( Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition 2018 (Vietfish 2018) hosted by VASEP will take place from 22 to 24 August 2018 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), 799 Nguyen Van Linh, Dist. 7, HCMC, Vietnam.

Vietfish 2018 is expected to attract more than 10,000 domestic and international visitors, seafood exporters & importers, seafood services suppliers, international importers/retailers, NGOs and the media.

As part of the outstanding activities at VIETFISH 2018, VASEP is planning to hold 09 major conferences related to “hot” topics of fisheries industry such as sustainable aquaculture, supply and demand trends, the impact of trade war on fisheries, sustainable labor employment, social security, IUU fishing, climate change, advanced technology implication... This will be an opportunity for stakeholders to update latest information on the fisheries sector, the world's seafood consumption trends, look for partners, apply research in production and provide development strategies for businesses... The conferences will be presented by renowned experts from Trømso University (Norway), Matis (Iceland), Stirling University (UK), Syntesa (Denmark) and Kotali (Norway), Nha Trang University, Dow Chemical Pacific (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Halal Certification Agency Vietnam (HCA), the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, D-Fish, ILO in Vietnam…It is free to attend all conferences.

Here is the plan for holding conferences in the framework of Vietfish 2018: 



Conferences – Organizers

Time – Venue


Speakers/ Experts

1st session – August 22nd 2018 (13:30-16:30)





Session #1: Future perspective of fisheries and aquaculture



Convention B

Language: Vietnamese and English

Aquaculture and fisheries economic development- examples from Norway and Vietnam in a global world.  

Keynote speaker

Professor Ola Flateen, Tromso University, Norway

Aquaculture markets, future trends and perspectives.

Keynote speaker

Dr. Paul Steinar Valle, Koltani, Norway

Session #2:  

Seafood consumption trends

Co-organizers: VASEP, Nha Trang Univeristy (Vietnam) Trømso University (Norway), Matis (Iceland), Stirling University (UK), Syntesa (Denmark) and Kotali (Norway)



Convention B


Language: Vietnamese and English

European consumers’ willingness to pay for health claim and sustainable label.

Valur N. Gunnlaugsson,

Matis, Iceland

European consumers’ response to negative press on seafood quality.

Dr. Gudmundur Stefansson, Matis, Iceland

Consumers’ preference on innovative and value-added seafood products.

Dr. Ha Viet Hung, NTU, Vietnam


Sustainable labor employment in the integration period for seafood enterprises




  ILO VietNam





Sunflower B

Meeting room


Language: Vietnamese and English

Regulation on the labor employment, minor workers and under minimum age workers in Vietnam and in the world. 

Why enterprises need to participate in child labor prevention: How to participate. 

Mr. Minoru Ogasawara,

Chief Technical Advisor, the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Vietnam


Compliance with regulations on labor employment for the fishery sector in the integration period.

Dr. Nguyen Thi Thu Trang, Director of WTO Center, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)


Launching Event:

Public-Private Collaboration for Sustainable Aquaculture in Viet Nam






Sunflower A

Meeting room


Language: Vietnamese and English

Session 1: The Launching of the Project: “Promoting sustainable aquaculture through strengthening public private collaboration in the Mekong Delta”.  


Session 2: The global Seafood Task Force in Vietnam.

Representative of STF, IDH, VASEP

2nd session – August 23rd 2018 (9:00 – 11:30)










Global shrimp demand and Vietnam¢s supply capacity to 2025


VASEP; Pho Binh Company




 Convention B



Language: Vietnamese and English



Potential for shrimp supply of Vietnam: Opportunities and challenges.

Dr. Ho Quoc Luc, Former Chairman of VASEP, Chairman of FIMEX VN 

Development of shrimp farming in Vietnam: ambition, challenges and opportunities.

Dr. Hoang TungCSIRO, Australia

World shrimp market and supply-demand gap: World shrimp market; Shrimp market in the US, Japan.

Mr. Pham Huu An - Director of An Loc Nguyen Co., Ltd

Consumption trend and capacity of supply and competitiveness of Vietnamese shrimp in EU market

Mr.Jiro Takeuchi - Director at Bonmea Gmb

Analysis on competitors of Vietnam’s shrimp exports (Thailand, India, China, Indonesia).

Mr. Mark Wolczko,  Deputy General Manager (R&D), Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd 



Viet Nam, IUU fishing & How Industry can support


  Directorate of Fisheries (D-FISH).







Dahlia room


Language: Vietnamese and English

Marine product exports of Vietnam to markets after “yellow card” warning from EU.

Ms. Le Hang – Deputy Director of VASEP.PRO

Measures to push and strengthen IUU management in Vietnam to ensure sustainable fisheries fishing

 Mr. Pham Ngoc Tuan, Deputy Director of Department of Capture Fisheries, D-Fish

How industry can address IUU Seafood 

Mr Huw Thomas, Pew Trusts’ Ending Illegal Fishing Project 

Ms Courtney Farthing, Pew Trusts’ Ending Illegal Fishing Project 







Session#1: European seafood production and markets


Co-organizers: VASEP, Nha Trang Univeristy (Vietnam) Trømso University (Norway), Matis (Iceland), Stirling University (UK), Syntesa (Denmark) and Kotali (Norway)





Sunflower room


Language: Vietnamese and English

Importance of governance in fisheries value chain.

Dr. Ögmundur Knútsson

Uni. Aqureyri, Iceland


Productivity and efficiency of pangasius production in a comparison with European salmon, seabass and seabream.

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Duy, NTU, Vietnam


Market seafood segmentations: Results and implementation from five European countries survey.

Dr. Gudmundur Stefansson, Matis, Iceland


Session #2:   Pangasius development in trade war


Co-organizers: VASEP, Nha Trang Univeristy (Vietnam) Trømso University (Norway), Matis (Iceland), Stirling University (UK), Syntesa (Denmark) and Kotali (Norway)




Sunflower room


Language: Vietnamese and English

Industry dynamics and company strategic-positioning advantage in the pangasius and salmon aquaculture sectors; lessons learned from the large PrimeFish EU Project

Dr. Francis Murray, Stirling University, UK


Market development for pangasius under perspective of trade war.

Dr. Paul Steinar Valle, Koltani, Norway


Pangasius positions in developed countries and strategic choice for long-term development.

Dr. Thong Tien Nguyen, NTU (Vietnam) and Syntesa (Denmark)


3rd session - August 23rd 2018 (13:30 – 16:30)


Social Insurance since January 1 2018: Impact and Solution for Seafood Enterprises

Organizer: VASEP




Sunflower A room


Language: Vietnamese

The regulation of the law on wages and payment of social insurance premiums for employees from January 1, 2018 onwards.


Dr. Do Ngan Binh

Deputy Director,  Legal Consulting Center of Hanoi Law University


Impacts and solutions for seafood enterprises.





HALAL certification: ²Visa² for seafood exports to Islamic markets

Organizer: VASEP




 Sunflower B



Language: Vietnamese and English

HALAL certification and export process to Islamic countries.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Tra My, Technical assistance of Halal Certification Agency Vietnam (HCA)

Recommendations for businesses to export to the Islamic markets.

MBA Tran Thi Minh Thu, Deputy Director of the Department of Other Various Religion, The Government Committee for Religious Affairs




Session#1: Advanced technology implementation and research collaboration





Convention B


Language: Vietnamese and English

Auditing past research effort on aquaculture species and industry adoption: what can we learn to progress?

Dr. Hoang Tung, CSIRO, Australia


Stronger Packaging, Fresher Seafood

Ms. Huangyi Chen

Dow Chemical Pacific (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

ChickenBoy - the smart broiler robot for better animal welfare and better farm productivity.

Dr. Andrew Baxter, Syntesa Partners & Associates, Denmark

PrimeDSS - Decision support tools helping the seafood industry to make better business decisions.

Dr. Andrew Baxter,  Syntesa Partners & Associates, Denmark

Session #2:

Climate change impacts on fisheries sector


Co-organizers: VASEP, Nha Trang Univeristy (Vietnam), Trømso University (Norway), Syntesa (Denmark)

15h00- 16h30


Convention B


Language: Vietnamese and English

Effect of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture sectors and adaptation strategies-Lessons from European countries.

Dr. Pham Thi Thanh Thuy, UiT, Norway & NTU, Vietnam


Impacts of climate change on fisheries in Vietnam: implications for adaptation strategies and sustainable fisheries management.

Dr. Quach Thi Khanh Ngoc, NTU, Vietnam



Registration form

Program details and registration please contact:

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