The Blue Food Innovation Summit, May 23-24 2023, welcomed 341 global seafood producers, feed specialists, technology providers, investors, innovators and retailers from around the globe to exchange ideas, benchmark strategies and forge new partnerships to scale blue food production sustainably while protecting and restoring our oceans.
“What I like about this summit is that its very targeted. All the people that I want to meet and make connections are present in the room.”
“Fantastic two days in London, at the Blue Food Innovation Summit ! Great networking, presentations and panel discussions highlighting the central role of Blue Foods in nutrition security and climate mitigation.”
“This summit is great for networking, I made so many connections and learnt so much simultaneously, in a constricted time.”
Investment Director, KATAPULT OCEAN
“Thoughtfully constructed with valuable content and a unique blend of investors and industry collaborating. People will be talking about the summit for a long time.”
Managing Director, Oceans & Seafood, S2G VENTURES
Jim Leape, William and Eva Price Senior Fellow; Co-Director, Stanford Woods Institue for the Environment, opened the summit on day one, offering us insight into how seafood will play an integral role in improving resilience and strengthening the entire food system:
“The blue foods we harvest from the ocean and fresh water are not just a natural, or economic resource, but they are food. We ought to be increasingly thinking about what roles they can play in achieving the whole array of goals we have for food systems. That recognition should open our lens to thinking about we could be doing with this resource, and how can we develop it to reach our urgent needs in the future.”
On day two, Giles Cadman, Ecopreneur and Non-Executive Chairman of Cadman Capital, took to the stage to discuss the company’s success story with Urchinomics, a company they met at the previous Blue Food Innovation Summit, and delves into the pivotal role of combining nature-based solutions with commercial viability in order to achieve sustainable aquaculture production.
“We are at the dawn of a new era, and the opportunity is in our hands. The people in this room have a chance to make a difference today. I believe the right time has come, and that time is now: to invest in nature-based solutions for a sustainable future.”
Highlights from the Stage
A Sustainable Future: Unlocking the Potential of the Blue Food Chain
“One of the keys to unlocking the potential for blue food economy is providing technology for small-scale fish farms” – Gibran Huzaifah, CEO, EFishery
Leaders from early-mid stage companies presented their game-changing technologies to our investor panel and summit audience.
Presenters included: ACUA OCEAN, AQUANZO, AQUARECH, MARIHEALTH SOLUTIONS, NEXT TUNA and VIABLE GEAR.
Who Joined Us?
Here are just some of the global players and industry leaders who joined us in 2023:
The platform is still open for networking and registration for one month (until June 24).
Join Us Next Time!
Join us next time at the Blue Food Innovation Summit in London on May 21-22, 2024.
Get in touch if you would like to help shape the content and be involved as a speaker, partner or exhibitor.
Contact Jamie Reid, Business Development Manager, Blue Food Innovation Summit