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Day 1: 14th November

All the Speakers contributing to sessions in Day one of the three day conference.  

Key Note Speaker

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Gillian Martin MSP, Minister for Energy and the Environment

Gillian Martin grew up in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire. Prior to her role as an MSP, she lectured in Television Production at North East Scotland College and ran her own video production company. She also designed safety courses for the energy industry and was the manager of an emergency media response team for companies operating in the North Sea for 10 years.

Day 2: 15th November

All the speakers contributing to the second day of the three day conference

Key Note Speaker

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Ólavur Gregersen, CEO, Ocean Rainforest

Olavur Gregersen has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Ocean Rainforest, which is one of the largest seaweed cultivation companies in Europe and also has an operation in California, USA. He has co-ordinated and had leading positions in a number of European, American and Nordic research and development projects within agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture. Currently he is the Project coordinator of the Horizon Europe project SeaMark.

Day 3: 16th November

Workshops and Site visit


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SSIA Workshop

We shall take all the discussions and considerations over the past few days, to formulate industry led conclusions for best practice within the seaweed industry. 

Lunch will be provided. 

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