March 11-13, 2018 | Boston, USA

Conference at a glance

Seafood Expo North America Conference

More details will be posted as they become available. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

What’s Newly Required for Seafood Imports to the U.S.?
Moderator: John Henderschedt, NOAA

Species Authenticity to Combat Seafood Fraud: Tools and Benefits for Industry
Moderator: Robert Hanner, University of Guelph

What Makes Fishery Improvement Projects Work?
Moderator: Jesse Marsh, Scaling Blue

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

The Feed Revolution: Driving Eco-Efficiency and Innovation in Salmon Aquaculture
Moderator: Avrim Lazar, GSI

Beyond the Buzzwords: Translating Traceability for Everyone
Moderator: Keith Flett, Future of Fish

Influencer Marketing: What Modern Marketers Need to Know
Moderator: Jessie Johnson, The Sustainable Seafood Blog Project & Blogger

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

How can market measures promote sustainable seafood production and consumption?
Moderator: Victoria Chomo, FAO

Seed and Sustainability: The role of hatcheries in improving aquaculture sustainability and the bottom line
Moderator: Joel Southall, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the NE Aquarium

Talking to Millennials about Aquaculture
Moderator: Jacqueline Claudia, Love the Wild

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Keynote
Moderator: TBA

Monday, March 20, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Why Pick on Me??? FDA-Customs Seafood/Facility Shipment Inspections
Moderator: Benjamin England – FDAImports.com

Brexit challenges for fisheries and seafood markets
Moderator: TBA

Reducing risk of IUU in Seafood Supply Chains
Moderator: Huw Thomas, The Pew Charitable Trusts

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Achieving Full Transparency in Chilled and Frozen Seafood in Foodservice Distribution
Moderator: Philip Walsh, Alpha Gamma Seafood Group

Financial Outlook in Seafood
Moderator: Cliff White, SeafoodSource.com

Navigating Seafood Trade and Legislation in 2017
Moderator: Aurora Alifano, FishWise

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Four Fish times Forty to the Fore – documenting oral histories of environmental and social benefits of aquaculture
Moderator: Neil Anthony Simms,Kampachi Farms, LLC

Seafood Standard Program Updates – Challenges and Targets
Moderator: Peter Marshall, RS Standards

Sea Greens: A Sustainable, Nutritional Solution to a Global Problem
Moderator: Nichole Price, Bigelow Labs

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Investing in Traceability for Tomorrow, Today
Moderator: Mariah Boyle, Fishwise

To Hell with Perfect – Let’s Get to Good Right Now
Moderator: Steve Hedlund, GAA

Best Practices for Addressing Seafood Fraud
Moderator: Lisa Weddig, National Fisheries Institute

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Understanding Consumer Perceptions of and Preferences for Fresh-frozen vs. Fresh
Co-presenter: Ann Colonna, Food Innovation Center, Oregon State University
Co-presenter: Keith Cox, Seafood Analytics

The Changing Face of Sustainability – How Public Companies are Making Positive Improvements
Moderator: Richard Stavis, Stavis Seafood

Harnessing Expanded Data to Verify, Trace and Promote Seafood in the Global Marketplace
Moderator: Gilbert Brogan, Oceana

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Protein Sector: A Market Assessment
Moderator: Kevin Edwards, SGS

How Traceability Programs Work in the Real World
Moderator: Michele Southall, GS1