March 17-19, 2019 | Boston, USA

2019 Conference at a Glance

Seafood Expo North America Conference

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote: Economic Outlook
Speaker: Dr. Lindsey Piegza, Stifel Fixed Income

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Increasing America’s Per Capita Seafood Consumption 25% by 2023
Phil Walsh, Australis Aquaculture

Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship
Darian McBain, Thai Union

Seafood Trends and Preferences In Home and Away From Home
Mark DiDomenico, Dataessential

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Social Responsibility on Fishing Vessels: a Template for Ensuring Market Access
Moderator: Julie Decker, Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation

How to Build a Rock Star Consumer Brand
Carol Ortenberg, NOSH/BevNET

Triple Impact FIPs: Finding and Capturing Value to Accelerate Fisheries Improvement
Hoyt Peckham, Ocean Outcomes

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Delivering on Seafood Traceability Under the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program
Laurel Bryant, NOAA

Seafood Financing: Challenges and Opportunities for the Year Ahead
Roy Hoias, Lighthouse Finance

Trade Relations and E-commerce
Moderator: Richard Barry, National Fisheries Institute (NFI)

Monday, March 18, 2019

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

FREE SPONSORED PRESENTATION: A Leap Forward for Traceability: How New Voluntary Standards Will Affect the Seafood Industry
 David Schorr, Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability 
*Coffee will be provided

FREE SPONSORED PRESENTATION: Aquaculture Sustainability: Utilizing ROVs to Ensure Best Practice
Cody Warner, Deep Trekker
*Coffee will be provided

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Bigger is Better – Scaling up FIPs for More Sustainable Seafood
 Jim Cannon, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Changing the Narrative on Sustainable Aquaculture in the Culinary Community
Katherine Miller, James Beard Foundation

FDA and Customs Compliance and Enforcement: Successfully Operating in an Evolving Regulatory Environment
Moderator: Benjamin England,, LLC

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The U.S. Government Approach for Expanding Aquaculture as a Key Investment in the Blue Economy
Kathryn Unger, Cargill

What is Gender Equality and Does it Matter in Seafood?
Moderator: Art Prapha, Oxfam America

What Consumers Want: The Future of Sustainable Seafood
Moderator: Christine Burns Rudalevige, Coastal Culinary Academy

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

How Do We Grow Safe and Sustainable Aquaculture for All?
Roberta Anderson, GLOBALG.A.P. North America

U.S. Government Policies Regarding Imported Seafood
 Peter Quinter, GrayRobinson, P.A.

Sharing an Online Roadmap for Social Responsibility Guidance in the Seafood Industry
Cora Sorenson, FishWise

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sustainability in Crisis – The Importance of Science, Industry and Government in Protecting Right Whales and Fishing Livelihoods
Moderator: Richard Stavis, Stavis Seafoods

Innovation and Diversification in Asian Aquaculture
Cliff White,

Social Sustainability in Fisheries Value Chains
Moderator: Herman Wisse, The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

FREE SPONSORED PRESENTATION: Ocean Plastic Pollution: From the Garbage Patch to Your Dinner Plate
 Ingrid Giskes
*Light breakfast served

 To be announced

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Current Updates on Seafood HACCP and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act including an Issue Spotlight on Decomposition
Shelly Garg, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg PA

Building Equity into Sustainable Seafood Sourcing
Moderator: Adam Baske, International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF)

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

FMI Power of Seafood 2018
Moderator: Rick Stein, Food Marketing Institute (FMI)

Utilizing 3PL Partners to Provide Transparency and Traceability in the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain
Moderator: To be announced

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