Down to Business: All Hands on Deck in Alaska is live
November 8, 2021
For the second year in a row, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s annual meeting is completely virtual.
What to expect
The four-day conference takes place this week – Tuesday through Friday, November 9-12 – and includes a economic outlook for alaskan seafood through national and global channels.
Meetings will be hosted on Zoom this year, and all links are available on the ASMI website.
Tuesday kicks off the conference with opening remarks by the Executive Director Jeremy Woodrow and the Federal Delegation of Alaska, and a Alaskan seafood around the world discussion with national and global food service leaders, and a Responsible Fisheries Management Q&A.
Two full days of committee meetings – Wednesday and Thursday – will discuss topics more focused on Alaskan species and marketing efforts. The Salmon, Whitefish, Shellfish and Halibut and Sablefish Committees will all meet on Wednesday.
Thursday morning on National Marketing and Communication Committees will host a joint discussion, with individual committee meetings in the afternoon. International marketing also meets on Thursday morning, and Seafood technique will close the meetings of the operational committee on Thursday afternoon.
Friday will close the conference with a Economic update, committee reports and the final meeting of the ASMI Board of Directors.
While many of us miss a trip to the Anchorage area gathering to meet face to face, a virtual conference is much more accessible for global and broad national reach, which is in line with ASMI’s goals for All Hands on Deck. I hope you will join us! *
* Full disclosure: I am a member of the ASMI Communications Committee.