PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2020

Your Link to the Future

February 3-6, 2020
Hilton Tampa Downtown and Tampa Convention Center
Tampa, FL

Please note registration is not yet open. More information will be posted to this webpage when available. Stay tuned!

About the Convention

When you attend the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2020 you are choosing to gather with the leaders in the passenger vessel industry and with the key government officials and representatives that are so important 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.

Convention Schedule

We are currently able to offer the "Schedule at-a-glance" for your planning purposes (below). The full convention schedule will be added below when it is ready.
2020 Convention Schedule At-a-Glance

Travel and Lodging Information


The convention will take place at the Convention Center in Tampa, FL, with a room block at Hilton Tampa Downtown. Book your room at the official convention hotel using the room block rate provided below.

Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 North Tampa Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
Book Rooms at Hilton Tampa Downtown

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is Tampa's primary commercial airport, and is located approximately 8.9 miles from the Hilton Tampa Downtown.

MariTrends 2020 Exhibit Hall

The Convention Gathering Place

The MariTrends 2020 exhibit hall is the gathering place for the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2020. 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 (click the "Exhibit Instructions" tab)

Katica Klassic Memorial Golf Tournament

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Please join the Passenger Vessel Foundation for the 2020 Katica Klassic Memorial Golf Tournament @ MariTrends on February 2, 2020.

We will have a great day of golf at the Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort - Tampa. This four-person scramble event includes your greens fee, range balls, golf cart, box lunch and a non-hosted awards reception following the golf. Transportation to and from the course is included.

At 7:30 a.m. a motor coach will depart the Hilton Tampa Downtown, and the tee time is 8:45 a.m. - shotgun start.

We will form a team for you or you may select a foursome when you register and choose your entire team...this is wonderful FUN event each year.

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

Remember, One Good Idea May Just Pay for Your Entire Trip!

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