Seafood Directions 2022 – What’s On

Workshop – Breaking the barriers AGM

Brought to you by Affectus Pty Ltd and Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA)

Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Meeting Room: Lyon 2

Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA) and Affectus are excited to deliver a workshop designed especially for Seafood Women. It is open to all women from all sectors of the industry, whether you work in getting seafood to the table or work with the industry to help it thrive. 

We have been listening to women working in the industry and it feels like the time is now to start taking action to create change for women. In this facilitated workshop, we will be discussing shared critical issues impacting women today. We will problem solve together to find tangible recommendations that you, your community, organisation, and the broader industry can implement. This workshop will also form the basis of WISA advocacy and activities into the future.

Workshop – Communicating with impact AGM

Brought to you by Honey & Fox Pty Ltd for Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA)

Time: 12:30 – 14:30
Meeting Room: Lyon 2

Creating and sharing stories is the fastest and easiest way to achieve impact. Whether you are in the seafood business, a researcher or work in government, if you need to communicate with people and have them remember what you said and take action then this workshop is for you.

The team from Honey & Fox, authors of Storytelling for Success, will facilitate this 2 hour highly interactive (and fun) workshop where you will learn: 

  •  Why stories are so effective and how to use this to power up your communications
  •  The framework to use to find stories in your business or your work.  
  •  The secret to quickly creating a compelling narrative to highlight and amplify your key messages – even if you think you are not creative enough.
  • How to tell your stories in ways that create impact

At the end of the workshop, you will have One Story Done and you will leave with the tools to create more whenever you need to.

This workshop is facilitated by Honey & Fox

Seafood Industry Australia AGM

Sofitel Brisbane

Tuesday 13 September
Time: 14:30-15:30
Room: Bastille, Sofitel Brisbane Central

Welcome event 

Sofitel Brisbane

Tuesday 13 September, from 3pm

The official opening to Seafood Directions Conference 2022. Join us for a welcome to country by Songwoman Maroochy Barambah, opening address by futurist speaker Gus Balbontin. Stay for a casual networking event to meet your fellow delegates from all walks of the Australian seafood industry. 

This event is included in the ticket price for full conference registrations

Professor Ray Hilborn Meet & Greet 

Concord, Wednesday 11:50am-12:30pm

Join international keynote speaker, renowned marine scientist Professor Ray Hilborn for an extended Q&A after his sessions How to sustain food from the seas while protecting marine ecosystems. This opportunity is hosted by Atlantis Fisheries Consulting Group.

Industry Networking drinks  

Sofitel Brisbane

Wednesday 14 September, 4.30pm 

Debrief on day one of Seafood Directions over a drink and nibbles with your fellow conference attendees. Drinks and light food will be provided. 

This event is included in the ticket price for full conference registrations and Wednesday (single day) ticket holders.

SeSAFE Movie Night

Ballroom Le Grand, Wednesday from 5pm

The Fishers Filming Fishers short film premier will showcase the great initiative by SeSAFE that captured crew engaged in a safe working practice on their vessel. These short films will be looping all night. The winners of the competition will be announced on the night and will walk away with $5,000 for first prize!

Women in Seafood Australasia 

Power Up Breakfast 

Sofitel Brisbane

Thursday 15 September, 7-8.30am 

Cost: WISA Member $66.00, Non-member $88.00

Women in Seafood Australasia is holding its popular Power Up Breakfast as part of Seafood Directions 2022 at Sofitel Brisbane. 

The Power Up Breakfast is an opportunity to network with industry leaders, innovators and disrupters from all sectors of the seafood industry, as well as engage with our high-profile speaker, Annabel Crabb. 

This will be WISA’s third Power Up Breakfast held at Seafood Directions and in previous years the event has sold out! This year, there will only be 100 seats available, secure yours with your Seafood Directions registration. 

Enjoy breakfast, networking and powering up with our amazing women in seafood and supporters. 

Stay Afloat Wellness and Recharge Space 

Lyon 2 – All Conference

The Stay Afloat Wellness and Recharge Space is a place to chill out, recharge, have a herbal tea and take a breather. Engage with our Stay Afloat mental health and wellbeing team and meet our community Trusted Advocates. #StayWellStayAfloat

National Seafood Industry Leadership Program – Conferencing at the Conference  

Lyon 1 – All Conference

Join graduates of the NSILP to explore the themes and talks at Seafood Directions 2022. This dedicated conference space is a hub of ideas, conversation, solutions and connection.

NSILP Panel: Here we come – Young People and the Seafood Industry.

Panellists – Brandon, Anita, James, Siobhan, Sarah.

10.30am, Thursday 15 September, Lyon 2

This panel is about young people in the industry, by young people in the industry. Recent NSILP graduates will address how to be seen and heard as a young person.

How are young people included in the industry and the decision-making?

What else could the industry do to be more inclusive of the young people?

How could young leaders be more proactive about knocking on doors, and;

Which doors have you knocked on and will knock on?

Audience involvement will be encouraged but put your listening ears on if you are an older person…we would love you to hear what is being suggested!

National Seafood Industry Awards Gala Dinner 

Sofitel Le Grand Ballroom, Thursday 7pm to late

The seafood industry’s night-of-nights, including the announcement of the 2022 National Seafood Industry Awards and Hall of Fame inductions. Full conference, early-bird, student, and emerging leader registration holders have a seat at the event included with their registration.


Acknowledgement of country:
Seafood Directions and Seafood Industry Australia acknowledges the Muwinina People of the Hobart area, the Traditional Owners of the Country where we live, learn and work, and pays respect to Elders past and present.

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