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ON SITE MALTA

The World?s Premier Conference on Seafood Sustainability...

May 2016


SeaWeb, an internationally acclaimed NGO, chooses Malta as the base for its annual Seafood Summit, and partners with On Site Malta for the organisation of this prestigious event.

The SeaWeb Seafood Summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry with leaders from the conservation community, academia, government and the media. The Summit has been running annually for the past 14 years, and is generally held in the United States. Malta, being an island which is so strategically located and having such an influential position on the fishing industry in the Mediterranean, has been chosen as one of the few European destinations to host this event.

On Site Malta has been selected to partner with Diversified Communications, an America-based marketing agency, to contribute to the content and deliver the logistics of the conference. The team at On Site Malta was firstly responsible for establishing opportunities for the conference organisers to understand the local scenario in order to design the conference programme and content for the plenary and concurrent sessions. Meetings with key people including the Director General for Fisheries and local Aquaculture centre were set up, as well as commercial fisheries, individual fishermen and local NGOs working in the field.

The Summit was held at the Hilton Malta where the conference centre was branded for the event, with specific areas purchased by sponsors promoting their cause or products. On Site Malta put together a pack of sponsorship opportunities with specific technical information which the organizers could use to sell branding space to their sponsors and partners attending the Summit. This included various posters and banners around the conference center, signage and exhibition stands.

Another aspect of the Seafood Summit were the ?Field Trips?, specific excursions which enabled the delegates to learn about the Maltese market, national policies and legal requirements in the seafood and fishing industry. Two field-trips were designed and well-attended by seafood specialists, including University professors and fishing company Executives from the global sphere.

The first Field Trip was a pre-Summit trip which included a visit of the popular fishing market in Marsaxlokk, very early on a Sunday morning. After a stroll around the market and meeting with local fishermen, the participants were given the opportunity to meet up with the founder of a local NGO Fish-4-Tomorrow who could explain the local scenario and what the NGO has been doing in an effort to make the Maltese market more sustainable. The NGO spokesperson distributed Quickfish guides, which are small booklets highlighting which fish is sustainable and which is not, guiding people on what they should be consuming. This gave the delegates a good introduction to the local scene prior to the conference opening that afternoon. Following a very engaging Q&A session, a reception was held on the terrace overlooking the market, where different canapes made out of sustainably caught fish were prepared specifically for the group as a taster of the local sustainable produce.

Malta General

Branding of the Hilton Malta Conference Centre

Registration Counters at the Conference Centre Foyer

The Marsaxlokk Market during the Field Trip

Maltese NGO session during the Field Trip in Marsaxlokk

Sustainable seafood tasting during the Field Trip in Marsaxlokk

Visit of the Aquaculture Reseach Centre during the Field Trip

Commercial fishery experience during the Field Trip

Welcome Reception at Lower Barrakka Gardens overlooking the Grand Harbour

Knights welcoming the guests in to Valletta

Champions Reception Awards Night at the Knights' hospital in Valletta