Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest commercial fishing and marine industry trade show, is set for Seattle, Sunday, Nov. 18 – Tuesday, Nov. 20. Due to the Seattle Seahawks schedule, the Expo will be held three days later than usual.

SEATTLE, WA, May 15, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Dates were announced today for the 52nd Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest commercial fishing and marine industry trade show.

“Pacific Marine Expo will return to CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle from Sunday, November 18, through Tuesday, November 20,” said Denielle Christensen, event director for Diversified Communications, producers of the show. “Due to the Seattle Seahawks NFL schedule, we will be holding the Expo three days later than usual.” The Seahawks are set to play the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, November 15. The Thursday before Thanksgiving is traditionally the Expo’s opening day.

Christensen noted that 2018 dates were selected after surveys and consultation with Expo attendees and exhibitors. “The week before Thanksgiving is when our audience wants to attend Pacific Marine Expo and we are all confident this year’s edition will be one for the books,” she said.

The 2018 Expo will build on the tremendous success of the 2017 show, which featured the brand new Alaska Hall which included all exhibitors from Alaska in the East Hall of the Event Center.

“Last year’s Expo featured more than 500 exhibitors and over 6,000 visitors from 40 states and 24 countries,” Christensen said. “With the continued growth and strength of the West Coast fishing and workboat industries, we expect another outstanding year in 2018.”

In addition to a large show floor featuring the latest products and services, the 2018 Expo will include the Alaska Hall, a free educational conference curated by National Fisherman magazine, product demonstrations, the King County Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast, a career day for students, a special Fishermen’s Lounge, performances by Fisher Poets, and the Fisherman of the Year contest.

“Just add water” is the theme of the 2018 Expo because “the show offers everything for those in the commercial fishing and marine industries under one roof,” according to Christensen. “If you make your living on the water, you just can’t afford to miss it.”

The Expo serves all aspects of the market, including commercial vessel owner and operators, commercial fishermen, boat builders and seafood processors.

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

Attendee Registration
Attendee registration for Pacific Marine Expo will open in June.

For more information and updates on the Expo, please visit

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

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

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