AGENDA

Hosted by Lucy Aharish
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

15:00

Arrival, Registration and Welcome

17:00

Opening Remarks:

Ms Naama Kaufman Fass, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Mr. Eli Lankri, Mayor of Eilat

17:15

Success Stories from Israel:

Queen Prawn, from Genetics to Worldwide Vertical Integration – Dr. Assaf Shechter, CEO, Enzootic

Defeating Hunger Through Aquaculture – The Story of Lake Victoria – Prof. Berta Levavi Sivan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Microalgae Production in the Israeli Desert – Dr. Omer Grundman, VP R&D, Algatech

18:00

Food Security and Climate Changes: 

Panel Discussion with the Participation of Ministers & High Level Officials 

18:45

National Perspectives on Aquaculture Future Development 

Panel Discussion on Regional Challenges for Food Security Facing Climatic Change and Environmental Concerns

Dr. Abdelmalek Faraj, Director, National Research Institute for Fishery Resources, Morocco
Mr. Talal Judeh Ahmed Al-Zeq, Head of Water and Environment Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Jordan
Mr. Mohammed Mousa Al Ameeri, Assistant Undersecretary of Food Diversity Sector, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Sherif Sadek, Immediate Past President, African Chapter, World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture Consultant Office, Egypt
Dr. Alexandra Troyano-Groux, Régional Agricultural Conseiller for Lebanon, Iraq, Iran & Egypt, French Embassy in Lebanon, France

Eng. Noam Mozes, Head of Mariculture Department, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Israel
Moderator: Mr. Yaakov Poleg, Senior Deputy Director General for Foreign Trade & Inter. Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Israel

19:30

Dinner

21:00

Cocktail

 
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

All Day

Exhibition and B2B

09:00

Opening Remarks:

H.E. Mr. Oded Forer, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Minister for the Development of the Periphery, the Negev and the Galilee

H.E. Mr. Esawi Frej, Minister of Regional Cooperation

9:40

Prelude Keynotes:

The Trajectory of Human Nutrition - Prof. David Passig
The Biotechnology Evolution for the Blue Revolution - Prof. Yonathan Zohar, Chair, Department of Marine Biotechnology, Director, Aquaculture Research Center, University of Maryland

10:40

Fire Side Chat: The Future of Research

Dr. Hanna Rosenfeld, Director, NCM-IOLR with Dr. Michal Levy, Chief Scientist & Senior Deputy Director General, Agriculture Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

11:00

Coffee Break

11:20

A Blueprint for Sustainable Aquaculture and Future Trends of Aquaculture 

Dr. Flavio Corsin, Director of Partnerships, AQUA spark

11:40

Environmentally Responsible Aquaculture and Aquafeeds

Fish Artificial IntestineDr. Amir Bitan, Researcher, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research

The Power of Nature - Herbal Medicine in Aquaculture –
Dr. Sagiv Kolkovski, Director, Nutrakol Pty Ltd. 
Black Soldier Fly – AP for Aqua Feed – Ms Proscovia Alando, Ressect, CO -Founder

12:20

Aquaculture Biotechnology, Genomics, and Genetics:

Genome Editing - Improve Aquaculture Genetics – Dr. John Buchanan, CEO, Center for Aquaculture Technologies

Genome Editing using CRISPR-/Cas9 System to Improve Nile tilapia, Dr. Jacob Biran, ARO
Novel Probiotics as Biotherapeutics – Dr. Geraldine Mlynarz, CEO IctioBiotic

Technology for Producing All-Female Progenies for Aquaculture – Prof. Lior David, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tech Glance:
AquiNovo - Innovative Feed Additives for Farmed Fish – Dr. Nissim Chen, CEO

13:20

Light Lunch Break

14:10

RAS Production Platforms:

Waste Management in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems - Prof. Jaap Van Rijn, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

RAS - The Future of The Global Fish and Sea Food Production - Mr. Yoav Dagan, VP Business Development, AquaMaof
Tech Glance:

ECOshrimp – Dr. Eran Hadas, CTO
BioFishency – Mr. Igal Magen, CTO 

15:00

Fire Side Chat: The Road from Basic Science to Aquaculture Applications:

Prof. Amir Sagi, Ben Gurion University of the Negev with Ms. Roni Sussman, Director, AquaculTech

15:20

Coffee Break 

15:40

Algal Technology:

Would You Eat a Blue Steak? – Prof. Isaac Berzin Vaxa -  CTO

Functional Food Ingredients – Dr. Dorit Avni, Migal - Galilee Research Institute
Genetically Engineered Algae – Dr. Naama Segal, Senior Scientist, IOLR/NCM

Tech Glance:

Seakura – Dr. Yossi Tal, CTO
Algaecore – Mr. Baruch Dach – Founder and CTO

16:50

Accelerating Agri-Food Transformation in Developing Countries 

Mr. Tobias Baedeker, Senior Agriculture Economist covering Mashreq The World Bank

Future Trend of Agriculture in Arid Areas 

Panel -

Ms. Dagnit Vered, CEO, Smart Agro 
Prof. Eran Raveh, ARO

Mr. Doron Meller, COO, Israel Innovation Institute

Moderator: Prof. Yoram Kapulnik, Executive Director, BARD
Tech Glance:

The Best Tech of Israeli Desert – Ms. Sivan Cohen Shachari, Director, DeserTech

Tomgrow, Mr. Matan Oz, VP Sales & Business Development

20:00

GALA Dinner

Including:

Greetings - H.E. Wael Bin Nasser Al Mubarak, Minister of Municipalities & Agriculture Affairs ,Kingdom of Bahrain

Award for the Memory of Mr. Hillel Gordin, the Founder of Marine Aquaculture in Israel, given by H.E. Mr. Oded Forer, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Minister for the Development of the Periphery, the Negev and the Galilee and Dr. Hanan Ginat, Head of Hevel Eilot Regional Council.

Show of Nimrod Harel, Mentalist.

 
Thursday, October 20, 2022

1# Aquaculture

11:30

Cutting Edge Aquaculture Research

NMC - National Center for Mariculture | Eilat

12:30

Sustainability and Ecology 

The Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat

2# Aquaculture in the Desert

11:30

Microalgae Production (Dunaliella)

NBT

Kibbutz Eilot

12:45

Microalgae Production & R&D

Algatech

Kibbutz Ketura

3#

Desert Agriculture

11:30

Active Ingredients from Desert Plants

Southern Arava R&D | Kibbutz Yotvata

12:30

Smart Agriculture in the Desert | Hydroponic System | Kibbutz Yotvata

09:00

Transforming Aquafood Systems: A Vision and Prospectus 

Mr. Vladimir Rakhmanin, Assistant Director-General, Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN)

09:20

The Money Behind Aquaculture 

Following the money in global aquaculture, Mr. Matt Craze – Founder, Spheric Research 
Money per Square Meter, Not Only Production. Successful Food Systems Approaches to Aquaculture Development – Prof. Barry Antonio Costa-Pierce, President/CEO Ecological Aquaculture Foundation and Professor at Nord University
Future Trends in Aquaculture and the Role of Investors – Mr. Keith Loo, Business Ventures Manager, Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre

Tech Glance:

DistanSea – Mr. Asaf Lahav, CEO
Mermade seafoods – Dr. Rotem Kadir, CTO

10:30

Check-out

11:15

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