With over 270 industry leaders in attendance, the 10th Annual Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast at Pacific Marine Expo was a tremendous success.
For the past 10 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.
Special thanks to our speakers for an incredible program:
U.S. Coast Guard Update - Vice Admiral Paul Thomas, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, Washington,
Fishing - Andy Wink · Executive Director, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association
Shipping - John Wolfe, NW Seaport Alliance, Dustin Stoker, President, Husky Terminal and Stevedoring and Dana Brand, General Manager, SSA Marine in a discussion.
Port of Seattle Update - Commission President Ryan Calkins
Workforce Development - Washington State Maritime Workforce Development Plan: Ann Avary, Director, Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology
Tosca Pinder, President, Seattle Propeller Club
Eugene Wasserman, President, North Seattle Industrial Association
Eleanor Kirtley, Senior Program Manager, Green Marine
Heather Haugland, Senior Consultant, McKinley Research Group
Bob Callahan, Pacific Marine Expo Show Director
Port of Seattle, Seattle Propeller Club and King County Maritime
Gold Breakfast Sponsors
Columbia Bank, Compass Courses, Foss Maritime, Crowley, The Groundfish Forum, Holmes Weddle Barcott, Matsuda & Associates, the Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing and Technology, The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the Port of Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal, the Port of Seattle Maritime Operations, SSA Marine and the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development.
Argosy Cruises, Global Diving, Newfront, Pacific Marine Expo/Diversified Communications, and Vigor.
Seattle Propeller Club, North Seattle Industrial Association, the American Waterways Operators, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound, Northwest Marine Trade Association, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, Seattle Marine Business Coalition and the Transportation Institute.
Download the speaker PowerPoint here:
National Fisherman Magazine
Pacific Marine Expo