AquaFarm 2024 will take place February 14-15 at the Pordenone Fairgrounds. Now in its 7th edition, the international event aimed at operators in the aquaculture supply chain sees this year more than 100 exhibitors, of which 35 percent are coming from abroad, 5,000 square meters of area involved in the event in halls 5 and 5 bis/ter, more than 20 conferences scheduled and more than a thousand pre-accredited online.
Demonstrating the international interest of the event thanks to the cooperation with ITA-ICE, operators from countries of North Africa, Balkan Area, Central and Eastern Europe will be visiting.
During AquaFarm 2024, climate, research and innovation, sustainability certifications, animal welfare, technologies, and animal and human nutrition will be discussed. The extensive conference program complements the large international exhibition area, the largest ever thanks to the use of the new Halls 5 bis/ter at the Pordenone fairgrounds.
More focus on aquaculture development
At this year’s international conference exhibition on aquaculture, shellfish farming, algoculture and the fishing industry, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry will once again be among the protagonists. Starting with the opening conference of the event, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 14, will feature several institutional representatives from both government and regional governments. The theme of the meeting, moderated by LineaBlu host Fabio Gallo, will be aquaculture between climate change and sustainability challenges.
Also as part of AquaFarm 2024, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry, which will be present with its own stand in Hall 5, will promote the new Feampa fund dedicated to the development and growth of European and therefore Italian aquaculture.
In addition to the fund, at the ministry’s stand exhibitors and visitors will be able to find information on policies, incentives and all initiatives and dedicated to the development of aquaculture for companies in our country.
Show cooking to discover Italian fish
Alongside the technical-scientific agenda, the events also present other side events of a more popular nature such as show cooking events also promoted by the ministry scheduled in the Arena of Hall 5. The meetings will be aimed at promoting the use of aquaculture fish in cooking.
The promotion of sustainable aquaculture also passes through schools that will be invited to AquaFarm 2024 www.aquafarmexpo.it in a space dedicated to them,the “Next Generation” Arena, hosted in Hall 5. Here, in fact, playful-educational workshops will be held to discover quality Italian fish made in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry and reserved for students in the last years of primary and secondary schools.