Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) Conference

Be inspired by 60-plus speakers providing insight on the trends shaping the future of responsible aquaculture production and sourcing, while networking with around 400 seafood professionals from 30-plus countries. GOAL is a pre-competitive event, an opportunity to put day-to-day business aside and bring together all industry segments to discuss shared responsibilities and goals. Since its inception in 2001, the annual GOAL conference has been a must-attend event for the world’s aquaculture thought leaders.

Chennai, India

GOAL 2019 will be held at the Leela Palace in Chennai, India, from Oct. 21 to 24. It is the first time that GOAL will be held in India in its 19-year history. It is also the 20th installment of GOAL as well as the 10th time that GOAL has been held in Asia. Registration will open toward the end of April. Please note that a visa is required to enter India. The application process is simple and can be completed entirely online. Visit the government of India’s e-visa website to get started.


RegistrationEarly (June 30)(July 1-Sept. 15) Late (Sept. 15-Oct. 14)
In-Country (India)$1,495$2,095$2,695
Social Guests$500$500$500


Leverage your relationship with GAA and bolster your visibility throughout the aquaculture community by sponsoring GOAL. Aligning with GAA is a statement about your long-term commitment to responsible aquaculture. Interested? Check out the GOAL 2019 sponsorship benefits and contact GAA’s Sally Krueger. Act fast, as sponsorship benefits are sold only once on a first-come, first-serve basis. GAA membership is required to sponsor GOAL 2019.


Sponsorship BenefitsPlatinum ($35,000)Gold ($21,000)Silver ($13,000)
Gala Reception & Dinner (Oct. 23)SOLD
Opening Reception (Oct. 21)SOLD
Marketplace Reception & Dinner (Oct. 22, Invitation Only)SOLD
7th Annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award (Oct. 23)SOLD
Technology (Including Conference Application & Help Desk)SOLD
Farmers' Day (Oct. 22)PENDING
Third Annual Student Chef Cooking Competition (Oct. 22)PENDING
Program Content✔ (Multiple Sessions Available)
BAP Stakeholder Meeting & Luncheon (Oct. 21)
Day 1 Lunch (Oct. 22)SOLD
Day 2 Lunch (Oct. 23)
Day 3 Lunch (Oct. 24)
Day 1 Break (Oct. 22)
Day 2 Break (Oct. 23)
Day 3 Break (Oct. 24)
Branded Item Placement Onsite (See Shopping List)✔ ($15,000 To Spend)✔ ($7,500 To Spend)
Item Placement in Delegate Pack
Logo Placement Onsite & Online
Display Advertising (Global Aquaculture Advocate & MyGAA)✔ (200,000 Impressions)✔ (100,000 Impressions)✔ (50,000 Impressions)
Complimentary RegistrationsFour ($5,600 Value)Two ($2,800 Value)One ($1,400 Value)


Shopping List of Branded ItemsValue
Name BadgeSOLD
Hotel Key CardSOLD
Registration BagPENDING
Sustainable Water Stations$15,000
Recycling Stations$15,000
Private Meeting Room$7,500
Item Placement in Guest Rooms$7,500
Item Placement in Plenary Room$7,500
Small Stand in Plenary Foyer$7,500

Access the Marketplace

The world’s leading retail and foodservice seafood buyers are always well represented at GOAL. Buyers play a key role in influencing aquaculture production practices through their corporate social responsibility policies and associated sourcing specifications. Among the companies that were represented on stage and in the audience at GOAL 2018 were BJ’s Wholesale ClubCaptain D’sGiant Eagle, Japanese Consumers Co-Operative UnionJD.comMeijer, Red Lobster Seafood Co.Sysco Corp., US Foods and The Walt Disney Co.

Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

Congratulations to Zach Stein of Osmo Systems, winner of the sixth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award! For the first time this year, the recipient was selected by the audience at GOAL 2018. The three finalists were Osmo Systems, VakSea and MNL Group. GAA received a record 34 applications from 24 countries for the 2018 competition, which was sponsored by Skretting. Applications for the seventh annual competition will be accepted beginning in early 2019.

Conference Program

Learn from and network with more than 60 speakers providing insight on the trends shaping the future of responsible aquaculture production and sourcing, while walking away with exclusive aquaculture production data and analysis on all major farmed seafood species to share with your colleagues year-round. Thank you to all who made GOAL 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, a success! PDFs of all GOAL 2018 presentations are available to GOAL 2018 attendees in the HTML version of the conference app and to GAA members in the GAA member toolkit. The GOAL 2019 program is currently in development and will be published in May. Interested in presenting? Contact GAA’s Steven Hedlund.

Past GOAL Events

  • GOAL 2018
    Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • GOAL 2017
    Dublin, Ireland
  • 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


  • Apex Frozen Foods
  • Devi Fisheries
  • Devi Seafoods
  • Preferred Freezer
  • Sandhya Aqua
  • Falcon Marine
  • Veramaris
  • Grobest
  • Aqua Connect
  • Aqua-Spark
  • STIP
  • Aquaculture Spectrum
  • Aqua Culture Asia Pacific