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Mar 2018


Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 415 Summer St Boston , Massachusetts 02210
Tel: (617) 954-2000
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Seafood Expo North America / Seafood Processing North America 2018

1200 $ $425 - $495


Event Overview:

Don’t miss North America’s largest seafood trade event!

Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood trade exposition.  If you are a professional seafood buyer, you do not want to miss this event.

Meet face to face with seafood suppliers

The exposition features over 1,340 exhibiting companies from more than 50 countries. Exhibitors supply nearly every type of fish, seafood, and seafood-related product or service. Attend Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America to find the following:

Fresh fish and seafood

Frozen fish and seafood

Value added seafood

Processed and packaged fish and seafood

Processing and packaging equipment

Freight forwarders and logistical services

Seafood-industry service providers

Source new products and discover trends to grow your business

New Product Showcase: Find the newest seafood products available in North America

Seafood Excellence Awards: Attend the awards ceremony to see this year’s best new products

Conference Program: Learn about issues, new regulations, innovations, and trends from industry thought leaders

Who attends?

Attendees include owners, proprietors, executive purchasing managers, category managers, private label program buyers and equipment and packaging buyers from retail, foodservice, and other business categories such as:



Cruise line


Fast food



High-volume catering











Exhibitor Information:

Meet Qualified Buyers with Purchasing Power!

Become an exhibitor at Seafood Expo North America

Over 22,600 seafood professionals attended the exposition in 2017! No other trade event allows you to foster and grow business in the North American seafood market. Exhibiting at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America puts you in front of the top seafood buyers eager to network with companies like you!

Become an exhibitor and connect with seafood buyers from retail and foodservice industries and network with wholesalers, distributors, importers, and exporters. Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America make doing business in the North American seafood market easy and accessible.


Mar 11   

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote: What Does Globalization 3.0 Look Like? Global Trade in a World of Local Populism
Speaker: Mark Blyth, Political Economist & Author, Professor, Brown University

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Fighting IUU Fishing And Seafood Fraud: Enhancing Traceability And Transparency Through Strengthened Governance Frameworks
Moderator: Marcio Castro De Souza, FAO

Retail Seafood Merchandising – Best Practices In The USA
Moderator: Phil Walsh, Alfa Gamma Group

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

FDA and Customs Enforcement Actions: What to Expect in 2018
Moderator: Benjamin England,

WE SELL THE TRUTH – The Bold Way To Regain Trust And Loyalty With Your Consumers And Supply Chain Partners
Moderator: Monica Jain, Fish 2.0

Ready For Market – Progress in Southeast Asia Tuna Fisheries
Moderator: Adam Baske, International Line and Pole Foundation

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Russian Seafood Embargo: What Is Next?
Moderator: Jean-Noël Calon, Port of Boulogne sur mer France

FMI Seafood Leadership Council Best Practices on Seafood Fraud at Retail
Moderator: Rick Stein, Food Marketing Institute 

Mar 12   

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Free Sponsored Session: iNECTA Fish Farm Solution
Presenter: Johannes Gudmundsson, iNECTA

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Industry Engagement in FIPs – Why it Matters and How to Get Involved
Moderator: Jesse Marsh, Scaling Blue

Financing, Mergers & Acquisitions: A Primer
Moderator: Cliff White,

To Buy Or Not To Buy? What Is Your Tipping Point That Makes You Fork Out Your Money For Seafood?
Moderator: TJ Tate, National Aquarium

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Offshore Aquaculture In The Americas – What Works? What’s Broken? How Do We Fix It?
Moderator: Neil Anthony Sims, Kampachi Farms

Seafood Import Monitoring Program 
Moderator: Peter Quinter, GrayRobinson Law Firm

E-Commerce: Seafood’s Future
Moderator: Richard Barry, National Fisheries Institute

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Credible Transparency In The Certification Landscape
Moderator: Herman Wisse, GSSI

Hotel And Foodservice Leaders Transforming Global Seafood Supply Chains Toward Sustainability
Moderator: Nicole Condon, World Wildlife Fund

The Marketing of Aquaculture Through Provenance
Moderator: Jennifer Bushman, Route to Market

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Raw Truth About Sustainable Sushi Sourcing 
Moderator: Cliff White,

NEW! Lightning Rounds – 12-Minute Quick Fire Presentations

Maximizing the Whole Fish: How By-Products Can Increase Food Production, Value, and Sustainability
Presenter: Julien Stevens, Kampachi Farms
Seaweed: A Very Sustainable Solution to Feed the World of Tomorrow
Presenter: Vincent Doumeizel, Lloyd’s Register Group & Foundation
Single Cell Protein For Aquafeeds – Feeding The Food That Feed Us
Presenter: Larry Feinberg, KnipBio
A Sea Change? Why the Seafood Industry Needs to Embrace Social Media and Fast!
Presenter: Sally Herriott, Open Blue

Mar 13   

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Getting Beyond The Stick
Moderator: Polly Legendre, Polished Brands

Seafood HACCP And The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Co-presenter: Shelly Garg, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
Co-presenter: Dominic Veneziano, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop: Collaborating on Seafood Traceability
Facilitator: Cheryl Dahle, Future of Fish

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Consumer Expectations Vs. Reality Regarding Seafood Traceability
Moderator: Richard Stavis, Stavis Seafoods

Selecting For Sustainability: How Advancing Selective Breeding In Aquaculture Can Meet Future Seafood Demand And Minimize Environmental Impacts 
Moderator: Joel Southall, New England Aquarium

Keynote Speakers

Mark Blyth

Political Economist & Author, Professor

Brown University

We are about to enter the third phase of globalization. The first took place in the 19th century and crashed on the rocks of World War 2. The second took shape in the 1980s and has dominated our lives till today. Yet the rise of populist politics worldwide challenges such an order, suggesting that while it will not end, it will morph into a ‘third’ version of globalization that is different in kind. Blyth takes us from the first to the second and into the third globalization, outlining what it means for the global seafood business and global markets.

Acclaimed for his stunning early predictions of Donald Trump’s victory and Brexit and for identifying the phenomenon that he named “Global Trumpism,” Brown University professor Mark Blyth energizes audiences with his sharp Scottish candor and no-nonsense insights into the interconnected impacts of global politics, economics and markets. Blyth’s ability to break down and clarify high-level financial and political issues for diverse audiences has made him a popular keynote for groups ranging from international investor conferences to trade associations. Blending essential knowledge with invaluable insights, Mark Blyth challenges conventional thinking and deeply informs economic, political, and technological forecasts. All with a thinking-person’s wit and insightful humor that make incredibly complex and difficult topics accessible, understandable, and refreshingly entertaining.

Mark Blyth currently serves as the Eastman Professor of Political Economy at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. His research focuses upon the causes of stability and change in the economy and “why people continue to believe stupid economic ideas despite buckets of evidence to the contrary.” Professor Blyth has authored several books, most recently Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea and The Future of the Euro. Austerity, which has been translated into 16 languages, won numerous awards, and the attention of Paul Krugman and Lawrence Summers.

Reviewing Austerity in the Financial Times, Summers compared Blyth’s writing to that of John Maynard Keynes. Professor Blyth has also been internationally recognized for his work on macro-prudential regulation in finance (as a member of the Warwick Commission), the impact of economic ideas on politics and on exotic monetary policies. He is a regular contributor to Foreign Affairs and The Guardian and has appeared multiple times on NPR, BBC and Bloomberg. Professor Blyth is currently finishing up a new book on why electorates across the world are so angry, and what can be done about it. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.




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