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North America’s largest seafood-industry exhibition on course to deliver world-class technologies showcase and vast industry networking platform

Rich in history and home to one of the largest ports on the East Coast of the United States, the city of Boston has long been a major point of destination and departure for fish and seafood products from around the world.

In modern times, the city has also become the host venue for the annual Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America exhibition and conference, the largest seafood-industry event in North America and a must-attend gathering for all key players in the vast global seafood supply chain.

Running next month at the beautiful Boston Convention Center, March 10-12, 2024, the 42nd edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America will once again feature a bustling exhibit hall with companies showcasing their latest product innovations.



Sunday, March 10: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, March 11: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Organized by Diversified Communications, the exhibition will welcome thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world keen to meet, network and do business with key decision makers from major importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, caterers, hotels, airlines and cruise lines, and other retail and food-service companies.

With well over 20,000 visitors expected to attend the show this year, the exhibition will provide an expansive showcase of the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in today’s burgeoning seafood market.

As such, it is a perfect opportunity for suppliers from around the world to build relationships, display their latest seafood products, equipment and services, and conduct business with North American buyers.

As in the past, the show floor will have a significant Canadian presence, with dozens of Canadian-based companies large and small panning to exhibit their products and services.

With Canada exporting $8 billion worth of fish and seafood products in 2022—with $5.5 billion of that to the U.S., the exhibition will feature a very strong Canadian contingent that will include the likes of:

  • Westmorland Fisheries Ltd.
  • Alliance Seafood
  • Atlantic Aqua Farms Ltd.
  • B.M.C. Seafoods Limited
  • Bayshore Lobster and Seafood
  • Cedar Bay Grilling Co.
  • Cermaq Group
  • Champlain Seafood
  • Clark’s Harbour Seafood Ltd
  • Clearwater Seafoods Limited
  • Cooke Seafood Inc
  • DOM International Limited
  • East Cape Oyster Company
  • Grieg Seafood Sales
  • Grizzly Seafoods Ltd.
  • Humble & Frank Foods
  • Lagoon Seafood Products
  • Ocean Blue Fisheries
  • Open Blue Sea Farms Inc
  • P.E.I. Mussel King Inc.
  • Pasta-Mer Foods
  • Presteve Foods Limited
  • Raspberry Point Oysters
  • Royal Star Foods
  • Seafoodia
  • Shediac Lobster Shop Ltd
  • Ship’s Lobster Pound Limited
  • Sogelco International Inc.
  • TFI Foods Inc
  • True North Seafood Company
  • Westmorland Fisheries Ltd
  • Youngs Lobster Company Ltd.

Additionally, the three-day expo will offer special events to enhance the attendees’ experience, including several New Product Showcases, the Seafood Excellence Awards, chef demonstrations, the popular oyster shucking competition, and much more.

Moreover, attendees will be able to engage in the Conference Program, where they can listen to insights from industry experts addressing the most important and timely issues relevant to today’s seafood business environment.

Featuring more than 30 educational sessions presented by top seafood industry experts, the conference will enable attendees to take away a wealth of engaging and practical information covering the most important and timely issues relevant to today’s seafood business environment, including:

  • Aquaculture;
  • Artificial Intelligence;
  • Consumer Trends;
  • Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • Food Safety & Compliance;
  • Seafood Business & Leadership;
  • Seafood Sustainability.

Notably, the Conference Program will kick off on the first day of the show with a keynote address delivered by a leading political economist Mike Blyth, professor at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Renowned for making complex topics understandable and refreshingly entertaining, Blyth energizes audiences with his sharp Scottish wit and brilliant insights into what’s to come.

Professor Blyth’s ability to break down and clarify complex issues has made him a popular choice for investor conferences, trade associations, client conferences, executive briefings or any group looking to gain a better understanding of the intertwined future of the economy and politics.

Acclaimed for his bold prediction that Europe’s turn to austerity would end badly (it did) and then predicting (very early) both Donald Trump’s victory and Brexit, Brown University professor Mark Blyth continues to pinpoint the key forces that shape our economic futures.

These days two things most concern Blyth. The first is inflation—unlike most of us, he does not think that it’s going away anytime soon.

Most of the forces that pushed inflation down for a generation, such as globalizing labor markets and favorable demographics are in retreat.

This is compounded by climate change, which will stress agricultural and energy supply chains going forward.

His forthcoming book, Inflation: A Guide for Losers and Users, frames inflation as a problem of who is going to pay for it and who benefits from it. The answers are surprising and matter to us all.

The second thing that concerns Blyth is decarbonization. Specifically, how shifting away from fossil fuels over the next decade will upend our politics, challenge global political alignments, and alter the risk and return profile of entire industries.

Far from being a fan of tweaking things with ESG scores and similar “greenwashing” techniques, Blyth argues that serious decarbonization is about to switch into high gear, creating massive numbers of new winners and new losers.

If you want to find out what “going green” means for you and your company, you owe it to yourself to take in Professor Blyth’s keynote address.

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