KAILUA, HAWAII, U.S. — Aquafeed Horizons Asia 2016 technical conference for aquafeed professionals will take place at the BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand on March 29, 2016. It will be in English with simultaneous interpretation into Thai.

The conference, which draws the aquafeed industry together from throughout Asia Pacific and beyond, focuses on advances in feed processing and formulation that bring practical solutions to the commercial aquaculture feed sector.

Aquafeed Horizons Asia 2016 will take place in cooperation with FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS 2016 feed and grain industry trade shows at the BITEC, Bangkok.

Early Bird registration is now open and offers a discounted registration fee in addition to group and other discounts. Special rates are also available for students and Thai speakers. Registration and more information is available on the conference website: www.feedconferences.com

"We are grateful to Bühler, Nutriad, Olmix and Wenger for stepping forward to support this year's conference as sponsors", said Suzi Dominy, Aquafeed.com's publisher and the conference organizer. "We applaud their commitment to helping us bring information and knowledge to this specialized and vital sector of the aquaculture industry; they help us reach more people who can benefit from the expertise our presenters bring".

Program Schedule:

Juadee Pongmaneerat, Thai Department of Fisheries and Suzi Dominy, publisher, Aquafeed.com  

Interactions of extrusion and ingredients for aquatic feeds
Joseph P. Kearns, vice-president Aqua-Feed Div., Wenger Manufacturing, Inc., USA 

Extrusion technology
Urs Wuest, director Market Segment Aquafeed, Bühler AG, Switzerland

Pre-processing of feedstuffs to improve their feeding value for aquaculture feeds
Dominique P. Bureau, Professor, University of Guelph, Canada

GART as a platform to investigate disease control strategies against AHPND/EMS in shrimp
Margriet Drouillon, business developer Aqua UGent, Belgium

Advances of amino acid nutrition of shrimp
Alexandros Samartzis, regional technical sales manager, Evonik (SEA), Singapore

Experimental evidence for the role of feed additives in aquaculture
Clément Soulet, product manager – Palatants & Aquaculture, PANCOSMA SA, Switzerland

Effect of an algae-clay based biocatalyst on the digestive and growth performance of juvenile shrimp (litopenaeus vannamei)
Marie Gallissot, Technical Supervisor, Olmix, France

Feed for the future: the challenges and opportunities for a better and sustainable aquaculture industry
Kabir Chowdhury, global product manager - Aquaculture, Jefo Nutrition Inc., Canada

Functional feeds – bad bug busters to reduce the impact from disease in farmed fish and shrimp
Peter Coutteau, business unit manager – Aquaculture, Nutriad International NV, Belgium