Discover the $5bn worth of aquaculture projects in the MENA region


Event Overview

In recent years, governments across the Middle East have developed a robust food security strategy for their nation to ensure access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food all year round. Improving the local production has been one of the top priorities for these authorities and this has been complemented by the innovations in the aquaculture, poultry, dairy, and livestock farming that have helped farms to improve their quality of products. Having said that, animal health & disease control, food safety, and cost of production have been the prime importance to the producers.

The current lockdown due to COVID-19 has increased the need for the MENA region to be self-dependent and is rapidly reforming food security readiness. This has fast-tracked the move by the aquaculture, poultry, dairy, and livestock sectors towards implementing new technologies and methodologies. The UAE recently announced that the department of food security will remain a priority through two ministers, The Minister of State for Food and Water Security to follow up on national food stock, investments in food technology and international relations in this field while the Minister of Climate Change and Environment to support farmers and developing UAE’s fish and animal wealth. Authorities across the MENA region are offering incentives on all aspects of farming to encourage farmers, operators, and food producers to adopt innovations that contribute to the nation's food security strategies.

The Second DigiConference of the MENA Food Security Forum series will focus on the latest trends and innovations in aquaculture, poultry, dairy and livestock farming, and the opportunities in improving the quality and quantity of local production. This DigiConference will bring together C-suite executives from government, non-government organizations, private sector and consumers across the Middle East and North Africa along with global tech players involved in the development and adoption of farming innovation to engage in thought-provoking discussions and share latest best practices, challenges and thought leadership on ways to improve the local production.

Event in Numbers

200+

Attendees

100+

Decision makers

18+

Speakers

2

Digi-Conference days

 
4

Panel discussions

6

Innovations

10+

Countries

Speakers and Advisors


Sheikh Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi
Adviser to the Minister,
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), UAE 
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Rachid Serraj
Delivery Manager - Regional Initiative on Small Scale Family Farming,
Food and Agriculture Organization
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Dr. Fadi Naser Al-Natour
Risk Analysis Specialist,
Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority
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Dr. Suheel Ahmed
CEO - Holding,
Arabian Farms Investments LLC
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Why Get Involved?

Get in front of your target market:
Get access to the entire spectrum of government and food producers who are currently expanding their operations in the Middle East and North Africa to contribute to the domestic production

Gain project insights:
Get first-hand insights into which technologies the agriculture sector is evaluating for current and future investment from across the Middle East and North Africa region and spot opportunities earlier

Generate strong leads:
Learn which projects are going forward and influence decision-makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects

Raise your brand awareness:
Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector helping the primary producers to improve production and the government to achieve their food security strategy goals

Who will attend the MENA Food Security Digi-Conference: Aquaculture and Livestock?

Regional C-suite executives from:
 

Conference Format



Conference Program

Gulf Standard Time (GMT +4) Conference Program
10:00 Meeting Room Opens
10:05 Welcome Remarks from Great Minds Group
10:10 Opening remarks from Chairman
10:15 Keynote presentation
10:30 Regional briefing: Local production of Livestock, Poultry, Dairy, and Aquaculture towards self-sufficiency

*Experts from 4 different countries from the MENA Region
  • Upcoming projects, and what is happening in the region?
  • What’s new and understanding regional trends
  • Policy and regulation updates
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11:10 TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SESSION:

*This session will highlight key emerging innovations that cater to the aquaculture, poultry, dairy, and livestock farming sector in the MENA region. The session consists of three (10 minutes) back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights on the successful application of a variety of innovations and case-studies.

Moderator: TBC
Industry insight 1:
Industry insight 2:
Industry insight 3:
Q&A With the presenters
12:00 Panel discussion: How do we source affordable quality feed for livestock, poultry, and aquaculture production?
  • Understanding the currently available resources and options
  • What alternative ‘locally sourced feeds’ can be developed in the region?
12:40 Panel discussion: Animal health issues, disease control and way forward
  • What are the top 3 emerging concerns about animal health in the MENA region?
  • Decoding the causes of reduced performance in animals
  • Understanding the impact of an epidemics such as avian flu on the food security and national economy
13:15 Closing remark by chairman and end of day 1
13:15 – 13:30 Post-event networking with the speakers and peers
Gulf Standard Time (GMT +4) Conference Program
10:00 Meeting Room Opens
10:05 Welcome Remarks from Great Minds Group
10:10 Opening remarks from Chairman
10:15 Keynote presentation
10:30 Food safety panel discussion
  • How to improve the food safety of eggs, dairy products, meat to reduce rejections from retail and customers?
  • What are the available food safety certification for systems and how effective are they?
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11:10 TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SESSION:

*This session will highlight key emerging innovations that cater to the aquaculture, poultry, dairy, and livestock farming sector in the MENA region. The session consists of three (10 minutes) back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights on the successful application of a variety of innovations and case-studies.

Moderator: TBC
Industry insight 1:
Industry insight 2:
Industry insight 3:
Q&A With the presenters
12:00 Panel discussion: Cost of production to market
  • What are the factors that affect the cost of production?
  • What are the regulations and available subsidies?
12:40 Panel discussion: Encouraging the local purchase of livestock and aquaculture?
  • What are the challenges at the retail of livestock and aquaculture?
  • Highlights of some of the initiatives taken by retail and government
13:15 Closing remark by chairman and end of Digi-Conference
13:15 – 13:30 Post-event networking with the speakers and peers

MENA Food Security: Agriculture Highlights & Testimonials

Testimonials


Highlight video


The first of its kind virtual Digi-conference hosted from Dubai took place on 29 – 30 June, 2020 via video conferencing technology. The conference launched with the goal of gathering a select group of experts in the agriculture sector to discuss the latest trends and innovations in agriculture and the opportunities in improving the quality and quantity of domestic produce.

How can you contribute as a supplier?

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PRESENTATIONS Establish pre-eminence amongst your peers

USE CASE PRESENTATIONS Demonstrate how you have successfully helped other farms and food producers

BRAND
Awareness Multiple opportunities to increase your brand visibility, before during and after the event

NETWORKING & SOCIAL Use the exhibition floor to demonstrate your latest products and technologies

LEAD GENERATION Increase your new business opportunities from a highly targeted audience

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available. A member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your business objectives. For more information email partnerships@gmevents.ae or call +971 (0) 4 568 7800

 
 

Register to Attend

Primary Free of charge
Solution Provider 200 USD + 5% Tax 210 USD

 
 

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