Thailand to host SeaWeb Seafood Summit in 2019

As things heat up in Barcelona, Spain for the 2018 SeaWeb Seafood Summit this week, the event’s organizers, Diversified Communications and SeaWeb, are looking ahead to next year when the conference will travel to Bangkok, Thailand, the partners announced on 18 June. 

The premier seafood sustainability conference, which moves to a different location for each installment, will settle into Thailand’s major metropolis from 10 to 14 June, 2019, Diversified confirmed. Next year will mark the second time the Summit has been hosted in Asia – the conference’s first trip to the region was in 2012, when it was based out of Hong Kong.

By making a temporary home for the conference in Thailand in 2019, Diversified and SeaWeb intend to bring the necessary dialogue surrounding seafood sustainability to the industry’s largest consumption market, according to Liz Plizga, Group Vice President for Diversified Communications.

“We are taking the Summit and the critical conversation of sustainability to seafood’s biggest market; Asia,” Plizga said in a press release. “Having the Summit in Bangkok gives access to more stakeholders, opportunity to a continent that’s ripe for sustainability and the perfect stage—one of Asia’s most prominent marketplaces — to advance solutions.”

Plizga said organizers are hoping that the announcement of next year’s location at the outset of Barcelona’s program –  running from 18 to 22 June –  will add to this week’s forthcoming dialogues. 

“Starting the conference with next year’s location in mind will help generate further conversations around global issues for an even more successful gathering in Thailand,” she said.

Online registration for the 2019 edition of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Bangkok, Thailand will open in the fall of 2018 at Attendees and professionals interested in SWSS19 can sign up to receive more event information as it becomes available here:

Since its inception in 2002, the SeaWeb Seafood Summit has connected global stakeholders of sustainable seafood and given them a forum for productive in-person dialogue, partnerships and solutions. The 2018 Summit (SWSS18) is currently underway in Barcelona, with the future of seafood sustainability taking center stage throughout the event’s extensive agenda, which includes a three-day informative conference program, a pre-conference session focusing on tuna sustainability, and a post-event trip up the coast of Spain.   

SeafoodSource plans to provide 360-degree coverage before, during and after SWSS18. This includes updates on our social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook using the official show #SWSS18 hashtag, as well as in our e-newsletters and on the SeafoodSouce website via our dedicated landing page. Have some SWSS18 news you want to share and promote? Send it to us at [email protected].

Be sure to also follow the SeaWeb Seafood Summit on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or Google+. More event details, including a complete synopsis of the conference program, can be found here:

Registered attendees of the 2018 Summit are encouraged to download the conference’s official mobile app, which includes access to session and speaker information, presentations, networking, special events and more. More information about the app can be found at


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