PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2024

Your Link to the Future

January 27-30, 2024

Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Registration is OPEN!

Register HERE using our Convention App

Receive a discount when you register four (4) or more people at the same time.
*Must call Leslie Kagarise for special promo code: 1-800-807-8360 ext. 25

About the Convention

Set your sights on January 27-30, 2024 when the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2024 will be held. This convention will feature a variety of thought-provoking sessions and opportunities to share knowledge.

Hear from the leaders in the passenger vessel industry and key government officials and representatives that are so important to your business. You will also have an opportunity to participate in a variety of sessions, workshops and roundtables that will give you cutting-edge information and ideas specifically targeted to your business and operational needs.

New in 2024, Passenger Vessel Operators Day is Tuesday, January 30th

MariTrends 2024 features an all-new segment of our convention schedule called Passenger Vessel Operators Day. This day provides a full day of programming focusing solely on technical, operations, and business issues facing passenger vessel operators. The format will emphasize sharing tips, ideas and information that will save operators money, time, and effort. The objective of this special day is to draw upon the expertise of PVA members, both vessel and associate, U.S. Coast Guard, and other government and industry representatives to address a wide range of pressing operational and industry issues.

Lodging Information

Hyatt Regency Portland At The Oregon Convention Center
375 NE Holladay St
Portland, OR 97232
Hotel booking link

Convention Agenda

You may access the convention program (agenda) by visiting the event page below and clicking on "Convention Program" in the nagiation menu.
Convention event site
Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

Local Area

A Maritrends Guide to Portland:
Written by By Dan Yates, President of Portland Spirit, a Maritrends Guide to Portland has been provided to assist convention attendees with helpful information and suggestions for things to do while visiting the Portland area for the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends. Find information on side trips, downtown Portland, a restaurant guide (coming soon), and even a trivia contest on this invaluable webpage. Be sure to check it out as you make your travel plans for attending the convention.

Travel Portland:
The Travel Portland website provides information to visitors so that they can make the most of their stay through its online and print materials and social media. Find local events, use the food cart finder, get acquainted with Portland's neighborhoods and plan your trip using regional resources.

MariTrends 2024 Exhibit Hall

The MariTrends 2024 exhibit hall is the convention's gathering place for the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2024. PVA loyal Associate members will also showcase a variety of products and services specifically for passenger vessel operations.

Purchase an Exhibit Booth:
Purchase an exhibit booth space here
PVA Associate member exhibitors will be prominently featured during the convention.

Purchase Your Exhibit Booth at the Best Value:
2024 MariTrends exhibit booths are included in the purchase of your 2024 PVA Bundled Membership / Advertising / Marketing Program Plan. Purchase your bundled plan on the Foghorn Magazine website in the "Advertising" section (or use the direct link provided below).

These plans are designed to provide your business with a complete marketing solution which covers your advertising and marketing objectives all year long and are a great resource for small companies who want an easy to manage and proven effective marketing system. These plans also cover your annual PVA membership dues for 2024 giving you an attractive discount.

Purchase your 2024 PVA Bundled Membership / Advertising / Marketing Plan here.

MariTrends 2024 Sponsorship

Purchase a sponsorship when you register for the convention. All current sponsors are displayed on the event site.

Katica Klassic Tournament

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Please join the Passenger Vessel Foundation for the 2024 Katica Klassic Tournament on January 26, 2024 at Topgolf.

Visit the Passenger Vessel Foundation's Katica Klassic Memorial Golf Tournament webpage for detailed information and registration.

Planning is underway for the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2024.
This webpage will continue to be updated as new information and updates become available.