March 15-17, 2020 | Boston, USA

2020 Conference at a Glance

Seafood Expo North America Conference

More details will be posted as they become available. To read full session descriptions, please click here. 

Sunday, March 15, 2020

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Data Drives Food Safety
Moderator: Jeffrey Cook, Emerson
Room TBD

Seafood Trends in a Changing Environment
Speaker: Mark DiDomenico, Dataessential
Room TBD

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote: TBA
Speaker: TBD
Room 153A/B

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

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

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

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Public-Private Partnerships Towards More Sustainable Seafood for Everyone
Moderator: Herman Wisse, GSSI
Room TBD

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

How do we Increase Consumption in the U.S.– Is it Time to Revisit the Idea of a National Seafood Council?
Moderator: 
TBD
Room TBD

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Plenary: TBA
Moderator: 
TBD
Room 153A/B

Monday, March 16, 2020

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

FREE SPONSORED PRESENTATION: TBA
Moderator:
 TBA
Room 153A/B

FREE SPONSORED PRESENTATION:TBA
Presenter: TBA

Room 151B

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Addressing Abandoned, Lost and Discarded Fishing Gear in the Aquaculture Sector
Moderator:
Joel Baziuk, GGGI
Room TBA

FDA and CBP Seafood Compliance and Enforcement
Moderator:
Ben England, FDAImports.com
Room TBA

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

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Global Sustainability Megatrends: Does Seafood Measure Up?
Moderator: 
Jackie Marks, MSC
Room TBA

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

No Going Back: The New Standard in Seafood Traceability 
Moderator:  David Schorr, The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability
Room TBA

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

US-Based RAS Production
Moderator:
Cliff White, Seafoodsource.com
Room TBA

The Global Tuna Alliance: Supporting the Delivery of the WEF Tuna Traceability Declaration
Moderator:
Tom Pickerell, Global Tuna Alliance
Room 153A/B

Power of Seafood 2020
Moderator: 
Rick Stein, Food Marketing Institute
Room TBA

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Bringing Fisheries Out of the Shadow: EJF’s Charter for Transparency 
Moderator: Steve Trent, EJF
Room TBA

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

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

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stories of Women in Seafood
Moderator: Katherine Miller, James Beard Foundation
Room TBA

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

Recruiting The Next Generation of Seafood Talent
Moderator: Mary Smith, Inland Seafood
Room TBA

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 TBA

Is Your Government Doing What it Should to Tackle Illegal Fishing, Safety and Labor Issues in the Supply Chain?
Speaker: Kristine Berane, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Room TBA

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wild and Farmed… The New Conventional Wisdom
Moderator: 
Arlin Wasserman, Changing Tastes
Room TBA

Leading Seafood Traceability Platforms Just Got Interoperable: Find Out How and Why!
Moderators: Elizabeth Sertl, GS1 and Andy Kennedy, Global Food Traceability Center
TBA

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Global Aquaculture Alliance Annual Shrimp Forum
Facilitator: Steve Hedlund, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)
Room 152

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 TBD

From Scales to Sales – Turning Fish Waste into Profit
Moderator: Mary Smith, Inland Seafood
Room TBA

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