March 14-16, 2021 | Boston, USA

2020 Conference at a Glance

Seafood Expo North America Conference

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More details will be posted as they become available.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Plastics in Seafood Production and Consumption
Moderator: Michelle Cho, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life NEA
Room 151B

Seafood Trends in a Changing Environment
Speaker: Mark DiDomenico, Datassential
Room 153 A/B

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote: The Economic Outlook – An Update
Speaker: Dr. Lindsey Piegza, Chief Economist for Stifel Financial
Room 153 A/B
*Free and open to all*

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Free Sponsored Presentation: Seafood Consumption and Brain Health: What Research Suggests and Seafood Leaders Need to Know
Speaker:
Dr. Uma Naidoo, Massachusetts General Hospital, Instructor at Harvard Medical School
Room 155
*Lunch provided, free and open to all*

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Riding the Wave: Global Seafood Financing Finally Gets its Due
Moderator:
Roy Hoias, Lighthouse Finance
Room 151B

Worker Voice in the US and Beyond: Strategies for Change in the Seafood Industry
Moderator:
Rui Bing Zheng, Fair Trade USA
Room 152

Today’s Frozen Seafood and How to Sell it in North America
Moderator:
Phil Walsh, Australis Aquaculture
Room 153 A/B

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Launch of Seafood MAP: Global Industry Program to Accelerate Sustainable Seafood
Moderator: Herman Wisse, The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative
Room 152

Winning the War for Your Changing International Supply Chain
Moderator:
Peter Quinter, GrayRobinson P.A.
Room 153 A/B

How do we Increase Consumption in the U.S.– Is it Time to Revisit the Idea of a National Seafood Council?
Moderator: Cliff White, SeafoodSource.com
Room 151B

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Plenary: Seafood Industry and Climate Change: Victim? Hero? Or Both?
Moderator:
Katy Hladki, Global Seafood Assurances
Room 153A/B

Monday, March 16, 2020

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Free Sponsored Presentation: Sustainably Fed Fish: How New Feed Ingredients are Helping to Assure the Future of Seafood and Reaching Retailers
Moderator:
Michael Tlusty, F3 Challenge Judge
Room 153A/B
Light breakfast provided
*Free and open to all*

Free Sponsored Presentation: Diving 198,000 ft Beneath the Sea! Exploring Safety, Freshness and Market Opportunities for Seafood Products with High Pressure Processing (HPP)
Presenter: Vinicio Serment-Moreno, Hiperbaric
Room 151B
*Free and open to all*

   
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Addressing Abandoned, Lost and Discarded Fishing Gear in the Aquaculture Sector
Moderator:
Joel Baziuk, Global Ghost Gear Initiative
Room 152

FDA and CBP Seafood Compliance and Enforcement
Moderator:
Benjamin England, FDAImports.com
Room 153 A/B

Building Lifelong Seafood Consumers 
Moderator: Linda Cornish, Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Room 151B

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Global Sustainability Megatrends: Does Seafood Measure Up?
Moderator:
Brian Perkins, MSC
Room 151B

“Chem-Free” Seafood and Other Labeling Myths: A Discussion for Processors, Exporters, Importers and Buyers
Moderator: Mark Bowen, National Fisheries Institute
Room 152

GDST 1.0 – Launching New Traceability Standards to Grow Our Industry
Moderator:  David Schorr, The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability
Room 153 A/B

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Free Sponsored Presentation: Blockchain + Seafood: Engage the Market with Data on Provenance and Sustainability
Speakers:
Dan McQuade, Raw Seafood
José Antonio Camposano, National Chamber of Aquaculture of Ecuador, Sustainable Shrimp Partnership
Alf-Gøran Knutsen,Kvarøy

Room 155
*Lunch provided, free and open to all*

   
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

RAS Project Development in the United States 
Moderator:
Cliff White, Seafoodsource.com
Room 151B

The Global Tuna Alliance: Supporting the Delivery of the World Economic Forum Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration
Moderator: Tom Pickerell, Global Tuna Alliance
Room 152

Power of Seafood 2020
Moderator: 
Rick Stein, Food Marketing Institute
Room 153 A/B

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Bringing Fisheries Out of the Shadow: EJF’s Charter for Transparency 
Moderator: Steve Trent, Environmental Justice Foundation
Room 151B

Importing Seafood Under New U.S. Marine Mammal Bycatch Requirements 
Moderator: Kerry Turner, NOAA
Room 152

Swipe Right – What it Means to Know Your Fishermen in 2020
Moderator: Mary Smith, Inland Seafood
Room 153 A/B

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stories of Women in Seafood
Moderator: Sarah Drew, James Beard Foundation
Room 152

Supply Chain Collaboration Catalyzing Change in Aquaculture – Alternative Feed Ingredients Drive Innovation in Seafood Sustainability
Moderator: Jill Kauffman Johnson, Corbion
Room 153 A/B

Finding the Next Generation of Seafood Talent
Moderator: Peter Handy, Bristol Seafood
Room 151B

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

What’s in Store for Retail Seafood
Speaker: Steve Lutz, Category Partners
Room 153 A/B

How Government Can Tackle Illegal Fishing. Safety and Labor Issues in the Supply Chain
Moderator: Kristine Beran, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Room 151B

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wild and Farmed… The New Conventional Wisdom
Moderator: 
Penelope Wasserman, Changing Tastes
Room 153 A/B

Leading Seafood Traceability Platforms Just Got Interoperable: Find Out How and Why!
Moderators: Elizabeth Sertl, GS1 and Thomas Burke, Global Food Traceability Center
Room 151B

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Scaling Corporate Social Responsibility Goals to your Company’s Size, Culture and Ambitions
Moderator: Richard Stavis, Stavis Seafoods
Room 151B

From Scales to Sales – Turning Fish Waste into Profit
Moderator: Mary Smith, Inland Seafood
Room 153 A/B

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