March 12-14, 2023 | Boston, USA

Conference Program

Seafood Expo North America 2022 Conference Program

*Schedule is subject to change. Additional sessions will be added as information becomes available. 


Full Conference Passport: $450 (before March 13); $550

Limited Conference Passport: $250 (before March 13); $350 

Exhibitors can upgrade their registration to include conference sessions for $99 by calling +1 508-743-8577.

Day 1
Mar 13 2022
Day 2
Mar 14 2022
Day 3
Mar 15 2022

Economic Outlook for 2022

Economic forecasting is a tricky business; they say the key to success is to forecast often. Megan Greene is unafraid to have out of consensus views and has a fantastic...
Megan Greene

Free Sponsored Presentation: Revolutionizing Shrimp Processing Using Lasers and Steam

Prior to 1949, all shrimp peeling, deveining, washing, and grading were done manually. This was an exhaustive, time-consuming, and highly inefficient process that served to limit the potential for global...

Seafood Trends and Preferences in Foodservice Moving Forward

Mark will draw from Datassential's extensive resources to examine seafood trends in the U.S. Specifically, he will identify the top and fastest growing varieties of seafood on menus, as well as the...
Mark DiDomenico

FDA and U.S. Customs Update on Seafood Enforcement

The two major Federal law enforcement agencies, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) regulate the importation and distribution of seafood and fishery products in...
Peter Quinter
Dean Leaman
Jeffrey Martinez-Malo

Why Seafood Quality is Critical: from the Fishermen to the Supermarket and Chef, and How to Deliver it

According to the most recent FMI Power of Seafood report, quality is the number one factor that seafood consumers are concerned about when buying seafood. It is the number one...
Chuck Anderson
Christina DeWitt
Denise Englade
Brandii Holmdahl
Jaimy Sorrell

Free Sponsored Presentation: Benefits of High Pressure Processing (HPP) for Seafood

JBT Avure is here to help partners perfect their products, formulas and packaging. Food safety is an ever growing concern in today’s world, especially with seafood. HPP is used in...

The Rise of Cell-Cultured Seafood

In less than a decade, cell-cultured seafood has gone from a niche idea to a multi-million-dollar industry attracting investment from some of the largest companies in the world. While there...
Chris Chase
Marika Azoff
Lou Cooperhouse

The GDST and the “New Normal” for Seafood Traceability

The game-changing traceability standards issued in 2020 by the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) are rapidly gaining industry adherence and adoption around the world.   At the same time, the...
Greg Brown
Angel Matamoro
Michael McNicholas
Adriana Sanchez
David Schorr

Customs Compliance and Enforcement: Forced Labor

This session will provide an in-depth exploration of CBP compliance and enforcement issues in the forced labor area. CBP's focus on this critical issue continues to increase, with CBP issuing...
Benjamin England
Jessica Rifkin

Finding the Next Generation of Diverse Seafood Talent

How does our industry appeal to a diverse group of folx? Where will new talent come from? What are the types of jobs that are available in this global industry?...
Peter Handy
Lilani Dunn
Josephine Theal
Briana Warner

Pre-Competitive Partnerships: A Driver for Sustainability in the Seafood Sector

Global partnerships, such as the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), the Global Tuna Alliance (GTA), and SeaBOS individually bring together a dynamic range of significant stakeholders in a pre-competitive effort...
Herman Wisse
Tom Pickerell
Martin Exel
Jim Leape
Annika Mackensen

NOAA’s Plans To Ensure Resilient Marine Fisheries and Strengthen the U.S. Seafood Industry

NOAA Fisheries works closely with fishing and seafood stakeholders to ensure resilient marine fisheries in the U.S. and to strengthen the seafood industry. Ultimately, our goals include expanding domestic seafood...
Kate Naughten
Danielle Blacklock
Alexa Cole
Janet Coit
Paul Doremus
Rick Spinrad

Free Sponsored Presentation: From Compliance to Sustainability: Your Roadmap

In the seafood industry, climate change is a huge driver for more sustainable business practices. In this session, led by sustainability expert Karin Witton, you’ll learn about the different areas...

Sponsored Presentation: Ditch the Shucking Knife, Use HPP Technology: 100% Meat Extraction, Food Safety and Shelf-life Extension

High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology is revolutionizing seafood processing, offering food safety, freshness, 100% meat extraction and new market opportunities. HPP is a non-thermal technology that uses cold water and...

Free Sponsored Presentation: Case-Ready Seafood: What You Need to Know

While case-ready packaging may have gotten “its legs” in the meat industry, it’s hitting its stride in seafood these days. So, while retailers’ growing affinity for case-ready foods is not...
Ken Forziati

Free Sponsored Session: Case Study – Using New Technologies to Improve Seafood Buying and Selling, Increase Revenue and Gain Efficiency

Finding and negotiating seafood transactions can be time consuming, error-prone and risky. Learn how seafood buyers and sellers are applying emerging technologies to expand their global relationships, make closing deals...

Plenary: 3 Ways to Incorporate a Diversity and Inclusion Program to Benefit your Business

A properly managed diversity and inclusion program can increase engagement, creativity and business performance. By also learning to leverage diversity and inclusion through best practices, organizations can turn D&I into a powerful...
Tony Byers, PhD

Seafood Procurement: Strategies for Success

Seafood is unlike any other protein, particularly in procurement. The right product is neither the most expensive nor the least expensive, but rather the product that will deliver or exceed...
Chuck Anderson
Kyle Graser
Shawn Oliver
Casey Rutherford
Phil Walsh

Moving from Traceability to Transparency: Diverse Stakeholders Driving Seafood Transparency Expansion

A lack of transparency pervades the seafood supply chain at every level, across both industrial and artisanal fishing, and aquaculture, impeding effective fish stock management and enforcement against illegal, unreported...
Sally Yozell
Alexa Cole
Wakao Hanaoka
Andy Hickman
John Virdin

Transforming Aquaculture: The Future of Seafood Must Include Innovation

The recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated that global warming is likely to rise around 1.5 degrees-C within the next 20 years. Aquaculture in marine...
Sylvia Wulf
Charlie Baggs
Joseph Lasprogata
Elana Natker
Yonathan Zohar

Free Sponsored Presentation: Increase Your Brand Value While Achieving Sustainability Goals with IBM Food Trust

At a time when consumers are demanding more transparency about where their food comes from, it is more important than ever to be able to provide transparent and trustworthy information...
Kathleen Cook
Alf-Gøran Knutsen
Donna Lazetta
Maria Fernandez Vilches

RAS Project Development in the United States

While still small in size compared to major global players, the U.S. aquaculture sector is experiencing growth at all levels, from mom-and-pop sized aquafarms to massive projects such as Atlantic...
Cliff White
Joe Cardenas
Erik Heim
Ohad Maiman
Sylvia Wulf

FMI Power of Seafood 2022: Consumer Insights Into How and Why They Shop Seafood

The annual Power of Seafood report has become a staple of research for the supermarket industry. This is our 4th annual consumer survey. Our insights into shopper behavior and data...
Rick Stein
Richard Castle
Steve Markenson
Guy Pizzuti

Unite the Industry & Creation of a National Seafood Marketing Campaign

It’s time to unify as an industry and be a true competitive force. Industry leaders from across the supply chain have come together to incubate a National Seafood Council to...
Linda Cornish
Leann Bosarge
Jim Motos
Jason Driskill
Joe Rosenberg

Integration of Seafood Certification: Scaling Improvements in Aquaculture

Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) have become an instrumental tool for fisheries sustainability over the past decade. While improvements in aquaculture are just as critical as in fisheries, Aquaculture Improvement Projects...
Jill Swasey
Anton Immink
Dave Martin
Roy van Daatselaar

How do we Capitalize on Environmental Awareness to Accelerate Growth on the Heels of the Global COVID Pandemic?

Consumers are increasingly aware of their impact on the environment and specifically the impact of their consumption habits on environmental health. This is true for seafood consumers as well, with...
Erika Feller
Linda Cornish
Jason Cervone
Eric Ditsch
Christine LaMontagne

Harnessing Public-Private Partnerships to Combat Forced Labor in the Seafood Sector

Combating forced labor in the fishing industry is a priority for the seafood sector and has emerged as an especially difficult challenge for governments, industry, and civil society. Addressing harmful...
Kelly Kryc
Ame Sagiv
Adriana Sanchez
Matt Tinning
Anne Zollner

How is Artificial Intelligence Going to Disrupt the Seafood Industry?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already part of our daily lives. Google Maps, Amazon recommendations, Facebook ads—all these technologies are powered by some kind of AI. So, how is AI going...
Eric Enno Tamm
Mark Hager

How Do Millennials Make Their Purchasing Decisions?

Are you focused on bringing the highest quality seafood to the market at a fair price? That may not be enough. Millennials are the most informed generation of consumers ever....
Rob Johnson
Luke Holden
Richard Stavis
Nick Mendoza
Robert Snyder
Meghan Russell

Alternative Approach: Where the Seafood Industry Stands on Plant-Based Analogs

Plant-based seafood analog products are proliferating in North America and globally. Some traditional seafood suppliers have looked upon the emerging product segment as an opportunity for new growth, while others...
Maddie Kearns
John Connelly
Sam Galletti

Seafood Business: A View from the M&A, Investment and Financing Angle

A panel of experienced North American finance professionals will provide attending Seafood Industry participants with updated insight into aspects of the world of Finance and Investing that affect the running...
Ignacio Kleiman
Suma Kulkarni
Thomas Leissl
Michael Richard

Combatting IUU Fishing: The Case of High Seas Squid

To combat each of the components of IUU fishing (illegal, unreported, and unregulated), different actions and multiple players are required. Governments need adopt laws, adhere to international agreements, set regulations,...
Braddock Spear
Sam Grimley
Sarah Hussey

More if By Sea… Getting Americans to Eat Fish and Seafood More Frequently

Wild or farmed? Fresh or frozen? Contrary to the conventional wisdom, these perennial questions actually remain unanswered by American consumers and aren’t even the most important for our industry. That...
Arlin Wasserman
RJ Harvey
Penelope Wasserman

Integrating Seafood Plastic and Carbon Action Plans for a Smarter Seafood Sector and Better Environment and Climate

Plastic is an essential component used extensively throughout the global seafood industry. From nets, floats, pens, boxes, tubs, bags, liners, clothing, PPE, belts, walls, floors, even boats. It assists with...
Dave Garforth
Joel Baziuk
Nicole Baker Loke
Peter Marshall

Netting Billions 2020: A Global Tuna Valuation

In 2018, commercial tuna fishing was worth more than US$40 billion to the world economy, more than the GDP of at least 100 nations. From canned tuna to top-shelf bluefin...
Tom Pickerell
Grantly Galland
Hugo Byrnes
Greg Hammann
Raiana McKinney

“Chem-Free” Seafood and other Labeling Claims: A Discussion for Processors, Exporters, Importers and Buyers

Seafood buyers, using price as the only purchasing criteria, can become susceptible to misleading labeling practices and buy seafood that doesn’t meet expectations. The panel members will explain the importance...
Mark Bowen
Bill DiMento
Guy Pizzuti
Lisa Weddig
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