Registration + Reception – Pick up your name badge, meet our staff and start networking!
Evolving Seafood Trends to Meet Changing Consumer Demands
Colleen McClellan, Director, Datassential
Consumer preferences continual to evolve as does their understanding and interaction with seafood. Ms McClellan will uncover the preferences among our changing consumers from cooking seafood at home to making choices when dining out.
Buyers will enter our Product Showcase, where each Supplier will be presenting their products for viewing/tasting/sampling. The evening is capped off with an Opening Night Reception for all to get to meet and make introductions to each other.
Buyers will have chosen which Suppliers they wish to meet with and a meeting schedule will be set up for each Supplier and Buyer. These 20-minute meetings are a time to begin discussing the Buyer’s sourcing needs as well as production capabilities, product availability, delivery schedules, pricing, private labeling and even the development of programs. Suppliers are stationed at their own private sections and Buyers move from Supplier to Supplier. This allows Buyers to ask questions without interruption, making it easier to do business and resulting in more productive meetings.
* Times and speakers are tentative, and are subject to change.
“Much better experience than a tradeshow!”