Boston Seafood Show (Seafood Expo North America) 2020

Thanks to our sponsors

You Can Come On A Free Trip to the Boston Seafood Show!

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association with support from the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative and Hannaford Supermarkets is once again hosting a free bus  for lobstermen and others to the Seafood Expo North America, in Boston.  The goal of the trip is to make lobstermen aware of the stature of Maine lobster in the global marketplace and the tough competition our iconic Maine product faces.

This free trip includes a bus ride, admission to the trade show (a $90 value), and an invitation to the Maine Lobster reception. the bus ride allows for conversation and connection with others in your industry while you leave the driving to us.

  • Bus leaves from Bangor at 7:30 am from the Park and Ride at the corner of Odlin Rd and 395
  • Augusta: 8:45 am from the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive (back of the parking lot)
  • Portland: 9:30 am from the Marginal Way Park and Ride (across from Golds Gym – the parking lot on the left “Park and Ride”
  • Kennebunk: 10:15 from the Park and Ride (off Rt 35 across from Spurling Training Center)
  • Arrive in Boston about noon/12:30 pm

Attend the Maine Lobster Reception from 5:30 to 6:45 at the Exchange Conference Center, 212 Northern Ave, Boston (walking distance). 

  • Return to bus 6:45, Depart Boston 7 pm – arrive in Kennebunk at 8:30, Portland 9:15, Augusta at 10:15 and the final stop in Bangor estimated 11:45 pm

Recap of the 2019 Show

Thirty people escaped the March mud of Maine to attend day two of the three-day trade show which features seafood purveyors, packaging firms and dealers from around the world.  This year the Expo presented a seminar on the status of North Atlantic Right Whales which most of the Maine contingent attended. Later in the day, the group took part in the Maine Lobster Reception where they sampled Maine wine and lobster dishes with other Expo attendees

Governor Mills spoke briefly, complimenting Maine lobstermen on their work ethic and resourcefulness. “Yes, there are challenges” she said addressing the right whale issue and bait shortage. “But as Mainers, we solve problems. It’s in our DNA.” “What a great networking event in addition to the expo!” remarked Christal Applin of Swans Island.   John Drouin of Cutler summed it up: “Our favorite experience at the show???…hmmm, honestly the entire day was fantastic!”

Boston Seafood Show 2019 Photo Gallery

 

 

Last year the MLA and other industry professionals set forth on a comfy coach bound for Boston and the Seafood Expo North America.  This day long trip departed from Bangor and stopped briefly in Augusta, Portland, and Kennebunk.  It arrived at the door of the Expo where everyone had an opportunity to see how Maine Lobster is marketed and what its competitors are. They experience seafood from all corners of the world, had a chance to sample all sorts of tasty things, and learn about the newest in seafood processing. The coach ride also afforded folks the chance to meet and connect with other industry professionals. The day wrapped up with a walk down to the Exchange Conference Center for a Maine Lobster Reception sponsored by the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative.

It really was a “Don’t miss event!”

The cost was Free thanks to our sponsors:

Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association * Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative * The Maine Lobstermen’s Association *Hannaford Supermarkets