May 9th, 2018 • Renaissance Seattle Hotel • Seattle, Washington

Agenda

8-9am

Continental Breakfast and Networking

 


9-10:30am

Welcoming Remarks

Peter Philips, Publisher, Fishermen’s News

 

Vessel Design Considerations

Moderator: Ches King, RINA: Class Societies and the Bering Sea Fleet

Panelists:

  • Jim Towers, Elliott Bay Design Group: Innovations in Crab Boat Design
  • Eric Blumhagen, Hockema Whalen Myers Associates: Stability Considerations
  • Bob Desautel, Global Seas: Advantages of a Conversion

 


10:30-11am

Coffee Break and Networking

 


11am-12pm

New Technologies in the Bering Sea

Moderator: Joshua Berger, Washington State Department of Commerce

Panelists:

  • Runar Hjelle, Rolls-Royce Marine: Advances in Winch Technology
  • Quentin Stewart, Wartsila: Innovations in Propulsion

 


12pm-1:30pm

Luncheon

Speaker: Bob Donegan, Ivar’s: A Customer’s View of the Seafood Market

 


1:30-3pm

Public Policy 

  • Coast Guard Authorization Bill
  • Vessel Incidental Discharge Exemption
  • Magnuson Act Reauthorization
  • Groundfish Buyback Loan Refinance

 

Moderator: Tim Hobbs, K & L Gates

Panelists:

  • Chad See, Freezer Longline Coalition
  • Representative, USCG
  • Other panelists to be invited

 


3-3:30pm

Coffee Break and Networking

 


3:30-5pm

Marketing to the US and the World

Moderator: Peter PhilipsFishermen’s News

Panelists:

  • Margery Schelling, American Seafoods
  • Michael McGinley, Ocean Beauty Seafoods
  • Other panelists to be invited

 


5-6:30pm

Closing Reception