VIII Workshop on Financing in Aquaculture, a great success.

Organized by the U.S. Soybean Exporters Council (USSEC), the VIII Aquaculture Investment Workshop was held in Miami a few days ago. This high-level event brought together 100 experts and specialists in various aspects of aquaculture, who gathered to discuss four topics in panels: Opportunities and Challenges, Technology and Innovation, Access and Relevant Market Issues, and Financing, Banking and Investment. It was discussed how these issues impact the current situation and prospects of aquaculture globally, as well as their influence on the flow of investment into this sector. Soon I will share, in this space, some of the conclusions and highlights of this meeting.

Roberto Arosemena, President and CEO of NDC Consulting Group participated as Coordinator and Moderator of the Access and Relevant Market Issues Panel, sharing with high-level experts such as George Chamberlain, Roberto F., Stephen Gunther, Aidan Connolly, José Antonio Camposano, Pablo K., Patrick Bornhausen Roulet, Daniel Benetti, Alfredo Nicastro, among others.

Congratulations to USSEC, Jairo Amézquita and the entire team for once again carrying out an event characterized by its impeccable organization and coordination.

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Chamberlain from Global Aquaculture Alliance

I was very happy to meet my friend George Chamberlain again at the recent USSEC event in Miami. Looking back, I remembered that we met in 1996 during the meeting of the World Aquaculture Society in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, when he was its president.

At that meeting, of which for some reason, I have a clear memory, an unscheduled meeting was held in which George began to socialize the idea of creating an organization dedicated to promoting sustainability in aquaculture. The following year, this vision was concretized in the formation of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), of which George was president until recently.

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