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The Responsible Seafood Conference
Connect. Collaborate. Commit.

Join us in Seattle from Oct. 3 to 6!

Featured Topics

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 4 (DAY 1)
  • Words of Welcome & Keynote Address
  • State of Aquaculture & Fisheries + Marketplace Trends
  • Gender & Equity in Seafood
  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 (DAY 2)
  • Traceability + Artificial Intelligence + Ocean Analytics & Forecasting
  • Climate Action + Feed Sustainability
  • Ocean Health
  • THURSDAY, OCT. 6 (DAY 3)
  • Animal Health & Welfare
  • Smallholder Engagement + Aquaculture & Fisheries Improvement

In-Person GOAL Returns!

The 21st edition of the Global Seafood Alliance’s signature event, GOAL: The Responsible Seafood Conference, will be held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, USA, from Oct. 3 to 6, 2022. Though the in-person event has grown from less than 100 attendees at the inaugural Global Shrimp Outlook for Leadership in 2001 to upward of 500 today, the mission remains the same — to provide a pre-competitive space for seafood thought leaders in both aquaculture and wild-capture fisheries to put day-to-day business aside to learn, network and socialize. Register now to save $600 before rates go up on July 15.

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What to Expect at the GOAL Conference

What to Expect at the GOAL Conference

Summary: GOAL 2021 Virtual Event, Grand Finale

Summary: GOAL 2021 Virtual Event, Grand Finale

2021 Innovation Award Winner: Aaron Pannell, FlipFarm

2021 Innovation Award Winner: Aaron Pannell, FlipFarm

2021 Innovation Award Finalist: Nathan Pyne-Carter, Ace Aquatec

2021 Innovation Award Finalist: Nathan Pyne-Carter, Ace Aquatec

2021 Innovation Award Finalist: Ed Rudberg, Nucleic Sensing Systems

2021 Innovation Award Finalist: Ed Rudberg, Nucleic Sensing Systems

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Fairmont Olympic Hotel, October 3-6

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle since 1924, the Fairmont Olympic features 450 guest rooms and 28,000 square feet of event space. The property just completed $25 million in renovations to the hotel ballroom, main lobby area, a speakeasy behind a bookcase focused on high-end spirits, Shucker’s Oyster Bar and 4th Avenue Espresso Bar. The centerpiece of the project is the new Olympic Bar and new full-service restaurant, George, helmed by executive chef Thomas Cullen.

“Seattle fits ideally with GSA’s budding involvement in wild-capture fisheries with the rebrand from the Global Aquaculture Alliance to the Global Seafood Alliance, and Seattle has a rich fishing tradition. Nothing can replace the value of the connections made at in-person events.” — GSA CEO Brian Perkins

Registration is open. Register now to save $600 before rates go up on July 15.

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Photo of the Fairmont Olympic hotel in Seattle, Washington

A 21-Year History of Staying Ahead of the Curve

GOAL is the largest international seafood business conference of its kind, drawing upward of 500 thought leaders to a different country each year. For 21 years GOAL has acted as a platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration amongst industry, NGOs, academia, government, retail and foodservice. It’s a unique blend of professionals representing both farmed and wild seafood, united by an ever-evolving, forward-thinking conference program that identifies emerging challenges and offers solutions to those challenges, keeping you ahead of the curve.

No one GOAL is the same! The in-person event has been held in 18 cities on four continents (Asia, Europe, North America and South America) since the inaugural Global Shrimp Outlook for Leadership in 2001. Each GOAL is unique, embracing the identity and culture of the host country while providing an entertaining, casual atmosphere for seafood professionals to network and socialize through offsite receptions and dinners as well as tours of production facilities.

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A Carefully Curated Program

Moderated by GSA’s subject matter experts, GOAL’s carefully curated program features around 60 international speakers and centers on production, sustainability, innovation and market trends, for both farmed and wild seafood. Below is the program agenda for the in-person event at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle from Oct. 3 to 6, or download a shareable PDF of the program agenda. Dates for virtual events to be determined. To access content from GOAL 2021’s eight virtual events, visit the GOAL conference platform (log-in credentials required). Register now to save $600 before rates go up on July 15. Questions? Contact goal@globalseafood.org.

IN-PERSON GOAL PRICINGEarly
(June 15-July 15)
Regular Registration
(July 16-Sept. 9)
Late Registration
(Sept. 10-Oct. 3)
Corporate Member$1,495$2,095$2,695
Individual Member$1,995$2,595$3,195
Non-Member$2,095$2,695$3,295

GOAL 2022 Day 0 Program Agenda

Pre-Event Meetings & Activities

Registration1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sponsored by Choice Canning Co.

Choice Canning Co.

Field Trips1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Evening Activities

Opening Reception6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sponsored by Choice Canning Co.

Choice Canning Co.

GOAL 2022 Day 1 Program Agenda

Morning Plenary

Session 1: Words of Welcome & Keynote Address8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Moderator:  Brian Perkins Global Seafood Alliance
Coffee & Tea Break10:00 am to 10:30 am

Sponsored by Sunnyvale Seafood.

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Session 2: State of Aquaculture & Fisheries + Marketplace Trends10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Moderator:  Steve Hart Global Seafood Alliance

Lunch

Lunch1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Sponsored by Apex Frozen Foods.

Afternoon Activities

Breakout: Gender & Equity in Seafood3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Moderator:  Melanie Siggs Global Seafood Alliance
Field Trips3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

GOAL 2022 Day 2 Program Agenda

Morning Plenary

Session 3: Traceability + Artificial Intelligence + Ocean Analytics & Forecasting8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Seafood Alliance
Coffee & Tea Break10:00 am to 10:30 am

Sponsored by Sunnyvale Seafood.

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Session 4: Climate Action + Aquafeed's Sustainability Challenge10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Moderator:  Dan Lee Global Seafood Alliance

Lunch

Lunch1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Sponsored by The Mazzetta Co.

Afternoon Activities

Breakout: Ocean Health3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Moderator:  Molly Jacques Global Seafood Alliance
Field Trips3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

GOAL 2022 Day 3 Program Agenda

Morning Plenary

Session 5: Animal Health & Welfare + Aquaculture & Fisheries Improvement8:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Seafood Alliance
Coffee & Tea Break10:00 am to 10:30 am

Sponsored by Sunnyvale Seafood.

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Lunch

Lunch1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Sponsored by Devi Fisheries.

Devi Fisheries

Special Features


Karin Pittman

Inspirational Entrepreneurs

Calling all entrepreneurs! Applications for the 10th annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award, sponsored by the U.S. Soybean Export Council, are now being accepted. The application deadline is June 30. The winner of the 2021 competition was Aaron Pannell of New Zealand’s FlipFarm Systems.

In 2022, to reflect its budding involvement in wild-capture fisheries, GSA introduced the Global Fisheries Innovation Award to recognize individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing wild-capture fisheries.


Influential Buyers

The world’s leading retail and foodservice companies are always well represented at GOAL. Buyers play a key role in influencing seafood production practices through corporate social responsibility policies and associated sourcing specifications. Among the companies that have been represented on stage at GOAL are Ahold Delhaize, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Bidfood Australia, Brakes Group, Brinker International, Captain D’s, Direct Seafoods, Disney, Harvest Sherwood Food Distributors, Hema Fresh/Alibaba, JD.com, Meijer, Publix, Reach Food Service, Red Lobster, Sam’s Club, Schnucks, Sysco, Tesco, US Foods, Walmart and Woolworths Australia.


Distinguished Leaders

The Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals whose leadership, integrity and commitment to responsibility resulted in significant advancements in the field of seafood. In 2019, GSA honored Brahmanandam Potru, founder and CEO of Indian shrimp producer Devi Seafoods, and John Galiher, founder and CEO of cold-storage provider Preferred Freezer Services (now Lineage Logistics). Past recipients include I. Chiu Liao, Chingchai Lohawatanakul, Nguyen Dzung, Li Sifa, Ken Morrison, George Williams, Peder Jacobson, Bjorn Myrseth, Don Lightner, Bill Herzig and Wally Stevens.

Become a Sponsor

Heighten the visibility and credibility of your brand by aligning with GSA’s mission of responsible seafood production and sourcing. There are multiple sponsorship opportunities available for virtual events and the in-person event, including complimentary registrations. Download GSA’s 2022 Media & Events Kit and contact GSA Media & Events Sales Manager Jim Batchelor.

Courtney Knupp, U.S. Soybean Export Council: “USSEC is proud to support GSA’s GOAL conference because this meeting convenes the leading individuals in the aquaculture industry. Aquaculture is a focal industry for U.S. soy, and this partnership enables our organization to showcase the value of quality and sustainable U.S. soy-optimized feed to the aquaculture value chain.”

Sreeram Atluri, Devi Seafoods: “We have been working with GSA and its certification programs for over 15 years now. Devi Seafoods’ larger goals are to improve traceability and sustainability and to support the industry and its stakeholders. Devi Seafoods appreciates the work put in by GSA to help the industry progress, which aligns with our goals.”

 

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Past GOAL Presentations

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