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.
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
Brody Olive of Voyagers Restaurant at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach Bryan Cates of Kitchen on George in Mobile Kelly Grady Hargroves of Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in Montgomery Jason Ramirez of Villaggio Grille 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
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