North Sea Seaweed 2024 is the most exciting seaweed event in Europe. If you're in the seaweed industry or if you want to learn how seaweed can be used in your business then visit us on 3 October in The Hague in The Netherlands to:

💡 Discover the seaweed industry's best solutions to inspire markets in food, feed, biostimulants & biomaterials

🤝 Meet over 200 seaweed professionals, sustainability managers, ingredient wholesalers, retailers, foodservice & packaging experts

👉 Engage in meaningful match-making with the most promising market players

🌿 As a market player, get the best overview of the European seaweed industry from its experts

🌱 Taste and discover the latest innovations at Seaweed Expo

Register for North Sea Seaweed 2024

3 October 2024

North Sea Seaweed 2024 will be held in "De Pier" in The Hague. The only venue that is actually in the North Sea. There is no better place to shape the future of the European seaweed industry.

You can expect:
200+ visitors, inspiring seaweed entrepreneurs, showcasing of successful seaweed solutions, prospects for seaweed markets by leading industry experts discussions and matchmaking with clients and investors. And, last but not least, an unforgettable day with great views, talks, good food, drinks & dinner!

We will be sharing great updates on speakers and visitors in the coming weeks!

Register now at and don't miss-out on this great event!

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Our keynote Speakers & Experts


Seaweed Ambassador UN Global Compact

"Seaweed is nog something unwanted you have in the garden. It's the greatest untapped resource we have on the planet"


Mayor of the Capitol The Hague & Opening speaker

Jan welcomes you to North Sea Seaweed 2024, where innovation meets sustainability in the Netherlands' governmental hub


Policy Officer of the EU Commission (DG MARE) & Panel member Day 1

“A thriving EU algae industry could become a flagship and source of inspiration for other industries ...”


CEO Hortimare & Expert Session Production

"We need focus and work jointly on our most urgent issues. Let’s make a solid plan and stick to it as an industry.”

Joost Wouters

CEO The Seaweed Company

"It is time to start seeing the seaweed industry as a new branche of agriculture"


CSO Algaia & Expert Session Biostimulants

"There is a bright future in biostimulants for cultivated seaweeds if we take the right approach”

DeniZ Ficicioglu

CEO & Co-founder BettaF!sh & Expert Session food

Save the fish in the ocean and get people used to eating seaweed.

Foppe Wiersma

Chief Culinary Officer Seaweed Food Solutions & Expert Session Food

Remko Hol

CEO Olijck Food Solutions

"We are close to a breakthrough of seaweed food solutions into mainstream food markets"

Meindert Stolk

Government Deputy Economy & Innovation Province Zuid-Holland


CEO BO Akkerbouw

BO Akkerbouw is the central platform and knowledge centre for the Dutch arable chains.

Sander Vroom

Sustainable Business Developer of Rabobank, Sponsor & Match-maker

"The Rabobank wants to accelerate the food and protein transition based on its social commitment."

Tim Lemeer

Global Vice President Animal Nutrition at Barentz

"With many years experience, we know what to focus on for making seaweed a succes in animal nutrition" 

Ayla de Heney

Seaweed sourcing & commercial account manager at Notpla

"Cultivated seaweeds are the resource  of choice for our future scale-up plans"


thursday 3 October

Inspiration Opening Talks

Why seaweed? Why do we put so much effort in building a European seaweed industry?

Panel Discussion

How do we implement the EU ambitions for seaweed sector on member state level?

We discuss these questions with policymakers at EU and national level and in a panel discussion. 

Lunch & Networking

Enjoy the amazing seaweed products from out members during lunch with a view.

Session on Seaweed Production

Get an overview of today’s seaweed production opportunities & challenges

Get inspired by the stories of pioneering seaweed farmers

Session Seaweed for Food

Get an overview of today’s opportunities & challenges in seaweed food market

Get inspired by the stories of pioneering seaweed food startups

Session Seaweed for Feed

Get an overview of today’s opportunities & challenges in seaweed feed market

Get inspired by the stories of pioneering seaweed feed startups as well a main market player

Session Seaweed for Biomaterials

Get an overview of today’s opportunities & challenges in seaweed biomaterials market

Get inspired by the stories of pioneering seaweed biomaterials startups

Session Seaweed for Biostimulants

Get an overview of today’s opportunities & challenges in seaweed biostimulant market

Get inspired by the stories of pioneering seaweed biostimulant startups as well a main market player

Match-making & Networking

At North Sea Seaweed there are dedicated match making sessions. The goal is to meet new clients, investors or partners and introduce your seaweed solution to them.

At the end of the conference, you will go home with follow-up actions, new valuable contacts and new ideas to help grow your business.

Seaweed Expo

At the Seaweed Expo you will discover latest innovations around seaweed, in the diverse markets: biostimulants, food, feed, biomaterials and technical innovations around production. Smell, feel and taste the potential that seaweed offers as a raw material of the future.

The exhibition will be opened by our event partner Rabobank, Sander Vroom, Sustainable Business Developer

Royal NNZ Pitch Contest

Royal NNZ will host a pitch to find collaborators to create the first ever seaweed coating on their jute shoppers.

Be inspired by innovative biodegrable solutions

Dining & Networking

 On the end of the day a conference diner is organized. Enjoy good food, conversations and views.

Tickets for the conference diner are sold separately and available for all attendees.

Sponsor North Sea Seaweed

-> Introduce your company into the seaweed sector
-> Meet key players & stakeholders in the seaweed sector

 -> Inspire your organization with the versatile seaweed industry

Learn more about sponsoring

-> Use a side-event to align your internal seaweed goals
 -> Meet potential clients & investors

-> Explore sustainable & future-proof products and investment opportunities

-> Showcase your organization, your solutions & product offerings

Sponsor North Sea Seaweed 2024