Later this month, the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission (ASMC) will be celebrating a milestone: the 5th annual Alabama Seafood Summit.
Every year, we love coming together with the fishermen, processors, grocers, chefs, and restaurateurs of our industry for some education, fellowship, and of course, a great Alabama Gulf Seafood meal.
Like last year, the 2017 Alabama Seafood Summit will take place the day after the Alabama Seafood Cook-Off. The two-part event will take place June 26 & 27 at The Wharf in Orange Beach.
Attendees for this year’s event include John McMillan, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI), and Chris Blankenship, Acting Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Program Administrator for the ASMC. The event will be sponsored by the ADAI and the ASMC.
“Alabama Gulf Seafood is fresh, delicious, and known for its impeccable quality around the world,” said McMillan. “I am looking forward to the Seafood Summit where we will discuss how to continue to enhance this valuable contributor to our state’s economy.”
Registration is now open and attendance is free. To register, please send your name, business, phone number, and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule for the Alabama Seafood Summit and Alabama Seafood Cook-Off is as follows:
JUNE 26: Alabama Seafood Cook-Off & Seafood Summit Reception
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Seafood Summit Reception
Held during the Alabama Seafood Cook-Off at Heron Pointe at The Wharf in Orange Beach
JUNE 27: Alabama Gulf Seafood Summit
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Registration/Breakfast at The Sands at The Wharf
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Welcome
- John McMillan, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries
- Chris Blankenship, Deputy Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and ASMC Program Administrator
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Session 1
Program: Best practices to grow your business through the power of social media marketing
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Session 2
Program: Deciding to serve local and the best ways to work with your distributor
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Networking/Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Session 3
Program: Alabama Tourism Panel
- Chandra Wright, Nature Tourism Specialist, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
- Brian Jones, Alabama Tourism Department
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Session 4
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch/Keynote
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Closing Session
Program: Status of the Gulf Seafood Industry
- Speaker: Chris Blankenship, Acting Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and ASMC Program Administrator