The world shrimp industry has converged on Guangzhou, “the southern gateway to China”, for one of the biggest events that the industry has seen in recent times. Held from 6 – 9 November 2008, SHRIMP 2008 – the Global Technical and Trade Conference on Shrimp has drawn major industry players from across the globe. The four days event is organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and the FISHINFONETWORK comprising the regional organisations of INFOFISH (Asia-Pacific), INFOYU (P.R. China), INFOPESCA (Latin America), INFOPECHE (Africa), INFOSAMAK (Arab countries), EUROFISH (Europe) and FIIU-GLOBEFISH. The event has been held back to back with China Fisheries & Seafood Expo 2008, Qingdao (4-6 November 2008).