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Saturday January 31, 2015 at 8:00 AM PST
Tuesday February 3, 2015 at 9:00 PM PST

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Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center 
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Leslie Kagarise 
Passenger Vessel Association 
800.807.8360 Ext. 25

Convention Program

Follow the link below for the most current convention program:

Convention Program

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Hyatt Regency Long Beach 

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PVA Attendees receive a special rate of $189.00 for single, double, or triple occupancy.

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PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2015

Offering You a World of Ideas, Information, Tips
and Contacts……

January 31-February 3
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
Long Beach, CA 

Designed with Your Business Needs in Mind

When you decide to attend the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2015, January 31-February 3 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA, you are choosing to gather with the leaders in the passenger vessel industry while also gaining exposure to cutting-edge business information that specifically targets the needs of passenger vessel operators.

As a Convention attendee, You Can Count on….
Compelling Keynote Speakers

….“High-profile” speakers from both business and government.  These experienced professionals will offer insight and information on trends that will help you position your business for continued success. 

View the current MariTrends Convention program: Convention Program

Sessions on Marketing, Technology, Management and Marine Operations  

This year’s convention program offers more exciting new marketing ideas, innovative technological advancements, cutting-edge management techniques, government guidance and marine operations trends than ever before.  In addition, a Marketing Program Committee has been formed to brainstorm and deliver the most relevant marketing topics and speakers.

Industry Specific Conferences

Separate conferences will be held to focus on specific passenger vessel industry segments:

  • PVA Dinner Boat Conference,
  • PVA Ferry Conference
  • PVA Green Waters Conference
  • PVA New Technology Conference.  

MORE MariTrends 2015 Exhibit Hall Lunch and Learn Roundtables Added!

The popular “Lunch and Learn” roundtable sessions are back!  These roundtables will focus on a variety of important issues in industry issues an informal conversational setting. 

MariTrends 2015 Exhibit Hall—the Convention “Gathering Place”

The MariTrends 2015 Exhibition Hall will be the central gathering place for the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2015.  Receptions, social events and meals will be held on the exhibit floor where vessel operators and vendors come together to solve problems, explore new opportunities, build new relationships and showcase products and services that are aimed squarely at the passenger vessel industry. 

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor in MariTrends 2015, please follow the links below:

2015 Convention Floor Plan

Exhibit Booth Sales Registration

Take Advantage of Group Registration Savings…

Save $40 per registration when you register four (4) or more people.  Contact Leslie Kagarise at 1-800.807.8360 Ext. 25 to receive a group registration promo code, or for more information.