• Seafood Directions

Seafood Directions is the premier ideas, innovation and networking event for the Australian seafood industry. The national forum provides an opportunity to promote the seafood industry, discuss industry issues, workshop solutions, teach best practices, share knowledge, and plan for the future of the seafood industry.  

For the first time in 2022, Seafood Directions will tackle industry issues, from water to plate – bringing together industry leaders, innovators and disruptors from all sectors of the seafood industry.

Seafood Directions was established in 1999 as a Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) initiative to provide an industry forum for the exchange of ideas, and use the outcomes from the conference to face the challenges that come our way to future proof our industry.

Seafood Industry Australia has been awarded the tender to host and manage Seafood Directions 2022, 2024 and 2026. 

  • Seafood Industry Australia

Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) is the national peak-body representing the Australian seafood industry as a whole.

With members from the wild-catch, aquaculture and post-harvest sectors of the Australian seafood industry, we are the voice of Australian seafood.

SIA provides consumers, Government and other stakeholders with confident and united representation. Our unity indicates that we love what we do, we stand by our products and that those products are the best in the world.

SIA provides services identified through a process involving member input to fill a critical gap that currently exists, to have more influence on Government decisions, to act as a national industry voice, to be a marketing and communications hub, and to remove obstacles to growth standing in the way of the Australian seafood industry.

Our vision is for the Australian seafood industry to be United, Effective and Respected.

Our mission is to Promote, Protect and Develop the Australian seafood industry on the national and international level.

Learn more about Seafood Industry Australia:

  • Committees

Seafood Directions is organised with the help and expertise of an event Steering Committee

Patrick Hone

John Susman

Neil Moretto

Kim Hooper

Arty Raptis

Kimberley Foster

Jill Briggs

Lisa Cavallaro

We thank the 2022 committee for their time, enthusiasm, and ideas.

Event organisation and logistics is managed by Cornerstone Events:

  • Host City

– Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA) required the following:

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The page features engaging content and helpful information about the destination and has been styled with minimal branding to easily align with the look and feel of your conference website.

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  • Register as a speaker

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  • Register to attend

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  • Speakers 

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If you wish to express your interest to speak at Seafood Directions 2022, please contact

  • Events
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  • Workshops
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Sponsoring or exhibiting at the Seafood Directions 2022 in Brisbane is a unique opportunity to put your business and brand in front of the Australian seafood industry, including representative from the wild-catch, aquaculture and post-harvest sectors.

  • Become a sponsor (link to pdf)

Our sponsorship prospectus will be released in late 2021.

If you wish to express interest in becoming Seafood Directions 2022 sponsor, please contact

  • Become and exhibitor (link to pdf)

Our exhibitor prospectus will be released in late 2021.

If you wish to express interest in exhibiting at Seafood Directions 2022, please contact


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If you have questions about the National Seafood Industry Awards, please contact


For any questions about Seafood Directions 2022 and the National Seafood Industry Awards please contact:

Rosie Love

Business and Event Manager

For media enquiries, please contact:

Jessica McInerney

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SIA Insta

SIA LinkedIn

SIA Twitter

SIA web

GAS web


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