Breakfast | Spectra Restaurant, 1st Floor

Breakfast7:00 am to 8:00 am

Companion Excursion: Mamallapuram

Companion Excursion: Mamallapuram8:00 am to 4:30 pm

This excursion for companions of attendees departs the Leela Palace at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The first stop is Dakshina Chitra, a living-history museum dedicated to South Indian heritage and culture. It is located 25 kilometers south of Chennai. Depart at 10:30 a.m. The next stop is Mamallapuram, a historic seaside village with an open-air museum of rock sculptures, including Arjuna’s Penance / Descent of the Ganga, the world’s largest bas-relief. The best known landmark of Mahabalipuram is the Shore Temple, which has stood by the sea for 12 centuries. Lunch is at the nearby Hotel Grande Bay Resort at 1:15 p.m. Return to the Leela Palace by about 4:30 p.m.

Plenary | Grand Ballroom B & C

Beyond Certification: How Area Management, Capacity Building and Smallholder Engagement Are Driving Sustainability in Aquaculture8:00 am to 8:40 am

Donal Maguire of Ireland’s Bord Iascaigh Mhara will give an update on BIM’s CLAMS (Coordinated Local Aquaculture Management Systems) initiative, a success story in area management, while Randy Brummett will explain the World Bank’s Blue Revolution Project in India, aimed at creating business opportunities in the domestic seafood trade. Syed Mahmudul Huq of the Bangladesh Shrimp & Fish Foundation will also give a presentation about smallholder engagement titled “Leveraging Black Tiger Growth: A Participatory Inclusive Development Paradigm in Bangladesh.

  • Speaker:  Donal Maguire Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
  • Speaker:  Randy Brummett World Bank
  • Speaker:  Syed Mahmudul Huq Bangladesh Shrimp & Fish Foundation
  • Moderator:  Iain Shone Global Aquaculture Alliance
Keynote Address: Antibiotic Use in Aquaculture and Antimicrobial Resistance in Humans8:40 am to 9:10 am

Ramanan Laxminarayan is founder and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington, D.C., and a senior research scholar at Princeton University. Since 1995, Laxminarayan has worked to improve the understanding of antibiotic resistance as a problem of managing a shared global resource. His work encompasses extensive peer-reviewed research, public outreach, and direct engagement in 11 countries in Asia and Africa through the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership. Through his prolific research, active public outreach (including a widely viewed TED talk) and sustained policy engagement, he has played a central role in bringing the issue of drug resistance to the attention of leaders and policymakers worldwide, including the United Nations General Assembly in 2016. Following the keynote address will be a panel discussion with representative of the seafood supply and retail community.

  • Speaker:  Ramanan Laxminarayan Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy
Panel Discussion: Antibiotic Use in Aquaculture and Antimicrobial Resistance in Humans9:10 am to 9:40 am

Keynote speaker Ramanan Laxminarayan will join Ramraj Dhamodar of All India Shrimp Hatcheries Association, Ruth Hoban of New England Seafood and Will Rash of Big Prawn Co. for a question-and-answer discussion on antibiotic use in aquaculture and AMR in humans, moderated by GAA’s Iain Shone.

  • Speaker:  Ramanan Laxminarayan Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy
  • Speaker:  Flavio Corsin IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative
  • Speaker:  Ramraj Dhamodar All India Shrimp Hatcheries Association
  • Speaker:  Ruth Hoban New England Seafood
  • Speaker:  Will Rash Big Prawn Co.
  • Moderator:  Iain Shone Global Aquaculture Alliance
Start Me Up: Award-Winning Innovations for Shrimp Farmers9:40 am to 9:50 am

The head of an accomplished startup and one of the two winners of the 2019 Aquaculture Innovation Challenge, a pitch contest organized by Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal, will talk about his automated-feeder technology for Indonesian shrimp hatcheries. The other winner is Kamran Mahmudov of WETech, whose innovation is a solar-powered pond aeration solution for small-scale Bangladesh shrimp farmers.

  • Speaker:  Anugerah Erlaut Seable
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Scaling Solutions for the Blue Revolution Through Investment9:50 am to 10:30 am

What is the role of investors in helping aquaculture to become a truly sustainable solution to global food security challenges? How can aquaculture businesses mitigate risk and become a more investable sector? How can investment foster innovation across the value chain? What solutions are best suited for producers or other technology and service providers? Join GAA and Aqua-Spark for this timely and important discussion with select members of the growing aquaculture investment community.

  • Speaker:  Flavio Corsin IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative
  • Speaker:  Mark Kahn Omnivore Ventures
  • Speaker:  Amy Novogratz Aqua-Spark
  • Speaker:  Tommy Sekiguchi Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Bold Visions for India’s Aquaculture Future, Powered by PechaKucha!10:30 am to 11:00 am

The fever-pitched presentation format — 20 slides, 20 seconds each — returns to GOAL for the third consecutive year, this time with an all-Indian lineup. Five innovative, forward-thinking entrepreneurs will share their visions for India’s burgeoning aquaculture sector — from production to market — in this exciting and engaging format.

  • Speaker:  Aditya Dash Ram’s Assorted Cold Storage
  • Speaker:  Shrikumar Suryanarayan Sea6 Energy
  • Speaker:  Rajamanohar Somasundarama AquaConnect
  • Speaker:  Ezhil Subbian String Bio Pvt. Ltd.
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Coffee & Tea Break | Grand Ballroom Foyer11:00 am to 11:30 am
You Be the Judge: Global Aquaculture Innovation Award Finalists Make Their Pitch11:30 am to 12:10 pm

You pick the winner! For the second consecutive year, the winner of the seventh annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award will be selected by the audience. The three finalists are Mike Forbes of Ace Aquatech, Emily Glenn of Arbiom and Adriano Mallmann of Pegasus Science. Each will give a 10-minute pitch to win over the audience. In 2012, GAA established the competition to recognize individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture. This year, a record 41 applications from 20 countries were submitted. Sponsored by Preferred Freezer Services.

  • Speaker:  Mike Forbes Ace Aquatec
  • Speaker:  Emily Glenn Arbiom
  • Speaker:  Adriano Mallmann Pegasus Science
  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance
Ceremony: F3 Challenge Winner Announced12:10 pm to 12:20 pm

Join the F3 Future of Fish Feed as it unveils the winner of the F3 Fish Oil Challenge. A sizable cash prize will be awarded to the team that sells the greatest amount of a marine animal ingredients-free fish oil substitute from cultured organisms, including yeast, algae and fungus in a dry powder or liquid form. The award will be presented by Kevin Fitzsimmons.

  • Speaker:  Kevin Fitzsimmons University of Arizona, F3 Future of Fish Feed
Ceremony: Student Chef Culinary Competition Winner Announced12:20 pm to 12:30 pm

The winner of the third annual Student Chef Culinary Competition, which will take place at the Leela Palace on Tuesday, Oct. 22., will be recognized along with the other two finalists. In 2017, GAA established the competition to provide student chefs with a life-changing experience while partnering with local culinary institutions to raise awareness of responsible aquaculture. This year’s three finalists are Kewal G. Chauhan, Siddhant Jaiswal and Manisha Yogesh, selected from a record 500 applicants from seven cities across India. Sponsored by Charoen Pokphand Foods.

Marketplace Roundtable: International12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

The world’s leading retail and foodservice companies are always well represented at GOAL. Each year, GAA hand picks some of the more influential buyers and suppliers to address the major challenges and opportunities facing aquaculture. Moderated by BAP’s Mike Berthet, this is the second of three question-and-answer marketplace roundtable, focusing on the challenges and opportunities for the international buying community.

  • Speaker:  Shaun Kenworthy Independent Chef, Restauranteur
  • Speaker:  Dan Underkoffler Sam’s Club
  • Speaker:  Jennifer Wandler US Foods
  • Speaker:  Ben Wheeley Brakes Group
  • Speaker:  Laky Zervudachi Direct Seafoods
  • Moderator:  Mike Berthet Best Aquaculture Practices
Ceremony: Presentation of Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award1:00 pm to 1:20 pm

The second of two recipients of the Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award will be honored. GAA established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 to recognize individuals whose leadership, integrity and foresight have contributed to the advancement of responsible aquaculture.

  • Moderator:  Bill Herzig Global Aquaculture Alliance
Announcement of GOAL 20201:20 pm to 1:30 pm

A special guest will unveil the location of GAA’s GOAL 2020 conference.

Lunch | Royal Ballroom

Lunch1:30 pm to 3:00 pm


Breakouts3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Breakout: Charting a Future for Black Tiger Shrimp Charting a Future | Grand Ballroom A3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

GAA President George Chamberlain and Dr. Y.S. Yadava, director of the Bay of Bengal Programme in Chennai, will lead a discussion on the market potential for black tiger shrimp.



  • Speaker:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance
Breaking the Boom and Bust Cycle: How Area Management Can Solve Aquaculture’s Challenges | Grand Ballroom B & C3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Donal Maguire, technical services director of Ireland’s Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), and Peter Marshall, CEO of RS Standards and chair of GAA’s new Biosecurity Area Management Standards, are calling on stakeholders and funders to join this discussion on the potential of area management to solve aquaculture’s challenges, including disease management, which costs the industry $6 billion per year. They will discuss how area management projects can be a stepping stone to programs such as BIM’s CLAMS (Coordinated Local Aquaculture Management Systems) and the Biosecurity Area Management Standards.

  • Speaker:  Donal Maguire Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
  • Speaker:  Peter Marshall RS Standards
Breakout: The Reverse Pitch | Meeting Room 13:00 pm to 5:00 pm

It’s really common for start-up CEOs to pitch to investors to attract funding. But what will happen if we take a reverse approach and change roles for one time? Instead of the entrepreneurs pitching to investors, during “The Reverse Pitch” investors will pitch to start-up entrepreneurs. The Reverse Pitch will provide a transparent platform where both start-ups and investors get to learn from each other, an open two-way communication to talk about the challenges of scaling solutions for a more sustainable aquaculture industry. Organized in conjunction with Aqua-Spark, this breakout will contribute to a healthy and flourishing start-up ecosystem in aquaculture.

  • Speaker:  India Boyer Hatch
  • Speaker:  Isaac Fraynd Aqua-Spark
  • Speaker:  Robert Jones The Nature Conservancy
  • Speaker:  David Little University of Stirling
  • Speaker:  Claire Pribula The Yield Lab
  • Speaker:  Reihem Roy Omnivore Ventures
  • Speaker:  Willem van der Pijl Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal
Bring About the Blue Revolution with GAA and Aqua-Spark | Gran Ballroom Foyer5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Immediately following the “The Reverse Pitch” breakout, join your colleagues in a fun and inspiring networking event in which we’ll celebrate our growing global aquaculture network and the task we all share: Feeding the world with responsible aquaculture. Wear something blue for a special toast to the Blue Revolution presented by Aqua-Spark. We’ll be taking a group photo, so don’t forget — Wear Blue on Day 2!

Gala Reception & Dinner | The Flying Elephant, Park Hyatt Chennai

Gala Reception & Dinner6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Join your fellow attendees for dinner and drinks at The Flying Elephant restaurant at the Park Hyatt Chennai. Open to all attendees. Transportation to and from venue provided. Sponsored by Devi Seafoods Ltd.