42nd Seafood Expo North America opens in Boston

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Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, produced by Diversified Communications, has opened in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., for its 42nd edition on 10 March 2024.

During the three-day expo, exhibitors will demonstrate their latest innovations and build lasting relationships with North American buyers. The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, 10 March and Monday, 11 March, as well as from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 March at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

On Monday, 10 March, the exhibit hall filled with seafood suppliers, services, processing, and packaging equipment companies from around the world.

This year’s exhibit space spans 249,665 net square feet, which is 5 percent larger than last year’s event, and hosts 1,210 exhibiting companies from 49 countries, including new participating exhibiting countries such as Azerbaijan, Germany, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Tanzania, and Uganda. The show also features an increased presence from countries including China, Ecuador, Japan, Norway, and the United States.

Additionally, the expo welcomes state pavilions from Alaska, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia, as well as international pavilions from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Greece, India, Indonesia, Scotland, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam, among others. 

“The success of this year’s edition demonstrates the value of having a dedicated space for seafood professionals to network, conduct business, and learn about new products, equipment, and services in person,” Diversified Communications Vice President of Seafood Wynter Courmont said. “We’ve put together a robust three-day expo connecting top industry leaders, seafood suppliers from around the world, and seafood buyers from every corner of the industry – such as restaurants, supermarkets, catering firms, seafood markets, hotels, airlines, and cruise lines.”

The Seafood Expo North America exhibit hall features seafood companies displaying a variety of fresh, frozen, canned, value-added, processed, and packaged seafood products, including Anova Food, Inc., Atlantic Capes, Beaver Street, Cermaq Group, Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods, Crocker & Winsor Seafood, Eastern Fish Company, Eastern Fisheries, Inc., Full Measure Oyster, Harbor Seafood. Inc., Hofseth International AS, Island Creek Oysters, Lerøy USA, MOWI, Multi X, Nissui Corporation, Northern Wind Seafood, Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Ocean Garden Products, Inc., Pacific American Fish Co., Pacific Seafood Group, Pangea Seafood, Phillips Foods, Inc., Raw Seafoods, Inc., Ruggiero Seafood, Inc., Samuels Seafood, Sea Port Products Corp., Southstream Seafoods, Seaborn A/S, Slade Gorton, Tampa Maid Foods, Westmorland International, and Westward Seafood, among others.

The Seafood Processing North America exhibit hall showcases market-leading processing and packaging equipment companies, along with logistics services businesses and other service providers. Exhibiting companies include Americold, Baader North America, Bonar Plastics, Eimskip, Harpak Ulma Packaging, Linde, Lineage Logistics, Marel, Middleby Food Processing, Multivac, Inc., Nothum Food Processing, Pack3000, Packaging Products Corp., Proseal America, Inc., Reiser, Seaplast Americas, Inc., Seawise Innovative Packaging, and VC999 Packaging, among others. 

In addition to the exhibit hall, a comprehensive conference program offers educational sessions from top industry leaders around topics such as consumer trends and insights, aquaculture and aquatech, artificial intelligence (AI), social media and marketing, labor issues and governance, sustainability, ESG, and traceability and transparency. 

The expo also offers unique special events, awards, and features to enhance attendees’ onsite experience and product knowledge, such as the New and Featured Product showcases, the Oyster Shucking Competition, demonstrations, seafood tastings, live podcast recordings put on by SeafoodSource Presents, and more located in the Wave Makers’ Zone.

In addition to the events offered at the Wave Makers’ Zone, attendees can access professional and business development sessions at the Career Navigator Hub, located at booth #66.

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