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Seagriculture USA

11 - 12 September 2024

Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

Press Releases

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State of Alaska Supports Seagriculture USA 2024: Seaweed Conference Heads to Ketchikan

DLG Benelux, the organizer of the Seagriculture conferences, is excited to announce that the State of Alaska - Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Investments will support Seagriculture USA 2024 which is set to take place in Ketchikan, Alaska from 11 – 12 September 2024. This invaluable support from the State of Alaska greatly enhances the conference and is deeply appreciated by the organizers, adding significant prestige and resources to the event.


Seagriculture USA has been at the forefront of seaweed conferences since its successful launch in 2022 in Portland, Maine. This year, with the support of the State of Alaska, the Alaska Mariculture Cluster, and the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, the upcoming edition will provide an unparalleled platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and staying ahead of the dynamic seaweed industry.


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8 July 2024

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Seagriculture USA 2024 sets sail for Ketchikan, Alaska: Uniting experts and innovators in the seaweed industry

DLG Benelux is excited to announce that Seagriculture USA 2024 is set to take place in the picturesque city of Ketchikan, Alaska from 11 – 12 September 2024. This highly anticipated event will once again gather industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts to explore the latest advancements in seaweed cultivation and foster collaborations to drive the growth of the industry.


Seagriculture USA has been at the forefront of seaweed conferences since its successful launch in 2022. With the support of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, this upcoming edition will provide an unparalleled platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and staying ahead of the dynamic seaweed industry.


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15 September 2023

       


Nearly 300 delegates, representing 18 countries worldwide, attend second edition of Seagriculture USA, held in Portland, Maine

The second edition of Seagriculture USA 2023, a prominent conference in the seaweed industry, took place from September 6-7. Hosted in the picturesque city of Portland, Maine, the event gathered 293 participants from 185 companies and 18 countries for two days of insightful discussions, knowledge exchange, and networking.


This year's conference was all about chances and changes in the seaweed industry and spotlighted two key themes: The expansion of seaweed investments and scaling up the industry responsibly, and the invaluable perspectives of indigenous communities engaged in seaweed activities. Respected experts shared their views and findings during seven sessions. Audience interaction played a key role as attendees posed questions, creating a dynamic and interactive environment that incorporated a spirit of open communication. This emphasis on dialogue contributed to the conference's success in creating a truly communicative and collaborative environment.


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13 September 2023

       


Seagriculture USA 2023: Chances and changes in the seaweed industry.

Seagriculture, one of the leading conferences in the seaweed industry, has been organized in Europe since 2012. The Seagriculture conferences stand as a pivotal platform for fostering collaboration, facilitating the exchange of knowledge, and catalyzing innovative ideas within the seaweed industry.

Last year the first edition of Seagriculture USA was made possible with the support of the State of Maine. This year, the highly anticipated second edition of Seagriculture USA 2023 conference is returning to Portland (ME) one more time. Maine is home to numerous companies active in the seaweed industry.


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15 August 2023

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Seagriculture USA and GreenWave join forces to promote seaweed farming

Seagriculture USA 2023 is returning to Portland, Maine on September 6-7, 2023. The organizers of Seagriculture USA are pleased to announce their partnership with GreenWave. This strategic collaboration aims to promote innovation, sustainability, and growth for all stakeholders across the rapidly expanding seaweed sector. This year, Seagriculture USA and GreenWave are working together to weave farmer perspectives and participation throughout the conference program.

The partnership comes at a critical time when the world is recognizing the enormous potential of seaweed as a sustainable resource. With its diverse applications in food, agriculture, biomaterials, and more, seaweed has emerged as a promising solution to address climate challenges and contribute to a healthier planet.

"Farmer participation is critical to industry-wide discussions and decision-making," stated Samantha Garwin, Director of Market Development at GreenWave.


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26 June 2023


After successful premiere in 2022, Seagriculture USA returns to Portland, Maine, for second edition in September 2023


The organizer of the Seagriculture USA Conference, DLG Benelux, is pleased to announce that the second edition of Seagriculture USA will return to Portland, Maine, on 6 and 7 September 2023 and will again take place in The Westin Portland Harborview.

The launch of Seagriculture USA took place on 7 and 8 September 2022 and was an instant success with 279 delegates from 12 countries, 157 attending companies, 17 trade show participants and some 27 expert speakers who addressed a broad range of topics related to seaweeds.

Having evaluated the results of the first edition the State of Maine favorably decided to support again the second edition of the conference to take place in Portland, Maine. Seagriculture USA 2023 is proudly supported by: Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Maine Office of Tourism, Maine Technology Institute (MTI), Maine International Trade Center (MITC) and Maine North Atlantic Development Office (MENADO).


Dana Eidsness, Director of MENADO at Maine International Trade Center and one of the driving forces behind the support from the State of Maine, says: “Seaweed farming and value creation has enormous economic potential in Maine and our businesses and research communities are leading the way towards making it a major driver in our economy. From best practices for farmers and harvesters, to innovations developing applications for seaweed as a material for food, textiles and bioplastics, to working together to build a global market for seaweed products; dialogue at Seagriculture USA has impact and moves the industry forward. Maine is an ideal location for this important event.


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