INFOFISH World Shrimp Trade Conference and Exposition

The theme for Shrimp 2019 is "modelling for sustainability". The conference will be held from 12-14 November in Bangkok, Thailand.

Global production of farmed shrimp is estimated at between 2.9 million MT and 3.5 million MT, with Asian producers – China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – sharing 75-85% of the total volume. Following a moderate recovery in the sector in Thailand and Mexico, and expanded vannamei farming focused in China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam, overall production is expected to be positive in 2018. Driven by environmental and social factors, as well as the recurrent disease outbreaks in shrimp farming, the focus now is towards sustainability. With the various challenges faced by the shrimp industry, there is a need to properly identify and promote systems that will lead to sustainable development. Knowledge of credible standards and regulations of different importing/exporting countries is of paramount importance to facilitate compliance and harmonious trade. Further, opportunities to strengthen international co-operation on technical, policy and trade issues on global shrimp industry must be highlighted.

The conference

The international conference on shrimp will consider at length the present and future of the industry, focusing on moving towards sustainability. A large part of the sessions will be devoted to production and trade at the domestic and international levels, as well as the latest developments in the shrimp industry. Some 250 delegates, both international and local, representing various segments of the seafood industry, are expected to participate.

The exhibition

In conjunction with the conference, an exhibition will be organized at the same venue. The event will showcase and promote products, supplies and equipment from regional and international players. A total of 20 exhibition booths have been allocated for seafood exporters/importers, processors, equipment suppliers and manufacturers around the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide.

For more information please download the brochure below or visit the Shrimp 2019 website.