We look forward to reconnecting face-to-face with those of you attending the 40th edition of Seafood Expo North America / Seafood Processing North America in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. next week. We are excited to host you once again in Boston, after two years of the pandemic, and we thank you for your support. The 2022 edition will feature more than 830 exhibiting companies from 50 countries conducting business over 180,000 square-feet of exhibit space.
There is a lot for you to see and do at the largest gathering of seafood professionals in North America:
In the exhibit hall, a notable roster of seafood and processing companies – both new and well-known – await the opportunity to share their offerings with buyers and expo attendees.
Representatives from Avramar, Camanchaca, Chicken of the Sea, Clearwater, Cooke Aquaculture, Eastern Fish, Eastern Fisheries, Gumusdoga, Handy International, Hofseth, Inland Seafood, Lenger Seafood Group, Lund’s Fisheries, Kilic, Mazzetta Company, Northern Wind, Ocean Beauty, Orca Bay, Pacific Seafood Group, PrimStar BV, Seattle Shrimp, Southwind Foods, Trident Seafood, and Viciunai Group will be among the familiar faces down on the expo floor.
New companies that have recently committed to the event include Export Partner/NEC, Australian Trade (Austrade), Amende & Shultz, Blue Evolution, Devi Seafoods, Inc, Maldives Fisheries Promotions Board, Superior Lobster, and Vietocean Seafood Vietnam. A growing list of exhibitors can be viewed here: https://www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america/exhibitor-lists/
In addition to the dynamic exhibitor presence, the exhibit hall also includes the demonstration theater, where chef demonstrations, the Seafood Excellence Awards announcement, and the 14th Annual Oyster Shucking Competition will take place. While planning your expo experience, check out the entire special events schedule here: https://www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america/events/
You’re invited to attend, on Sunday at 3:00pm, the announcement of the winners of the Seafood Excellence Awards competition. The Awards will be presented to two companies for the “Best New Retail Product” and “Best New Foodservice Product.” In addition to the New Product Showcase, which displays the latest seafood products launched in the market, the Featured Product Showcase highlights exhibitors’ finest products represented at the event, regardless of their introduction date to the market.
The three-day event also boasts a comprehensive conference program offering more than 28 informative sessions led by seafood industry experts, who will share forecasts, updates, and analysis on the trends and topics impacting the global seafood industry as it navigates a new normal on issues of trade, food safety, traceability, aquaculture, sustainability, and consumption trends. Highlighted sessions include a keynote address, “Economic Outlook for 2022,” from Megan Greene – a global economist, Financial Times columnist, and senior fellow for the Harvard Kennedy School – as well as a plenary session, “Three Ways to Incorporate a Diversity and Inclusion Program to Benefit Your Business,” presented by Dr. Tony Byers, the former director of global diversity and inclusion for Starbucks. A full listing of the conference program can be found here: https://www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america/conference-program/
As we continue to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, your health and safety remain a leading priority. Given the City of Boston’s decisions to lift its indoor mask mandate as well as the requirement to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter certain indoor spaces, masks will no longer be required to enter the event. However, in consideration of your fellow attendees, we encourage you to wear a mask, especially when in crowded areas. Keep apprised of the expo’s health and safety procedures directly on the website: https://www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america/health-and-safety
And don’t miss out on the latest industry news. On the first day, grab your copy of Expo Today, the only official publication of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, presented by SeafoodSource. The editorial team will be reporting live event coverage daily, so visit SeafoodSource.com often for news and updates and be sure to follow SeafoodSource and Seafood Expo North America on social media using the hashtag #SENA22.
We invite you to stop by the SeafoodSource official media booth, #1765, to explore SeafoodSource Premium and enter to win a free one-year membership.
We wish you a successful, safe event in Boston. Be sure to keep up with all the latest event coverage here.