Seafood Expo North America returns to Boston

The Boston Exhibition and Convention Center has already surpassed the exhibit space for the previous edition, currently at 244,965 net square feet.
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Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is returning to Boston on Sunday, March 10 – Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

The organizing entity, Diversified Communications, has confirmed that the exhibit hall has already surpassed its previous edition, currently at 244,965 net square feet of exhibit space.

The event will include seafood suppliers, processing and packaging equipment, services companies, and professionals from around the world to demonstrate their latest innovations, products, and services and build lasting relationships with North American buyers.

Wynter Courmont, Vice President of Seafood at Diversified Communications, said: "The presence of exhibitors from more than 45 countries in the exhibit hall demonstrates the significance of the North American market on the seafood industry at large."

"Countries including Norway, the UK, Ecuador, and Chile have increased their presence at this year’s event and we are excited to welcome new exhibitors from countries including Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Mauritania and Myanmar," he added.

Ensuring sustainability

According to a press release, the 2024 edition will highlight innovations around sustainability and aquaculture from emerging startups and legacy brands on both the processing and seafood side.

Some of the companies that promote these values are Integrated Information Systems SA, a technology company helping aquaculture producers, Cesit Mensucat, a company that creates knotless nets for the seafood industry and Seawise Innovative Packaging, a company that produces sustainable thermal packaging.

Other companies that will attend include Mowi, Cermaq, Anova Foods Inc, Leroy USA, Samuels Seafood, Multi X, Phillips Foods Inc, Hofseth International AS, Seaborn AS, Harbor Seafood Inc, Balfego & Balfego, ULMA Servicios de Mantencion S. Coop., Hiddenfjord, Thermogreen, Full Measure Oyster and more.

The conference program will offer educational sessions about aquaculture and aquatech, artificial intelligence, consumer trends and insights, corporate social responsibility, food safety and compliance policy, labor issues and governance, marketing and branding, sustainability, traceability and transparency, and more.

Conference sessions will be presented by top industry experts from across the supply chain, with representation from Seafood and Gender Equality (SAGE), Seafood Nutrition Partnership, H-E-B, Riverence, FishWise, Aqua-Spark, Marine Stewardship Council, National Fisheries Institute, COMPESCA, Global Seafood Alliance, Pew Charitable Trusts, Atlantic Sea Farms, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Giant Eagle, Publix Super Markets, the U.S. Department of Labor, USDA and more.

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