Medellín to host Latin America’s leading aquaculture event

Central square in Medellin, Colombia

Medellín, Colombia will be the headquarters of the Congress on Aquaculture in Latin America “Innovation and Sustainability for Global Aquaculture”.

The combined event will include LACQUA 2024, THE VIII LATIN AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON NATIVE FISH CULTURE AND THE XI COLOMBIAN AQUACULTURE CONGRESS, from September 24 to 27, 2024 at the Plaza Mayor Convention Center.

Medellín, known as the City of Eternal Spring, combines modernity and traditional charm framed by majestic mountains. With a warm climate all year round, the city offers innovative architecture, vibrant cultural scene and unique hospitality.

This event is the result of collaboration between a number of organisations incuding WAS-LACC, the Latin American Association on Native Fish Farming, the Colombian Academic Association of Aquaculture, the CES University, the University of Antioquia and Fedeacua.

The Congress will bring together experts on topics of global relevance, addressing the development, sustainability and growth of aquaculture in Latin America and the Caribbean. Participants will have the opportunity to send summaries of their most recent research and work to present orally or in poster format throughout the three days of the event and the pre- and post-congress courses.

The organisers are now calling for abstracts for presentation at the conference. The deadline for reception of abstracts is 31 March, 2024.

Trade fair opportunities

In addition, the event will stand out with the presence of the largest aquaculture trade fair in Colombia, for which stands are still available.

Previous events in the series attracted more than 100 companies as exhibitors. So organisers have confirmed the participation of the following companies: TGV de Colombia, Feeding System SL, USSEC, Trovan, The Center for Aquaculture Technologies, CEDIA, Kennebec River Biosciences, TecnoAqua, Aquatic Equipment & Design Inc. , Faivre, Prilabsa, Global Motor, Madan Technologies, Kaeser Compressors, AquaLabo, Ormendes SA, Aquamanager, Hanna Instruments, Italcol.

Registration for the Aquaculture Congress in Latin America “Innovation and Sustainability for Global Aquaculture” offers differential rates for Colombians. Interested parties are encouraged to register before August 1 to take advantage of the early registration discount characteristic of LACQUA24 events. Registration can be done at the following link, and the rate with which the registration was made will be respected, even if the payment is made after or on the first day of the event.

There are separate registration rates and links for:

The registration form can be found on the WAS website.


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