Special Events Featured at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America

Master classes, cooking demonstrations and conference sessions among highlights of the three-day event.

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These tailored presentations are designed to enhance the visitors’ experience

Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014

The 33rd edition of Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing America will offer a series a special events to the thousands of seafood professionals attending the expo from March 16-18, 2014 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The schedule of events includes a master class series complimented by culinary demonstrations, the 8th Annual Oyster Shucking competition, the Seafood Excellence Awards, sponsored sessions on timely topics in the seafood industry, and a new product showcase featuring product sampling.

“These tailored presentations are designed to enhance the visitors’ experience by providing them with an opportunity to learn about new products and upcoming trends, hear about the latest topics in the industry, and take away information to help them grow their business,” says Liz Plizga, Show Director at Diversified Communications, producers of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America. “We are thrilled to introduce an expanded program of master classes that focus on specific species presented by industry professionals and distinguished chefs.”

The Master Class Series consists of educational sessions presented by industry experts and top chefs. Through these classes, attendees will gain a deeper understanding on how to grow, source, select, handle and prepare specific seafood species such as lobster, salmon and oyster.

During the three-day event, the New Product Showcase will display the latest packaged seafood products, condiments and culinary dishes to be launched in 2014.

All products entered into the New Product Showcase are automatically entered into the prestigious Seafood Excellence Awards competition, which recognize and celebrate the best new seafood products for Best New Retail Product and Best New Foodservice Product in the North American seafood market. The 2014 finalists were recently selected and the winners will be announced at the Seafood Excellence Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 16 at 3:30pm.

The 8th Annual Oyster Shucking Competition brings together 14 contestants competing to earn the title as the fastest shucker on the East coast! The first five winners receive cash prizes.

All participants of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America are invited to take part in these numerous activities and presentations:

SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014

10:00AM - 5:00PM     
New Product Showcase
Sponsored by: Clearwater Seafoods

11:00AM - 5:00PM     
Conference Program
Presented by SeafoodSource.com and SeaFood Business magazine

11:00AM - 12:00PM     
Master Class Series: Lobster - Focus: American Lobster
Presented by: Carl Wilson, Lobster Biologist, Maine Department of Marine Resources
Chef: Alain Bosse, The Kilted Chef
Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative | Canadian Lobster

1:00PM - 2:00PM     
Master Class Series: Salmon - Focus: Wild Salmon
Presented by: Randy Rice, Technical Director, ASMI &
Karl Johan Uri, Foodservice Marketing Specialist, ASMI
Chef: Dan Enos, The Oceanaire Seafood Room (Boston, MA)
Sponsored by: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)

1:30PM – 2:00PM    
Product Sampling: Hot smoked candied salmon and hot smoked sliced peppered salmon
Sponsored by: True North Salmon Co., Ltd.

3:30PM         
Seafood Excellence Awards
New Product Competition Ceremony & Reception

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

9:00AM - 10:00AM     
Sponsored Session: Maine Lobster, From Trap to Table
Panelists: Michele Ragussis, Food Network Celebrity Chef &
Carl Wilson, Lobster Biologist, Maine Department of Marine Resources
Sponsored by: Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative

9:00AM - 10:00AM     
Sponsored Session: Reeling in Your Cold Chain
Sponsored by: Americold

10:00AM - 5:00PM
New Product Showcase
Sponsored by: Clearwater Seafoods

11:30AM - 5:00PM     
Conference Program
Presented by SeafoodSource.com and SeaFood Business magazine

11:30AM - 12:30PM     Master Class Series: Oyster
Presented by: Patrick McMurray

11:30 – 12:00PM    
Product Sampling: Bacon & cheese stuffed clams and panko cod tenders            
Sponsored by: National Fish & Seafood Inc.

3:30PM         
Oyster Shucking Competition
Sponsored by: Cherrystone Aqua-Farms

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

10:00AM - 3:00PM     
New Product Showcase
Sponsored by: Clearwater Seafoods

10:30AM - 12:00PM     
Conference Program
Presented by SeafoodSource.com and SeaFood Business magazine

Visit http://www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america for more information on Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America.

About Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America
Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America, formerly called the International Boston Seafood Show and Seafood Processing America, is North America's largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exposition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. The exposition is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute and is co-located with the New England Food Show. SeaFood Business magazine and SeafoodSource.com are official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions and media. http://www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america

About Diversified Communications
Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified Communications provides information and market access through face-to-face events, magazine publishing, and online resources on four continents. Diversified Communications serves several industries, including seafood, food service, natural and organic, commercial marine, healthcare and business management. The company's global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Globla/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia, Seafood Expo Southern Europe, SeaFood Business magazine, and SeafoodSource.com. The company operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK, and Canada. http://www.divcom.com