I own a trade show called Commercial Marine Expo. As the name implies, it's primarily a business-to-business event for commercial marine professionals. The show will be held on the State Pier in New Bedford, MA on Wednesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 10. We've got 50,000 sq ft of inside exhibits, plus outside displays and demos on the pier apron, and 1,000 linear feet of boats on the pier and floats.
It's really a cool event with everything from engines to commercial electronics to boats and gear...plus in-water boats ranging from high-performance RIBs to lobster boats to tugs and crew boats. The USCGC Tiger Shark will be on the pier giving both tours and safety demonstrations.
Even though CME is a trade event, I thought GB owners in the area might really enjoy walking the show. It’s a great place to see commercial-grade boat and ship stuff, and a great place to be able to talk to technical folks from the industry’s leading companies. There are free seminars and workshops, plus demonstrations. And ZF Marine is hosting a happy hour both days the last hour of the show.
Normally, there’s a $20 admission charge for non-trade folks. I'll be happy to waive the charge for GB list members.
Here’s couple of links for additional information, and for a registration form. Just complete the form and bring it with you to the show. The Type of Business category you want to check off is #12 Private Yacht.
Show Web site: www.comarexpo.com
Exhibitor & brands list: http://tinyurl.com/25lbol4
Registration form: http://tinyurl.com/393zpcz
Floor Plan: http://tinyurl.com/38xhpy2
Hope you can join us!
PS Thanks, Frode, for allowing me to post this!