March 15-17, 2020 | 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

Seafood Trends in a Changing Environment
Speaker: Mark DiDomenico, Datassential

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote: To be announced
Speaker: Coming soon

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

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

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

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Public-Private Partnerships Towards More Sustainable Seafood for Everyone
Moderator: Herman Wisse, The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

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

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

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Plenary: To be announced
Presenter:
Coming soon
Room 153A/B

Monday, March 16, 2020

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

FREE SPONSORED PRESENTATION: To be announced
Moderator:
Coming soon
Room 153A/B

FREE SPONSORED PRESENTATION:To be announced
Presenter: Coming soon
Room 151B

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 

FDA and CBP Seafood Compliance and Enforcement
Moderator:
Benjamin England, FDAImports.com

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

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

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

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

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

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

What’s in Store for Retail Seafood
Speaker: Steve Lutz, Category Partners

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

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wild and Farmed… The New Conventional Wisdom
Moderator: 
Ned Daly, SeafoodSource.com

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

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Annual Shrimp Forum
Facilitator: George Chamberlin, Global Aquaculture Alliance
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

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

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