Economic Forecast Breakfast brings over 300 top leaders to PME

For the past five years, business, labor, community organization and government leaders have attended the annual Maritime Industry Economic Forecast Breakfast. The breakfast provides a tremendous opportunity to address the opportunities and challenges facing the region’s maritime and fishing industries. It also serves to showcase the important contribution of the King County maritime and fishing industries to the region’s economy and quality of life.


In 2017, more than 300 industry leaders attend the breakfast, which was held during Pacific Marine Expo at the CenturyLink Field Events Center. 



VADM Fred Midgette, U.S. Coast Guard, Pacific Area Commander 

John Parrott, President, Foss Maritime

Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Clare Petrich, NW Seaport Alliance Update 

The Economic Value of Alaska’s Seafood Industry Study – Andy Wink, The McDowell Group

Workforce Development 2018:

  • Washington Rep. Gael Tarleton
  • Nicole Grant, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, M.L. King County Labor Council
  • Sarah Scherer, Youth Maritime Collaborative, 2018 Maritime Intern Program

Program Participants

Joshua Berger, Director of Maritime, State of Washington

Susan Chesney, President, Seattle Propeller Club

Jerry Fraser, Publisher, WorkBoat and National Fisherman magazines

John Lockwood, President, Seattle Marine Business Coalition

Eugene Wasserman, President, North Seattle Industrial Association


Breakfast Partner Organizations: Seattle Propeller Club, Port of Seattle, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound, North Seattle Industrial Association, Northwest Marine Trade Association, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, Seattle Marine Business Coalition and King County maritime businesses.


Gold Sponsors: Blue North, Compass Courses, Crowley Maritime, Foss Maritime, Harley Marine Services, Kane Environmental, Pacific Fisherman Shipyard, Port of Seattle, Northwest Seaport Alliance, and RSM US LLP.


Silver Sponsors: Bowditch Marine, Global, Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, Maxum, Matsuda & Associates, and Vigor.


Special thanks:

Diversified Communications

National Fisherman Magazine

Pacific Marine Expo


Get your FREE pass for the Pacific Marine Expo

Attendees of the 2017 Maritime Industry Economic Forecast Breakfast can register for Pacific Marine Expo for FREE. 


Pre-register to Save Time

Breakfast attendees who register for Pacific Marine Expo before the show will be able to pick up their badge at the breakfast check-in.


Register today at

Supporting Organizations

North Seattle Industrial Association

Seattle Marine Business Coalition

Seattle Propeller Club

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