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 or sign up below to be updated by email each time a session is posted.
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. Register for free here.
We hope you’ll join us for a month of industry-focused sessions during National Seafood Month in October!
Tuesday, Oct. 6
VIP Interview: INDUSTRY REFLECTIONS
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
Moderator: Glenn Blackwood, VP, Memorial University (Marine Institute)
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
Tim Sargent, Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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
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.
- NunatuKavut Community Council
- Pangnirtung Fisheries Ltd.
- Torngat Fish Producers Co-operative Society Limited
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