Ban Ki-moon announced as keynote speaker for AquaVision 2018

15 February 2018

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, will be keynote speaker at AquaVision 2018 in Stavanger, Norway. Mr Ban will directly address the food security challenges of the coming decades.

The theme for AquaVision 2018 is ‘Meeting tomorrow today’ and the two-day programme will focus on two main topics: “The blue revolution” and “Beyond tomorrow”. According to FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), global food production needs to increase by 70% by 2050. The growth within aquaculture can contribute a significant portion of that future food supply. The conference will explore ways in which aquaculture can contribute to feeding the growing world population in a sustainable way.

AquaVision is a world-class aquaculture business conference that attracts a diverse range of stakeholders to Stavanger every two years and will do so again from 11-13 June 2018. The conference, organised by Skretting and its parent company Nutreco since 1996, has established itself as an important meeting place for some 400 participants from around 40 countries.

This year, Ban Ki-moon will contribute with his knowledge and experience on global food security for a growing population. Mr Ban was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving two consecutive terms, from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 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 are finalising the details for this twelfth AquaVision conference. It will bring a wide range of speakers from all continents and will give delegates a unique combination of information and opinion.

For more detailed information about AquaVision 2018, please contact:

Sophie Noonan, Communications Manager Skretting AS, +47 907 27 560
Eivind Helland, Conference Director +47 913 77 825