The Conference will open at 10:30 am in Conference Room 2. Conference Chair, Satya Nandan, is expected to present opening remarks, and reflect on intersessional activities. The Chair should then move to the first item of business, the adoption of the agenda for this session. Nandan is expected to give an overview of the programme of work for the coming two weeks. Canada's Minister of Fisheries, the Hon. Brian Tobin, and J. Almeida Serra of the European Union are expected to make key speeches. Other delegations expected to make general statements include Australia, Japan, Poland, Russia and the US.