The Responsible Seafood Conference
Connect. Collaborate. Commit.
- Aquaculture Production Forecasting
- Technology, Innovation & Investment
- Marketing & Consumption Trends
- Animal Health & Welfare
- Aquafeed Sustainability
- Smallholder Engagement
- Ocean Health & Climate Action
- Environmental Sustainability
- Social Accountability & Worker Voice
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 to put day-to-day business aside to learn, network and socialize. Registration is open. Register now to save $600 before rates go up on July 15.
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What to Expect at the GOAL Conference
Summary: GOAL 2021 Virtual Event, Grand Finale
2021 Innovation Award Winner: Aaron Pannell, FlipFarm
2021 Innovation Award Finalist: Nathan Pyne-Carter, Ace Aquatec
2021 Innovation Award Finalist: Ed Rudberg, Nucleic Sensing Systems
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.
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. 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). Registration is open. Register now to save $600 before rates go up on July 15. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Monday, October 3
Tuesday, October 4
- Moderator: Brian Perkins Global Seafood Alliance
- Moderator: Steve Hart Global Seafood Alliance
- Moderator: Melanie Siggs Global Seafood Alliance
Wednesday, October 5
- Moderator: James Wright Global Seafood Alliance
- Moderator: Dan Lee Global Seafood Alliance
- Moderator: Molly Jacques Global Seafood Alliance
Thursday, October 6
- Moderator: George Chamberlain Global Seafood Alliance
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.
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.
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.”