The Food Export–Northeast team enjoyed the opportunity to spend time in person with Northeast U.S. seafood suppliers, some of its In-Market Representatives, and buyers from around the globe for the first time in three years at Seafood Expo North America in Boston this past month. The show provided an opportunity to educate foreign visitors on the value of Northeast US seafood and bolster export activities for supplier attendees. Food Export–Northeast hosted In-Market Representatives and vetted buyers from China, Hong Kong, Northern and Southern Europe, Taiwan, Mexico, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
“It felt good to be back in person and we were pleased how everything turned out this year,” said Colleen Coyne, Seafood Program Coordinator for Food Export–Northeast. “We were quite busy with the pre-show Education Day event and coordinating supplier meetings throughout the week with In-Market Representatives and buyers.”
Pre-Show American Lobster and Jonah Crab Education Day EventPrior to the show kicking off, Food Export–Northeast In-Market Representatives and select buyers attended an Education Day event on March 12th at Boston University where they learned about American lobster and Jonah crab harvesting, processing methods, product formats, and marketing promotions in the US and Asia.
Activities to Support Expansion of Exports for Northeast US Seafood Suppliers
During the show (March 13-15), Food Export-Northeast coordinated one-on-one meetings between visiting or exhibiting seafood suppliers and our hosted international buyers or Food Export In-Market Representatives.
Visiting FAS Delegations from the United Arab Emirates and Ecuador participated in a seminar about American lobster and Jonah crab products.
For more information on Food Export–Northeast events for Northeast US suppliers, please visit our website.
About Food Export USA - Northeast
With its extensive programs and educational offerings, Food Export USA–Northeast (Food Export–Northeast) is recognized as the preeminent expert and cost-effective resource for Northeast seafood and agricultural suppliers looking to sell their products overseas. Founded in 1973, Food Export–Northeast is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively with its 10 member states’ agricultural promotion agencies from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont, to facilitate trade between suppliers and worldwide importers and to promote the export of food, agricultural and seafood products from those states. Since its founding, the organization has helped Northeast seafood suppliers gain access to a broad range of export markets, supported overseas in-market educational and promotional programs, and offers emerging suppliers access to funds to help grow their export business. The organization is funded through the Market Access Program (MAP), administered by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Learn more about us and what we do for the Northeast seafood industry here. Contact us.
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