & agribusiness, energy and natural resources issues, including sustainability and climate change.

Justin has over 20 years of global experience having worked in Europe, the United States, Latin America, New Zealand as well as his native Australia. He holds a Master of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

 

 

Chloé Phan Van Phi

Vice President Sale and Marketing
Innovafeed

Chloé Phan Van Phi is the VP of Sales and Marketing at Innovafeed. Her role involves working with all stakeholders in the aquaculture industry to build together sustainable and economically sound value chains. As an example, Innovafeed partnered with the French retailer Auchan to commercialize the first insect-powered value chains in the world, starting with trout, followed by poultry and swine offering.

Chloé Phan Van Phi

Vice President Sale and Marketing
Innovafeed

Chloé Phan Van Phi

Vice President Sale and Marketing
Innovafeed

Chloé Phan Van Phi is the VP of Sales and Marketing at Innovafeed. Her role involves working with all stakeholders in the aquaculture industry to build together sustainable and economically sound value chains. As an example, Innovafeed partnered with the French retailer Auchan to commercialize the first insect-powered value chains in the world, starting with trout, followed by poultry and swine offering.

Prior to Innovafeed, Chloé worked as a project leader at Oliver Wyman and at the International Finance Corporation where she worked on infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. She holds a Master of International Affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS in the US and a Master of Science from the Ecole Polytechnique in France.

 

The 2022 Agenda

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Testimonials

"Exciting showcase of innovations in Aqua supporting challenges of the industry today and in the future"
Louise Buttle, Technology Lead Coldwater, Cargill Aqua Nutrition

 

"A vibrant and dynamic event that attracted a high calibre of speakers and delegates alike"
Rob Fletcher, Senior Editor, The Fish Site

 

"This was another successful conference building on last year’s event. There was lots of content - we were certainly kept busy and engaged throughout. It was a great opportunity to catch up with innovators and industry players, and to make some new contacts"
Jamie Stein, Devonian Capital

 

"A relevant and good network opportunity for startups"
Ole Jacob Myre, CEO, Quantidoc AS

 

"Energetic and enthusiastic discussion with industry experts and leaders"
Sandra Hogg, Director of Biology, Chalante

 

"Very interesting speakers talking about cutting edge technology"
Vaughn Entwistle, Features Editor, International Aquafeed

Venue

St. Ermin's Hotel, Autograph Collection 2 Caxton St, London SW1H 0QW

St. Ermin's Hotel, Autograph Collection 2 Caxton St, London SW1H 0QW

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