SSIA CONFERENCE PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME
CORRAN HALLS, OBAN, WEDNESDAY 16th November 2016 _________________________________________________________________________________
10 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
CULTIVATION, HARVESTING, MARKET OPPORTUNITIES, QUALITY ACCREDITATION
Olavur Gregersen, Managing Director, Ocean Rainforest, Sp/F www.oceanrainforest.com
Where is there value in cultivating, harvesting and selling seaweed as a food?
Fiona Richmond, Scotland Food and Drink
Growing markets for seaweed, as a pure product and ingredient
Fiona Houston, Mara Seaweed
Building the market opportunity for seaweed
Prof Vyacheslav Sova - Russian Academy of Science
Transforming seaweed into products for human and animal consumption, or into food ingredients
Federica Colombo, Friend of the Sea, www.friendofthesea.org
Quality standards and accreditation
LUNCH 1 – 2.30
SESSION 2 2.30 - 4.45
BIOTECHNOLOGY, FUNDING POSSIBILITIES, LICENSING, FOOD STANDARDS, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Ian Archer, IBioIC www.ibioic.com
How can seaweed be used in biotech processes to solve industry problems.
speaker tbc, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Relevant funding opportunities and support available to business
Mike Bland, Marine Scotland Licencing and Operations Team
Consents required to harvest and cultivate seaweed commercially
Georgina Finch, Food Standards Scotland
Labelling requirements for selling seaweed - for home and export markets. Statutory requirements for declarations on product (for example, regarding RDAs)
Andy MacLeod, Argyll & Bute Council
Environmental Health considerations in setting up an operation handling, packaging or processing seaweed
Alex Adrian, Crown Estate Scotland Portfolio
CLOSE AND COFFEE 5.00 P.M
Other speakers have been invited, and will be added to the programme as they confirm
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SSIA members may have a promotional or information stand at the conference at no additional charge. Other exhibitors are welcome, and tables are available for £100. Please contact us for more details.
Accommodation Deal - we have negotiated a discounted room rate of £50 B&B with the Columba Hotel in Oban for visiting delegates. To take advantage of this offer, simply contact the hotel in advance, and mention that you are a delegate at the conference.
Kindly sponsored by Crown Estate Scotland Portfolio
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