What’s Your Legacy?
Make your mark on greater aquaculture production and sustainability by joining the more than 400 seafood professionals and thought leaders from around the world who attend the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL (Global Outlook on Aquaculture Leadership) conference. GOAL is a unique, once-a-year opportunity to learn, network and connect the supply side to the marketplace, all in a business-friendly, yet casual environment. Since its inception in 2001, GOAL has evolved into a must-attend conference for the world’s top aquaculture thought leaders.
Four Seasons Vancouver
GOAL 2015 will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from Oct. 26 to 29, 2015. The room rate is CAD $190.
GOAL sponsorship is an ideal opportunity for companies and organizations to increase their visibility by demonstrating their support for responsible aquaculture. There are five sponsorship levels. To capitalize on this unique opportunity to reach a cross section of representatives from industry, retail and foodservice, government, academia and the NGO community, view the GOAL 2015 sponsorship opportunities and contact GAA Relationship Manager Sally Krueger at +1-314-780-1444 or email@example.com.
GOAL features four days of information and analysis on the farmed seafood value chain, beginning with a plenary session each morning, followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon. Animal health and welfare, environmental and social responsibility, food safety, aquafeed sustainability, marketplace accessibility, innovation and leadership, and consumer education are common themes addressed by 50-plus speakers at GOAL. Exclusive to GOAL is the production data and analysis presented by the World Bank’s Jim Anderson and Ragnar Tveteras of the University of Stavanger.
Access the Marketplace
At GOAL, learn from and network with many of the world’s leading retail and foodservice buyers. At GOAL 2014, more than 40% of attendees identified themselves as “buyers.” GOAL 2014 featured representatives of Bon Appetit Management Co./Compass Group, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Coles, Tesco, Davigel/Nestlé, Delhaize Group, Direct Seafoods, Giant Eagle, Groupe Casino, M & J Seafood Ltd./Brakes Europe, Long John Silver’s, Meijer, Morrisons, Red Lobster Seafood Co., Sainsbury’s, Walmart/Sam’s Club and Wegmans Food Markets.
A number of industry tours are being planned for Oct. 25, 26 and 30. Please note that times are subject to change, and more details will be published as they become available. To sign up, contact GAA Communications Manager Steven Hedlund at +1-207-517-2191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Oct. 26
Northern Divine Caviar/Target Marine Hatcheries
Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada
Northern Divine Caviar is crafted by Target Marine Hatcheries, Canada’s only producer of certified organic farmed Fraser River white sturgeon. The tour of the company’s land-based aquaculture facility includes a caviar tasting. It departs the Four Seasons Vancouver early in the morning and includes ferry and shuttle service. The facility is located about 75 kilometers north of downtown Vancouver. The tour can accommodate a maximum of 21 people.
Monday, Oct. 26
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Albion Fisheries is western Canada’s largest seafood distributor. The half-day tour is of the company’s processing and distribution facility. It departs the Four Seasons Vancouver early in the morning and includes shuttle service. The facility is located about 14 kilometers south of downtown Vancouver.