The 11th Aquacultural Insurance and Risk Management Conference March 26th - 27th 2009
A conference for everyone involved in Aquaculture Insurance or Risk Management

Sessions & Chairmen
Thursday 26th March 2009
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Aquaculture, its future and its financing.
Chairman: Klaus Kürzinger, Senior Underwriter, Munich Reinsurance Company

In this session the Conference hree keynote speakers will address the issues of the future of the industry  and its financing under the chairmanship of Klaus Kürzinger.

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Contemporary underwriting issues.
Chairman: Kolbein Aarnes, Director, Marsh AS

In this session, Tom Rutter and Martin Coull of Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Company will examine the current state of the aquaculture insurance market; Dagfinn Ulriksen of Aon Grieg will cover the problems Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) present to the market, and Odd Magne Rødseth will give a paper on how genetic developments may offer solutions to some on the problems the industry faces.

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Aquaculture insurance in developing nations - needs and potential.
Chairman: Philip A.D. Secretan, Managing Director, AUMS Ltd.

Following the FAO's Bali workshop, in May 2007, on meeting the aquaculture insurance and risk management needs in Asia, this Session will address the needs of a Asia and how they might be met. Pinyo Kiatpinyo, President of The Federation Of Shrimp-farmer Cooperative Of Thailand (FOSCOT) will speak about the Thai shrimp farmers' insurance needs, Ake Olofsson, Rural Finance Officer, FAO, Rome, will talk about the potential for public/private partnership in providing insurance to Asian and other developing national aquaculture producer groups, and Paul Kopronka, CEO, Regis Mutual Management, will discuss the role of Mutuals in meeting the needs of large groups of aquaculturists.

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Aquaculture potential in cod farming, and in Croatia and Bosnia Hertzegovina.
Chairman: Tim Sangster, Managing Director, Aquarius Insurance Services

In this session, Ivar Williksen, Chairman, Skei Marinfisk ASA, will discuss the risks and potential of cod farming, Sanin Tankovik, DVM, will give and overview of the aquaculture industry in Bosni Hertzegovina, and Ljubomir Kucic will provide the same for Croatia.

Friday 27th March 2009
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Industry risks and their management I.
Chairman: Harald Teige, Director of Marine, NEMI ASA

In this Session Chaired by Harald Teige, a Master Mariner and Director of Marine of sponsors NEMI Forsikring ASA,  Ian Thomas, Project Manager, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd. will look at the pottential effects on sea levels due to global warming, and the key threat to low-lying coastal aquaculture, Andreas Siebert of Munich Reinsurance will provideon using the latest Geographical information Systems in risk managing aquaculture. Bruce Smith will look at the latest mooring issues in offshore, deepwater, cage systems.

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Industry risks and their management II
Chairman: Dan Fairweather, Underwriter RSA

In the final session of the Conference, Stavros Artopoulos of Crawford& Company  Hellas Ltd. will give a paper on the risk factors that have caused losses in Seabass and Seabream farms in the Mediterranean, Ron Roberts, Emeritus Professor University of Sterling, will discuss Advanced Stress Risk Management, and Chris Walster DVM, of the World Aquaculture Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA), will look at risk managing disease through veterinary inspection and certification.


This is the ONLY conference that focuses entirely on handling the risks of aquaculture !

At past conferences, delegates have attended from all the key production areas of the World, including Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, North and South America. At the Conference in Vigo, in 2006, we were pleased to welcome representatives of the FAO! We are very pleased to say that the FAO will again support us at the Dubrovnik conference.

New Venue ! In 2009 we will be hosting the conference outside the UK for the third time !
Grand Villa Argentina Hotel
Frana Supila 14,
20 000 Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Tel: +385 20 440 555
26th & 27th March 2009