Brisbane, April 3, 2019

Join us for a unique event focused on growing the sustainable seafood sector

See the leaders of 25+ investment-ready businesses present innovations for the sustainable seafood sector onstage. 

Hear from and meet investors and industry experts who are creating cutting edge strategies, scaling commercial-ready innovations and building trade opportunities that are creating positive change and growth for the seafood industry.

The day will include plenty of time to meet the entrepreneurs, share your experiences and opinions with like-minded investors and industry experts, and network with potential partners for future activities in the sustainable seafood arena.  A hosted networking session will follow the day's discussions.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Maurice Brownjohn, Commerical Manager, PNA (Majuro)
  • Dan Fitzgerald, Pacific BioTechnologies, Small Giants
  • Jana Hennig, Director, Positively Groundfish
  • Sharon Hudson-Dean, U.S. Consul General (Sydney)
  • Patrick Hone, Managing Director, FRDC
  • Monica Jain, Founder, Fish 2.0
  • Larry Lopez, Director, Accelerating Commercialisation
  • Boris Musa, CEO, Mainstream Aquaculture
  • Veniana Qalo, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
  • Keith Steele, Accelerating Commercialisation
  • Anne Maree Weston, Austrade
  • Pia Winberg, Director, Venus Shell Systems
  • Serena Zipf, Director, Rocky Point Aquaculture

This exclusive gathering gives you an unparalleled opportunity to:

  • Gain early access to investment-ready businesses in the seafood sector
  • Meet fellow investors
  • Learn about impact investing in fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood
  • Meet experts in fishing and aquaculture who can help with due diligence
  • Discuss barriers to and opportunities for growth in sustainable seafood

Cost: $100. (No charge for workshop participants. Discount available with seafood dinner tickets.)

Location: State Library of Queensland-The Edge, Stanley Place, Brisbane




This workshop is for growing seafood businesses from Australia and the Pacific Islands. All participants will learn about investment strategy, communicating value to partners, and effective pitching techniques.

  • All workshop participants will be invited to attend and pitch at the Regional Forum.
  • There is no charge for the workshop or forum for business participants.
  • Tickets for the seafood dinner will be available at a discount.

Seafood businesses may still apply to the online Readiness Assessment. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions

SPECIAL SEAFOOD DINNER - April 2, 6pm - 9pm

 Seafood Dinner

workshopthumbWe will taste and celebrate the exquisite regional seafood and wines of Queensland producers and be introduced to the flavors of some of the lesser-used or under-utilized seafood of Australia.

You will be able to meet each seafood supplier and producer.

Prepared by
Jake Nicolson of Blackbird
one of Brisbane’s top chefs.

Click here for more event details.


The Australia and Pacific Islands tracks are made possible thanks to the support of:

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The U.S. Department of State supports global efforts to maintain healthy and productive marine ecosystems. We also seek to foster private sector-led growth, unlock the power of the marketplace, and facilitate the implementation of activities and partnerships to support commercially viable investment opportunities to develop fisheries-related businesses in the Pacific.
The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation through investing in knowledge, innovation, and marketing aims to increase economic, social and environmental benefits for Australian fishing and aquaculture, and the wider community

Event Partner

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is an Australian Government initiative to improve business competitiveness and productivity under the National Innovation and Science Agenda. Using Advisers and Facilitators drawn from industry, the primary focus is on providing access to the best advice and networks to improve competitiveness and productivity.

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