The Global Shrimp Forum has announced the opening of registration for its second annual event. The forum, which takes place between 5th-7th September at the Van der Valk Hotel, Utrecht (Netherlands) will welcome over 400 high-level executives from across the globe, representing the entire shrimp value chain, farmers, feed companies, technology suppliers, service providers, processors, exporters, importers, wholesalers, retailers and other industry stakeholders.
Willem van der Pijl, joint Founder of the Global Shrimp Forum said, “We are delighted to share the news that the Global Shrimp Forum is returning for its second event in 2023 and that early-bird registration is now open! Preparations for this year’s event are well underway, and we are thrilled to announce that more than 35 companies have already confirmed as sponsor for this year, including Aqua-Spark, Avanti, Chicken of the Sea, Devi Seafoods, Maruha Nichiro, Minh Phu Seafood Corporation, Omarsa, Rabobank, Sandhya Aqua, Seafood Connection, Skretting, Songa, Thai Union, Vitapro, and many others.”
“We were overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback we received from 2022, with 98% of the 160 attendees we surveyed rating the forum as 4 or 5 stars out of 5. We can’t wait to welcome previous and new attendees to the forum this year and do even better,” he added.
Fantastic array of speakers
Last year’s event covered a whole range of topics and featured a fantastic array of speakers, with seminars covering Innovation and Technology, Market and Retail Outlook and Legal and Regulatory Challenges within the Shrimp Industry.
According to the organization, the 2023 event is set to be even bigger and better, featuring an improved program with seminars spread across all three days and more detailed Q&A sessions. The forum will once again provide over 25 hours of fascinating, high-quality content and offer delegates the chance to network with existing and new peers from across the industry.
“Regarding the program of the World Shrimp Forum 2023, its website reports that it will be announced in the second quarter of 2023.”
The second edition of the Global Shrimp Forum will be held at the Van der Valk Hotel Utrecht, the Netherlands. Traveling from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Central Station to the Van der Valk hotel in Utrecht is only a short journey. So, the assistants can plan their stay in Utrecht, close to the venue, or in Amsterdam.
It’s good to know that early-bird registration is now open until 1st April, so be sure to register your place via the Global Shrimp Forum website to ensure you don’t miss out.
The place where industry leaders come together to discuss
Established by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Shrimp Insights and Contango, the Global Shrimp Forum Foundation is an independent non-profit and mission-oriented organization based in Utrecht the Netherlands.
The Global Shrimp Forum is the place where industry leaders come together to discuss the most pressing issues their businesses are confronted with and to develop a vision on the long-term strategy towards a resilient and sustainable industry. GSF aims to facilitate dialogue and encourage collaboration, they explain.
“In 2022, at the inaugural edition, they gathered with more than 430 people representing over 225 companies and 33 countries. They had 2.5 days of content, networking and celebration.”
“The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive and it was clear that the warm water shrimp industry had been waiting for its own leadership venue. With support from our partners, we are certain that we will now let the Global Shrimp Forum grow to the next level,” they said.