Darwin has been announced as the successful destination to host the 2023 World Aquaculture conference.
The Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade’s NT Business Events and NT Fisheries partnered with the Darwin Convention Centre to secure this global conference.
This prestigious conference will be delivered over four days, from 29 May to 1 June 2023 and is expected to attract over 1,000 delegates from around the world.
Sustainable development of the industry will be the focus of this event, which aligns with the Northern Territory Government’s strategy to accelerate agribusiness and aquaculture and grow a $40 billion economy by 2030.
The Northern Territory Government is supporting the expansion of aquaculture in the NT through the transformation of the Darwin Aquaculture Centre into a centre of excellence in tropical aquaculture research and development.
The conference will attract national and international leaders in aquaculture and will highlight the significant opportunities for aquaculture development in the Northern Territory.
The Northern Territory Government’s Long-term business events strategy to 2030 aims to guide the growth of the NT business events sector over the next eight years and beyond and includes the NT Business Events Support Fund which offers financial assistance to eligible organisations considering the Northern Territory as the location to host their business events.