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RAStech Conference and Trade Fair

Why attend?

RASTECH 2022 is an international technical conference and trade show serving owners and operators of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS).

Whether it’s raising fish juveniles, producing larger smolt, growing full harvest size fish, aquaponics or research, RAS technology continues to lead the way in the continued expansion of the aquaculture industry around the globe.

As populations rise, so does the demand for seafood. Having already proven its value and efficiencies in the hatchery segment of aquaculture, RAS continues to evolve and develop as one of the most promising farming technologies for raising healthy fish to help meet the world’s growing need for protein.

Who should attend RASTECH?

  • Fish farmers/producers/operators of RAS
  • Fish Hatchery professionals
  • Engineers, contractors and consultants
  • Research and University professionals

RASTECH 2022 is a capped in-person niche event (limited to 300 RAS professionals). Registration priority is given to the above listed professionals.

Supplier registrations will be refunded (unless they are presenters/speakers or RAS designers/contractors).

Register here

Speakers

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

RASTECH 2022, the premier event for recirculating aquaculture systems, is now accepting proposals for speaker presentations.

Can you share your expertise on any of the following topic areas?

  • Research
  • Recent projects or case studies
  • Practical implementations
  • Operational management
  • RAS-related issues
  • Feeds and nutrition
  • Species
  • Finance and business management

To be considered as a presenter for RASTECH 2022, please email a proposed abstract (maximum 200 words) to David Kuhn davekuhn@vt.edu and Catarina Muia CMuia@annexbusinessmedia.com.

Please use this template for all abstract submissions.

Submission deadline: Monday, Dec. 6, 2021

Trade Show

The RASTECH 2022 trade show is 100% sold out.

All RASTECH exhibitors and sponsors offer relevant products and services to the RAS sector.

Meet and discuss your next RAS project with our exhibitors who will be showcasing the latest in RAS project design, technology, equipment, feeds, genetics and more.

2022 Floor plan

Industry Suppliers: Did you miss your opportunity to secure an exhibitor booth at RASTECH 2022? Avoid disappointment and contact your RASTECH rep to reserve your space at RASTECH 2023.

For RASTECH 2023 Exhibitor Booth reservations and Sponsorships, contact: Morgen Balch or Jeremy Thain

Attend Rastech 2022

Register to Attend

Should provincial guidelines not allow for social gatherings at the time of the event,
your registration can be transferred to our next event date or refunded
.

Schedule

*Event schedule subject to change

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration/Trade Show Open/Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Keynote Presentation

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Networking Break

9:30 AM -
 12:00 PM

Morning Sessions

RAS ENGINEERING + DESIGN

FEED & NUTRITION MANAGEMENT

RAS OPERATIONS

Aquaponics

Biotechnology for RAS feeds

Regulatory impacts on RAS operations

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM
 -
 3:00 PM

Early Afternoon Sessions

RAS ENGINEERING + DESIGN

FEED & NUTRITION MANAGEMENT

RAS OPERATIONS

RAS current applications & future challenges

Feeds & feed management in RAS

RAS Certification Program

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Late Afternoon Sessions

RAS ENGINEERING + DESIGN

FEED & NUTRITION MANAGEMENT

RAS OPERATIONS

RAS current applications & future challenges

RAS feeds & critical parameters for extrusion

Autonomous behavioural feeding and its implications

Vertically integrated RAS

5 PM

Cocktail Reception/Evening Socials

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration/Trade Show Open/Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Keynote presentation

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Networking Break

9:30 AM -
 12:00 PM

Morning Sessions

RAS ENGINEERING + DESIGN

FISH HEALTH

RAS OPERATIONS

Advances in hatchery & live feed

Managing animal health in RAS culture

Economics in RAS

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM
 -
 3:00 PM

Early Afternoon Sessions

RAS ENGINEERING

FISH HEALTH

FEED & NUTRITION MANAGEMENT

Engineering Innovations
Freshwater Institute

Managing animal health in RAS culture

A nutritional solution to reduce off-flavors in RAS fish

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Late Afternoon Sessions/Trade Show close at 3.30pm

RAS ENGINEERING

FISH HEALTH

TBD

Engineering Innovations
Freshwater Institute

Managing animal health in RAS culture

TBD

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing Plenary

Venue

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA
1- 843-681-4000
westinHHI.com

 

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is nestled among Carolina live oaks and island palms, on the pristine Atlantic Ocean beachfront.
Click here for a virtual tour.

Accommodations

Our group rate of $170++ USD per night is available. Over 75% of rooms have an ocean view! All rooms include a private balcony, mini-refrigerators, double bath vanities and comfortable furnishings reflecting a soothing coastal design, in addition to:

  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Shuttle service to Port Royal Golf & Tennis AND Shelter Cove Marina & Town Centre
  • Golf and Tenniss discounts at Port Royal
  • Workout fitness classes
  • 1 hour steam room at Heavenly Spa
  • Access to the Westin Savannah Water Taxi
  • Guest Room WIFI
  • Free 15 minutes at Business Centre daily
  • Bottle water (2 daily)

Reservations can be made online by direct booking Link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50196034 or by calling  1- 843-681-4000

*RASTECH 2022 is a 2-day event (March 30 & 31, 2022), however the organizers have successfully secured this special room rate for delegates staying between Friday 25th March and Sunday 3rd April, meaning that if you plan to add on a few days of vacation in Hilton Head, then you’ll be able to do so at the special conference room rate.

*rates per night are subject to 10% room tax; $28 resort fee and $3 destination fee)

NON-STOP FLIGHTS INTO HILTON HEAD ISLAND AIRPORT (HHH)


Stay tuned for 2022 flight schedule updates.

Find out why Hilton Head Island is America’s favorite island

On Hilton Head Island, a new adventure awaits around every corner. Build sandcastles and splash in the waves on one of the top 10 family beaches in the United States. Explore the Island by land during a bike ride or a hike, or discover it by sea with a kayaking expedition or a fishing trip.

Browse boutiques for the perfect souvenir, stroll the streets during a guided tour by land, air or water, and take a step back in time at a historical attraction – there are countless ways to see why Hilton Head Island has been chosen “#1 Island in the Continental U.S.” and “#2 Island in the World” by Travel+Leisure Magazine, and the “Top Island in the United States” by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.

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