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Global Seafood Assurances Announces the Launch of The Sustainable Oceans Leadership Institute

Portsmouth, NH (February 28, 2019) – The Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Sustainable Oceans Leadership Institute (SOLI). The goal of the SOLI program is to create a network of global leaders from across regions and sectors to address ocean issues in a precompetitive manner through results-oriented education and collaboration.

Originally started as a pilot program in 2017 supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, GSA in partnership with Diversified Communications is delighted to take the lead on developing and launching the program for 2019.

The program will bring together approximately 25 leaders from across industry sectors to participate in 4 sessions throughout the year held in conjunction with existing trade shows and conferences.  This year’s session will be held at Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Brussels, Seafood Expo Asia in Hong Kong, the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Bangkok, Thailand and the GOAL conference in Chennai, India.

According to GSA’s Executive Director Wally Stevens “what makes our program unique is that every year we will focus on one major issue impacting our Oceans and the Seafood Industry. This year’s topic is climate change.  Participants will learn a collaborative approach to leadership, identifying solutions to increase their individual capabilities while providing tangible outputs and outcomes for their organization and market. Addressing leadership development at the global level presents a unique opportunity to invest in individuals and solutions that can drive change for now and for years to come.”

For those interested in learning more about the program and how to apply, an informational session will be held at Seafood Expo North America in Boston on March 18th from 2:00-3:00 pm in room 205C  or email Program Manager Katy Hladki

About Global Seafood Assurances (GSA)
Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) is a not-for-profit organization launched in 2018. Its mission is to create access to seamless, end to end, assurance for seafood whether from wild or farmed sources, connected to robust and transparent traceability at each stage. It aims to provide end-to-end quality assurance for all seafood, farmed or wild, by creating standards where gaps exist, working with other standard holders where possible, and collaborating to build robust traceability for all.

About Diversified Communications

Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. The company’s global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and Diversified Communications, in partnership with SeaWeb, also produces SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premier seafood conference on sustainability. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit:

Media Contact:

Katy Hladki


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