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October 6, 2021
Duration: 1 Day

Time (GMT+1/Madeira)

Hybrid event, livestreamed

10:30 – 11:30

OPENING SESSION

Moderator: Catherine Frideres, Senior Manager, BlueInvest

Welcome remarks by

 • Lorella De La Cruz, DG MARE, European Commission

 • Hervé Migaud, EAS President 2020 -2022

PANEL DISCUSSION: MARKET DEVELOPMENTS, INNOVATION TRENDS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE

Moderated panel format, with Q&A.

This session should provide attending investors and funds with insights on market developments and opportunities, recent innovation trends and the existing funding gap for the sustainable aquaculture sector. It should reflect on the risk and return profile of sustainable aquaculture solutions, as well as feature use cases of projects and financing models with a strong impact potential.

Moderators:

 • Hervé Migaud, EAS President 2020 -2022  

 • Luisa Valente, EAS Board member

Speakers:

 • Lorella De La Cruz, DG MARE, European Commission  

 • David Bassett, Secretary general, EATIP 

 • Olivier Raybaud, Managing Director, SWEN Capital Partners

11:30 – 12:00

EUROPEAN FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE

 • Vincent Favrel, Representative, CINEA, European Commission

12:00 – 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH / 1:1 MATCHMAKING

Attendees to the workshop participate in 1:1 meetings. Those at the event are encouraged to visit the exhibition.

14:30-15:00

INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE FINANCING PRINCIPLES INTO AQUACULTURE-RELATED INVESTMENTS 

Training session for impact investors and corporates on integrating sustainable financing principles into aquaculture-related investments. Featuring new tools, benchmarks and frameworks.

 • Mauro Randone, Sustainable Blue Economy Programme Coordinator of the Mediterranean Marine Initiative, WWF 

15:00 – 15:30

INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: FINANCING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE

Moderated panel format, with Q&A.

Reverse pitches by Aquaculture investors and funds and presentations from EU programmes that finance sustainable aquaculture projects

 • Carlos Esteban, Venture Partner, Blue Pioneers

 • Bram Ledeboer, Partner, NBI Investors - Shift Invest 

• Jacques De T'Serclaes, Investment manager, Telos Impact  

15:30 – 16:30

PITCH SESSION

Up to 5 high potential companies and projects from the aquaculture sector shall be invited to pitch to an audience of investors, venture mentors and coaches.

 • Algonomi (Finland)

 • Aquaponics Iberia (Portugal)

 • Innovakeme (Portugal)

 • Nova Q (Ireland) 

 • Nexttuna (Germany)

 

END OF CONFERENCE