Seafood Expo North America



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**Please note – some of the below sessions are currently in development. Information will be posted as it becomes available

Conference Tracks:

Foodservice / Processing
Retail / Marketing
Business Leadership
Food Safety and Compliance

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Sunday, March 16

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Gulf Seafood TODAY: Marketing, Traceability, and Sustainability
Moderator: Alex Miller, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Location: 153AB



Presented by NFI:
Re-Visiting Listeria Control in Smoked Fish and RTE Plants

Moderator: Barb Blakistone, NFI 
Location: 152B



How Can we Increase Seafood Consumption in the US?
Moderator: Richard Stavis, Stavis Seafoods
Location: 151B


12:15PM - 1:45PM

Is Aquaculture Sustainable?
Moderator: Linda Odierno, The National Aquaculture Association
Location: 151B



Molecules Can Kill - Plus, Other Fun Facts about Food Allergies!
Presenter: Jacqueline Church, Kitchen Confidence
Location: 152B



Sustainability of a Brand: Strategies for Developing and Maintaining a Seafood Brand
Moderator: Fiona Robinson, SeaFood Business
Location: 153AB


2:00PM - 3:00PM

*Keynote: Crisis Management
Keynote: Reputation Management Beyond the Obvious
Presenter: Daniel Andreas Diermeier, PhD, Kellogg School of Management
Location: 153AB

This session is free to all Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America badge holders. 

3:30PM - 5:00PM

Presented by NFI:
Labels: Tell It Like It Is!

Moderator: Barb Blakistone, NFI
Location: 152B



Lessons Learned: How the Shrimp Industry Can Recover and be More Sustainable in a Post-EMS world
Moderator: Sean Murphy,
Location: 153AB



Putting the “Food” back in Seafood – lessons learned from sustainable food systems
Moderator: Polly Legendre, Polish Partnerships
Location: 151B


Monday, March 17

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Maine Lobster from Trap to Table
FREE to All Attendees!!

Sponsored Presentation brought to you by: The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative

Reeling in Your Cold Chain
FREE to All Attendees!!
Sponsored Presentation brought to you by: Americold
Location: 152B

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Criminal Enforcement in the Seafood Industry and the Park Doctrine
Presenter: Robert Becerra, Devine Goodman Rasco Watts-Fitzgerald & Wells, P.A.
Location: 152B



SeaFood Business Summit: Food Waste Solutions
Moderator: James Wright, SeaFood Business
Location: 153AB


12:45PM - 2:15PM

Global Aquaculture Alliance Presents: Mini GOAL
Moderator: Steve Hedlund, GAA
Location: 153AB



Repositioning Seafood in the New Retail Environment
Presenter: John Whitman, Whitman Management Group
Location: 151B



Seafood Mislabeling & Fraud
Presenter: William F. Gergits, Therion International, LLC
Location: 152B


2:30PM - 3:30PM

Develop a New Income Funnel for Your Seafood Products: Online Panel & Case Studies
Moderator: Mark Murrell,
Location: 151B



Top Ten Criteria: Technology Infrastructure Must Haves to Meet FSMA Requirements
Presenter: Christian Hutter, Junction Solutions
Location: 153AB



Dealing With Your Lender in "Fluid Markets"
Moderator: Bob Morris, ARG Recovery
Location: 152B


3:30PM - 5:00PM

Seafood Safety and Compliance with NOAA Fisheries, FDA and US Customs
Moderator: Peter Quinter, GrayRobinson
Location: 153AB


  Fisheries Improvement on a Budget
Moderator: Bill Wall, FishWise
Location: 152B

Tuesday, March 18

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Seafood- The Next Ten Years
Moderator: Phil Walsh, Alfa Gamma Group
Location: 153AB


  Pathways to Sustainability - A discussion of the practical solutions to accelerate the aquaculture industry towards greater sustainability
Moderator: Avrim Lazar, Global Salmon Initiative
Location: 152B


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