shellfish futures is the Tasmanian oyster industry’s annual conference. Each year industry members gather in one of Tasmania’s pristine oyster growing regions to challenge and inspire one another in equal measures.
RDS Partners has been organising and facilitating this industry development initiative for the Tasmanian oyster industry since the first shellfish futures conference in 2008. This project aligns very closely with our work providing Executive Services for Oysters Tasmania.
RDS Partners project manages and delivers the entire shellfish futures event (program design, speaker engagement, trade exhibition, sponsors, venue liaison) with an eye to providing new knowledge and networking opportunities to delegates, exhibitors and sponsors.
We also manage the budget closely as the operations of the Tasmanian Shellfish Executive Council are supported from conference profits.
In 2011, shellfish futures was held in Hobart in conjunction with the 4th International Oyster Symposium – which was the first time this prestigious international event had been held outside of Asia.
The 2012 shellfish futures was held at Stewarts Bay, near Port Arthur, and attracted over 70 delegates from across Tasmania, NSW and South Australia.