(St. John’s, NL; 01 Dec. 2014) Oil and gas, fish processors, commercial fisheries, and aquaculture were included in the industries represented at the 2014 edition of the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show, held 28 – 29 Nov 2014, Mile One Centre, St. John’s, the capital of Canada’s easternmost province, Newfoundland and Labrador.
This commercial marine event showcased new and innovative products to 3,177 qualified buyers walking the show floor. There was significant growth in the number of visitors in the areas of offshore oil and gas and seafood processing, in particular…Show manager Shawn Murphy said, “This was an engaged audience… especially given the diverse array of products featured and special promotions offered at the show.”
The organizers deemed it to be a “great success once again” and a report in the story says Master Promotions, Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show. “Organizers have positioned the show to appeal to suppliers to the marine industry,” which, according to Murphy, “allows us to showcase our products to a high quality, captive audience.”
As noted in the release, comments from exhibitors were very positive: “The show gave us the opportunity to finalize sales and introduced us to new customers,” said Mike Freigy with New Way Diesel.“This year’s show was great,” said Melissa Collins with Fab-Tech, one of many exhibiting companies. “Visits to our booth from potential customers increased significantly and as a direct result of the 2014 North Atlantic Fish & Work Boat Show, Fab-Tech sold an FTI Angler 16 that was exhibited at the show!”
“The North Atlantic Fish & Workboat show was a very good event for us,” said Con Dunphy with Atlantic Electronics Limited, another of this year’s exhibitors. “We had several direct sales at the show and, as a result of the exposure, we expect many more over the next few months. We are already looking forward to the 2016 edition.”As part of the 2014 North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show, deserving individuals were inducted into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame.
These awards pay a lasting tribute to those who have made valuable contributions in any sector of the marine industry and are given in three categories: Mariner, Processor and Builder. The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture presented the awards to the 2014 inductees: Marcel O’Brien (Mariner); Edgar Simmons / Golden Shell (Processor); and Val Cull / Northern Boat Repair (Builder).
The North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show owes its success in part to the generous support of its sponsors: TRINAV Group, the Navigator, Mermaid Marine, Marindustrial Inc., and Twin Disc.
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Media Inquiries:Shawn Murphy, Show ManagerMaster Promotions Ltd.1-888-454-7469SMURPHY@MPLTD.CA