Registration & Continental Breakfast

Registration7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pick your badge at the registration desk in the Spanish Foyer of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Not yet registered? Register now while there’s still space. Questions? Contact goal@globalseafood.orgRegistration is sponsored by Choice Canning Co.

Choice Canning Co.

Continental Breakfast7:00 am to 8:00 am

Join us for a continental breakfast in the Spanish Foyer of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, located just outside of the Spanish Ballroom where the Day 1 plenary will take place. Breakfast is sponsored by Seafood Scotland.

Seafood Scotland

Plenary Session 1 | Words of Welcome & Keynote Addresses

Introduction to GOAL 20228:00 am to 8:05 am

The Day 1 plenary, which takes place in the Spanish Ballroom of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, kicks off with an introduction from Global Seafood Alliance CEO Brian Perkins.

  • Speaker:  Brian Perkins Global Seafood Alliance
Words of Welcome8:05 am to 8:10 am

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell welcomes the GOAL 2022 delegation to the city. Mayor Harrell was elected Seattle’s 57th mayor in 2021 and was sworn in as Seattle’s 54th mayor for an interim period in 2017. Learn more about his background and priorities.

  • Speaker:  Bruce Harrell City of Seattle
Keynote Address: Loni Grinnell Greninger & W. Ron Allen, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe8:10 am to 8:30 am

The first keynote address is from Loni Grinnell-Greninger and W. Ron Allen of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe (Ron will be appearing by video). Loni was appointed to Tribal Vice Chair in January 2020 and elected in November 2020. She has worked with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services as an Office of Indian Policy Regional Manager and as a Statewide Tribal Liaison. In both roles she helped create systems and policy to increase access to state services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Loni currently serves as Director of the Tribe’s Social & Community Services Department. She is the daughter of the late Kurt Grinnell, a fisheries and aquaculture expert and former Vice Chair of the Northwest Aquaculture Alliance.

  • Speaker:  Loni Grinnell Greninger Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
  • Speaker:  W. Ron Allen Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Keynote Address: Bob Donegan8:30 am to 8:50 am

Bob Donegan was president of Washington’s iconic Ivar’s Seafood Restaurants for 15 years, during which sales doubled. The Seattle-based company now owns and operates three full-service restaurants (Acres of Clams, Salmon House and Mukilteo Landing), 18 fast-casual Ivar’s Seafood Bars throughout Washington and quick-service locations in four sports stadiums. In his keynote address, Bob talks about employee relations and labor challenges, operating restaurants in a post-pandemic world and Seattle’s waterfront renovation project.

  • Speaker:  Bob Donegan Ivar's Seafood Restaurants
Keynote Address: Allen Kimball, Trident Seafoods8:50 am to 9:05 am

In his keynote address, Allen Kimball, senior executive consultant for Trident Seafoods and a Global Seafood Alliance board member, talks about Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification and Alaska’s contribution to responsible fisheries management.

  • Speaker:  Allen Kimball Allen K Kimball Consulting LLC

Plenary Session 2 | From Production to Plate: Forecasting Aquaculture and Fisheries Growth and the Trends Influencing Seafood Consumption

Introduction9:05 am to 9:10 am
  • Moderator:  Steve Hart Global Seafood Alliance
Farmed Finfish Production Forecast9:10 am to 9:25 am

The global aquaculture production forecasts for 2022 and 2023 are being presented by Rabobank Senior Analyst Gorjan Nikolik, based on the results of GSA’s exclusive annual production surveys for finfish, incorporating figures from Kontali. Rabobank RaboResearch and Kontali are a supporting partners of GOAL 2022.

  • Speaker:  Gorjan Nikolik Rabobank
Farmed Shrimp Production Forecast9:25 am to 9:40 am

A hallmark of the GOAL program, the global aquaculture production forecasts for 2022 and 2023 are being presented by Rabobank Senior Analyst Gorjan Nikolik, based on the results of GSA’s exclusive annual production surveys for shrimp. Rabobank RaboResearch is a supporting partner of GOAL 2022.

  • Speaker:  Gorjan Nikolik Rabobank
Species Spotlight: Farmed Shrimp9:40 am to 9:50 am

Kontali Senior Analyst Chris van Bussel gives a first-of-a-kind global overview of consumption of farmed warmwater shrimp based on modeling tools and data-mining that Kontali/Kontali Shrimp has developed over the past two years. Kontali is a supporting partner of GOAL 2022.

  • Speaker:  Chris van Bussel Kontali
Species Spotlight: Farmed Salmon9:50 am to 10:00 am

Kontali Head of Analysis Ragnar Nystøyl talks about Atlantic salmon’s unique market position and competitive edge against other proteins, the tremendous growth of Atlantic salmon in the North American market, and how future demand for Atlantic salmon can be met. Kontali is a supporting partner of GOAL 2022.

  • Speaker:  Ragnar Nystøyl Kontali
Panel Discussion: Aquaculture Production Forecast10:00 am to 10:20 am

Wakefern Director of Seafood Bob Cerullo, Choice Canning CEO Jose Thomas and Chilean Salmon Marketing Council Executive Director Jim Griffin join Nikolik and Nystøyl on stage for a question-and-answer discussion on aquaculture production forecasts and market implications for shrimp and finish.

  • Speaker:  Bob Cerullo Wakefern Food Corp.
  • Speaker:  James Griffin Chilean Salmon Marketing Council
  • Speaker:  Gorjan Nikolik Rabobank
  • Speaker:  Ragnar Nystøyl Kontali
  • Speaker:  Jose Thomas Choice Canning Co.
  • Moderator:  Steve Hart Global Seafood Alliance

Coffee & Tea Break

Coffee & Tea Break10:20 am to 10:40 am

Join us for coffee and tea in the Spanish Foyer of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. The Coffee & Tea Break is sponsored by Sunnyvale Seafood.

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Plenary Session 2 (Cont.) | From Production to Plate: Forecasting Aquaculture and Fisheries Growth and the Trends Influencing Seafood Consumption

Wild Finfish & Crustacean Production Trends10:40 am to 11:00 am

Urner Barry Senior Data Analyst Angel Rubio provides production and import-and-export trends for a number of key wild seafood species. Urner Barry is a supporting partner of GOAL 2022.

  • Speaker:  Angel Rubio Urner Barry
Tuna Production Trends11:00 am to 11:20 am

Tom Pickerell, executive director of the Global Tuna Alliance and founder of Tomolamola Consulting Ltd., provides production and import-and-export trends for the key tuna species.

  • Speaker:  Tom Pickerell Global Tuna Alliance
Panel Discussion: Wild Fisheries Production Forecast11:20 am to 11:40 am

Allen Kimball, senior executive consultant for Trident Seafoods, joins Rubio and Pickerell on stage for a question-and-answer discussion on production and import-and-export trends for a number of key wild seafood species.

  • Speaker:  Allen Kimball Allen K Kimball Consulting LLC
  • Speaker:  Tom Pickerell Global Tuna Alliance
  • Speaker:  Angel Rubio Urner Barry
  • Speaker:  Ron van der Giesen High Liner Foods
  • Speaker:  Steve Hart Global Seafood Alliance
Seafood Marketing in a TikTok World11:40 am to 12:00 pm

Emily De Sousa wraps up Session 1 with a presentation on marketing seafood to younger generations. Nearly half of TikTok’s 1 billion users are between 20 and 40 years old, which also happens to be the fastest growing demographic of seafood consumers. Today, millennials and Gen Z have the largest buying power in the market. This younger demographic is environmentally conscious, tech savvy and convenience minded. They want information about their seafood that hasn’t always been available to them, and they want it on platforms where we haven’t always made it available. In her presentation, fisheries scientist and social media expert Emily De Sousa of Seaside with Emily discusses how seafood marketing has to change to respond to the growing demand from young consumers and share effective strategies for communicating your seafood stories online.

  • Speaker:  Emily De Sousa Seaside with Emily

Lifetime Achievement Award

Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award12:00 pm to 12:15 pm

John Connelly, president of the National Fisheries Institute, is a recipient of this year’s Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award, recognized for his leadership, integrity and commitment to responsibility. John has been at the helm of the U.S.-based nonprofit seafood trade association since February 2003. He will be honored on stage by GSA Chair Wally Stevens, who the award was named after in 2018.

  • Speaker:  John Connelly National Fisheries Institute
  • Moderator:  Wally Stevens Global Seafood Alliance
Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award12:15 pm to 12:30 pm

Global Seafood Alliance President and Founder Dr. George Chamberlain is a recipient of this year’s Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award, recognized for his leadership, integrity and commitment to responsibility. A true ambassador for aquaculture and one of the world’s most respected aquaculture professionals, especially in the field of shrimp breeding and farming, Chamberlain’s career in aquaculture spans more than four decades.

  • Speaker:  George Chamberlain Global Seafood Alliance
  • Moderator:  Bill Herzig Sustainable Strategies & Initiatives

Lunch

Lunch1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us for a plated lunch in The Garden of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Lunch is sponsored by Apex Frozen Foods.

Afternoon & Evening Activities

Field Trip | Starbound Catcher-Processor & NewCold Cold-Storage Facility1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Take your learning and networking experience at GOAL on the road with a field trip. On the afternoon of Oct. 4, tour the Starbound, a 300-foot at-sea processor acquired by Trident Seafoods in 2021, followed by the state-of-the-art NewCold cold-storage facility. Both are located in Tacoma. Capacity is 35 people, and departure from the Fairmont is at 1 p.m. with a return at about 5 p.m. Meet just outside of the upper lobby on Seneca Street for the shuttle. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and opens on Sept. 12. You must be registered for GOAL 2022 to attend a field trip. Questions? Contact goal@globalseafood.org.

Field Trip | Northern Hawk Factory Trawler2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Take your learning and networking experience at GOAL on the road with a field trip. On the afternoon of Oct. 4, tour the Northern Hawk, a 341-foot pollock factory trawler docked on Seattle’s Pier 91 and owned by Coastal Villages Region Fund. Capacity is 18 people, and departure from the Fairmont is at 2:30 p.m. with a return at about 5 p.m. Meet just outside of the upper lobby on Seneca Street for the shuttle. Tours are in waves of six guests at a time. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and opens on Sept. 12. You must be registered for GOAL 2022 to attend a field trip. Questions? Contact goal@globalseafood.org.

Breakout Session 1 | What is Gender Equality? Why Does it Matter to Seafood? And Why Does it Matter to You?3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, women represent approximately 50 percent of the seafood workforce. They are the backbone of seafood processing plants and small-scale farming and fishing operations. This breakout session invites experts in gender equality to share their observations. How do we ensure that we recognize the immeasurable contributions and achievements of the millions of women behind the seafood we source and eat. How do we empower their voices and improve their experiences? How do we ensure a more inclusive, diverse and equitable industry? And what is the significance of inclusion and equality?

  • Speaker:  Imani Black Minorities in Aquaculture
  • Speaker:  Julie Kuchepatov Seafood and Gender Equality (SAGE)
  • Speaker:  Greg Meenahan Equal Origins
  • Speaker:  Corey Peet Postelsia
  • Moderator:  Melanie Siggs Global Seafood Alliance
  • Moderator:  Jeanne McKnight Northwest Aquaculture Alliance
Celebrate Seafood Seattle6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Celebrate Seafood Seattle reception is hosted by Seafood Nutrition Partnership, National Seafood Council Task Force and Seafood4Health Action Coalition and sponsored by Chilean Salmon Marketing Council and Global Seas. Join them to kick-off October National Seafood Month by celebrating seafood! Did you know that seafood is good for brain health, heart health and overall wellness? SOLD OUT.