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webpageheader_preregister_goal2016Pre-registration for the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2017 conference is open! By pre-registering, you qualify for a special registration rate. Pre-registrants will be first to be notified when registration opens in early 2017. Only a person’s name, affiliation and email address are required to pre-register. GOAL 2017 is expected to sell out.

Make your mark on greater aquaculture production and sustainability by joining the 500-plus seafood professionals from around the world who attend the GAA’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.

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GOAL 2017 will be held at historic Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, from Oct. 3 to 6, 2017. The home of the Gaelic Athletic Association, Croke Park features more than 5,000 square meters of conference space, including a 1,645-square-meter ballroom and 100 meeting rooms. The stadium and the neighboring 232-room Croke Park Hotel is ideally located just five minutes from the city center and 15 minutes from the airport.

Dublin is a popular tourist destination, visited by more than 7 million tourists annually. Among Dublin’s most popular tourist destinations are Dublin Zoo, National Aquatic Centre, Book of Kells, The National Gallery of Ireland, National Botanic Gardens, National Botanic Gardens, National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Science Gallery at Trinity College, Farmleigh House and Guinness Storehouse — Ireland’s No. 1 tourist attraction and the home of the GOAL 2017 gala reception and dinner.

Responsible aquaculture is a journey, not a destination. So why should your marketing strategy be any different? Aligning with GAA and the GOAL conference is a statement about your long-term commitment to responsible aquaculture. Be visible onsite at GOAL and online with the Global Aquaculture Advocate website and actively reach seafood professionals year-round. Sponsorship benefits include multimedia campaigns, social and networking event sponsorship, meal sponsorship and product placement, gift item sponsorship, logo placement onsite and online, and complimentary registration. Interested in sponsoring GOAL 2017 or reserving meeting space at Croke Park? For more information on sponsorship benefits, download GAA’s 2017 Membership & Engagement Kit and contact GAA’s Sally Krueger at sally.krueger@gaalliance.org. Listed on the right are the GOAL 2016 sponsors.

By pre-registering for GOAL 2017, you qualify for a special registration rate. Pre-registrants will be first to be notified when GOAL 2017 registration opens in early 2017. At that time, you may register for GOAL 2017 in full and pay your registration fee. GAA members receive a discount. Interested in GAA membership, which starts at $50? Contact GAA Membership Manager Becky Holt at becky.holt@gaalliance.org.

Pre-Registration (before March 31)
Early Registration (April 1-June 30)
Late Registration (after June 30)


The world’s leading retail and foodservice seafood buyers are always well represented at GOAL. Among the companies represented on stage at GOAL 2016 were Sam’s Club/Walmart, Ahold Delhaize, Metro, Rubio’s Restaurants, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Shanghai Grand Hyatt Hotel, Shanghai Disney Resort, Yum! Brands China, Restaurant Associates at Wellcome, Brinker International, Brakes Group, Red Lobster Seafood Company, Seafood Direct, Sysco Corp, Bon Appétit Management Company/Compass Group, Disney, Supervalu, US Foods, Harvest Meat Company and JD.com.



No other conference captures the challenges and opportunities facing aquaculture like GOAL:

• Exclusive aquaculture production data and analysis
• Presentations by the world’s foremost authorities on animal health and welfare, environmental and social responsibility and food safety
• Q&A with the world’s leading retail and foodservice seafood buyers
• Presentation of the Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award



The GOAL 2017 program is currently in development. Interested in presenting? Contact GAA’s Steven Hedlund at steven.hedlund@gaalliance.org. Currently, presentations from the GOAL 2016 program are available only to GOAL 2016 registrants and GAA members. View presentations from GOAL 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and 2015, or watch GOAL 2014 videos with simulated presentations.

Full-day and half-day tours of Ireland’s aquaculture facilities are currently in development. Interested in hosting a tour? Contact GAA’s Steven Hedlund at steven.hedlund@gaalliance.org.