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Friday, June 6, 2014

06/06/14: FutureFish Eurasia - day 1 review

The official opening of FutureFish Eurasia began at 11am on Thursday 5th June at the main entrance to Hall 2 of Izmir's International fair ground. After the first visitors filed in at 10am there was a great atmosphere of anticipation at the hall's entrance. International Aquafeed magazine's Tom Blacker was on the front row reporting on the opening presentations.

The first speaker to open the show was Levent Akdogan, General Manager of Eurasia Trade Fairs who spoke in English and Turkish to welcome all and comment on the internationalisation and the general occasion of hosting the 7th FutureFish event. He mentioned many countries beyond Turkey, especially African, Asian and European countries that have registered and set record amounts of visitations to the event's website.

Industry and academic speakers followed, including a professor from the Faculty of Fisheries at Izmir Katip Celebi University giving impassioned speeches on the development of aquaculture in Turkey. There was also an industry award for more than 40 years of service to aquaculture in Turkey.

The ribbon cutting with all the speakers then finished off the opening event and the visitors filing out to the exhibitor's stands and beyond.

Tom also met with important current writers and customers, amongst other meetings, notably: Alvaro Rodriguez, Liptosa, Spain; Irmgard Lorenzen, Biomar, Denmark; Franz-Peter Rebafka, GePro, Germany and Gunes Sezer, Alltech, Turkey. Representatives from Inve Aquaculture, Andritz and Pentair were also present to make this a very interesting aquaculture show indeed.

Please come to stand 426 in the centre of Hall 2 of Izmir International Fair Ground for the remaining 2 days of the aquaculture show, FutureFish Eurasia 2014.

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