Feeding the World Through Responsible Aquaculture
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CUsersErin.KarpmanDesktopErin PersonalGOAL 2016GOAL 2016 Logo_FINALWHAT’s YOUR LEGACY?
Make your mark on greater aquaculture production and sustainability by joining the 400-plus seafood professionals 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 producers and suppliers 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.

GOAL 2016 will be held at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, China, from Sept. 19 to 22, 2016. Book your room now. When booking your room, use code GOAL2016. Conference registration will open in early 2016.

No other conference captures the challenges and opportunities facing aquaculture like GOAL. Exclusive to GOAL is:

• Global farmed seafood production data and analysis, delivered by James Anderson of the University of Florida and Ragnar Tveteras of the University of Stavanger
• Presentations by the world’s foremost authorities on animal health and welfare, disease management and antibiotic use, led by GAA’s George Chamberlain
• Q&A with the world’s leading retail and foodservice buyers in a roundtable-style format, led by GAA’s Peter Redmond
• Q&A with the world’s foremost authorities on environmental responsibility, social responsibility and food safety
• Three keynote addresses by the world’s leading seafood executives
• Presentation of the Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award

A36T0506Preliminary Schedule:
Day 0 | Monday, Sept. 19
Registration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Special Seminar, 1-5 p.m.
Welcome Reception, 6-9 p.m.

Day 1 | Tuesday, Sept. 20
Morning Plenary, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Afternoon Breakouts, 3-5 p.m.

Day 2 | Wednesday, Sept. 21
Morning Plenary, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Afternoon Breakouts, 3-5 p.m.
Gala Reception & Dinner, 6-9 p.m.

Day 3 | Thursday, Sept. 22
Morning Plenary, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Watch GOAL 2014 videos with simulated presentations. GOAL 2015 presentations are available only to GOAL 2015 registrants. Contact GAA Communications Manager Steven Hedlund at +1 603.317.5085 or steven.hedlund@gaalliance.org to submit a GOAL 2016 presentation proposal.

Learn from and network with many of the world’s leading retail and foodservice buyers. At GOAL 2015, 19 percent of attendees identified themselves as “buyers.” GOAL 2015 featured representatives of Ahold USA, ASDA, Bidvest Australia, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Brinker International, Coles, Delhaize, Darden Restaurants, Delhaize Group, Direct Seafoods, Giant Eagle, Kroger Co., Long John Silver’s, M&J Seafood/Brakes Group, Meijer, Morrisons, Price Chopper, Red Lobster Seafood Co., Rubio’s Restaurants, Sainsbury’s, Schnucks Markets, Walmart/Sam’s Club, Wegmans Food Markets and Whitbread.

Industry tours are being planned for Monday, Sept. 19, and Friday, Sept. 23.

Responsible aquaculture is a journey, not a destination. So why should your marketing strategy be any different? Aligning with GAA is a statement about your long-term commitment to responsible aquaculture. Be visible onsite at the GOAL conference and online with the new Global Aquaculture Advocate website and actively reach seafood professionals year-round. Download GAA’s 2016 media kit for sponsorship opportunities and contact GAA Relationship Manager Sally Krueger at +1-314-780-1444 or sallyk@gaalliance.org.