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AQUASENSE EVENT

DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR SPACE AND REQUESTS FROM OVERSEAS EXHIBITORS

THAT WANT TO ATTEND THIS UNIQUE EVENT WE HAVE AGREED TO RE-SCHEDULE.

LATEST NEWS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY

THIS WILL GIVE EVERYONE THE TIME THEY NEED TO PREPARE, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT ARE COMING FROM THE FAR EAST ETC. WE WILL ALSO BE PROVIDING EXTRA STANDS AS REQUIRED BUT THERE IS OBVIOUSLY A LIMIT AS TO HOW MUCH SPACE WE CAN ALLOCATE SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY.

 

WESTPOINT ARENA

 EXETER

ENGLAND

 

NOT JUST ANOTHER EVENT, NOT JUST ANOTHER TRADE SHOW

IT'S TIME TO BE HONEST ABOUT HOW WE MANAGE OUR OCEANS, LAKES & RIVERS

THE GENUINE SUSTAINABILITY AND WELFARE OF THE FISH WE EAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY

OF EVERYONE WITHIN THE INDUSTRY.

 

 

I guess we had better make it clear from the start . . .

 Politicians, Fisheries Commissions, anonymous bureaucrats in Brussels and international protectionist policies will never sustain the fish we eat, neither will senseless quotas that involve throwing thousands of dead fish back into the sea. Inter-governmental debate arguing over a myriad of research data, most of which contradicts itself, is not the way forward and will never provide more than an excuse for those involved to enjoy the hospitality such conferences provide from 1st class hotels to elaborate banquets.

 

However well meaning, a combination of legislation and tree-huggers is about as useful to the fish as free tickets to see Les Miserables.

 

So what's the answer ?

 

Profit, pure and simple. Not by running out of one species and then switching to another with all the usual marketing hype,  " This species is better for your health ",  or full of Omega 3, secret extracts from Atlantis or whatever other consumer hook can be written on a box, but by finding a way of producing fish for the table that makes long term financial sense whilst treating the fish as humanely as it is possible to treat any species we are going to kill and eat. Supermarkets and profits drive the sustainability issues, not concern about our oceans or rivers. Consumers may well try to eat the most sensibly sourced products but ultimately they only have very slick marketing to go on, financially driven misinformation and the need to feed their families, particularly in the less well off households.

Our freshwater fish and the pleasure angling industry has a lot to answer for as well, still, being run by both the Environment Agency and CEFAS it is hardly surprising is it ?

 

Never before has there been a trade event where everyone that gets their profit from fish can come along and display their products and defend their technologies. If you are involved in the industry and can't be bothered to take part we can only assume that any claims you may have about sustainability, other than your bank balance, are purely a marketing ploy with no substance whatsoever.

 

Of course the industry isn't perfect, of course we all need to earn a profit from our products, so lets get everything out in the open, display our technologies and motives and, more importantly, argue the case for both.

Lets improve what we do and how we do it. Only then will our various fish species stand any chance of recovery.

 

Aquasense is a non profit making event. As hosts we just want to cover the costs as best we can. Entrance is free for the general public and schools etc and the available trade stands will be priced proportionately low with accounts published on our website after the event.

 

Full details are below. Read them and then book your stand or seminar place very quickly because if you don't care about our fish there are many that do and space is tight.

 

SM

 

AQUASENSE

 

Westpoint Arena – Exeter

 2012

Open from 10am to 8pm Day 1

10am to 5pm Day 2

FREE ENTRY FREE PARKING

 

Seas the Chance

 

Not for profit and open to the public and trade Aquasense is not just another trade show.

 

The event will be providing a rare platform for those in the commercial aquaculture and fish industry to take a serious look at their current situation along with displaying their products. Honest views are to be expressed, debates expected and thoughts towards the future developed.

 

It’s about time we started thinking about sustainability for the fish, not bank balances.

 

For the public it offers the chance to see how this industry spreads far further than providing cod to their local chippy and will educate on not only the variety of environmental issues and businesses affected by the industry but also the technology out there to help go about preserving what we have so future generations stand a chance of enjoying it.

 

The exhibitor’s application process aims to achieve our objective of providing a representational view of industry, not just allowing large chains to purchase multiple stands. The full list of those who applied to attend will be published after the closing date, so we are fully transparent about whom we did choose to attend.

 

Seas the chance to dive deeper into the commercial aquaculture and fish industry and explore the issues that effect us all. Can you really afford not to attend?

 

More elements to further broaden the event will be announced soon.

 

The Big Fish

 

Diobas Ltd as organisers of the Aquasense Event is predicting a large turnout of both public and business participants. For many years now we have been inundated with questions via our websites whereby the public are concerned about the depletion of fish stocks in our oceans, yet still want to eat fish.

 

Now that the Oroborus Module and Tank Systems are being produced and sent worldwide it is the perfect time for all to view, comment on, and argue for and against this system. More importantly, to view and discuss the way fish are brought to the table from beginning to end. Should we be fishing at all? If so, how? Are trawlers necessary? Does Oroborus do away with the need for trawlers?  Will sea fish produced in freshwater taste the same?

 

Diobas Ltd wants there to be open and full discussions on all of these questions and thousands more.  A full debate on the future of our Oceans is long overdue. If anyone has an argument/idea to put forward, then do so now, at this opportunity, or forever hold your peace and live with everyone else making the decisions for you. Talk to people in the industry from 'sea to stomach' and everything in between.

Event participants, please talk to the public, find out what they like and don't like about you and be prepared to prove your case.

 

 

 

Want To Dive Deeper?

 

Along with the debates naturally sparked from stand to stand there will also be a program of more formal seminars taking place throughout the event. Covering a wide range of subjects both the public and trade will be further enlightened on matters of the industry.

 

A wide variety of related topics will provide the opportunity for anyone, not just exhibitors, who have something to say to come and say it. The seminars are not to be used as a blatant sales pitch by traders though but rather to provide the chance to more thoroughly talk about a topic of choice.

 

With the only rules being that the topics need to be related to the commercial aquaculture and fish industry and be suitable for all ages these will be a highlight of the event and controversy is expected. Particularly those hosted by the Diobas team, who are offering a rare face-to-face insight into the technology they offer and the subjects they feel passionately about.

 

All who agree to host a seminar will feature on this website and on the event timetables located around the arena to ensure maximum exposure.

 

Interested in taking the chance to host a seminar like no other?

Booking a place is easy. Just get in contact with us and we’ll send you a form to fill in just covering a few basic details, an overview of the topic you want to talk about and a rough guide on how much time you need. Hosting is free but a security of attendance fee for £50 will be taken upon booking and returned in full after your slot.

 

The seminar space is fully fitted out with projector, PA, a handheld and lapel microphone and most importantly a technician who will sort out any problems. If you need anything else just have a chat to us about it and we’ll see what we can do.

 

Although the organisers will try to accommodate everyone who wishes to host a seminar spaces are limited so to avoid disappointment please book a place early. There will be no slots reserved for on the day bookings.

 

 

The Goldfish Bowl

 

So why apply to go on show at Aquasense?

 

Because if you truly believe in your product and the issues affecting it the event offers the chance to justify your position in the industry, update your knowledge on the latest technologies and meet not only your competitors but also the general public.

 

Those who would like to exhibit must request an exhibitors pack from us and return the required shell scheme form and statement about why you want to attend by the 1st of January 2012. No payment is to be sent with this because after the closing date our panel will select a range of different exhibitors to attend, not all will be accepted. We want this event to be representational of who and what is out there, not simply a gathering of the same companies with different names.

 

Be honest in your statement. We all know how making a profit is usually vital so pretending it is only a passing thought is pointless. Tell us what you will bring to the event and what you will get from it. Our team will be researching into every application before a decision is made but your personal thoughts matter.

 

The event is about finding a way to move forward and develop the aquaculture and fish industry so it can be experienced for generations to come, can you really not be a part of that?

 

Along with this factor there will obviously be a lot of media attention on the event, of a national and international level, and it is not often that such a wide and diverse range of those working in an industry and the general public will be in once place.

 

All exhibitors will be listed on this website, which receives 300,000 hits per month, along with being clearly marked on floor plans located around the event arena.

 

Aquasense has a very different ethos than the norm and is expected to broaden your clientele while providing the chance to educate and discuss ways to keep the industry going and we welcome all to help make this a diverse, unique and productive event.

 

Pricing

 

The event is not for profit, our pricing structure is wide to encourage even the smaller companies to take up the chance to attend, and we offer a selection of shell scheme sizes.

 

We are unable to offer space only areas on this occasion but will be happy to negotiate with anyone who wants to take on more than one shell scheme to increase their size, providing it fits within our floor plan. These will only be excepted in very special cases though as we want as many different exhibitors present as possible.

 

The stands come with carpeting, two spotlights, a power socket, a nameplate on all open sides and walls suitable for Velcro attachments. There is also the opportunity to add extra features to your strand if you desire, details for which are included on the booking form and must be requested at time of booking.

 

3m x 3m                     £695

2m x 2m                     £495

2m x 3m                     £595

2m x 4m                     £695

3m x 4m                     £795

5m x 3m                     £895

5m x 2m                     £795

 

There will also be 15 stands in the extremely prestigious and central location around the Diobas Ltd exhibition stand. A particularly high footfall is expected here along with a strong media presence.

 

Prices for these premium spots are as follows:

 

4m x 4m                     £1295

3m x 4m                     £1095

 

All prices are inclusive of VAT

 

Once registering your interest with us we’ll send you an exhibitor’s pack containing all the relevant information and the forms to be completed if you are successful in your application. Please take note of the deadline dates on the forms.

 

We will try our best to fulfill exhibitor’s desires on location placing once payment has cleared although this may not always be possible.

 

To register your interest and receive an exhibitors pack or if you would just like some more information contact Kelly Marriot on 01409 253123 or 07807 314793. Alternatively email her at : kelly@diobas.com

 

Contact us

 

Please contact us if you have any queries at all relating to the event, how to obtain booking forms etc and we’ll be happy to do what we can to help.

 

Kelly Marriot is overseeing the event and will be the main point of contact for all enquiries.

 

Her contact details are as follows:

 

Kelly Marriot

Diobas Ltd

Media and Events Consultant

1 – 3 Tamar Business Units

River Tamar Way

Holsworthy

Devon

EX22 6HL

 

Email Kelly

 

07807 314793

 

Due to having a lot of work offsite email and mobile are often the quickest and most effective way to contact her.

 

About the Westpoint Arena

 

Westpoint Arena can be found just outside of Exeter and is easily located off Junction 30 of the M5.

 

Offering over 2000 free parking spaces on site and a main arena of 4590 square meters you won’t feel cramped even with such a large number of exhibitors. We’ve even deliberately chosen to keep all walkways wide to avoid the claustrophobic atmosphere at some events.

 

With a good sized bar, restaurant and number of toilets you shouldn’t have to wait long for much and we aim for all attendees to have a hassle free enjoyable weekend.

 

Accommodation

 

There are a large number of hotels and guesthouses located around the venue, which will allow for all needs, tastes and budgets to be catered for.

 

For some more information on what is local please call 01392 665995 or visit the Exeter and Essential Devon Tourism Partnership website,  www.exeterandessentialdevon.com

 

Travel

 

Easy to find by car (see map below) Westpoint also has excellent transport access via other means. For more details contact the companies below.

 

National Express: 08705 808080

 

Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950

 

Exeter Airport: 01392 367433

 

Taxis: 01392 434343/433433

 

 

 

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