Special State of Alaska Celebration to be Held
During 2005 International Boston Seafood Show
March 11, 2005
This marketing venture will coincide with the 23rd annual International Boston Seafood Show, held in the new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center March 13-15. The show features representatives of all facets of the seafood industry and is a must-attend event for seafood buyers and sellers from around the world.
"Alaska remains a major player in the seafood industry," said Commerce Commissioner Edgar Blatchford. "This event, held in Boston during the seafood industry's largest annual tradeshow, is the perfect opportunity to market Alaska's pure and abundant seafood to the most influential seafood buyers from around the world."
Actor and friend of Alaska Tom Skerritt will serve as the evening's celebrity guest MC. He has appeared in numerous films including Robert Altman's M*A*S*H, Steel Magnolias with Sally Field, Contact, A River Runs Through It directed by Robert Redford, Alien, The Turning Point with Shirley MacLaine, Space Camp, and opposite Tom Cruise in the 1986 film Top Gun.
At the event, guests will be
treated to a taste of Alaskan culture and heritage, all while
enjoying a large variety of professionally prepared seafood from
the pure and clean waters of Alaska. Bob and David Kinkead, John
Besh, Kaz Okochi, Richard Vellante, and of course our own Al
Levisohn, are just a sampling of the celebrity chefs that will
be demonstrating first-hand to purchasers what they can do with
Alaska products at high-end restaurants. Entertainment will
include the King Cove Dancers sponsored by the Aleutia brand.
These young artists come from King Cove, Alaska and have been
showcased on Good Morning America. Music will be provided by
the exceptional Alaskan and Nashville artist Hobo Jim, featuring
music from his new CD. Special guests include Alaska's Lt. Governor,
Alaska's Commissioner of Commerce, State Legislatures, Mrs. Alaska,
and the Alaska Native Arts Foundation.
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