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Annual Conference

FCC 2020 Conference Webinar Series
Innovating for the Future

Whether we knew it or not, the Fisheries Council of Canada couldn’t have picked a more relevant topic for our 2020 Annual Conference: Innovating for the Future. Not only is our industry having to innovate in new and unpredictable ways in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, but our association is also breaking new ground by offering our first digital conference this year in the form of a webinar series.

We partnered with TheFutureEconomy.ca to bring a series of professional and polished sessions featuring our lineup of conference speakers and more. These sessions are pre-recorded and will be released over the course of October for National Seafood Month. To view these sessions, you can visit TheFutureEconomy.ca.

As a bonus, we are also featuring a live Markets Update with John Sackton on Oct. 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET, including an opportunity for a Q&A.

We hope you’ll join us for a month of industry-focused sessions during National Seafood Month in October!

Tuesday, Oct. 6
VIP Interview: LOOKING FORWARD
Phil Young ,FCC Chair 2019-20
Presented by: McInnes Cooper

Thursday, Oct. 8
Keynote: CANADIAN CONSUMER TRENDS IN FISH AND SEAFOOD
Jo-Ann McArthur, CEO, Nourish Marketing
Presented by: Canadian Fishing Company

Tuesday, Oct. 13
VIP Interview: ICELAND OCEAN CLUSTER: LESSONS FOR CANADA
Thor Sigfusson, Founder and Chairman, IOC
Presented by: Harbour Grace Shrimp Company Limited

Thursday, Oct. 15
Panel: CANADIAN SUPERCLUSTERS
Kendra MacDonald, CEO, Ocean Supercluster
Bill Greuel, CEO, Protein Industries Canada
Julien Billot, CEO, Scale AI
Moderator: Kevin Anderson, Head of School, Marine Institute, Memorial University
Presented by: Ocean Choice International

Tuesday, Oct. 20
LIVE + Q&A: MARKETS OVERVIEW
John Sackton, Founder, SeafoodNews.Com
Presented by: Connor Bros., Clover Leaf Seafoods Company

Tuesday, Oct. 27
Panel: BIODIVERSITY AND SFM
Philippe Morel, Assistant Deputy Minister, DFO
Kris Vascotto, Executive Director, Atlantic Groundfish Council
Suzanna Fuller, Oceans North
Moderator: Jay Lugar, Head of Fisheries, Outreach, Marine Stewardship Council
Presented by: Qikiqtaaluk Corporation, Baffin Fisheries Coalition

Thursday, Oct. 29
VIP Interview: INDUSTRY DIRECTION
Carey Bonnell, FCC Incoming Chair
Presented by: Farm Credit Canada

Bonus Session
VIP Interview: THE FUTURE OF FISHERIES
Bernadette Jordan, Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

And a special thank you to our supporting sponsors:

  • Baader Canada Limited
  • Comeau’s Sea Foods Limited
  • Labrador Fishermen’s Union Shrimp Company Limited
  • Mersey Seafoods Ltd.
  • Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • NunatuKavut Community Council
  • Pangnirtung Fisheries Ltd.
  • Torngat Fish Producers Co-operative Society Limited
  • Vericatch