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Join GAA In Brussels For Next Phase In Responsible Seafood

Once again this year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is exhibiting at Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, Belgium, with a number of activities on the docket, including a big announcement.

Held at the Brussels Exhibition Centre, SEG is the world’s largest seafood exposition. Last year, the three-day event drew more than 28,500 seafood professionals from 150 countries as well as 1,859 exhibiting companies.

GAA is exhibiting in Hall 7, Stand 1405, same as last year. Attendees are encouraged to drop by the GAA exhibit to meet the GAA staff and for more information on GAA’s pre-competitive activities and its industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program.

What’s more, GAA is cookin’ up something special at the exhibit. Attendees are encouraged to come by and tag any photos taken with #ResponsibleSeafood so GAA can feature them on social media.

GAA’s list of activities:

GAA Luncheon

Room 1121
Wednesday, 25 April, 13:00-14:15 CET

Please join SeafoodSource as the GAA unveils the next phase in the responsible seafood journey, including the launch of a new, independent not-for-profit organization to provide credible supply-chain assurances for farmed and wild seafood while addressing gaps in aquaculture and fisheries certification. A light lunch and beverages will be served at 13:00. Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Agenda:
13:00-13:30 – Lunch
13:30-13:35 – Jeff Fort, Global Aquaculture Alliance
13:35-13:45 – Wally Stevens, Global Aquaculture Alliance
13:45-13:55 – Joseph Bundrant, Trident Seafoods
13:55-14:15 – Panel Discussion

  • Huw Thomas, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Laky Zervudachi, Direct Seafoods
  • Estelle Brennan, Labeyrie Fine Foods
  • Marcus Coleman, Sea Fish Industry Authority
  • John Connelly, National Fisheries Institute
  • Wally Stevens, Global Aquaculture Alliance
  • Moderator: Madelyn Kearns, SeafoodSource

GAA & BAP Update Workshop

Hall 7, Stand 1405
Tuesday, 24 April, 15:00 CET
Thursday, 26 April, 11:00 CET

Please join GAA and its BAP team for one of two update workshops. Topics will include an update on the GAA suite of products (including GAA Films, MyGAA, The Academy, The Advocate, GOAL and GAA membership) and an update on BAP marketing initiatives and tools available to BAP marketplace and suppliers endorsers and BAP-certified facilities. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Elise Avallon at elise.avallon@bapcertification.org.

BAP Workshop: Antibiotics Testing & Social Responsibility

Hall 7, Stand 1405
Tuesday, 24 April, 11:00 CET
Wednesday, 25 April, 15:00 CET

Please join GAA and its BAP team for one of two update workshops. The two featured topics will be BAP’s antibiotics-testing program and BAP’s approach to social risk management. The workshops will be led by BAP Standards Coordinator Dan Lee and BAP Program Integrity Manager Greg Brown. Please RSVP to Elise Avallon at elise.avallon@bapcertification.org.

Chinese Ecommerce – The Modern Consumer & Sales Channels

Grand Marriott Hotel 
Tuesday, 24 April, 16:00 CET

Join Tmall Fresh and Global Aquaculture Alliance to better understand the China opportunity and ecommerce’s role in the Chinese market. Tmall Fresh will share insights into habits and characteristics of those eating seafood in China. Tmall Fresh will explain and answer questions regarding various ecommerce models.

JD.com Recognition

Hall 7, Stand 1405
Wednesday, 25 April, 11:00 CET

Please join GAA as it recognizes leading Chinese e-commerce platform JD.com for its new commitment to sourcing seafood from BAP-certified facilities.