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Pacific Islands Track

Apply now to participate in the joint Australia and Pacific Islands workshop!  Details below for entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts.

Join us for Fish 2.0's Pacific Islands track if you are a seafood enterprise interested in growing your venture by meeting international investors and new trade partners.


ELIGIBILITY

Apply to the Fish 2.0 Pacific Islands track events if you meet the following criteria:

Geography:

Companies based in the following countries are eligible for the Fish 2.0 Pacific Islands track:

Fiji
Kiribati
Republic of the Marshall Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Nauru
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

Seafood segments:

Any business involved in seafood production, trade and/or supply chains is eligible, as are businesses providing services for fisheries management or businesses involved in aquaculture or mariculture, including corals, giant clams, seaweed, pearls or other products. Businesses with innovative products or services that support ocean climate resiliency in the Pacific Islands are also invited to participate this year.

If you are unsure of your eligibility or based in another Pacific Island please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will help you to find the best way to participate.


October 23-24 Workshop and Investor Reception in Melbourne, Australia

The Melbourne workshop is a joint event for both the Australia track and the Pacific Islands track of Fish 2.0.

During the workshop, businesses will be able to refine their strategy, improve their business models, and learn how to effectively present to investors.

The event will include a reception for interested investors, industry leaders and other seafood experts to meet with the participants and learn more about innovation and opportunities to grow seafood ventures in the Pacific Islands and Australia region.

Our events are free of charge but you must apply or register below to attend. Travel support is not available for this event from Fish 2.0 and space is limited.

View the workshop flyer (PDF) for more details.

View a typical agenda for this workshop and investor event.

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Seafood Ventures

Click below to apply to attend the workshop

The deadline to apply is September 23, 2018.

Investors and Industry Experts

Investors and Industry experts interested in learning more about Australian and Pacific Islands opportunities in sustainable seafood and climate resilience are invited to attend a pitch session and networking event on October 24th in Melbourne.

Click below to register for the reception.


ONLINE COMPETITION

Workshop participants — as well as all other qualifying Pacific Island seafood ventures — will be invited to compete in a dedicated online competition for the Pacific Islands track. This will open at the time of the workshop, on October 23rd, 2018.

You do not have to attend the in-person workshop to enter the online competition. There is no cost to participate. Learn more about the online competition and scoring.

Want to be notified when the online competition opens?

Enter your name and email below and click send.

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Why Participate?

  • All finalists reaching a required score threshold will be invited in early 2019 to join our new Fish 2.0 online connection platform to connect with business partners and investor
  • Top scoring finalists will be invited to pitch at the Fish 2.0 Global Innovation Forum in Silicon Valley in late 2019. All other finalists will be invited to attend and network at the event.
  • Read stories from competitors - how past participants have gained from Fish 2.0
  • Listen to competitors explain why you should participate, and what they wish they had known before.

SPONSORS

The Pacific Islands track is 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. In collaboration with Fish 2.0, the U.S. Department of State will help sustainable fisheries, mariculture, and aquaculture entrepreneurs from the Pacific Islands develop their businesses and connect with potential investors in the United States and elsewhere. This year we are pleased to partner with the Government of Australia’s Fisheries Research and Development Corporation to enable new opportunities for Pacific Islands businesses to integrate into regional and global supply chains. Funding provided by the United States Government will promote a healthy ocean and sustainable fisheries, which are closely tied to cultures, livelihoods, jobs, and food security in the Pacific Islands region.

We invite co-sponsors to join the US State Department in support of this track and its events. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss this opportunity to help shape Pacific Island sustainable seafood.


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