March 17-19, 2019 | Boston, USA

2018 Conference at a Glance

Seafood Expo North America Conference

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote: What Does Globalization 3.0 Look Like? Global Trade in a World of Local Populism
Speaker: Mark Blyth, Political Economist & Author, Professor, Brown University

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Fighting IUU Fishing And Seafood Fraud: Enhancing Traceability And Transparency Through Strengthened Governance Frameworks
Marcio Castro De Souza, FAO

Retail Seafood Merchandising – Best Practices In The USA
Moderator: Phil Walsh, Alfa Gamma Group

Changing Menus: Chefs and Suppliers Broadening our Palates
Moderator: Evan Mallett, Black Trumpet Bistro

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

FDA and Customs Enforcement Actions: What to Expect in 2018
Moderator: Benjamin England,

WE SELL THE TRUTH – The Bold Way To Regain Trust And Loyalty With Your Consumers And Supply Chain Partners
Monica Jain, Fish 2.0

Ready For Market – Progress in Southeast Asia Tuna Fisheries
Moderator: Adam Baske, International Line and Pole Foundation

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Russian Seafood Embargo: What Is Next?
Jean-Noël Calon, Port of Boulogne sur mer France

FMI Seafood Leadership Council Best Practices on Seafood Fraud at Retail
Moderator: Rick Stein, Food Marketing Institute 

NOAA Update
Moderator: Chris Oliver, NOAA

Monday, March 12, 2017

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Free Sponsored Presentation: iNECTA Fish Farm Solution
Johannes Gudmundsson, iNECTA

Free Sponsored Presentation: Feeding the World Sustainably: Combating Waste in the Global Fish and Seafood Supply Chain
Ron Cotterman, Sealed Air

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Industry Engagement in FIPs – Why it Matters and How to Get Involved
Jesse Marsh, Scaling Blue

Financing, Mergers & Acquisitions: A Primer
Moderator: Cliff White,

To Buy Or Not To Buy? What Is Your Tipping Point That Makes You Fork Out Your Money For Seafood?
Moderator: TJ Tate, National Aquarium

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Offshore Aquaculture In The Americas – What Works? What’s Broken? How Do We Fix It?
Moderator: Neil Anthony Sims, Kampachi Farms

Seafood Import Monitoring Program 
Moderator: Peter Quinter, GrayRobinson Law Firm

E-Commerce: Seafood’s Future
Moderator: Richard Barry, National Fisheries Institute

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Credible Transparency In The Certification Landscape
Herman Wisse, GSSI

Hotel And Foodservice Leaders Transforming Global Seafood Supply Chains Toward Sustainability
Moderator: Nicole Condon, World Wildlife Fund

The Marketing of Aquaculture Through Provenance
Moderator: Jennifer Bushman, Route to Market

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Raw Truth About Sustainable Sushi Sourcing 
Moderator: Cliff White,

NEW! Lightning Rounds – 12-Minute Quick Fire Presentations

Maximizing the Whole Fish: How By-Products Can Increase Food Production, Value, and Sustainability
Presenter: Julien Stevens, Kampachi Farms
Seaweed: A Very Sustainable Solution to Feed the World of Tomorrow
Presenter: Vincent Doumeizel, Lloyd’s Register Group & Foundation
Single Cell Protein For Aquafeeds – Feeding The Food That Feed Us
Presenter: Larry Feinberg, KnipBio
A Sea Change? Why the Seafood Industry Needs to Embrace Social Media and Fast!
Presenter: Sally Herriott, Open Blue

Lightning Rounds Q&A

Tuesday, March 13, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Getting Beyond The Stick
Polly Legendre, Polished Brands

Seafood HACCP And The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Co-presenter: Shelly Garg, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
Co-presenter: Dominic Veneziano, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop: Collaborating on Seafood Traceability
Facilitator: Marah Hardt, Future of Fish

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Consumer Expectations Vs. Reality Regarding Seafood Traceability
Richard Stavis, Stavis Seafoods

Selecting For Sustainability: How Advancing Selective Breeding In Aquaculture Can Meet Future Seafood Demand And Minimize Environmental Impacts 
Moderator: Matt Thompson, New England Aquarium

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