March 13-15, 2022 | Boston, USA

Conference Program

Seafood Expo North America 2022 Conference Program

*Schedule is subject to change. Additional sessions will be added as information becomes available. 


Full Conference Passport: $450 (before March 13); $550

Limited Conference Passport: $250 (before March 13); $350 

Exhibitors can upgrade their registration to include conference sessions for $99 by calling +1 508-743-8577.

Day 1
Mar 13 2022
Day 2
Mar 14 2022
Day 3
Mar 15 2022

Seafood Trends and Preferences in Foodservice Moving Forward

Mark will draw from Datassential's extensive resources to examine seafood trends in the U.S. Specifically, he will identify the top and fastest growing varieties of seafood on menus, as well as the...
Mark DiDomenico

FDA and U.S. Customs Update on Seafood Enforcement

The two major Federal law enforcement agencies, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) regulate the importation and distribution of seafood and fishery products in...
Peter Quinter
Todd Owen

Why Seafood Quality is Critical: from the Fishermen to the Supermarket and Chef, and How to Deliver it

According to the most recent FMI Power of Seafood report, quality is the number one factor that seafood consumers are concerned about when buying seafood. It is the number one...
Chuck Anderson
Denise Englade
Christina DeWitt

2 Years and 1 Pandemic Later: The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability Establishes the New Normal of Traceability

SENA 2020 marked the launch of the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) Standards, bringing the first-ever global standard for interoperable seafood traceability into a world that quickly shifted to...
David Schorr
Angel Matamoro
Adriana Sanchez

Customs Compliance and Enforcement: Forced Labor

This session will provide an in-depth exploration of CBP compliance and enforcement issues in the forced labor area. CBP's focus on this critical issue continues to increase, with CBP issuing...
Benjamin England
Jessica Rifkin

Finding the Next Generation of Diverse Seafood Talent

How does our industry appeal to a diverse group of folx? Where will new talent come from? What are the types of jobs that are available in this global industry?...
Peter Handy
Aron Levinson
Lilani Dunn
Josephine Theal

Pre-Competitive Partnerships: A Driver for Sustainability in the Seafood Sector

Global partnerships, such as the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), the Global Tuna Alliance (GTA), and SeaBOS individually bring together a dynamic range of significant stakeholders in a pre-competitive effort...
Herman Wisse
Tom Pickerell

NOAA’s Plans to Ensure Resilient Marine Fisheries and Strengthen the U.S. Seafood Industry

NOAA Fisheries works closely with fishing and seafood stakeholders to ensure resilient marine fisheries in the U.S. and to strengthen the seafood industry. Ultimately, our goals include expanding domestic seafood...

Seafood Procurement: Strategies for Success

Seafood is unlike any other protein, particularly in procurement. The right product is neither the most expensive nor the least expensive, but rather the product that will deliver or exceed...
Chuck Anderson
Phil Walsh

Moving from Traceability to Transparency: Diverse Stakeholders Driving Seafood Transparency Expansion

A lack of transparency pervades the seafood supply chain at every level, across both industrial and artisanal fishing, and aquaculture, impeding effective fish stock management and enforcement against illegal, unreported...
Sally Yozell
John Virdin
Wakao Hanaoka
Alexa Cole

Transforming Aquaculture: The Future of Seafood Must Include Innovation

The recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated that global warming is likely to rise around 1.5 degrees-C within the next 20 years. Aquaculture in marine...
Sylvia Wulf
Charlie Baggs
Yonathan Zohar
Elana Natker
Joseph Lasprogata

FMI Power of Seafood 2022: Consumer Insights Into How and Why They Shop Seafood

The annual Power of Seafood report has become a staple of research for the supermarket industry. This is our 4th annual consumer survey. Our insights into shopper behavior and data...
Rick Stein
Guy Pizzuti
David Wier
Richard Castle
Steve Markenson

Building the Seafood Market Back Better in a Post-COVID World: Using Impact Financing to Accelerate Business Growth and Sustainable Fishery Management

As the post-COVID hospitality sector and seafood market bounces back with increased orders and in many cases, record prices for raw materials and logistics, seafood processors and other participants in...
Dale Galvin

Integration of Seafood Certification: Scaling Improvements in Aquaculture

Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) have become an instrumental tool for fisheries sustainability over the past decade. While improvements in aquaculture are just as critical as in fisheries, Aquaculture Improvement Projects...
Jill Swasey
Anton Immink
Dave Martin

How do we Capitalize on Environmental Awareness to Accelerate Growth on the Heels of the Global COVID Pandemic?

Consumers are increasingly aware of their impact on the environment and specifically the impact of their consumption habits on environmental health. This is true for seafood consumers as well, with...

Harnessing Public-Private Partnerships to Combat Forced Labor in the Seafood Sector

Combating forced labor in the fishing industry is a priority for the seafood sector and has emerged as an especially difficult challenge for governments, industry, and civil society. Addressing harmful...

How is Artificial Intelligence Going to Disrupt the Seafood Industry?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already part of our daily lives. Google Maps, Amazon recommendations, Facebook ads—all these technologies are powered by some kind of AI. So, how is AI going...
Eric Enno Tamm

How Do Millennials Make Their Purchasing Decisions?

Are you focused on bringing the highest quality seafood to the market at a fair price? That may not be enough. Millennials are the most informed generation of consumers ever....
Richard Stavis

Seafood Business: A View from the M&A, Investment and Financing Angle

A panel of experienced North American finance professionals will provide attending Seafood Industry participants with updated insight into aspects of the world of Finance and Investing that affect the running...
Ignacio Kleiman

Combatting IUU Fishing: The Case of High Seas Squid

To combat each of the components of IUU fishing (illegal, unreported, and unregulated), different actions and multiple players are required. Governments need adopt laws, adhere to international agreements, set regulations,...
Braddock Spear

More if By Sea… Getting Americans to Eat Fish and Seafood More Frequently

Wild or farmed? Fresh or frozen? Contrary to the conventional wisdom, these perennial questions actually remain unanswered by American consumers and aren’t even the most important for our industry. That...
Arlin Wasserman
RJ Harvey
Penelope Wasserman

Integrating Seafood Plastic and Carbon Action Plans for a Smarter Seafood Sector and Better Environment and Climate

Plastic is an essential component used extensively throughout the global seafood industry. From nets, floats, pens, boxes, tubs, bags, liners, clothing, PPE, belts, walls, floors, even boats. It assists with...
Dave Garforth

Netting Billions 2020: A Global Tuna Valuation

In 2018, commercial tuna fishing was worth more than US$40 billion to the world economy, more than the GDP of at least 100 nations. From canned tuna to top-shelf bluefin...
Tom Pickerell
Kristine Beran
Raiana McKinney
Hugo Byrnes
Greg Hammann

“Chem-Free” Seafood and other Labeling Myths: A Discussion for Processors, Exporters, Importers and Buyers

Seafood buyers, using price as the only purchasing criteria, can become susceptible to misleading labeling practices and buy seafood that doesn’t meet expectations. The panel members will explain the importance...
Mark Bowen
Bill DiMento
Guy Pizzuti
Lisa Weddig
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