Conference Program

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hernewood
Tradeshow Exhibitor Set Up
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Main Lobby
Conference Registration
9:30 am – 5:00 pm Grower/Processor Field Visits (Contact Peter Warris at 902.368.2757 or by email at rd@aquaculturepei.com)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hernewood
Prince Edward Island Food Showcase and Networking Reception
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Hernewood
Ann Worth, Master of Ceremonies & Executive Director, PEI Aquaculture AllianceHon. Ron W. MacKinley, Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural DevelopmentShawn Cooke, President, Island Oyster Growers Group
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
7:00 am – 9:00 am
Hernewood
Continental Buffet Breakfast
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hernewood
Trade Show Marketplace Open
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Hunter/Duvar
John Sackton, President, SeafoodNews.comNorth American Market Overview; Oyster Opportunities
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Hunter/Duvar
Panel #1: Coast to Coast Perspectives: Consumption and PromotionWith a focus on the North American Market this session will explore each presenter’s thoughts on the outlook and developing treads for the retail, wholesale and restaurant sector for oysters.Charlie Nagel, President, John Nagel and Co.
Michael Gardner, President, Gardner Pinfold Consultants Inc.
Tom Broadley, General Manager, Salish Sea Foods Ltd
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Hernewood
Tradeshow Marketplace & Nutrition BreakNutrition Break Sponsored by: Cooke Insurance Group
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hunter/Duvar
Richie Flynn, President, European Mollusc Production AssociationEurope – An Opportunity for the Canadian Oyster Industry?
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pool Court
Networking Buffet Luncheon
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hunter/Duvar
Kristin McLaren, Interim Executive Director Louisiana Seafood Promotions & Marketing BoardLouisiana Oysters: Challenges & Opportunities
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hunter/Duvar
Sebastien Chantereau, Oyster Producer, FranceThe State of Production and Trade
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Hernewood
Nutrition Break and Trade Show Marketplace
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Hunter/Duvar
Panel #2: Does Certification Matter?The topic of third party sustainability certification has been a major focus for many seafood sectors for the past five years. The oyster industry, however, has seemingly not been affected. Is this the case and if so why is this?Ruth Inniss, Maritime Fishermen’s Union – This Fish: Discover the Story of Your Seafood
Adrian Desbarats, Sustain Aqua – Organic Certification
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Hunter/Duvar
Panel #3: Success by the Numbers – Oyster BusinessViability and Profitability – This session focuses on the need for business planning and preparation for small and medium sized enterprises to access investment capital.Ron Klein, MRSB Group
Doug Geldert, Royal Bank of Canada
Patricia Williams, Royal Bank of Canada
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Pool Court
Cash Bar and Oysters
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Pool Court
Gala Dinner & Entertainment provided by IslandComedian Patrick Ledwell and Ten Strings and a Goat Skin
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Hernewood
Continental Buffet
7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hernewood
Trade Show Marketplace
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Hunter/Duvar
Tom Broadley, General Manager, Salish Sea Foods Ltd.Building a Successful Oyster Business from the Ground Up
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Hunter/Duvar
Panel 4: Production Systems: Evolving MethodsExperiences & Lessons – An informal session with Atlantic growers and processors, focusing on new and evolving methods in aquaculture production and processing.Amédée Savoie, La Maison BeauSoleil
Troy Jeffery, Five Star Shellfish Inc.
Johnny Flynn, Colville Bay Oyster Company
Nolan D’Eon, Eel Lake Oyster Farm Ltd.
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Hernewood
Nutrition Break and Trade Show Marketplace
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hunter/Duvar
Panel 5: Regional and Regulatory UpdatesDr. Vimy Glass, Department of Fisheries & Oceans – Nova Scotia Update
TBC, Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fisheries – New Brunswick Outlook
Jarrod Gunn McQuillan, Fisheries, Aquaculture & Rural Development – Prince Edward Island Update
Dr Wole Oguntona, Canadian Food Inspection Agency –Movement Controls within Canada for Reportable Enzootic Aquatic Animal Diseases
Shelley King, Genome Atlantic – The Hidden Gem in the Aquaculture Toolkit
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Hernewood
Welcome Remarks – Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries & OceansLuncheonSebastian Belle, Executive Director, Maine Aquaculture Alliance – Producing Environmentally Sustainable Seafood
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Hernewood
Prize Draw and Conference Wrap up
EXHIBITOR MARKETPLACE

Atlantic Systems Manufacturing Ltd.

Bouctouche Bay Industries

Enterprises Shippagan Ltee. / Vernon d’Eon Lobster Plugs Ltd.

Maritime Paper Products Limited

Meetings & Conventions Prince Edward Island

Mitchell McConnell Insurance Ltd.

PEI Aquaculture Alliance

PEI Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development

Rainbow Net & Rigging Ltd.

Zapco Aquaculture