Scottish Seaweed Industry Association Conference 2017

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/11/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location
Corran Halls


Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the second annual conference of the Scottish Seaweed Industry Association (SSIA) will take place in Oban on Wednesday 15 November 2017.

A forum for anyone with interests in this emerging sector, the day-long event will feature a mix of presentations including:

  • The Place of Seaweed in Human Health Products – Craig Rose, Seaweed & Co
  • Processing, drying and packaging – Fiona Houston, Mara Seaweed
  • Abiotic Fators in the Cultivation and Composition of Seaweed – Helena Abreu, Algaplus
  • EMFF project on harvesting Hyperborea – SRSL
  • Sustainable harvesting – Jim Keogh, Acadian Seaplants
  • Intellectual Asset Protection – Donald Lawrie, Lawrie IP
  • The Arsenic Content of Seaweed – Liam Morrison, NUI Galway
  • Crown Estate Scotland’s Role in Developing the Industry – Alex Adrian.

For members, there will also be an AGM on Tuesday 14 November, followed by dinner.

Registration
Tickets are priced £30 for SSIA members, £50 for non-members and £15 for students. Registration will be kept open as long as possible, but if you are intending to attend, the organisers would be grateful if you could book your place sooner rather than later, to help with catering and other arrangements. Click here to book.

Accommodation
Event organisers have arranged special prices with the Columba Hotel, which is also where the AGM will be held. The offer is £62 for a standard double/twin room, or £72 for a sea-view double/twin. To take advantage of these, please call the hotel directly on 01631 562183, and mention ‘seaweed’.

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