The first edition of the African Tuna Conference & Exhibition is undoubtedly the largest gathering of major tuna industry players and stakeholders in Africa, where key issues affecting tuna processing, fishing, trade and policy making will be discussed.
At this event, tuna business and policy-making related decision-makers can gain new insights, meet, share opinions, establish new links and contacts, and promote their products and services. The African
Tuna Conference 2014 will present, discuss and debate vital topics to the tuna industry, such as:
- A 360 degrees perspective of tuna within Africa
- Covering African Mainland and Island nations – from North to South – 2 oceans & 1 sea
- Trend of Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Mediterranean tuna catches
- Which are the main fleets active in region?
- Africa’s most productive tuna fishing grounds, where are they?
- Where are the main processing centers and ports, and what is their role?
- How can coastal states get more return from tuna in their EEZ’s?
- Challenges and opportunities for Coastal states in managing their tuna fisheries
- IUU tuna fishing – problems areas and solutions
- The major tuna power blocks within the African tuna industry
- The Arab World markets – their growth and importance
- Opportunities for market expansion for African processors within the EU and Africa
- What factors are driving African raw tuna prices?
- What are the possibilities for an MSC certified sustainable Atlantic tuna fishery?
- Major growth import markets for canned tuna within Africa
- Africa’s major exporters to the EU and other markets
- Price elasticity? How are African producers and suppliers coping with current record low prices?
As well as on current and dynamic topics important to the business, such as:
- Developments in the critical cost factors for the African canned tuna industry
- Which will be the emerging – new comer processing industries within Africa ?
- Social accountability – current status in Africa?
- Which are the activities of the various NGO’s on tuna within Africa?
- Domestication of tuna fishing and processing – the challenges and opportunities
- Possibilities of producing added value tuna products?
Participants will include business leaders and decision-makers, government policy makers, tuna boat owners, processors, traders, scientists, port authorities, service providers, retailers buyers, NGO’s within the global tuna industry.
The African Tuna Conference 2014 is a two-day event and exhibition that will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on September 25th and 26th 2014, from 09.00 to 18.00 hours at the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire.
Participants’ badge and conference kit can be obtained at the reception desk of the conference venue. The doors to the venue will open at 08.00 h.
All the conference speeches will be given in both French and English language.
There will be simultaneous translators present.
Atuna BV and the venue management reserve the right to refuse admission.
The conference preliminary program will follow soon.