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Novus International at the 2013 BioMarine International Business Convention

Two Featured Keynote Addresses Will Highlight Novus’s Schedule of Activities for this Trans-Sector Event Dedicated to Marine Bio-Resources

St. Louis – September 5, 2013 – Halifax, Canada will welcome the BioMarine International Business Convention, a unique four-day trans-sectorial business convention dedicated to marine bio-resources on September 9-12, 2013. This year’s convention will showcase Marine Natural Products, Aquaculture, Aquafeed and Marine Bio-Technologies. As a company that is committed to helping the aquaculture industry, the fastest growing animal food production industry in the world, to optimize production efficiency and sustainability, Novus is proud to support the fourth edition of this important industry event as the only Black Pearl sponsor of the show.

“One of the most purposeful roles we can play working within the context of our ocean’s abundance is participating in the achievement of global food security,” notes Thad Simons, President and CEO of Novus. “People need protein to be healthy and our ocean can be the platform for providing it.” 

Mr. Simons is one of two Novus keynote speakers scheduled to present during BioMarine 2013. Simons’ presentation will take place on Tuesday, September 10th, from 9:00-10:30 a.m., Level 2 Room 200D during the Aquaculture Business Perspectives session. Also on Tuesday, September 10th from 2:30-4:00 p.m., Level 2 Room 200D, Dr. Francisco Saraiva Gomes, Executive Manager, Aqua Solutions for Novus will be speaking during the Opportunities for Sustainable “Next Generation” Aquafeed Ingredients session. 

“Aquaculture, like all sectors of agriculture, is subject to market volatility, with risks that include commodity prices, weather conditions, natural disasters and disease,” notes Saraiva Gomes. “If producers implement proven models that address risk management as well as sustainable aquaculture systems and practices, they can effectively protect their long-term business sustainability.”

In addition to these two presentations, Novus also will be hosting a happy hour that is open to all BioMarine 2013 attendees. The happy hour will be held on Wednesday, September 11th, in the Novus booth, #2, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

As part of the conclusion of the convention Mr. Simons will be one of the key speakers during the closing plenary on Thursday, September 12th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. 

To learn more about Novus’s complete portfolio of aquaculture solutions that help achieve better performance through better animal health and nutrition visit the corporate website at www.novusint.com. To see the complete schedule of events for BioMarine 2013, including an overview of the content of Novus’s two keynote presentations, go to the event website at www.biomarine.org.


About Novus International, Inc.
Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in nearly 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus’s products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, ADVENT® coccidiosis control, CIBENZA® feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace mineral, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, MERA™MET aquaculture feed additive, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum® Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements (www.stratumnutrition.com). Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information visit www.novusint.com.

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