June 29, 2021


GOAL seafood conference to happen virtually



The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) announced on June 23 that GOAL: The Responsible Seafood Conference will be held virtually.


The decision to go virtual again this year comes four months after the launch of a reinvented GOAL conference featuring a hybrid experience with a series of seven virtual events beginning in April and culminating with an in-person event in Seattle, the United States, in October. The uncertainty surrounding international travel due to COVID-19 was the key reason behind the decision to cancel the in-person event in Seattle.


The next in-person GOAL will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on October 24-27, 2022.


"Although we're confident that we can safely gather in-person, which our attendees are eager to do, we're not as confident that international travel will return to a level that will allow us to host 400 to 500 guests from around 30 countries," Wally Stevens, chief executive officer of Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), said.


"GOAL would not be the same without international representation. Although we're disappointed that we're not holding an in-person event in Seattle this year, we're excited to finally be in Tokyo next year and will put all of our efforts toward making GOAL 2022 our best conference yet. In the meantime, we continue to deliver quality content to our valued members through our series of virtual events."