Registration is set to open for Pacific Marine Expo and the International WorkBoat Show, which will bring together more than 20,000 commercial marine industry leaders and over 1,500 exhibitors who exhibit at the shows.

NEW ORLEANS, LA, June 22, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Registration for the 51st Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest commercial fishing and marine industry trade show, opens on June 26, and registration for the 38th International WorkBoat Show, North America’s largest commercial marine trade show, opens July 11.

“These shows are the premier events for the commercial marine industry,” said Denielle Christensen, event director for Diversified Communications, producers of PME and the WorkBoat Show. “Pacific Marine Expo and the International WorkBoat Show bring together more than 20,000 people seeking to purchase the latest products, technologies and services from over 1,500 businesses who exhibit at the shows.”

Pacific Marine Expo
Pacific Marine Expo will return to CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle from Thursday, Nov. 16, through Saturday, Nov. 18. Last year’s Expo attracted nearly than 500 exhibitors and over 8,500 visitors from 40 states and 24 countries. The Expo serves all aspects of the market, including commercial vessel owner and operators, commercial fishermen, boat builders and seafood processors.

The 2017 Expo will include a free educational conference, Safety 101 Program, industry demonstrations, keynote addresses, the King County Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast, Job Fair, a special Fishermen’s Lounge, daily complimentary happy hours, performances by Fisher Poets, and the Fisherman of the Year contest sponsored by National Fisherman magazine.

International WorkBoat Show
The 2017 International WorkBoat Show will be held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from Wednesday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec 1. The 2016 show attracted approximately 1,100 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors from 45 states and 27 countries. The WorkBoat Show is the top marketplace for businesses that service the coastal, inland and offshore waters.

The International WorkBoat Show features an Annual Conference, which provides tiered programming covering the latest in marine safety, technology, business management, and government regulations, and features top keynote speakers.

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

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 WorkBoat
The International WorkBoat Show is part of the Diversified Communications portfolio of commercial marine events, publications and e-media products. The WorkBoat brand has been connecting qualified buyers with leading suppliers for more than 70 years. In print through WorkBoat magazine, online at, face-to-face at the International WorkBoat Show and through education with the Professional Series, WorkBoat delivers high-quality information to all segments of the marine industry in North America. For more information, visit

About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, digital products, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: technology, seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, Diversified has divisions in the Eastern U.S., Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. For more information please visit

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