Registrations are now open – see you in September!

The World Fisheries Congress 2021 registration portal is now open.

Hosted in Adelaide, South Australia from 20-24 September, this year’s event will offer both in-person and virtual events, making the knowledge and information shared accessible from wherever you are in the world.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of one of the world’s largest gathering of fisheries experts.

Find out more and register today

Australian Government Grant available

WFC2021 is now an Approved Business Events under the Federal Government’s $50 million Business Events Grant program.

The program is open to Australian businesses and provides financial support for exhibitors and sponsors to participate in WFC2021. Up to 50% of eligible costs may be covered, with grant funding available from $5,000 per application up to a maximum of $250,000.

Applications close 30 June 2021 or prior, if funding is exhausted.

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Sponsoring or exhibiting at the World Fisheries Congress in September 2021 is an opportunity to showcase your brand to the world fisheries community.

As the congress will now take place both in person and online, this presents a unique opportunity for virtual sponsorship.

A range of virtual sponsorship benefits have been added to the Sponsorship Prospectus, to maximise exposure and engagement with congress participants before, during and after the event. This includes the option of a completely virtual sponsorship package for those who are unable to travel.

For more details, view the updated WFC2021 Sponsorship Prospectus

Looking ahead to September 2021

As we work towards the next congress in Adelaide from 20-24 September 2021, the WFC2021 organising committee is focused on delivering a dynamic program that is safe and flexible for participants.

Delegates will be invited to participate in person or online through a hybrid program, so the congress can continue to connect the global fisheries and aquaculture community to discuss the sustainable development of the world’s oceans, lakes, estuaries and rivers.

More details on the format and event program will be provided in the new year.


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We look foward to seeing you in Adelaide, Australia in 2021!

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