Australia is proud to be hosting World Aquaculture for the first time since 1999.

This annual event will incorporate the biennial Australasian Aquaculture Conference and Trade Show and will see several thousand attendees from around the world converge on the city of Adelaide and tour the central hub of Australian aquaculture in Port Lincoln. Contributions to the progress of developing new and existing ideas to stimulate this vital industry are welcome. With almost half of the world’s consumption of seafood coming from farms, aquaculture is playing an increasingly important role in meeting the challenge of global food security. World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014 (WAA14) will be an opportunity for the international aquaculture community academics, industry researchers, market and industry analysts, government officials, policy makers and industry representatives to present their work and exchange ideas and develop a vision for the future of the aquaculture industry as we focus on the theme of ‘Create, Nurture, Grow.’

An event not to be missed – WAA14 will offer a chance to gauge the sector’s progress, whilst we discuss and debate the issues, ideas, mechanisms and hands-on practical approaches towards building a better industry. In addition there will be ample opportunity to network during both structured and free-flowing events. On behalf of the WAA14 Steering Committee, we look forward to seeing you in Adelaide.

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Exhibition opportunities

Running in conjunction with the Conference will be a comprehensive Trade Show providing you with the opportunity to showcase your products and services directly to the Conference audience. A number of strategies have been devised to maximize traffic and enhance networking opportunities, including Trade Show hours structured around the Conference Program. All refreshment, Happy Hours and seating for lunch will be created in the Trade Show hall. Exhibiting will also provide you with two full registrations and five Trade Show only passes enabling personnel to showcase your products, network with other exhibitors, interact with Conference delegates, be entitled to refreshments and attend the Welcome Reception, Happy Hours (Poster Sessions) and President’s Reception. A complimentary room will be provided for the purpose of exhibitor/client meetings. A booking schedule will be available to view online (aquaculture) in due course – please contact sarah to reserve time across the days of World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014. There will only be a limited number of spaces available and allotments per exhibitor may be capped dependent on demand. All catering and audiovisual (AV) costs will be at the expense of the individual exhibitor utilizing the space (a room refresh fee may also be charged by Adelaide Convention Centre if catering/AV is required). We encourage any business that supplies a product or service to the aquaculture industry to get involved. The opportunity of having the global industry under one roof is rare. No matter where you fit in this industry the Event will provide chances to engage – our door is open and we are keen to assist so contact us and seize the day! For further inquiries, or to discuss your interest in booking your exhibition or sponsorship package, please complete the Sponsorship or Exhibition Forms that follow and return as per the contact details provided on each form.

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY PROJECT

We will continue with the Corporate Responsibility Project, which was successfully launched in 2012. It was developed by the Executive. Committee to give exhibitors, sponsors and visitors an opportunity to increase their awareness and knowledge of environmental and social responsibility through the Conference and Trade Show.

Sponsorship opportunities

Signing up early will provide you with the highest degree of exposure for your company, brand and product and ensure you avoid missing out on some benefits (if, for example, advertising deadlines are missed). The marketing for the WAA14 has already begun. As a valued sponsor of the Conference, you will receive priority in our marketing and communications campaign. The plan includes a broad Conference program (including workshops, tours and networking events) which will attract the delegates, multiple e-newsletters to the member, conference and other databases, communications with all relevant industry organisations and companies, advertising and articles in relevant industry publications, dynamic websites, social media and much more.

Marketing & PR

The WAA14 team is here to ensure you get the most out of your investment. We encourage you to contact us to discuss any additional ways we can assist your marketing efforts and build your business through WAA14. The Conference and Trade Show will be marketed to industry stakeholders and interested individuals in Australia and around the world via:

• A series of email announcements and other Conference  industry updates Press releases to industry publications and global media

• Registration and Sponsorship brochures distributed widely, The Conference webpage which will be used as the main. Information distribution channel and, as such will be regularly updated and refreshed with the latest updates

• Special letters of invitation to government, industry officials and trade associations Postings on industry calendars of events.

• Distribution of printed materials at aquaculture and seafood-related conferences and events

• Exposure through Facebook and social media outlets Sponsorship packages can be tailored to suit your marketing strategies. Whatever your business, we have a sponsorship package that will help you meet your brand and marketing objectives.