Make your mark on greater aquaculture production and sustainability

Pre-registration for the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2017 conference is open! By pre-registering, you qualify for a special registration rate. Only a person’s name, affiliation and email address are required to pre-register. Become a GAA Premier Partner to qualify for the pre-registration rate year-round and to receive a 20% discount on GOAL sponsorship. GOAL 2017 is expected to sell out.

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


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.

Croke Park

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, Ireland

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.

Industry Tours

Full-day and half-day tours of Ireland’s aquaculture facilities are currently in development. Interested in hosting a tour? Contact Steven Hedlund.


Leverage your relationship with GAA and increase your visibility throughout the aquaculture community by sponsoring the four-day GOAL conference. Aligning with GAA and GOAL is a statement about your long-term commitment to responsible aquaculture. Sponsorship benefits include social and networking event sponsorship, meal sponsorship and product placement, gift item sponsorship, logo placement onsite and online, advertising, dedicated email and social media campaigns, and complimentary registration. Interested in sponsoring GOAL 2017 or reserving meeting space at Croke Park? Contact Sally Krueger at

Unrivaled Program

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

Past GOAL Events

  • GOAL 2016
    Guangzhou, China
  • GOAL 2015
    Vancouver, Canada
  • GOAL 2014
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • GOAL 2013
    Paris, France
  • GOAL 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • GOAL 2011
    Santiago, Chile
  • GOAL 2010
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Access the Marketplace

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


  • Fáilte Ireland
  • Preferred Freezer Services