The biennial aquaculture business conference will be celebrated from 10-12 June 2024 in Stavanger and will feature Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman as keynote speaker, Skretting has informed through a statement.
AquaVision 2024, organized by Skretting since 1996, will gather global aquaculture leaders to discuss the future of blue food and its role in feeding a growing global population.
The main topics that will be discussed in the next edition are acting toward a sustainable future dealing with market disruptions in an ever-changing world and "beyond tomorrow".
Therese Log Bergjord, CEO of Skretting, said: "We are very excited to share this year’s central themes. The number of people suffering from acute food insecurity in the world grew 1.5 times between 2019 and 2022 and multiple external factors pushed food prices to all-time highs. It is now more important than ever to secure access to high-quality protein in a sustainable, future-proof manner."
"Innovations such as artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies have the potential to accelerate transformative change and support this ambition. I am looking forward to discussing this and more during AquaVision 2024," she added.
In 2008, Krugman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to new trade theory and new economic geography.
In addition to the Nobel Prize, Krugman's work in economics has earned him widespread recognition from the economic press and numerous prestigious awards.
The event will be moderated by Solveig van Ness, CEO and Founder of Marine Prospects. She will be joined by hosts Therese Log Bergjord, CEO of Skretting, and Fulco van Lede, CEO of Nutreco.