I can’t believe the week of Fish Expo has already arrived. And yes, I do know that Fish Expo had its name changed to Pacific Marine Expo a few years ago, and that it is now held at the Qwest Field Event Center, not the Convention Center.
I have the fondest of memories of the grand event, though, and it will always be Fish Expo to me. I attended the National Fisherman-sponsored Expo with my family as a child in the 80s, and then went back in my mid-twenties for a few years as a writer for National Fisherman and the Show Daily. The fun I had attending the information sessions, networking, socializing, walking up and down the aisles of exhibits and vendors, and getting in line for Spike Walker book signings was unparalleled.
Anyway, here is information on Pacific Marine Expo, copied from the Fishlink Sublegals newsletter:
PACIFIC MARINE EXPO: Pacific Marine Expo is the largest commercial marine tradeshow on the West Coast. Serving all aspects of the market, including commercial vessels owners, commercial fishermen, boatbuilders and seafood processors, this annual event covers it all. The event will take place from 20 to 22 November at the Qwest Field Event Center in Seattle, Washington. For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.pacificmarineexpo.com.
See you there!