First major commercial show since pandemic set for Lumen Field Event Center
SEATTLE, WA, November 02, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — For the commercial marine industry, it’s nearly as exciting as seeing a record-breaking 63.2 million sockeye salmon return to Bristol Bay this summer!
“After a year away, the maritime community is very eager to come together again at Pacific Marine Expo,” said Bob Callahan, Group Vice President, Diversified Communications, which produces the show. “Over the past year we have heard time and time again how important this show is to the commercial marine industry, and we can’t wait to do our part to drive this business forward once again in 2022. This important industry needs this show, and we are ready to deliver it.”
This year’s PME will be held from Thursday, Nov. 18, through Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle. The Expo is the first major in-person commercial show to be held at Lumen Field since the pandemic.
The industry’s eagerness to attend PME is being demonstrated by strong attendee pre-registration and exhibitor sales. PME is the West Coast’s commercial largest commercial marine trade show and has been held for more than 50 years in Seattle.
“This is by far the best show to talk to my customers and to create personal relationships that produce new business for Fishermen’s Terminal,” said Ray Giometti, Port of Seattle “We are so looking forward to this year’s show.”
Callahan noted that the PME team has spent months preparing and implementing rigorous onsite protocols that will ensure the safety of guests and their ability to do business at the Expo. “The health of our visitors, exhibitors, partners and staff are our absolute top priority and we’ve taking every measure to make sure their experience at this year’s show is safe, positive, and productive,” Callahan said. PME health and safety protocols can be found at www.pacificmarineexpo.com/health-safety/.
PME COVID-19 Safety Requirements
Vaccine Policy – Per Lumen Field policy, all attendees, exhibitors, speakers and staff will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry into Lumen Field Event Center. In lieu of vaccination verification, entrants may also present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to the event.
Mask Mandate – In accordance with the current Washington state and King County mask mandates, until further notice all people entering Lumen Field Event Center will be required to wear masks at all times except while actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.
If you’re in the commercial marine industry, you don’t want to miss this year’s Expo. For three days the Pacific Northwest’s working waterfront is all in one place. That means some serious business, lots of catching up, and tons of great memories made.
This year’s PME features more than 500 exhibitors including equipment companies, propulsion, builders, and suppliers and more, who will be presenting the latest innovative products and business solutions. Nearly 100 King County, Washington, maritime businesses are exhibiting at the Expo. A list of exhibitors can be found at www.pacificmarineexpo.com.
In addition, free education sessions are scheduled on marine safety, business management, regulatory issues and technical advancements. Check out sessions on workforce development, Alaska Mariculture, offshore wind development and the commercial fishing industry, lessons the industry learned from the Scandies Rose and Destination losses, protecting Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine development, the latest in sustainability initiatives, and more. The full schedule of free workshops can be found at www.pacificmarineexpo.com/agenda/.
Daily events include live demonstrations, the Fisherman of the Year Contest hosted by Sean Dwyer from the deadliest catch and Claire Neaton of the Salmon Sisters, a taping of Hot Stove Society, daily happy hours, a presentation by the Fisher Poets, and an industry bookstore.
Finally, don’t miss the annual Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast on Friday, November 19. The breakfast provides a tremendous opportunity to address the opportunities and challenges facing the region’s maritime and fishing industries. It also serves to highlight the important contribution of the King County maritime and fishing industries to the region’s economy and quality of life. In 2019, more than 300 industry leaders attended the breakfast.
This year’s speakers include Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, The Journal of Commerce; Charlie Ball, Executive Vice President, Land Operations, Holland America Group; Karl Bratvold, Managing Partner, Starbound; Craig Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers; Joshua Berger, Founder & President/CEO at Maritime Blue; Tremain Holloway, Principal, Maritime High School; Port of Seattle Commission President Fred Felleman; Steve Metruck, Executive Director, Port of Seattle; and, John Wolfe, Chief Executive Officer, The Northwest Seaport Alliance.
Breakfast tickets can be purchased at https://seattlepropellerclub.org/events.
“The Expo is a critical show for our region’s maritime industry,” said Eugene Wasserman, President, North Seattle Industrial Association. “Its combination of showcasing cutting-edge products and services, networking, and sales opportunities will help our businesses continue to grow and proposer in 2022.”
2021 Expo Hours
Thursday, Nov. 18 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, Nov. 19 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 20 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Expo is free to attend for industry member. To register to attend PME, please visit www.PacificMarineExpo.com.
Companies interested in exhibiting at Pacific Marine Expo should contact Christine Salmon, Sales Director, at [email protected] or call (207) 842.5530.
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.
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