10-14 June 2019 | Shangri-La Hotel | Bangkok, Thailand

Call for Proposals

2019 Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted to present at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, 10-14 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. 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 developments in sustainable seafood. This year, the Call for Proposals will focus on generating breakout sessions that feature global content that focuses on leadership and 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 year’s program will do this by focusing on identifying global key trends impacting sustainable seafood, assessing the broader context in which we operate and offering different perspectives on the success, challenges and future of sustainable seafood.

We will be accepting proposals for the following sessions:

Workshops:
Innovation and Problem Solving
Proposals should identify a challenge which the session will address and identify solutions through workshop-style engagement. These will be 90 minute time slots.

Moderated Discussions:
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. These sessions will be 45, 60 or 75 minute sessions.

Lightning Rounds (Quick Dive Learning):
Tool Descriptions and Issue Overviews
Session 1 of the LRs will focus on traceability and social tools available to industry to improve the sustainability of product and Supply chains.
Session 2 of the LRs will focus on an introduction to emerging issues in seafood sustainability.
These LRs will be 10 minute sessions.

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:

Alternate 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 45-75 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 in 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 22 October 2018, midnight, EST.

For more information, please contact:

Aly Stanton, Conference Project Manager
conference@seafoodsummit.org

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