The Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest and longest running commercial marine and fishing industry trade show, will return to Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 17, running through Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Lumen Field Event Center.
“The return of the Expo last year proved again that this show is the place to be for the commercial marine and fishing industry to see old friends, network with new ones and successfully do business in person,” said Bob Callahan, group vice president, Diversified Communications, which produces the show. “Working with local health officials, it was terrific to bring the maritime family safely together again at last year’s successful show.”
Last year’s Expo attracted more than 5,000 industry leaders, who heard from more than 60 industry speakers during the free Education Program and explored the latest products and services at over 350 exhibit booths. The Expo has been held in Seattle for more than 50 years and returned last year after a year away due to the pandemic.
The Expo serves all aspects of the Pacific commercial marine market, including commercial vessel owners, commercial fishermen, seafood processors, boat builders, passenger vessel owners/operators, tug and workboat operators, charter boat owner/operators, marine engineers and architects, port and military officials, charter and pleasure yacht owners, marine service providers, and others.
In addition to a full exhibit floor filled with the latest in equipment and services from top industry manufacturers and suppliers, the 2022 Expo will feature the Alaska Hall, a free education program curated by National Fisherman, product demonstrations, the King County Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast, a special Fishermen’s Lounge, performances by Fisher Poets, and the popular Fisherman of the Year contest.
The Pacific Marine Expo Education program offers sessions on topics such as marine safety, business management, regulatory issues, technical advancements, and more. The education program is designed to provide essential updates to the industry while offering an environment for open discussions and networking with other industry professionals.
Callahan noted that Diversified will again be working closely with local health officials to ensure that the 2022 show is safe, positive, and productive.
“We have heard time and time again how important this show is to the commercial fishing and marine industry, and we can’t wait to do our part to successfully drive this business forward once again in 2023,” Callahan said.
Registration for Pacific Marine Expo will open in August.
Companies interested in exhibiting at Pacific Marine Expo should contact Christine Salmon, sales director, at 207.842.5530 or [email protected].
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