Darwin nets major aquaculture conference

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Darwin will host the 2023 World Aquaculture Conference - and is hoping the exposure will give its local industry a boost.

The city, in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT), will welcome more than 1,000 international delegates to the 4-day conference, supporting the state’s ambition to accelerate the industry.

The NT government wants to boost agribusiness and aquaculture and grow a $40bn economy by 2030. The Darwin Aquaculture Centre is being transformed into a centre of excellence in tropical aquaculture research.

The official convention bureau for the region, Northern Territory Business Events, partnered with Northern Territory Fisheries and the Darwin Convention Centre to secure the conference.

Rebecca McCaig, Director of Northern Territory Business Events, said: “The Northern Territory has established an international reputation for excellence and innovation across many industry sectors, so we were delighted to be successful in attracting another conference which is so very relevant to the NT’s strengths.”

Peter Savoff, general manager of the Darwin Convention Centre, added: “Our world-class facility is perfectly positioned in northern Australia’s tropical Top End to provide delegates space to think, connect, and engage with local experts on best-practice standards in producing safe, sustainable, and high-quality seafood products.”

Tourism Australia is supporting the conference through its Business Events Bid Fund Program.

Tourism Australia’s managing director, Phillipa Harrison, said: “Attracting events, like this, is helping to generate global attention for Australia’s world-class business events offering whilst also delivering short and long-term benefits to our tourism industry and economy more broadly.”



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