2020 Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium going virtual in November

This year’s Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium will be held as a virtual event, focusing on the theme of “Sustainable Seafood and the Blue Economy in the New Normal,” organizers Seafood Legacy Co. and Nikkei ESG announced on 7 October.

The 2020 symposium, which is currently open for registration and is free to attend, is the sixth iteration of the event and will take place from 4 to 6 November and 9 to 11 November. English and Japanese channels will be broadcasting the symposium’s seminar content, and attendees from around the world will be able to send in questions and networking requests to speakers through the platform.

“The seminar content will remain available on the platform for on-demand viewership. Submission of questions and networking requests is only available for the first 24 hours,” Seafood Legacy and Nikkei said.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges to the seafood industry, but susatinable seafood's continued advancement despite those challenges is a key part of the planned discussions.

“The sustainable seafood movement has continued in spite of the severe adverse circumstances unlike anything seen before," the organizers said. "Industry leaders, government representatives, academics, and global NGOs are invited to speak to share their knowledge and experiences, and the perspective of the blue economy.” 

Speakers for the event include representatives from the United Nations Global Compact, European Commission, Ministry of the Environment Japan, Fisheries Agency Japan, Maruha Nichiro corporation., NIPPON SUISAN KAISHA, Ltd., Walmart Inc., AEON Co., Ltd., Seiyu GK, Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union, IBM Japan Ltd., Rakuten, Inc., NTT DOCOMO, INC., Panasonic Corporation., Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., Relais & Châteaux, and more.

The complete program for the 2020 Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium is available on the event’s website, as is registration information, according to Seafood Legacy and Nikkei.

Seafood Legacy and Nikkei are hosting the event, with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation serving as co-hosts.


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