53rd Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest commercial marine and fishing trade show, set for the CenturyLink Field Event Center Nov. 21 through Nov. 23. Last year’s Expo attracted more than 6,000 visitors from 40 states and 24 countries.

SEATTLE, WA, November 07, 2019 /Neptune100/ — The 53rd Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest commercial marine and fishing trade show, will be held at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle from Thursday, Nov. 21, through Saturday, Nov. 23.

Last year’s Expo attracted more than 6,000 visitors from 40 states and 24 countries and over 500 exhibitors. The Expo serves all aspects of the market, including commercial vessel owner and operators, commercial fishermen, boat builders and seafood processors. For more information, please visit www.PacificMarineExpo.com.

Press Credentials
For complimentary press credentials, please stop by the Show Office, Mezzanine Level, CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Key Events
Keynote Panel: Pebble Mine, the Changing Minds
1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21
A keynote panel of industry leaders will hold an in-depth discussion of the recent Army Corp of Engineers’ Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Pebble Mine Development in Bristol Bay. “Shaky science and lack of information are driving the industry to fight back against the recent advances of Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay,” said Jessica Hathaway, Editor, National Fisherman magazine.

Joining Hathaway on the “Pebble Mine: The Changing Minds” Keynote Panel will be Andy Wink, Executive Director, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Authority; Daniel Schindler, Director, Alaska Salmon Program; Mike Friccero, former board president of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Authority; and, Everette Andersen, Director, Bristol Bay Native Corporation.

Port of Seattle Capital Investment Plan for the Waterfront
11:00 AM – 11:45 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21
Speakers: Stephanie Jones Stebbins, Managing Director, Maritime Division, and Dave McFadden, Economic Development Division Director.

Maritime Industry Economic Forecast Breakfast
8 – 10 a.m., Friday, November 22
West Club Lounge, CenturyLink Field Event Center
Registration and other details: www.SeattlePropellerClub.org
This year’s breakfast will attract nearly 350 top labor, business, local and federal government and community leaders. Speakers include:
• Mark Tabbutt, Chairman, Saltchuk (confirmed)
• Tom Allegretti, President and CEO, American Waterways Operators (confirmed)
• Stephanie Jones Stebbins, Managing Director, Maritime Division, Port of Seattle (confirmed)
• Barry Thom, West Coast Regional Administrator NOAA Fisheries (confirmed)
• Dr. Kevin Werner, Director, NW Science Center, NOAA Fisheries (confirmed)
• Lorie Otto Punke, President, Washington Council on International Trade (confirmed)

Annual Conference Program
The Keynote Panel is one of the highlights of the free education program at Pacific Marine Expo, which offers sessions on marine safety, business management, regulatory issues and technical advancements, and more. In addition, this year National Fisherman will host a full track of sessions dedicated to Young Fishermen right within their booth. See the full conference program here: http://www.pacificmarineexpo.com/education-events/

Special Events
2019 Pacific Marine Expo special events include the recording of KIRO Radio’s Seattle Kitchen program (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21), a performance by the Fisher Poets (10:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23), Fisherman of the Year Contest (11:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23), and a free daily Happy Hour in the Beer Garden.

The Alaska Hall
The Alaska Hall will be a one-stop shopping for everything that comes from Alaska. In the Hall, you will not only find all the Alaskan Exhibitors you need to see, but also the Main Stage and the popular daily Happy Hour.

To Register and Exhibit
To register today, visit www.PacificMarineExpo.com. Registration is free to industry members. The fee to attend for non-exhibiting manufacturer and suppliers is $75. At the Expo (November 21-23), the registration fee is $30 for industry members.

Companies interested in exhibiting at Pacific Marine Expo should contact Chris Dimmerling, sales director, at [email protected] or 207-842-5666.

Pacific Marine Expo is produced by Diversified Communications.

For more information and updates on the Expo, please visit www.pacificmarineexpo.com.

About Pacific Marine Expo
Pacific Marine Expo is part of the Diversified Communications portfolio of commercial marine events, publications and eMedia products. Pacific Marine Expo is the largest and longest running commercial fishing and marine tradeshow on the West Coast and is annually held in Seattle. The Expo serves all aspects of the market, including commercial vessel owners, commercial fishermen, boatbuilders, workboat operators and seafood processors. For further information, visit www.PacificMarineExpo.com.

About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.divcom.com.