2024 TOKYO SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD SUMMIT

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Win the Mainstream

Nature-Positive,
Ensuring Global Food Security and Respecting Human Rights

In 2024, We are holding the 10th of the Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit (TSSS). Over the past decade, the landscape has changed dramatically in Japan.

Historic legislative reforms were made, including the first major amendments in 70 years to the Fisheries Act and the enactment of the Act on Ensuring the Proper Domestic Distribution and Importation of Specified Aquatic Animals and Plants.

Many leading distributors and retailers have established sustainable procurement policies. Moreover, ESG (environment, social, and governance) investment has been gathering momentum in the seafood sector.

Yet still, risks–illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing which accelerates biodiversity loss and fisheries-resource depletion, and human rights violations–prevail in the global seafood industry.

Japan holds the key to solving these issues. Not only is it the world’s third-largest seafood importer, it is also home to the headquarters of world-leading seafood companies. In order to revitalize Japanese seafood industries and guide them toward sustainable growth, it is crucial that Japan, a central player in the global supply chain, actively exerts global leadership.

From TSSS2024 onward, we will commit ourselves to our new goal for 2030, “Making sustainable seafood the mainstream in the Japanese seafood market”.

Together, let’s take action for the future of Japan, Asia, and the world.

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ABOUT
TSSS

The Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit (TSSS) is one of the largest sustainable seafood events in Asia, held annually since 2015.

Based on a theme focusing on the pursuit of environmental sustainability and social responsibility to realize a sustainable seafood industry, front-runners from diverse organizations, including experts, companies, and NGOs in the fields of seafood-related business, fishery resource management, blue finance, and fishery policy, both domestic and international, share their latest knowledge. Participants continue to be inspired by the encounters at TSSS, which have led to a number of joint projects among many organizations.

In 2021, TSSS changed its role and name from a symposium to a summit, and began the challenge of further accelerating the sustainable seafood movement.

Finally, in 2024, the TSSS will be held for the 10th time.

Toward a sustainable and abundant ocean.

We will continue to develop the TSSS as a powerful stage for designing a sustainable seafood industry together with everyone.

ABOUT TSSS

PROGRAM

Programs are subject to change without notice. Please understand in advance.

  • DAY1
    10.08(Tue)
  • DAY2
    10.09(Wed)
  • DAY3
    10.10(Thu)
  • 9:45-10:00
    Opening Remarks
  • 10:00-11:30
    Keynote Speech1-1
    [The Path] Movements in Japan and Asia: Reflecting on the progress to date and setting the roadmap to 2030 - Part1
  • 12:00-13:30
    Panel Session1-2
    [Markets] Minimize the impact of overfishing and environmental destruction in the seafood market in Japan and Asia: Environmental due diligence approaches and supply chain engagement
  • 14:30-16:00
    Panel Session1-3
    [Markets] Mitigating IUU risks from the seafood market in Japan and Asia: Establishment of interoperable full-chain traceability and improving transparency
  • 16:30-18:00
    Panel Session1-4
    [Markets] Addressing risks of human rights labour rights violation risks in the seafood market in Japan and Asia: Promoting robust human rights due diligence
  • 18:15-19:45
    Special Reception to Celebrate the 10th TSSS
  • 10:00-11:30
    Keynote Speech2-1
    [The Path] Movements in Japan and Asia: Reflecting on the progress to date and setting the roadmap to 2030 - Part2
  • 12:00-13:30
    Panel Session2-2
    [Production] Where is Japan's seafood industry heading?
  • 14:30-16:00
    Panel Session2-3
    [Production] Contributing to Achieve Nature Positive and International Food Security through Japanese and Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture: Eliminating IUU Fishing and Labor Human Rights Violations
  • 16:30-18:00
    Panel Session2-4
    [Production] Building a production, processing, and export system in Japan and Asia to participate in the growing sustainable seafood market
  • 10:00-11:30
    Keynote Speech3-1
    [The Path] Movements in Japan and Asia: Reflecting on the progress to date and setting the roadmap to 2030 - Part3
  • 12:00-13:30
    Panel Session3-2
    [Finance] Attracting ESG investment and financing for sustainable growth in the seafood industry: Establishment of due diligence system and disclosure movement in environmental and human rights
  • 14:30-16:00
    Panel Session3-3
    [Finance] Blue finance: Engagement with seafood companies by financial sector
  • 16:30-18:00
    Panel Session3-4
    [Design] Summary: Mapping the path to the 2030 goal of "Win the Mainstream" with sustainable seafood
  • 18:00-18:15
    Closing Remarks

OUTLINE

Date
8th (Tue), 9th (Wed), 10th (Thu), October,2024
First day:A reception is planned
Venue
Tokyo International Forum Hall B7  
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5-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

◆Access
5-minute walk from Yurakucho Station / 10-minute walk from Tokyo Station
How to join
In-person
Entrance Fee
Free (Pre-registration required) Click here for registration
Language
Simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation for all sessions
Host
Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd. and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
Co-host
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Walton Family Foundation

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October 8th(Tue)
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October 10th(Thu)



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  1. The purpose of this summit is to exchange information and opinions, hold business meetings, network, etc.
  2. This summit requires advance registration. Pre-registration is required for each person. In principle, attendance at the reception will be limited only to those who are participating in the sessions.
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  6. Please come dressed warmly in accordance with the Warm Biz initiative, to reduce over-reliance on heating equipment.
  7. Water servers will be set up in the venue. Please bring your own bottle for use.
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