2019 Global Seafood Sustainability Conference to be Held in Bangkok

Leaders and stakeholders will continue the conversation next June
at the 15th Annual SeaWeb Seafood Summit

PORTLAND, Maine — June 18, 2018 — Diversified Communications and SeaWeb announced today that the 15th edition of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premier conference on seafood sustainability, will take place June 10-14, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The annual Summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry, retail, foodservice, government, the conservation community and the media. Every edition moves to a different location to effectively spotlight international issues and give voice to diverse perspectives. This latest move marks the second time the SeaWeb Seafood Summit has ever been hosted in Asia; the first time since 2012 (Hong Kong).

“We are taking the Summit and the critical conversation of sustainability to seafood’s biggest market; Asia,” said Liz Plizga, Group Vice President for Diversified Communications. “Having the Summit in Bangkok gives access to more stakeholders, opportunity to a continent that’s ripe for sustainability and the perfect stage—one of Asia’s most prominent marketplaces—to advance solutions.”

Since 2002, SeaWeb Seafood Summit has connected global stakeholders of sustainable seafood and given them a forum for productive in-person dialogue, partnerships and solutions. The 2018 event, taking place this week in Barcelona (June 18-22), will gather hundreds of stakeholders in sustainable seafood to address and discuss critical issues on topics ranging from traceability and transparency to business and management, aquaculture and IUU.

“Starting the conference with next year’s location in mind will help generate further conversations around global issues for an even more successful gathering in Thailand,” added Plizga.

Online registration for the 2019 edition of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Bangkok, Thailand will open in the fall of 2018 at However, attendees and professionals interested in the next edition can learn more and receive event information as it becomes available, here.

About SeaWeb: SeaWeb serves the sustainable seafood community by fostering communication and networking and promoting the exchange of knowledge and ideas to help guide, inspire and reward progress towards greater seafood sustainability. SeaWeb is a project of The Ocean Foundation, a unique community foundation with a mission to support, strengthen and promote organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. SeaWeb produces the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in partnership with Diversified Communications. For more information, visit:

About Diversified Communications: Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. The company’s global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and Diversified Communications, in partnership with SeaWeb, also produces SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premier seafood conference on sustainability. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit:


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