GLOBAL INNOVATORS FORUM:
The Future of Seafood is Here

GLOBAL INNOVATORS FORUM - Stanford, California, Nov 5-6, 2019

The Fish 2.0 Global Innovators Forum brings seafood innovators, investors, and experts together for network building and frank discussions of hot topics in seafood. Plus, the Fish 2.0 Forty — the top-scoring businesses in this year's Fish 2.0 qualifying cycle — will pitch their innovations on stage.

It's the place to be for investors, seafood experts and growing seafood businesses to make connections that will transform the seafood industry. 100% of past Forum participants have said they would come again and recommend it to colleagues. Why?

  • Almost $200 million has been invested into pitching Fish 2.0 businesses -just for 2017 participants
  • Over $300 million has been invested into seafood businesses through connections made at the events since our 2013 launch.
  • You will have provocative and inspiring discussions around the future of seafood and the oceans, eat great food and have fun.

Interested in participating?

  • The Forum is by invitation only - no tickets are sold at the door. If you have received an invitation code, see Logistics below to register.
  • If you are an investor or seafood industry leader interested in participating or learning more, please contact Monica Jain.
  • Growing seafood businesses may only participate if they are one of the companies selected through the 2019 Fish 2.0 Readiness Assessment process.

What should I expect at the event?

There is no better place to meet a range of innovators from around the world, including the U.S, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, the Pacific Islands, Philippines, Russia and the UK.

Areas of innovation in the seafood sector that you will hear about from the Fish 2.0 Forty:

  • Aquaculture technology
  • Aquaculture production, shellfish and finfish
  • Packaging and storage
  • Traceability for supply chains
  • Quality control
  • Waste reduction and seafood by-product use
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Algae, kelp and seaweed production and products
  • Seafood trade and distribution
  • Aquaculture disease control
  • Consumer packaged goods
  • Next generation fishing gear

Event Location:

Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305



  • SPEAKERS


    In addition to the pitches, you will hear and engage with expert speakers on topics related to the future of the sustainable seafood industry and making good investments into it.

    Confirmed speakers (to date)

    • Adam Draper, Boost VC
    • Alex Kopelyan, IndieBio
    • Amy Novogratz, Aqua-Spark
    • Andrew Beebe, Obvious Ventures
    • Beyhan de Jong, Rabobank
    • Clare Leschin-Hoar, Freelance Journalist
    • Dan Pullman, Fresh Peaks Capital
    • Dane Chauvel, Organic Ocean Seafood
    • Diane Durance, UNCW Center for Innovation
    • Frank McGrath, Oberon Securities
    • Gabe Kleinman, Obvious Ventures
    • Guy Dean, Organic Ocean Seafood
    • Jacqueline Claudia, Love The Wild
    • James Wright, Global Aquaculture Alliance
    • Kelly Lucas, Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center
    • Leigh Moran, Calvert Impact Capital
    • Michael Rubino, NOAA
    • Mike Edelhart, Joyance Partners
    • Mitchell Presser, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    • Monica Jain, Fish 2.0
    • Paul Doremus, NOAA
    • Patrick Hone, FRDC Australia
    • Sara Rademaker, American Unagi
    • Shally Shanker, AiiM Partners
    • Tara Duggan, SF Chronicle
    • Taryn Goodman, TPG Rise Fund

     

     

  • AGENDA


    DAY 1 - Tuesday, Nov 5

    8:00 am
    Registration opens / Breakfast
    9:00
    Opening remarks: Proof that the future of seafood is here
    9:30
    The future of the seafood industry: Can innovation truly change the game?
    10:15
    Break
    10:45
    Innovations in seafood from around the globe – 19 pitches
    12:00
    Lunch
    1:30
    Navigating dilemmas around private profit from public funding and data sharing vs. privacy
    2:15
    Innovator Pitches (7): Innovations that give back to investors and the oceans
    3:00
    Break
    3:30
    20/20 Hindsight: Real talk from Fish 2.0 alumni companies about the early stage roller coaster of growing a seafood business
    4:15-6:30pm
    Networking Reception.

    DAY 2 - Wednesday, Nov 6

    8:30 am
    Forum Open / Breakfast
    8:45 am
    Unconference Breakfast Sessions
    10:00
    Break
    10:30
    Innovator Pitches (7): Cutting edge supply chain solutions and technologies
    11:15
    A Fish 2.0 Tale: Charting the course from connections to growth
    11:30
    Innovator Pitches (7): Advances in aquaculture production, technology and feeds
    12:15
    Lunch
    1:30
    The future of aquaculture: Can we keep it bright?
    2:15
    Buzz from the floor
    2:45
    Award announcements
    3 pm
    Event closes

     

    Dowload the detailed agenda (PDF)


  • REGISTRATION


    Invitation and codes:

    The Forum is by invitation only.
    If you are an investor or seafood industry leader interested in attending, please contact Monica Jain
    If you have received an invitation code, click the orange button to go to Eventbrite, then click the green "Register" button and enter your code.

     
      Eventbrite - Fish 2.0 - 2019 Forum

    Event location:

    The 2 day event takes place at:
    Arrillaga Alumni Center
    326 Galvez Street
    Stanford, CA 94305
    click the MAP for details

    Hotel information:

    Hotels in the Palo Alto area are booking fast for November, which is a busy time of year for events.

    Click here for some suggestions on hotels in the area.

 

Want to lean more? See a 3 minutes video from the 2017 Global Forum

Event Partner:

Ocean Solutions horizontal

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