Seafood Events

Wild Seafood Exchange

March 1, 2017
Four Points by Sheraton, Bellingham, WA, USA

The 14th annual Wild Seafood Exchange is a one day conference aimed at the independent commercial fisherman who wants to learn about marketing and direct marketing to restaurants, retailers, brokers and seafood buyers. Seafood suppliers can hear from restaurants and retailers, brokers and seafood buyers about what they need to earn their business. 
-FishChoice will be speaking on a panel at this year's event

Maine Fishermen's Forum

March 2, 2017 to March 4, 2017
Samoset Resort, Rockland, ME, USA

The 2017 Forum will be held from March 2-4 at the Samoset Resort in Rockland. This is the largest event of its kind in New England – one dedicated to offering fishermen, clammers, lobstermen, aquaculturists, and other related seafood industry participants an opportunity to meet on neutral ground with fisheries managers, state representatives, congressmen, and senators. There are over 30 seminars on different subjects related to the fishing industry, gear regulations etc. In addition, there are family programs, a trade show, a seafood reception highlighting Maine’s seafood, an auction, and more. There is no cost to attend the seminars, tradeshow, or auction.

Seafood Expo North America

March 19, 2017 to March 21, 2017
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA, USA

Showcasing more than 900 suppliers from 120 countries offering a wide variety of seafood products, services, and equipment, Seafood Expo North America / Seafood Processing North America is the contintent’s largest seafood event. Find all of the exhibiting FishChoice Supplier Members on this guide that also identifies current sustainability programs for each company. 
-FishChoice is exhibiting in booth 180

Farmer Fisher Chef Connection

March 20, 2017
Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington

The Farmer-Fisher-Chef Connection (F2C2) brings regional food & beverage Producers (farmers, fishers, ranchers, food & beverage artisans, etc.) and Buyers (chefs, restaurateurs, caterers, institutional buyers, instructors, students, etc.) together for the industry’s biggest event in Washington. F2C2 has gained a faithful following of return attendees while annually drawing in new food producers and chefs for a delicious and social day of doing business while learning from each other. 
FishChoice is not attending this event

Seafood Expo Global

April 25, 2017 to April 27, 2017
The Parc Des Expositions De Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Formerly known as the European Seafood Exposition/Seafood Processing Europe, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global is the largest seafood trade event in the world. The event attracts more than 25,000 buyers and suppliers of  fresh, frozen, packaged and value-added seafood products, equipment and services. Attendees travel from 145 countries to do business at the exposition. No other event in the world provides seafood professionals with direct access to qualified buyers and suppliers from all over the globe representing all aspects of the seafood industry.
-FishChoice's participation is TBD

Seafood Summit 2017

June 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
The Westin Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA

The SeaWeb Seafood Summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry with leaders from the conservation community, academia, government, and the media for in-depth discussions, presentations, and networking around the issue of sustainable seafood. The goal of the Summit is to foster dialogue and partnerships that lead to a seafood marketplace that is environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.
-FishChoice is attending this event.

8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit

September 9, 2017 to September 11, 2017
Atlanta, GA, USA

Details coming soon...



Global Outlook on Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) Conference

October 3, 2017 to October 6, 2017
Dublin, Ireland

Make your mark on greater aquaculture production and sustainability by joining the 400-plus seafood professionals from around the world who attend the GOAL conference. GOAL is a unique, once-a-year opportunity to learn, network and connect producers and suppliers to the marketplace, all in a business-friendly yet casual environment. Since its inception in 2001, GOAL has evolved into a must-attend conference for the world’s top aquaculture thought leaders.
FishChoice is not attending this year 

Fish 2.0 2017 Competition

November 7, 2017 to November 8, 2017
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

The 2017 competition is structured with two global thematic tracks and six regional tracks. Businesses compete within their track, and the best from each track come together at the Global Finals at Stanford University in November 2017. The two global thematic tracks are Transparency and Traceability, and Supply Chain Innovation. Regional workshops include Chile and Peru, South Atlantic and Gulf Coast Shellfish, Southeast Asia, the U.S. West Coast, Pacific, and New England workshop. The registration for the global thematic tracks closes on April 29th and the regional tracks have various deadlines.  
FishChoice is an ICX Prize Sponsor for the 2017 competition.