2020 Maritime Industry Economic Forecast Breakfast: “Post-Covid Economic Recovery in 2021?!”

Click on the photo to watch the Forecast Breakfast Video.

Maritime Industry leaders and government officials joined together during Pacific Marine Expo OnLine to discuss the economic challenges and opportunities facing the industry in 2021 at this free, virtual webinar.


Click here to watch the video of the Forecast Breakast.


Speakers included:

The Pacific Northwest Economic Outlook: Jon Talton, The Seattle Times

The State Response: Washington State Secretary of Commerce Director Lisa Brown

The Industry Response:

     Port of Seattle Commission President Peter Steinbrueck

     Steve Metruck, Port of Seattle Executive Director

     Port of Tacoma Commission President John McCarthy

     John Wolfe, Northwest Seaport Alliance CEO


Program Participants

• Sarah Scherer, Seattle Propeller Club President and Seattle Office of Economic Development

• Charlie Costanzo, American Waterways Operators

• Peter Schrappen, NMTA and Washington Maritime Federation

• Eugene Wasserman, North Seattle Industrial Association


Sponsors: Seattle Propeller Club, Port of Seattle, and King County Maritime.


Presenting Partners: North Seattle Industrial Association, American Waterways Operators, Northwest Marine Trade Association, Transportation Institute, Seattle Marine Business Coalition and King County maritime businesses, with National Fisherman and Pacific Marine Expo.




2019 Maritime Industry Economic Forecast Breakfast set for November 22

For the past seven 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 2018, nearly 325 people attended the breakfast.



8-10 a.m., on Friday, November 22, during Pacific Marine Expo at the CenturyLink Field Events Center. Your breakfast includes free admission to the West Coast’s largest commercial marine and fishing trade show. Please register for the Expo to ensure you have a free name badge for the breakfast and the Expo.



Mark Tabbutt, Chairman, Saltchuk (confirmed)

Tom Allegretti, President and CEO, American Waterways Operators (confirmed)

Stephanie Jones Stebbins, Managing Director, Maritime Division, Port of Seattle (confirmed)

Barry Thom, West Coast Regional Administrator NOAA Fisheries (confirmed)

Dr. Kevin Werner, Director, NW Science Center, NOAA Fisheries (confirmed)

Lori Otto Punke, President, Washington Council on International Trade (confirmed)


Program Participants

Charlie Costanzo, Vice President – Pacific Region, The American Waterways Operators

Denielle Christensen, Pacific Marine Expo Show Director

Sarah Scherer, President, Seattle Propeller Club

Eugene Wasserman, President, North Seattle Industrial Association



General admission tickets are $65 each, with $650 for a table of 10.


To register: https://seattlepropellerclub.org/events


Gold Sponsorship - $1,000

10 tickets for a table at the breakfast with preferred table location, recognition by the breakfast emcee and company logo on the event PowerPoint presentation. Logo will also be in mailings to promote breakfast attendance. In addition, company logo on a full-page ad in Pacific Marine Expo program; on a banner in the Pacific Marine Expo registration area; on the King County Maritime website; and, on the brochure distributed at the breakfast.


Silver Sponsorship - $500

5 tickets for the breakfast with preferred seating, recognition by the breakfast emcee and company name on the event PowerPoint presentation. Logo will also be in mailings to promote breakfast attendance. In addition, company name on the brochure distributed at the breakfast and your logo on the King County Maritime website.


Please make checks payable to:

Seattle Propeller Club

ATTN: Polly Lynch

c/o Marine Exchange of Puget Sound

100 West Harrison Street 

Suite S-560

Seattle, WA 98119


For further information or sponsorship:

Ken Saunderson, Economic Forecast Breakfast Coordinator


(206) 282-6858


Register Today for FREE for Pacific Marine Expo

PME is the West Coast’s largest commercial marine trade show. Attend for free by using this link or the code “breakfast” to have PME badge ready and waiting for you when you show up to the breakfast.




Special thanks:

Diversified Communications

National Fisherman Magazine

Pacific Marine Expo


Sponsored by:

Supporting Organizations

North Seattle Industrial Association

Seattle Marine Business Coalition

Northwest Marine Trade Association

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