45 Symposium EAAM Acquario di Genova – CALL FOR SPONSORS

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On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to inform you and invite you to participate in the 2016 EAAM SYMPOSIUM (European Association for Aquatic Mammals),  which will be held between March 8-11 in Genoa, Italy, at the Acquario di Genova. The purpose of the meeting is to share protocols and research activities concerning the management and protection of aquatic mammals, among specialists.



Wednesday, March 8:

Institutional Member Meeting


Thursday, March 9:

morning: oral papers

afternoon: oral papers

Friday, March 10:

morning: oral papers

afternoon: visit the Aquarium

Saturday, 11:

morning: oral papers

afternoon: workshop



Different categories of sponsors are most welcome to contribute to meeting costs. Sponsors are identified among designers, engineers or architects, manufacturers and/or suppliers of equipment to public aquaria and zoos, and other relevant companies, including private donors. Unapproved sponsors will not be allowed to advertise or distribute material during the meeting.


1. 600* | sponsor will receive

a. written acknowledgement in the Meeting Program

b. logo/name recognition on our general  Sponsor Board displayed during the meeting

c. will be allowed to place one brochure/advertisement item in the conference packet. (Sponsors will be responsible for

shipment/delivery of items to the sponsorship coordinator).


2. 1.200* | sponsor will receive

a. same as “category 1” sponsor

b. 5 minutes presentation during the plenary session


3. 1800* sponsor will receive

a. same as “category 1” and “2” sponsor

b. will be given one exhibition space with one table (120X80 cm) the Vendor Exhibition Area to display their products and services information during the meeting. Space is limited to 10 sponsors. Sponsors interested in an exhibition space are urged to contact the sponsorship coordinator as soon as possible.

Exhibition space includes electricity (220 V) and spotlights. It does not include ID signs.

Sponsors will be responsible for setting up and taking down displayed materials. Contact the Sponsorship Coordinator for further details.


4. special sponsors

Parties interested in sponsoring an entire day of presentations, dinners or the gadgets should contact the Sponsorship Coordinator.


*The fee includes all the meals (lunches and coffee breaks) for 1 person. The  gala dinner is not included and the cost for the meals (excluding gala dinner) for accompanying persons is  € 160 per person



Manufacturers and designers in the industry are reminded that the EAAM Symposium is attended by individuals with influence

and/or responsibility in the development and improvement of their institutions; and are primarily Manager, Director and Curator level individuals.

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet and develop relationships with aquariums, zoos and aquatic parks representatives with purchasing and/or decision-making authority and influence.

For information about the Symposium:




Interested sponsors are encouraged to contact the Sponsorship Coordinator:

Bruna Valettini

Telephone  + 39 010 2345268



Acquario di Genova


Area Porto Antico, Ponte Spinola

16128 Genova





Best Training Presentation Award

The Training Committee of the EAAM is pleased to announce that the “BEST TRAINING PRESENTATION AWARD”
sponsored by Zoomarine Italy, L´Oceanogràfic, and Zoo D’Amnéville,
went to:

“Medical training in polar bears”
by Stephy Kruger and Katrin Baumgartner

The awarded received a trophy, and all the fees for the Annual Symposium 2017, which will be hosted by Genova Aquarium (Italy), covered by the Training Committe of the EAAM.


Training Round Tables EAAM 2016

The Training Committee of the EAAM is hosting during the Annual Symposium in Benidorm a session of Round Tables. The topics have been selected from a big amount of suggestions coming from trainers all around Europe. These are the topics that will be discussed:

  • How to deal with regurgitation problem. (directed by Pablo Joury)
  • Calves management (directed by Paola Caballero)
  • Communication with public and staff (directed by Angelo Henriques)
  • Evolution and vision of shows nowadays (directed by Lyndsay Rubincam)

Call for Papers

The European Association for Aquatic Mammals invites authors to submit abstracts for oral, poster and short talk presentations for its upcoming Annual Symposium, which is due to take place in Mundomar Benidorm from 11st to the 14th of March 2016.

Submit your abstract following the instructions in THIS FORM.


  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 10th January 2016 (Extended!)
  • Pre-registration for the first author: 31st January 2016.

EAAM 2016 – Benidorm – Students Grant

As an association EAAM is seeking to encourage student participation to the Annual Symposium

  • EAAM will pay for 6 student’s registration and 150€ for accommodation expenses. General other expenses will be paid by themselves.
  • Student’s Abstracts will just be accepted as candidates for the grant if accompanied by a University and/or professors letter. This is mandatory!
  • PhD students just will be considered for the grant if it is proved that there is no other major subsistence money source more than the PhD grant.
  • If these two items do not arrive before the deadline; the Abstract can be considered for approval, but it is excluded from Grant & Prize.
  • Awarded students will be reimbursed for the conference fee payment after the
  • Last minute cancellations will not be replaced.
  • Prize 500€ for best oral and best poster presentations will remain for students.

EAAM Board September 2013

Aquatic Mammals

The EAAM and its members share knowledge and discoveries with the public and the scientific community through publications, websites, symposiums, workshops, and educational programmes.   

Created by the EAAM, “Aquatic Mammals” is the oldest, international publication of scientific information about marine mammals. Peer-reviewed articles address husbandry, behaviour, conservation, veterinary medicine, anatomy, physiology, training, population trends, and the effects of pollution, climate change, and noise. “Aquatic Mammals” is published four times a year with the support of the Alliance of Marine Mammals Parks and Aquariums and the International of Marine Animals Trainers Association (IMATA).


Symposia Archive

The Annual Symposia are held at different sites around Europe. The 2017 symposium was held in Genova Aquarium, Genova, Italy. The 2018 conference will take place in March. Further information will be available later this year. In the past, the Symposia were held at the following locations (click the links to download conference proceedings):

•    2017 Acquario di Genova, Genova, Italy
•    2016 Mundomar, Benidorm, Spain – Best Training Presentation
•    2015 Kolmården, Sweden
•    2014 Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
•    2013 Nürnberg, Germany
•    2012 Madrid, Spain
•    2011 Barcelona, Spain
•    2010 Lisbon, Portugal
•    2009 Malta
•    2008 Kolmården, Sweden
•    2007 Antibes, France
•    2006 Riccione, Italy
•    2005 Harderwijk, the Netherlands
•    2004 Valencia, Spain
•    2003 Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
•    2002 Aalborg, Denmark
•    2001 Genova, Italy
•    2000 Benidorm, Spain
•    1999 Paris, France
•    1998 Tampere, Finland
•    1997 Duisburg, Germany
•    1996 Albufeira, Portugal
•    1995 Nürnberg, Germany
•    1994 Kolmården, Sweden
•    1993 Madrid, Spain
•    1992 Brugge, Belgium
•    1991 Riccione, Italy
•    1990 Lipperswil, Switzerland
•    1989 Tenerife, Spain
•    1988 Windsor, United Kingdom
•    1987 Hamburg, Germany
•    1986 Barcelona, Spain
•    1985 Duisburg, Germany
•    1984 Antibes, France
•    1983 Rhenen, the Netherlands
•    1982 Antwerpen, Belgium
•    1981 Riccione, Italy
•    1980 Manchester, United Kingdom
•    1979 Nürnberg, Germany
•    1978 Købnhavn, Denmark
•    1977 Monaco
•    1976 Mallorca, Spain
•    1975 Amsterdam, the Netherlands
•    1974 Kolmården, Sweden
•    1973 Duisburg, Germany
•    1972 Harderwijk, the Netherlands