The International Boston Seafood Show (IBSS) and Seafood Processing America (SPA), North America's largest seafood exhibition, will take place from March 15 to 17 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The exhibition offers a global marketplace where buyers and suppliers can meet, as well as an extensive range of seafood, equipment and new products.

This year's keynote speaker is Japanese Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Event features include a conference program exploring best practices in the seafood marketplace, culinary demonstrations from top industry chefs and an awards ceremony showcasing new products.

Last year, more than 17,000 people attended the events, 25 percent of whom were from abroad. In total, attendees from 97 countries were present at the IBSS and 20 countries were represented at SPA. With global seafood consumption expected to increase 25 percent by 2015, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, a significant international presence is expected again this year. For more information on IBSS and SPA, visit