You definitely won’t want to miss this year’s keynote speaker.

Keith Colburn, captain of the Bering Sea crab boat Wizard and longtime lead on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” will be taking the stage this year to share his advice for success in the fishing industry’s hypercompetitive business environment.

Colburn got on a one-way flight to Alaska in 1985 with $50 and a little fire in him. His thirst for adventure landed him on the deck of a fishing boat, and he has been in the business ever since.

On top of being a fisherman, Colburn is also a classically trained chef and spokesman. He attributes his success to a strong work ethic and solid core values.

Join us and Keith Colburn in the keynote area at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Samuel Hill is the former associate editor for National Fisherman. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where he got his start in journalism at the campus’ newspaper, the Free Press. He has also written for the Bangor Daily News, the Outline, Motherboard and other publications about technology and culture.

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