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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 aquaculture thought leaders.

GOAL 2016 is fast approaching. Register and book your room at the White Swan Hotel before it’s too late. The early registration fee for delegates expires on Aug. 20.

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
• Q&A with the world’s foremost authorities on environmental responsibility, social responsibility and food safety
• Keynote addresses by the world’s leading seafood executives
• Presentation of the Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award

GOAL 2016 conference program: English and 大会议程 (Chinese)

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, 8 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, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Watch GOAL 2014 videos with simulated presentations, or view presentations from GOAL 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. GOAL 2015 presentations are available only to GOAL 2015 registrants.

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.” Represented at GOAL 2016 are Sysco, US Foods, Walmart, Supervalu, Delhaize, Compass Group, Red Lobster, Brinker International and Disney, among others.

C5Zhanjiang Tilapia Hatchery, Farm & Processing Plant:
GOAL 2016 diamond sponsor Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co. Ltd. is hosting a tour of its tilapia hatchery, farm and processing plant in Zhanjiang, China, on Friday, Sept 23. Tour participants will take a 7 p.m. flight from Guangzhou to Zhangjiang on Thursday, stay at the Crowne Plaza Zhangjiang, tour the company’s tilapia hatchery, farm and, time permitting, processing plant on Friday before departing on a 5 p.m. flight to Guangzhou. The fee is $500, which includes the round-trip flight, ground transportation, hotel (Thursday night only) and all meals. Space is limited. If interested, please register for the tour when registering for GOAL 2016. To reserve a spot, contact Steven Hedlund at steven.hedlund@gaalliance.org.

Guangzhou Yushichang Fish Market: A tour is being planned of the Guangzhou Yushichang fish market, which is walking distance from the White Swan Hotel. To reserve a spot, contact Steven Hedlund at steven.hedlund@gaalliance.org.

A visa is required to travel to China. U.S. and Canadian applicants can apply for a visa via the CIBTvisas website and receive a discount on the rate schedule by using GAA’s account number: 10322.

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.