Sue Kogan to lead sales team for Seafood 1 on 1, the rebranded buyer-supplier networking conference


Sue KoganWells, Maine – September 2, 2015: After 24 years of marketing to the seafood industry, including 10 years with Astra Information Systems and over 14 years at Diversified Business Communications, with SeaFood Business and, Sue Kogan is back in the industry that she loves. She will be a key player in Seafood 1on1, part of a series of rebranded buyer-supplier networking conferences hosted by FirstSource Events.

“FirstSource offers the style of buyer-supplier meeting opportunities that I always found missing in other forms of marketing available to seafood suppliers,” said Ms. Kogan. “Vertical meeting events are not new to the business world, but they are relatively new to the seafood industry. This is a growing niche where buyers and suppliers have a relaxing venue to meet, see, taste, and do business. I spoke with the team at FirstSource about the many changes in store and I am excited to be a part of growing this event!” Sue went on to add: “A focused few days to meet new suppliers will save buyers time and money. Suppliers often see immediate return on their investment with these types of events and buyers appreciate the time savings. I’m delighted and ready to get to work!”

Bill Doherty, President of International Conference Development, LLC, which recently acquired FirstSource Events, said, “We are very excited that Sue Kogan will be leading our sales efforts for the FirstSource Seafood 1on1 event in 2016. As we rebrand and grow this seafood event, Sue will play an integral role in helping to recruit participation of the industry’s top seafood suppliers and buyers. ”


For More information on this or future scheduled FirstSource events, contact:

  • Bill Doherty
  • 207-216-9857

About FirstSource Events

FirstSource networking events are limited to high-volume buyers and vendors. The format combines buyer-scheduled one-on-one meetings, personal introductions with icebreakers, vendor presentations and product tastings. In addition, vendors’ products are featured at many of the event’s meals and receptions. Hotel, airfare and meals for invited buyers are covered by the event organizers. A limited number of pre-screened vendors pay a modest fee to take part. To date, all FirstSource events have earned a 100 percent satisfaction rating by participants. For additional information about FirstSource visit

About International Conference Development, LLC

With over 75 years cumulative experience in the conference and exhibition business; ICDevents professionals have produced highly successful events in multiple fields and industries including: biotechnology, environment, finance, knowledge management, customer relationship management, investment, design, architecture, construction, insurance, manufacturing, marketing, electronic commerce, healthcare, pharmaceutical, energy, food and beverage, telecommunications and information technology. These exhibitions and conferences have been held at leading resorts, hotels and convention centers worldwide.