Pacific Marine Expo set for Sunday, November 18, through Tuesday, November 20, at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle
Seattle, WA – Dates were announced today for the 52nd Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest commercial fishing and marine industry trade show.
“Pacific Marine Expo will return to CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle from Sunday, November 18, through Tuesday, November 20,” said Denielle Christensen, event director for Diversified Communications, producers of the show. “Due to the Seattle Seahawks NFL schedule, we will be holding the Expo three days later than usual.” The Seahawks are set to play the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, November 15. The Thursday before Thanksgiving is traditionally the Expo’s opening day.
Christensen noted that 2018 dates were selected after surveys and consultation with Expo attendees and exhibitors. “The week before Thanksgiving is when our audience wants to attend Pacific Marine Expo and we are all confident this year's edition will be one for the books,” she said.
The 2018 Expo will build on the tremendous success of the 2017 show, which featured the brand-new Alaska Hall which included all exhibitors from Alaska in the East Hall of the Event Center.
“Last year’s Expo featured more than 500 exhibitors and over 6,000 visitors from 40 states and 24 countries,” Christensen said. “With the continued growth and strength of the West Coast fishing and workboat industries, we expect another outstanding year in 2018.”
In addition to a large show floor featuring the latest products and services, the 2018 Expo will include the Alaska Hall, a free educational conference curated by National Fisherman magazine, product demonstrations, the King County Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast, a career day for students, a special Fishermen’s Lounge, performances by Fisher Poets, and the Fisherman of the Year contest.
“Just add water” is the theme of the 2018 Expo because “the show offers everything for those in the commercial fishing and marine industries under one roof,” according to Christensen. “If you make your living on the water, you just can’t afford to miss it.”
The Expo serves all aspects of the market, including commercial vessel owner and operators, commercial fishermen, boat builders and seafood processors.
Companies interested in exhibiting at Pacific Marine Expo should contact Chris Dimmerling, sales director, at [email protected] or 207-842-5666.
Attendee registration for Pacific Marine Expo will open in June.
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