March 15-17, 2020 | 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
Room 153A/B

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Increasing America’s Per Capita Seafood Consumption 25% by 2023
Moderator:
Phil Walsh, Australis Aquaculture
Room 151B

Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship
Moderator:
Darian McBain, Thai Union
Room 153A/B

Seafood Trends and Preferences In Home and Away From Home
Presenter: 
Mark DiDomenico, Datassential
Room 152

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
Room 151B

How to Build a Rock Star Consumer Brand
Moderator:
Carol Ortenberg, NOSH/BevNET
Room 153A/B

Triple Impact FIPs: Finding and Capturing Value to Accelerate Fisheries Improvement
Moderator: 
Hoyt Peckham, Ocean Outcomes
Room 152

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Delivering on Seafood Traceability Under the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program
Moderator: 
Laurel Bryant, NOAA Fisheries
Room 153A/B

Seafood Financing: Challenges and Opportunities for the Year Ahead
Moderator: 
Roy Hoias, Lighthouse Finance
Room 151B

Trade Relations and E-commerce
Moderator: Richard Barry, National Fisheries Institute (NFI)
Room 152

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
Moderator:
 David Schorr, Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability 
Room 153A/B

*Coffee will be provided

FREE SPONSORED PRESENTATION: Aquaculture Sustainability: Utilizing ROVs to Ensure Best Practice
Presenter:
Cody Warner, Deep Trekker 
Room 151B

*Coffee will be provided

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Bigger is Better – Scaling up FIPs for More Sustainable Seafood
Moderator:
 Jim Cannon, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
Room 152

Changing the Narrative on Sustainable Aquaculture in the Culinary Community
Moderator: 
Katherine Miller, James Beard Foundation
Room 151B

FDA and Customs Compliance and Enforcement: Successfully Operating in an Evolving Regulatory Environment
Moderator: Benjamin England, FDAImports.com, LLC
Room 153A/B

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The U.S. Government Approach for Expanding Aquaculture as a Key Investment in the Blue Economy
Moderator: 
Kathryn Unger, Cargill
Room 151B

What is Gender Equality and Does it Matter in Seafood?
Moderator: Art Prapha, Oxfam America
Room 152

What Consumers Want: The Future of Sustainable Seafood
Moderator: Christine Burns Rudalevige, Coastal Culinary Academy
Room 153A/B

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

How Do We Grow Safe and Sustainable Aquaculture for All?
Moderator:
Roberta Anderson, GLOBALG.A.P. North America
Room 151B 

U.S. Government Policies Regarding Imported Seafood
Moderator:
 Peter Quinter, GrayRobinson, P.A.
Room 153A/B

Sharing an Online Roadmap for Social Responsibility Guidance in the Seafood Industry
Moderator: 
Cora Sorenson, FishWise
Room 152

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 LLC
Room 152

Innovation and Diversification in Asian Aquaculture
Moderator:
Cliff White, SeafoodSource
Room 151B

Social Sustainability in Fisheries Value Chains
Moderator: Herman Wisse, The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)
Room 153A/B

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
Moderator:
 Ingrid Giskes
Room 153A/B

*Light breakfast served

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
Moderator: 
Shelly Garg, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg PA
Room 153A/B

Building Equity into Sustainable Seafood Sourcing
Moderator: Adam Baske, International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF)
Room 151B

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

FMI Power of Seafood 2018
Moderator: Rick Stein, Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
Room 153A/B

Utilizing 3PL Partners to Provide Transparency and Traceability in the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain
Moderator: Global Cold Chain Alliance 
Room 151B

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