Deadline: 05 Oct 2023

Published: 11 Sept 2023

The first ever EU Algae Awareness Summit will be held 5-7 October 2023 at the Maison de l’Océan in Paris.

It will kick off a process to promote and raise awareness among EU Member States’ administrations and the general public on the benefits algae cultivation may bring to national and regional economies, to people, and to the regeneration of our Ocean.

Through high-level panel conversations, participatory group discussions, and an exhibition area with algae products and a virtual reality experience, event participants may learn about algae’s multifaceted contributions to society and be inspired to increase their support to the algae sector. The event will be co-organised by the European Commission, French Government and the Global Seaweed Coalition (UN Global Compact) with the support of the Oceanographic Institute, Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about algae sector developments across the world and in Europe (thanks to the Global Seaweed Coalition (GSC) and EU business organizations). The three day event will include an exhibition that will be structured around the following thematic areas: algae for food, feed, cosmetics, bio-packaging, biostimulants, textile/art/design, other applications, enabling technologies, science, coalitions and enabling organizations, farmers and producers.

While participation on 5 and 6 October will be by invitation only, the Maison de l’Ocean will be open to the public on 7th October.