March 15-17, 2020 | Boston, USA

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Seafood Expo North America Kicks Off in Boston

With 1,329 exhibiting companies from 49 countries, North America’s largest seafood event
opens its doors for three days of business

BOSTON, USA (March 17, 2019) – Top seafood product suppliers and processing vendors from around the world have been hard at work this weekend transforming the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center into North America’s most dynamic seafood marketplace, Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, taking place from March 17 through March 19.

This morning, event organizer Diversified Communications opens the exhibit hall doors to welcome buyers and industry professionals from across North America who have come to network, learn, and experience the continent’s largest seafood trade event. The expo runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday and Monday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday.

This year’s exhibit space spans more than 256,690 net square feet with 1,329 exhibiting companies from 49 countries, including a new country from Latvia and new participating exhibitors: Intershell International Corp, Plymouth Rock Oyster Growers, John Nagle Co, Pangea Shellfish Company, Cape Seafoods Inc., North Atlantic Pacific Seafood, Red’s Best, Aquacultural Research Corp., Independent Brazil, Dutch Seafood Company/Foppen/Klass Puul, Niceland Seafood and Top Claw Lobster & Seafood Limited.

“It is energizing to see the convention center come alive with suppliers and innovators from around the world as they put their best products, preparations, and innovations on display for the North American market,” said Wynter Courmont, event director for Diversified Communications. “This year’s exhibitors represent every corner of the seafood industry, offering incredible variety to our attending seafood buyers, who range from restaurants to supermarkets, catering firms, seafood markets, hotels, airlines, cruise lines and more.”

More than just a trade opportunity, Seafood Expo North America is also an occasion for industry influencers to connect in person on issues ranging from consumer trends and sustainability to best business practices and public policy considerations. These discussions take place both formally and informally on the exhibit floor, at special events, and in the information-packed conference.

Event highlights include a keynote address by renowned economist Dr. Lindsey Piegza, more than two-dozen in-depth conference sessions and three free sponsored presentations, an array of free live chef demonstrations, the 13th annual oyster shucking competition, and the Seafood Excellence Awards, where two companies will be honored for Best New Retail Product and Best New Foodservice Product.

Seafood industry professionals can learn more about Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America and register to attend by visiting

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 with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. The company’s global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and Diversified Communications, in partnership with SeaWeb, also produces SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premier seafood conference on sustainability. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit:


Media contact:

Diversified Communications
Adam Morris, Senior Marketing Coordinator
+1 207-842-5478

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