All the conference speeches will be given in either the French or the English language.
The speeches will be translated simultaneously by people with knowledge of the tuna industry.
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ATC CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2014
 
SEPTEMBER 25 - 2014
 
SESSION 1:   OFFICIAL OPENING
 
9:00 9:10 Opening Speech by Mayor of Cocody, N’Goan Aka Mathias
9:10 9:20 Speech by Chairman Jacques Brulhet, CEO of 5Bexim
9:20 9:30 Mohamed El Malagui, INFOPÊCHE Director - Co-organizer
9:30 9:40

Speech by Minister From An African Country

9:40 9:50

Speech by Mr. Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani, Minister Of Fisheries Côte d'Ivoire

9:50 10:00 Speech by Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire
10:00 10:10

Tour Of The Exhibition Area - Foyer I

10:10 10:40

Coffee Break + Press Conference Officials + Transfer To Conference Venue

 
SESSION 2:   STATE OF THE STOCKS, CATCHES & FISHING METHODS
 
10:40 11:20

State Of The Global Tuna Stocks

Papa Kebe, ISSF

11:20 11:35 Panel Discussion & Questions 
11:35 12:15

Fishing Methods - Efficiences And By-Catch Issues

Laurent Dagorn, Senior Scientist, IRD

12:15 12:30 Panel Discussion & Questions 
12:30 13:45 Lunch & Opportunity For Networking
 
SESSION 3:   TUNA FISHING IN AFRICA 
 
13:45 14:05 Indian Ocean Tuna Purse Seining
Michel Goujon, Director, Orthongel
14:05 14:25 The Data Challenge - How To Get Deeper Insight In African Fisheries
Monin Justin Amande, Scientist, Centre de Recherches Océanologiques
14:25 14:45 Does Greenpeace Want EU Consumers To Stop Consuming Yellowfin?
Hélène Bourges, Ocean Campaign Manager, Greenpeace
14:45 15:15 Coffee Break & Opportunity For Networking
 
SESSION 4:   THE TUNA PROCESSING INDUSTRY - WHICH DEPENDS ON AFRICA
 
15:15 15:35 The Tuna Processing Industry In The Atlantic And Indian Ocean & Their Markets
Mohamad Khachab, President & CEO, Thunnus Overseas Group
15:35 15:55 Hien Yacouba Sie, General Manager, Abidjan Port Authority
15:55 16:15 Jacques Yao Datté, Executive Secretary, MIRAH
16:15 16:35 FAO Representative of the Product, Trade and Marketing Branch (FIPM)
16:35 16:55

The European Processing Industry And Their Relation To Africa

Pierre Commere, Secretary Genaral, EUROTHON

16:55 17:25 Panel Discussion & Questions 
19:30   Special invitation to all participants to attend the Gala Dinner offered by the Ministry of Fishery of Cote d'Ivoire
 
SEPTEMBER 26 - 2014
 
SESSION 1:   EEZ RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - LICENSING - IUU FISHING
 
9:00 9:20

IUU Fishing Within The African Waters

Nichol Elizabeth, General Manager, MW Brands SAS

9:20 9:40

One Universal Catch Documentation Scheme for Tuna Is It Feasible?

Gilles Hosch, Technical Director, Tuna Traceability & CD

9:40 10:00

Licensing And Resource Management In National EEZ’s

Maurice Brownjohn, Commercial Director, PNAO

10:00 10:20

FAD Management - Before It Spins Out Of Control!

Yvon Riva, President, ORTHONGEL

10:20 10:40 Panel Discussion & Questions 
10:40 11:10 Coffee Break & Opportunity For Networking
 
SESSION 2:   CONSUMER MARKETS - THEIR PREFERENCES & SUPPLIERS
 
11:10 11:30

European Retail Market

Adolfo Valsecchi, Board Member, Generale Conserve Spa

11:30 11:50

Eco-Labeling And Sustainable Marketing Within The EU

Henk Brus, CEO, Atuna.com

11:50 12:10

EU Trade Relations With African States

Cristina Modoran, Trade Affairs Manager West Africa, European Commission

12:10 12:30 Panel Discussion & Questions 
12:30 13:45 Lunch & Opportunity For Networking
 
SESSION 3:   WORKSHOP - LOCAL AFRICAN TUNA CONSUMPTION - HOW CAN WE INCREASE IT?
 
13:45 15:05

Tuna Workshop Local African Tuna Consumption How Can We Increase It & Why?

Ole Tarp Madsen, Application Specialist, Dupont

15:05 15:35 Coffee Break & Opportunity For Networking
 
SESSION 4:   WORKSHOP - CAN THE PACIFICAL PNA MODEL ON MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMIC RETURN BE APPLIED TO AFRICA?
 
15:35 16:55

How Can African Countries Bordering Tuna Rich EEZ’s Cooperate More Closely?

Mohamed Seisay, Senior Fisheries Officer, AU-IBAR

16:55 17:25 Closing Ceremony
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The African Tuna Conference 2014 is a two-day event that will take place in Abidjan, on September 25th and 26th 2014 at the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire.

 

Companies and organizations will be showcasing their products and services in the exhibition area located in the adjacent foyer.

 

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.

There will be simultaneous translators present, which have knowledge of the tuna industry.

 

The Chairman to the 1st African Tuna Conference will be Mr. Jacques Brulhet, CEO of 5B EXIM. Mr. Brulhet, a Frenchman, has been active within the African tuna industry for several decades, and is now Advisor to African tuna processors and Governments.

 

To view the topics covered by the conference, please click here.

 

Atuna BV and the venue management reserve the right to refuse admission.

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