19 - 21 June 2018 | Hotel Arts Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain

Call for Proposals

2018 Call for Proposals

SeaWeb and Diversified Communications are accepting proposals to present at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, 19-21 June 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Seafood industry professionals, NGOs, government agencies, retailers, foodservice professionals, scientists, members of academic institutions, media, finance executives, buyers and distributors are encouraged to submit conference program proposals that meet the requirements stated below.

About the Seafood Summit:

The Summit will continue to advance and explore pertinent topics and the future strategic, business and market implications of trends and advances in sustainable seafood. This year, the Call for Proposal will focus on generating breakout sessions that feature global content focusing on “The Business Case for Sustainability.”

The goal of the Summit is to deliver valuable sessions for attendees that contribute to lasting change in the seafood industry. This edition’s program will do this by identifying key global trends impacting sustainable seafood, assessing the broader context in which organizations operate and offering different perspectives on the successes, challenges and future of sustainable seafood.

Encouraged Dialogue Format and Styles of Presentation:

The Case for Action
Proposals should present the business case for industry engagement and support of sustainability work using data, case studies and market trends/research

Innovation and Problem Solving
Proposals should identify a challenge which the session will address and identify solutions through workshop-style engagement

Both types of sessions will focus on:

  • Clear statement of problem/opportunity
  • Articulating the business case for action
  • Identifying available tools and a clear path forward
  • Defining Success

Proposal Requirements:

Alternative formats and interactive sessions such as roundtables, workshops and focus groups are highly encouraged and will be prioritized when comparing similar proposals. Sessions will range from 60-75 minutes and should include audience engagement. In addition to the traditional breakout format, lightning rounds will be included in the program. Lightning rounds are 10 minute focused presentations highlighting success stories of the implementation of sustainable practices.

Proposals will be chosen based on the quality of information presented, including: 

  • Relevance of the session for defining success, advancing solutions and identifying ways to engage various stakeholders over the long term 
  • Degree to which the information is practical in light of the current social, environmental and economic climate 
  • Expertise of moderator, presenters and panelists
  • Interactivity of session format

Each proposal submission should focus on specific takeaways, outputs or outcomes.

*Proposals containing commercial or promotional content will not be accepted* 


Proposal Deadlines:

Proposals must be received no later than 16 October 2017, midnight, EST.

For more information, please contact:

Aly Stanton, Conference Project Manager

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