MSD Animal Health to host Tilapia Congress

MERCK Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) has announced that the company will hold a High Quality Tilapia Congress in São José do Rio Preto in Brazil, on 25-27 November.
The Congress will be attended by nearly 75 key opinion leaders and customers in the Latin American tilapia industry.
‘Production and consumption of tilapia continues to grow at a fast pace’, explained Rodrigo Zanolo, aquaculture marketing manager, Merck Animal Health.
‘We are pleased to offer services and programmes such as the High Quality Tilapia Congress, which help support producers as they meet growing global demand for safe and sustainable fish protein.’
The Congress will consist of three principal sessions: ‘Industry & Environment’ and ‘Production’ on 26 November, followed by ‘Market’ on 27 November.
Sessions will focus on timely topics related to tilapia production including the impact of climate change, the strategic importance of organized associations of fish farmers, good management practices, and the specifications and requirements that retailers are driving towards.
Presentations from academic experts, industry leaders and Merck Animal Health representatives will be featured, including:
Session 1 – Industry & Environment – November 26
Rui Nobrega – Business Unit Director, Aquaculture and Swine, Merck Animal Health
Fábio Betti Rodrigues Salgado – Partner, Corall
Dr. Wilson Flavio Feltrim Roseghini – Assistant Professor, Federal University of Paraná; Financial Director, Brazilian Climatology Association; Editor, Revista Brasileira de Climatologia (Brazilian Climatology Magazine)
Felipe Sandoval Precht – President of SalmonChile, the Chile Salmon Industry Association
Session 2 – Production – November 26
Luis Caro Lagos – General Manager, ORZA
Felipe Manterola Gana – General Manager, SalmonChile, the Chile Salmon Industry Association
Rodrigo Zanolo – Aquaculture Marketing Manager, Merck Animal Health
Dr. Fernando Kubitza – Consultant, Acqua Imagem
Session 3 – Market – November 27
Adriano Romero – Founder, Agroinova
Oscar Parra Ponce – Business Unit Manager Aqua Latin America, Merck Animal Health
Meg Caetano Fellipe – Manager, Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA)