Date: Thursday 13th & Friday 14th June 2019
Time: 14:00 Thursday
Venue: Stand N32 (EFTTEX Presentation Stand)
Sustainability and the Tackle Trade
What does ‘sustainability’ mean for the global tackle trade and how is it impacting current and future business profitability? In this one-hour seminar, Stuart McLanaghan (Director of Sustainable Angling, fish21), will outline how global trends such as ocean plastics and climate change are creating business threats and uncertainties, but also present opportunities via new products and services. The session will focus on increasing understanding and make use of examples, to explore how the angling trades can exploit sustainability challenges, to make their businesses more resilient to changing market conditions and build brand following. The session will include an interactive discussion on collaborative ways to develop a vibrant, sustainable future for the recreational fishing sector.
MEET OUR SPEAKER
Stuart McLanaghan PhD DIC FIEMA FLS is a recognised business sustainability professional and lifelong passionate angler. He has extensive executive experience advancing sustainability for major private / public sector clients, including the UK Prime Minister’s Cabinet Office. Through value-led organisation fish21, he works to advance sustainability across the recreational fishing sector and is a partner to the Global Ghost Gear Initiative. As Head of Responsible Sourcing at Seafish – the UK seafood industry authority – Stuart leads its work programme to deliver sustainable and responsible sourcing, as part of the sector's widening social license to operate.