Top sustainable seafood conference offers a full week of educational experiences
PORTLAND, Maine — 9 May 2018 — The SeaWeb Seafood Summit (#SWSS18), the world’s premier seafood sustainability conference, has added a variety of new experiential learning opportunities to its 14th edition’s agenda. The conference, which explores an issue of global importance and attracts diverse stakeholders from retail, the seafood industry, NGOs, academia, conservation and government organizations alike, will take place 18-21 June at Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain.
In addition to the three-day conference program, attendees of this year’s event will have the chance to participate in a pre-conference seminar, lightning-round talks and a field trip around the host city.
Pre-conference Seminar Free for All Attendees
The Summit is wrapping a fourth day of programming into the standard conference pass by offering its intensive seminar (18 June) free to all attendees.
This year’s pre-conference seminar will focus on a specific species, tuna— The State of Global Tuna Sustainability. On Monday, 18 June, seafood experts will dive deep into issues surrounding this fish – which is one of the world’s most popular and commercially valuable, but also one of the most highly exploited and overfished.
This full-day program will be facilitated by Tom Pickerell, Global Tuna Director for the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). Pickerell will give attendees a comprehensive overview of current issues, which include bycatch problems, lack of comprehensive management strategies, IUU activity on the high seas, and Human Rights & Labour abuses. Then the group will explore how to combat these issues on company, conservation and collaborative levels.
Lightning Rounds are Back
The Seaweb Seafood Summit lightning rounds, returning by popular demand, are 10-minute single-presenter talks happening before and after lunch on Wednesday, 20 June (from 12:00 to 12:45 and 14:30 to 15:45). In these short talks, seafood experts will each introduce a topic, provide a concise, high-level overview, and leave the audience with ways to explore it later in greater depth. Topics include the future of fisheries monitoring, offshore aquaculture’s mainstream-bound momentum, and more. The full schedule is available here.
Registration to the Summit is now open and details can be found at www.seafoodsummit.org.
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: www.seaweb.org.
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 SeafoodSource.com. 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: www.divcom.com