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To begin the registration process, access PORTal and log in to your GAA user account, or watch this video for an explanation of the process. GAA Business and Individual Members and GAA Premier Partners receive registration discounts. Registration fees are subject to 23% Irish VAT. Badges can be picked up onsite at Croke Park on Tuesday, Oct. 3, beginning at 9 a.m.
Join us at historic Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, as we celebrate our 20th anniversary while looking ahead to the next 20 years. 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.
GAA is holding room blocks at two hotels. To book a room at the four-star Croke Park Hotel, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +353-1-8714550. The special rate is €159 per night night for a single and €179 for a double and includes breakfast and Internet. To book a room at the Gresham Hotel, contact Jamie Phillips at email@example.com.
Access the Marketplace
The world’s leading retail, foodservice and wholesale seafood buyers are always well represented at the conference. Among the companies that will be represented on stage and in the audience at GOAL 2017 to date are Ahold Delhaize, Bidfood Australia, The Big Prawn Co., BJ’s Wholesale Club, Bon Appétit Management Co., Brakes, Brinker International, Captain D’s, Darden Restaurants, Davigel, Direct Seafoods, Disney, Dublin Institute of Technology’s School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology, Gfresh, Giant Eagle, Harvest Meat Co., JD.com, Johnson & Wales University, Lyons Seafood Co., Nestle Purina, Sam’s Club, Schnucks, Sysco Corp., Tesco, US Foods, Waitrose and Walmart.
GAA has a 17-year history of convening the world’s aquaculture thought leaders for its annual GOAL (Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership) conference. GOAL 2017 features multiple networking and social opportunities, including the welcome reception in the Hogan Suite Foyer at Croke Park on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and the gala reception and dinner at Guinness Storehouse on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Three industry tours are scheduled for Oct. 1, 2 and 3. The first tour is on Ireland’s west coast, with an overnight the Hotel Westport on Oct. 1; the full-day tour on Oct. 2 includes Clare Island Salmon, Connemara Seafoods and Irish Seaspray. The cost is €99 and includes transportation, meals and hotel. The second tour is in Aughrim in the Wicklow Mountains (about 1 1/2 hours from Dublin) on the afternoon of Oct. 2; the tour is of IDAS (Trout) Ltd.’s artisanal trout farm and hatchery. The third tour is in Dungarvan on Ireland’s south coast (about 3 hours from Dublin) on Oct. 3; the tour is of Harty Oyster. The is no cost associated with the second and third tours, as transportation and meals will be provided. The tours are at capacity. Contact Steven Hedlund at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a waiting list, or for questions about the tours. Also, join GAA member and former James Joyce scholar and professor Jeanne McKnight on Oct. 3 for a walking tour of James Joyce’s Dublin. Jeanne will talk about Joyce’s Ulysses and a day in the life of Leopold Bloom as he wanders the streets of Dublin. Transportation available from the Croke Park Hotel and Westin Hotel at about 10:30 a.m. Too sign up, please contact Jeanne McKnight at email@example.com.
Preferred Freezer Services is hosting and sponsoring a golf outing at Druids Glen Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 2. Transportation will be provided to and from the golf club as well as cocktails and lunch. The outing is virtually free. There is still room. To sign up, contact Preferred’s Gail Hannagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leverage your relationship with GAA and increase your visibility throughout the aquaculture community by partnering with the organization. Aligning with GAA is a statement about your long-term commitment to responsible aquaculture. Partnership benefits include social and networking event sponsorship, meal sponsorship and product placement, gift item sponsorship, logo placement onsite and online, and advertising, dedicated email and social media campaigns. Interested? Download GAA’s 2017 Membership & Engagement Kit and contact Sally Krueger at email@example.com.
Be inspired by the 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. GOAL features a three-day education program, with a plenary from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, 5 and 6 and breakouts from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 5. To view the program schedule, open one of the dropdown below and select “Click Here to View Conference Program.”
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
- Presenter Wally Stevens Global Aquaculture Alliance
- Presenter Michael Creed T.D. Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
- Presenter Pearse Lyons Alltech
- Presenter Ragnar Tveteras University of Stavanger
- Presenter Jim Anderson University of Florida
- Presenter Kevin Fitzsimmons University of Arizona, F3 Fish-Free Feed Challenge
- Presenter Neil Auchterlonie IFFO-The Marine Ingredients Organisation
- Presenter Walt Rakitsky TerraVia
- Presenter Josh Silverman Calysta
- Presenter Jim Sutter U.S. Soybean Export Council
- Presenter Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen Poulsen Consulting/GAA Standards Oversight Committee
- Presenter Will Rash Big Prawn Co.
- Presenter Jeremy Ryland Langley Waitrose
- Presenter Jennifer Wandler US Foods
- Presenter Scott Williams BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Presenter Estelle Brennan Lyons Seafoods
- Presenter John Connelly National Fisheries Institute
- Presenter Andy Hickman Tesco
- Presenter Libby Woodhatch Seafish/Responsible Fishing Scheme
- Presenter Melanie Siggs Global Aquaculture Alliance
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
- Presenter Jim Power Jim Power Economics Limited
- Moderator James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
- Presenter Gorjan Nikolik Rabobank
- Presenter Carsten Krome Alimentos Ventures/Hatch
- Presenter Jamie Stein Devonian Capital
- Presenter Neil Manchester Hendrix Genetics
- Presenter Fanny Giudicelli Marine Akwa
- Presenter Thue Holm Atlantic Sapphire
- Presenter Thomas Myhre NSK Ship Design
- Presenter Langley Gace InnovaSea Systems
- Presenter J. Miguel Flavián Oritain
- Presenter Larry Feinberg KnipBio
- Presenter Jacqueline Claudia Love the Wild
- Presenter Karin Pittman University of Bergen, Quantidoc
- Presenter Chiara Bacci DG MARE/European Commission
- Presenter Yan Zhao Ocean Jade Seafood
- Presenter Hugh McBride McBride Fishing Co. Ltd.
- Presenter Leigh Chase Ahold Delhaize
- Presenter Frank Huang JD.com
- Presenter Charlie Lousignont Brinker International
- Presenter Brett Patience Bidfood Australia
- Presenter Anthony Wan Gfresh
Friday, October 6th, 2017
- Presenter Chef JP McMahon Aniar, Cava, Eat Gastropub
- Moderator Mike Berthet Best Aquaculture Practices
- Presenter Jim Griffin Johnson & Wales University
- Presenter Frank Cullen Dublin Institute of Technology’s School of Culinary Arts & Food
- Presenter James Devine EIPIC, Belfast
- Presenter Steve Money Star Agro Marine Foods Ltd.
- Presenter Laky Zurverdachi Direct Seafood
- Presenter Jim O’Toole BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency (Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
- Presenter Patrick McMurray The Ceili Cottage/World Champion Oyster Shucker
- Presenter Eric Buckner Sysco Corp.
- Presenter Steve Disko Schnucks
- Presenter Derrick Guss Disney
- Presenter Bob Yudovin Harvest Meat Co.
- Presenter Dan Underkoffler Sam’s Club
- Presenter Travis Larkin The Seafood Exchange