The Americas Tuna Conference 2018 will bring together notable industry experts to address important and dynamic topics. More speakers will be announced soon.


Antonio Adolfo Guerra Autrey - Chairman
Managing Director of Grupomar

The Latest Developments In The Mexican Consumer Market

Antonio Adolfo Guerra Autrey was born on June 4th 1968 in Mexico City, and graduated in Business Administration at the University of Anahuac, in Mexico DF. His working experience started in... more


Eduardo Enrique Carles Pérez
Minister of Agricultural Development of Panama

Opening Speech

Eduardo Enrique Carles Pérez earned his degree in Industrial Engineering at the University Santa María La Antigua, in Panama. Between 2010 and 2015, Carles worked at SENAVEN, S.A... more


Guillermo A. Morán Velásquez
Managing Director of Tuna Conservation Group (TUNACONS)

How Tunacons Wants To Reach Sustainable Tuna Fisheries
Guillermo A. Moran Velasquez is a Fisheries Engineer at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE) in Brasil. Moran has been working in the fisheries sector in Ecuador for the past 24 years, taking... more


Paolo Caricato
European Commission DG SANTE’s Deputy Head of Unit Food Hygiene

The Do’s & Don’ts In Tuna Handling For Export To EU

Paolo CARICATO is the deputy head of the food hygiene unit within the Health and Food Safety Directorate General (SANTE) of the European Commission. This unit determines and formulates... more


Guillermo Compeán
Director of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)

State Of The Stocks

IATTC: Towards An Economically Viable Model For Catch And By–Catch Reduction
Guillermo Compeán, born in Mexico, in 1953; earned his degree in Biology at the University of Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico, and his PhD in Biological Oceanography at the University of Aix-Marseille II... more


Jose Antonio Zarzalejos - Session Co-Chair
Partner at PwC | Retail & Consumer Deals Leader

Family Owned Tuna Companies, Their Successful Rise & Future

Jose (Bilbao, Spain – Jan. 30th, 1981) is a Corporate Finance | M&A Partner at PwC. He leads the Retail & Consumer sector within the firm’s Deals division and is PwC’s Subject Matter Expert for the... more


Mariana Ramos Sánchez
Executive Director of the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna

MSC - The Emerging Tuna Industry Standard That Will Replace Dolphin Safe?

Mariana Ramos is the Executive Director of the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna, a group focused on sustainability and corporate social responsibility whose members represent more than 90% of... more


Simon Bush
Professor and Chair of the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University

Do FIPs Have A Future?

Simon Bush is Professor and Chair of the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He is the author of over 70 academic papers on the sustainable and equitable... more


Jogeir Toppe
Fishery Industry Officer at FAO

Microplastics To Micronutrients: Shifting Away From Fear Towards Health Benefits

Jogeir Toppe is a Fishery Industry Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. His responsibilities have particular focus on the role fish plays, or could play, in reducing levels of... more


Henk Brus - Session Co-Chair
Managing Director, Sustunable

How Irresponsible Buying Leads To Record Tuna Prices

Henk Brus was born into the tuna business as the son of a canned foods’ importer. In 1987, after finishing his study in psychology, he started work in the food trade sector. From 1992 to 1998, he was... more


Jim Humphreys
Global Fisheries Coordinator, Marine Stewardship Council

Global Growth In MSC Certified Tuna

Jim joined the Marine Stewardship Council in 1999, and currently serves as the Global Fisheries Coordinator. Jim has a B.S. degree in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University and an M.S. degree in... more


Christopher Lebsock
Partner, Hausfeld LLP

The Legal Power Of Consumers And Retailers To Sue The Big 3 Over Underfilling, Price Fixing And Collusion

A partner at Hausfeld, Christopher Lebsock represents consumers and businesses in complex legal disputes in a variety of jurisdictions across the globe. Chris regularly consults with clients, trade... more


Samantha Stein
Associate Attorney, Hausfeld LLP

The Legal Power Of Consumers And Retailers To Sue The Big 3 Over Underfilling, Price Fixing And Collusion

Samantha Stein is an Associate Attorney in Hausfeld LLP’s San Francisco office focused on complex litigation, class actions, and antitrust enforcement. She is the lead associate for a... more


Sancho Kim
Operation & Sales Manager, SILLA CO., LTD.

The Emerging Role Of Western Pacific Tuna In The Latin Markets

Mr. Sancho Kim is fleet operation and fish sales manager for SILLA CO.,LTD. in Korea which operates 32 vessels including 17 tuna purse seiners and 11 long liners. His tasks are to operate Tuna Fleets and... more


Stefaan Depypere
DG MARE, Director for International Ocean Governance and Sustainable Fisheries

How International Ocean Governance Affects The Tuna Fleets

Stefaan Depypere was born in Kortrijk, Belgium, in 1955. He is married and has 3 children. He graduated in Applied Economics (Antwerp University, cL, 1976) and as Commercial Engineer... more


Margreet Brinxma
Product Integrity Manager, Sustunable

What Is A Reliable Chain Of Custody For Purse Seine Tuna Catch?

Margreet Brinxma joined Sustunable in 2017 as Product Integrity Manager, after studying Public Administration and obtaining her Masters degree on the role of Data Management in Eco... more


Renato Bustamante
Commercial Manager Canned and Frozen Fish – Pesquera Hayduk S.A.

The Rise Of The Peruvian Tuna Industry

Renato Bustamante Tori graduated in Fisheries Engineering at the Agrarian University La Molina, in Peru, after which he completed his MBA at University of Applied Sciences in Lima, Peru... more


Zuleika Pinzón
General Administrator of the Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama

Panamanian Tuna Fleet And Panama's Cooperation With Other Countries

Designated as the General Administrator of the Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama (ARAP), Zuleika Pinzón graduated in Fisheries Engineering at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco... more


Mario Gilberto Aguilar Sánchez - Session Co-Chair
Director of CONAPESCA, National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mexico

US And Mexico WTO Tuna Dolphin Arbitration

Mario Aguilar is the National Commissioner for Aquaculture and Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Rural Development Fisheries and Food of Mexico. He’s designed implementation... more


Gabriel Gómez Celaya
General Manager, Marine Instruments

How Drone Technology Can Play A Future Role In Tuna Fishing

Gabriel Gómez Celaya (Guernica, Spain – Oct. 25th, 1973) is the General Manager of Marine Instruments since 2013. After spending more than 15 years working in different countries... more


Alfonso Miranda Eyzaguirre - Session Co-Chair
Director of the Fisheries & Aquaculture Commission of the SNI (Peru)

Alfonso Miranda Eyzaguirre graduated in Business Administration at the University of Lima, and Senior Management Program at the University of Piura, both in Peru. With... more


Hamish Wiig
VP Global Sales at Peco InspX

Detecting What The Hu

Hamish is Vice President of Global Sales at Peco InspX. He is responsible for the company’s global sales and service capability globally, including oversight of several key market... more


More information about the conference key speakers will follow shortly.


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