The Pacific Marine Expo, held annually in Seattle, WA, is coming right up. By serving all aspects of the Pacific market and bringing together commercial fishermen from across the country to do business, get industry updates, and connect with both old and new friends, the expo is the perfect place for all mariners. PME is the West Coast’s longest-running commercial marine and fishing industry tradeshow. Industry members can register for free on the website.

If you make your living on the water, this is your show.

There will be over 5 thousand in attendance and over 400 exhibitors from equipment companies, propulsion, builders, and suppliers. “We rely on Pacific Marine Expo to meet with our vendors and customers on an annual basis so we can provide the best services to the community,” said Jeff Horst, Vice President of Sales at Foss Maritime. “It’s a spectacular event, and we really enjoy connecting on an in-person basis with people who come to Expo from around the world.”

Peter Schrappen, Senior Pacific Region Vice President of the American Waterways Operators, shares,
The Expo brings everyone together, whether you are a commercial vessel operator, a commercial fisherman, in the seafood or tug and barge business, a government agency, a supplier, or other aspects of our industry. It’s so exciting to see people coming together, learning, swapping stories, and buying goods, all for improving the maritime industry.”

“This is the year to come to Expo, and our exhibitor list is growing daily. The free Education Program is an absolute can’t miss, and this year, we’re adding even more incredible special events and networking opportunities. Additionally, the show is returning to a Wed-Friday day pattern, which we’ve heard from both attendees and exhibitors is an optimal window,” said Bob Callahan, Event Director and Group Vice President of Diversified Communications, which produces the show. “It’s the one place to check out the latest products, technologies, and services, expand your knowledge base, and catch up with old and new friends.” The Expo has been held in Seattle for more than 50 years.

PME will offer a variety of informative sessions at no additional cost to attendees and exhibitors. The newly revamped NF Wheelhouse Dockside Chats will cover topics such as Planning Your Next Large Purchase that Needs Financing, Engaging the Next Generation of Commercial Fishermen, Partners of Commercial Fisherman Parlor, and Women in Commercial Fishing Spotlight.

Make sure to join us for the Coastal Challenge, formally known as the Fisherman of the Year competition, where your crew can test their seaworthiness, skills, and knowledge.

Finally, when you’re looking to unwind after a busy day on the show floor, in sessions, or make new industry contacts, join us for happy hour at the end of each show day in the Beer Garden, booth 4200.

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