Adelaide to host first in-person Seaweed Conference Asia-Pacific

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The organisers of the Seagriculture Conferences, DLG Benelux, have announced that the first in-person event of Seagriculture Asia-Pacific will be debut in Adelaide next year.

This marks a pivotal moment for the Seagriculture Conferences expanding their borders and venturing into a new region. Seagriculture Asia-Pacific was launched in 2023 as an online edition, with more than 180 participants from 31 countries participating in the first international Seaweed Conference Asia-Pacific across two days.

Seagriculture Asia-Pacific 2025 is supported by the Australian Sustainable Seaweed Alliance (ASSA).

Australia’s southern coast has 1,500 species of seaweed, the second highest number in the world after Japan, with private and government investment in research and development leading to a fast-growing commercial seaweed industry.

The Federal Government has also committed $8 million to the Developing Australia’s Seaweed Farming Program to support investment in the Australian seaweed industry and scale up the production of seaweed as a livestock feed supplement to reduce methane emissions, including funding to support ASSA.

Seagriculture Asia-Pacific will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from March 18-20, 2025. Prior to the conference, delegates will also have a site visit to the South Australian Research and Development Institute.

The conference was secured with support of the SA government along with Business Events Adelaide and Adelaide Convention Centre.

“I am delighted that Seagriculture Asia Pacific 2025, the first in person conference of its type in the Asia Pacific, is coming to Australia, and today’s announcement is the result of months of hard work by both our teams working closely with a wide range of government, industry, and private sector stakeholders,” said ASSA CEO Lindsay Hermes.

Hannover Fairs Australia will act as official representative for DLG Benelux in Australia. Kuno Jacobs, managing director of DLG Benelux, said their goal has always been to bring people together in the seaweed sector.

“The decision to host an in-person event marks a significant step forward in establishing a robust foundation for the expansion and enhancement of the Seagriculture conference series,” Jacobs said.

“In addition, we are very pleased with the collaboration and support of Hannover Fairs Australia.”