January 23, 2023

Connect with Pre-Qualified Buyers at Seafood Buyers Mission before SENA: Register Now!



Seafood Expo North America (SENA), scheduled for March 12-14, 2023, in Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest seafood exposition in North America, and attracts thousands of buyers from around the world.  On March 11, prior to the start of the show, Food Export–Northeast will hold its annual Seafood Buyers Mission at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The Buyers Mission is a unique low-cost opportunity for Northeast U.S. seafood suppliers to connect one-on-one with pre-qualified international buyers.

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Buyers from Australia, Austria, Chile, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Peru, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam will be in attendance. Each buyer has been vetted by Food Export’s network of In-Market Representatives (IMRs), and a profile has been created that can be downloaded here. Additionally, Food Export–Northeast has compiled a summary of product of interest for all attending buyers which is available for download here

Suppliers can also connect with Food Export In-Market Representatives who offer expert knowledge on the markets they represent.  IMRs covering Oceania, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Japan plan to attend. Interested suppliers should register now as meeting slots are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for the 2023 Seafood Buyers Mission visit here.

Reduce Show Costs with the Branded Program

Additionally, if you are exhibiting at the SENA show, Food Export–Northeast may be able to offer reimbursement of up to 50% for certain expenses, including marketing and exhibition costs. As funding is already in strong demand for 2023, apply now to ensure funding is set aside for your company. If you have questions about the Branded Program and want to learn more about the marketing activities that are reimbursable, explore our new online resource guide – it’s a one-stop-shop for all program essentials. 

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.