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Economist who Predicted Trump and Brexit to Address Seafood Industry Leaders in Boston

In keynote address, Professor Mark Blyth to share how Globalization 3.0 could impact seafood markets and trade

PORTLAND, Maine, [January 4, 2018] –  Acclaimed political economist, author, and Brown University Professor Mark Blyth has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, North America’s largest seafood trade event. The event takes place Sunday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 13 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, with Blyth’s keynote address scheduled for Sunday from 11:00am to 12:15pm.

Professor Blyth is well-known for his early predictions of both Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory, and for identifying the phenomenon (and coining the phrase) “Global Trumpism.” His smart insights, delivered with no-nonsense Scottish candor and wit, have made him a favorite contributor of broadcast networks including Bloomberg, NPR, and BBC. And a Financial Times review of Blyth’s newest book, Austerity, likened his writing to that of John Maynard Keynes.

In his keynote, titled “What Does Globalization 3.0 look like? Global Trade in a World of Local Populism,” Blyth will discuss how two phases of historic globalization have put us where we are today, and how a third phase taking shape now will likely influence global seafood markets and business in years to come.

“Every year at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, a geographically and culturally diverse group of seafood industry leaders from around the world come together for three days of business,” said Wynter Courmont, event director. “Hearing from Professor Blyth on the intricate mesh of globalization, politics, and economics will be incredibly valuable to this globally-minded audience.”

Issues of globalization and international seafood trade will be explored further, and from multiple angles, throughout the balance of the three-day conference program. Topics on the agenda range from seafood products (Maximizing the Whole Fish: How byproducts can increase food production, value, and sustainability) to policy (FDA and Customs Enforcement Actions: what to expect in 2018), to productivity and promotions (E-Commerce: Seafood’s future). Speakers hail from organizations including The National Fisheries Institute, Nielsen, Publix, Hyatt Hotels, HelloFresh US and more. The conference program can be viewed at

In addition to the educational conference, the full schedule also includes an exhibition hall staffed with thousands of seafood product and processing vendors (and samples) from around the world, numerous social events, networking opportunities and special presentations including the highly-anticipated 12th Annual Oyster Shucking Competition. For complete event details, visit

Seafood-industry buyers and processors can learn more about Seafood Expo North America/ Seafood Processing North America and register to attend by visiting the exposition’s website,

About Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America: Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exhibition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. The exposition is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute. SeafoodSource is the official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions and media. For more information, visit:

About Diversified Communications: Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, digital products and publications. Diversified serves a number of industries including: food and beverage, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, technology and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified has divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit:


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