The 7th International Oyster Symposium is to be hosted by the European and African Chapter of the World Oyster Society and will take place between the 11th and 14th September 2017 at Bangor University, north Wales, UK. The conference will take place in the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre.  

In keeping with the Mission of the World Oyster Society, 'to be an instrument of goodwill, friendship and cooperation for all who have some linkage to oyster research, production and use anywhere in the World', International Oyster Symposia provide an opportunity for all those interested in oysters to meet and talk about current issues and ideas.

North Wales was recently placed 4th in Lonely Planet's Regions to Visit List (, Bangor is situated on the banks of the Menai Strait, on the coastal hills between the Irish Sea and the Snowdonia National Park.