September 22, 2023

U.S. Soybean Export Council’s AquaCon Make investments launched collectively key aquaculture commerce stakeholders to help improve investments and improve the commerce in South Asia.

(Zahid Chughtai)

Colombo (Sri Lanka) The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) effectively concluded AquaCon Make investments which was held these days in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The event served as a platform dedicated to connecting aquaculture start-ups from South Asia with enterprise capital and private equity firms. Whereas the primary purpose was to foster collaboration and co-creation amongst over 40 aquaculture start-ups from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, the entrepreneurs showcased next-generation sustainable aquaculture strategies and enhancements which have been appreciated collectively by the viewers. The gathering enabled potential consumers to realize deeper insights into their ventures and possibly sort partnerships. It featured a wide range of actions, along with keynote speeches, panel discussions and networking intervals. Distinguished audio system from the aquaculture commerce shared their expertise and insights on the utilization of utilized sciences in soybean farming, initiatives by USSEC in teaching manpower for scientific aquaculture practices, a top level view of worldwide shrimp aquaculture, the standing of aquaculture in Bangladesh, U.S. Soy Sustainability, the operate of vitamin in aquaculture to name a few. Commenting on the success of the event, Jim Douglas, Director of – United Soybean Board & Chair – of Indiana Soybean Alliance Govt Committee, USA, acknowledged, “AquaCon supplied a novel platform for start-ups and consumers to satisfy, commerce ideas, and foster helpful connections. The overwhelmingly optimistic recommendations from members and the fruitful discussions that occurred underscored the event’s significance in driving the enlargement and improvement of the aquaculture commerce. USSEC ought to please itself to have carried out a pivotal operate in bringing collectively key stakeholders and facilitating important collaborations. AquaCon Make investments has set a model new benchmark for future endeavours, and we look forward to seeing continued efforts in course of the dedication to fostering innovation and driving success throughout the aquaculture space.” Certainly one of many highlights of the event was the prospect for start-ups to pitch their aquaculture idea in 5 minutes which obtained overwhelming participation. Companies like Indian Fisheries Agency and Aqua Hatch impressed consumers with their enhancements and well-thought-through, scalable enterprise plans. “By way of this event, we have taken a significant step in course of setting up a sustainable future for the aquaculture commerce in South Asia. Globalization and innovation on this commerce will play a key operate in accelerating and elevating the sector. South Asia has a big geographical profit, as a result of giant coastal line shared by the completely completely different nations. Subsequently, with the utilization of the latest best practices, experience and collaboration the way in which ahead for the aquaculture commerce holds immense potential. We’re dedicated to persevering with our efforts in making a major impression, reinforcing our dedication to innovation ecosystem, and making a larger future for this sector”, added Kevin Roepke, Regional DirectorSouth Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, USSEC.