International Aquafeed and VIV are hosting the latest rendition of the Aquatic Conference – Aquatic MEA at VIV MEA 2020!
The conference will feature a variety of industry experts delivering brilliant presentations about the latest updates in both fish and shrimp nutrition, focused upon aquaculture trends in Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Aquatic MEA is aimed at nutritionists, academia as well as technical and processing staff who wish to discover more about this intriguing sector and its own unique developments in the aquaculture industry. Topics such as enzymes, feed supplements, fish health and nutrition, probiotics and prebiotics will be discussed, to name a few.

Venue: ADNEC
Organizers: VIV worldwide and International Aquafeed

Sponsors: Aker BioMarine, Adisseo (+ Nutriad)
Contact: Roel Schoenmaker of VNU Exhibitions ( or Rebecca Sherratt of International Aquafeed  (


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The new line-up for the September 1st date will be planned soon and published in July on this page.
In the meantime, have a look to the original program (finally postponed) for the March dates of Aquatic MEA. 

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Introductions
Mr Roger Gilbert, Publisher, International Aquafeed
Booth 08.J065

10:15 – 10:40 Health and Nutrition of Aquatic Species
Dr Simon Davies, Professor of Aquaculture, Harper Adams University

10:40 – 11:00 Krill Performance for All
Dr Andreas Storsve, Director of R&D, AkerBioMarine
Booth 08.K050

11:00 – 11:15 A Novel Product with Natural Molecules Designed to Improve Health Conditions
and the Productivity of Aquaculture Animals

Mr Bulent Kukurtcu, Scientific Managing Director, Catalysis

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 11:50 Bringing the Aquaculture Sector to a New Country: The Proof of Concept
Mr Ivo van der Lee, Agribusiness Project Manager, Netherlands-African Business Council

11:50 – 12:05 Functional Feed Additives to Boost Health and
Nutrition in Aquaculture
Dr Ismail Youssef Elsayed, Regional Manager of Aquaculture, Adisseo
Booth L036

12:00 – 12:25 Tilapia Nutrition
Dr Abdel-Fattah El-Sayed, Professor of Aquaculture Alexandria University

12:25 – 12:30 Closing
Mr Roger Gilbert, Publisher, International Aquafeed
Booth 8.J065



Professor Abdel-Fattah El-Sayed received his PhD in aquaculture (Tilapia Nutrition) from Michigan State University, USA in 1987. He is currently a professor in the Oceanography Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt. Dr El-Sayed has authored and co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications on aquaculture and fisheries. He has participated in many local, regional, and international aquaculture and fisheries research projects. The Aquatic MEA Conference is very pleased to announce that Abdel-Fattah El-Sayed will be one of the keynote speakers at the conference. 


Professor Simon Davies holds a Chair in Aquaculture Nutrition within the School of Biosciences, Plymouth University and heads the Fish Nutrition & Aquaculture Health Research Group. He is an acknowledged international expert in the nutrition of farmed fish species, having served his university for 28 years, since 1986. He is the Editor- in-Chief of International Aquafeed magazine with a wide global circulation and serves on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals involving fish nutrition and related health research.



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