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Lord Sebastian Coe to speak at AquaVision

Lord Sebastian Coe, President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will be the keynote speaker at this year’s AquaVision conference, which takes place in Stavanger, Norway, from 13 to 15 June.

With the theme 'Meeting tomorrow today', AquaVision 2016 will concentrate on 2 core areas: 'The blue revolution' and 'Beyond tomorrow', and in true AquaVision tradition, many of the topics and liveliest debates will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the aquaculture industry today and in the future.

Lord Coe is regarded throughout the world as one of the greatest athletes of his generation. He set 12 world records over 4 distances, achieving 4 golds and 3 silver medals competing in the Olympic Games and European Championships. Using his political skills, his strategic know-how and a true passion for sport, Lord Coe led London's winning bid to host the 2012 Olympics subsequently organising and delivering what is widely considered one of the most successful Games of modern times. Following London 2012, he served as Chairman of the British Olympic Association.

Drawing on the lessons learned during an illustrious career – both on and off the track – Lord Coe will share with AquaVision delegates the benefits of building resilient and dependable teams from a variety of backgrounds. He will emphasise the importance of delivering on visions, communicating pre-emptively, and ensuring nothing is left to chance. Above all, he will underline the age-old proposition that no amount of theorising replaces the genius of hard work.

AquaVision is a world-class aquaculture conference that attracts a diverse range of stakeholders to Stavanger every 2 years and will do so again in June 2016. The conference, organised since 1996 by Skretting and its parent company Nutreco, has established itself as an important meeting place for some 400 participants from over 40 countries.

Skretting and Nutreco are finalising the programme for AquaVision 2016. This 11th edition will bring a wide range of speakers from all continents to provide attendees with invaluable information, insight and opinion. We look forward to announcing further details in the coming weeks.

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