Pacific Marine Expo offers a variety of informative education sessions at no additional cost to attendees and exhibitors. These sessions cover topics such as marine safety, business management, regulatory issues, technical advancements and more. The Educational Program is designed to provide current and essential updates to the commercial fishing industry, while offering an environment for open discussions and networking with other industry professionals.
Pacific Marine Expo features a variety of special daily events including, the brand new Alaska Hall, Fisherman of the Year Contest, a taping of Seattle Kitchen Radio Show, Presentations by the Fisher Poets, and more. In addition, we cap off each show day with a happy hours, which provides a laid back atmosphere where attendees and exhibitors can come together, catch up and share a drink. Check out some of the special events on this year’s agenda below and stay tuned for more about the 2017 Expo!
There is nothing like free drinks to help fuel the conversation with vendors and colleagues. Take a few minutes to unwind and have a drink on us, in the Pacific Marine Expo Beer Garden. Each happy hour will feature a prize drawing for a pair of Seahawk’s tickets, plus a special guest appearance by a Seahawk’s cheerleader – come get an autograph!
Every year attendees looking to source Alaskan products and services have flocked to the 500 aisle to get some face to face time with Alaskan exhibitors. This year, we’re excited to announce that Alaskan participation has out grown a single aisle and now will be its own hall! Formally know as the “East Hall”, the Alaska Hall will be a one stop shop for everything that comes from Alaska. In this brand new feature you will not only find all the Alaskan Exhibitors you need to see, but it’s where the Main Stage and the ever popular Happy Hour will be located.
With Alaskan exhibitors all in one place and tons of exciting special features in the works, this brand new destination will be a can’t-miss attraction at this year’s Expo.
Put your skills to the test in the annual Fisherman of the Year Competition, where mariners compete in three heats of rope splicing, net mending and blindfolded knot tying. Each heat’s winner will take away $100 cash, and will move on to compete in the final round – the survival suit challenge. The final round champion will take home the coveted Fisherman of the Year title, $100 cash and a custom National Fisherman jacket. There is no fee to enter – just step on up! Get here early – slots fill up fast!
Not competing? Watch and cheer on the competitors!