Keynote to address the impacts of supply-chain challenges, inflation on 2022 economic outlook
Since the early part of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive global economic upheaval, and continued disruption is certain for the seafood industry in 2022 as a result of rampant inflation and an accretion of supply-chain challenges.
In her keynote address at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Megan Greene, a senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business at the Harvard Kennedy School, will examine the structural trends, global trade flows, political factors, and policy developments affecting the seafood industry during these turbulent times.
Greene is renowned for her early economic predictions, which she formulates by investigating the intersection of macroeconomic, financial markets, and politics. Her perspective surrounding world economies has been cited and sought after by business news outlets, including CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, BBC, and The Financial Times, for which she writes a regular column focused on global macroeconomics.
A former global chief economist for John Hancock/Manulife Asset Management, Greene will utilize her extensive policy and academic background, as well as her C-suite leadership experience, to craft a financial outlook for the seafood industry that will plot potential market opportunities that lie ahead, as well as some of the risks.
Greene will serve as the keynote speaker for Seafood Expo North America’s 40th edition, which marks the return to an in-person format following two years of cancellations due to complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diversified Communications, the organizer of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, said it is committed to bringing the industry together safely for an in-person event in 2022.
“We are excited to be back in-person in Boston to reconvene seafood professionals looking to do business in the North American market,” Diversified Communications Event Director Wynter Courmont said. “Year over year, industry suppliers and buyers have valued the business opportunities at the event, and this year will be no exception.”
Greene’s keynote kicks off a comprehensive conference program featuring more than 28 sessions and 124 experts covering industry trends and timely topics on aquaculture; corporate social responsibility; diversity, equity, and inclusion; food safety and compliance (policy); seafood business and leadership; and seafood sustainability, traceability, and transparency.
Photo courtesy of Megan Greene