11:30 AM11:30

October 17 Luncheon

Program: Seafood 101 Panel Discussion


John Meyers, Vice President & Senior Principal with Hockema Whalen Myers Associates John Myers has been a practicing naval architect for 25 years, and has been a Professional Engineer since 2001.  He is Vice President & Senior Principal with Hockema Whalen Myers Associates, a Seattle based naval architectural firm he co-owns which specializes in the commercial fishing industry.  John is also a Coast Guard approved stability instructor and teaches courses in vessel stability to fishermen through the North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners Association (NPFVOA).  His professional focus is on improving fishing vessel efficiency and safety.

  • Trends in Fishing Vessel Design and efficiency and stability

Joshua Berger   Governor s Maritime Sector Lead, State of Washington
Joshua works as the liaison between maritime industry stakeholders, the Governor's office, legislature and state agencies. As Sector Lead he focuses on economic development, building public/private partnerships, and ensuring a 21st century workforce.  In his role, Joshua is leading Washington Maritime BLUE, the Governor's strategic vision for a sustainable, decarbonized maritime industry alongside the development of a Maritime Innovation Center. Previously, Joshua served as Director of the Washington Maritime Federation and brings extensive maritime industry experience to his position. He earned a Master's Degree from Antioch University Seattle in Participatory Planning. Joshua is also a professional Merchant Mariner having worked in the towing industry and spent six years as captain of the historic schooner Adventuress.

  • WA Blue Modernization of the Fishing Fleet Initiative

Alan Davis, Trident Seafoods

  • Trend in fishing vessel safety and risk management

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8:00 AM08:00

2018 Maritime Industry Forecast Breakfast

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2018 Maritime Industry Economic Forecast Breakfast
Tuesday, November 20 @ Pacific Marine Expo

Don’t Miss the 2018 Maritime Industry Economic Forecast Breakfast


For the past six 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, nearly 350 people attended the breakfast.



Seattle Propeller Club, North Seattle Industrial Association, American Waterways Operators, Northwest Marine Trade Association, Transportation Institute, Port of Seattle and King County maritime businesses,



8-10 a.m., on Tuesday, November 20, 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.



  • R.D. James, Asst. Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (Army Corps of Engineers) (invited)

  • Johan Sperling, Vice President, Marine Services, Crowley Shipping (confirmed)

  • Mikel Durham, Chief Executive Officer, American Seafoods Group LLC (confirmed)

  • Tim Jacox, President & COO, UnCruise Adventures (invited)

  • George Harris, President, Northwest Marine Trade Association (confirmed)

  • Andrew Johnsen, BNSF Assistant Vice President of Community Affairs (confirmed)

  • Steve Metruck, Port of Seattle – (confirmed)


       Program Participants

  • Rich Berkowitz, Director, Pacific Coast Operations, Transportation Institute

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

  • Jerry Fraser, Publisher, WorkBoat and National Fisherman magazines

  • 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.

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 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.


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