SSIA to hold its first conference

The SSIA Conference takes place in Oban on 16.11.16 We are pleased to announce two additional speakers: Mike Bland, from the Marine Scotland – Licensing Operations Team, will cover Marine Licensing in the the context of harvesting and cultivating seaweed Shona Hutchison, Global Buyer – Seaweed & Seaweed Extracts, DuPont Nutrition & Health, will be discussing seaweed harvesting around the world If you are intending to attend, but have not already registered, please do so over the next few days to help confirm arrangements.

For details of how to sign-up, simply follow this link:

https://scottishseaweed2016.eventbrite.com

The SSIA is a forum for all industry voices, and people with any interest in this emerging sector are welcome to register and participate. The day’s programme is shown below –

10 am  REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

10.30   INTRODUCTION

SESSION 1  CULTIVATION, HARVESTING, MARKET OPPORTUNITIES, QUALITY ACCREDITATION

Olavur Gregersen, Managing Director,  Ocean Rainforest, 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

Shona Hutchison, Global Buyer – Seaweed & Seaweed Extracts, DuPont Nutrition& Health Seaweed harvesting around the world

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.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise  Relevant funding opportunities and support available to business

Mike Bland, Marine Scotland – Licensing Operations Team Marine Licensing: harvesting and cultivating seaweed 

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

PANEL DISCUSSION 

Closing Comments Alex Adrian, Crown Estate Scotland Portfolio

CLOSE AND COFFEE                                                         5.00 P.M

  • Please use this site to book your place at the conference, and pay by debit or credit card (note that Eventbrite makes a small transaction charge)
  • If you would prefer to receive an invoice, or pay by BACS, please send us a message using the ‘contact us’ section
  • 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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