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TrawlerFest Goes Virtual

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Passagemaker magazine has announced a virtual format for this year’s TrawlerFest. The new, online-only TrawlerFest LIVE is set to take place Nov. 12-14.

Organizers say the event will aim to mimic the closest possible experience to an in-person event. The three-day online summit will feature 12 educational seminars, as well as online demonstrations of products, expert troubleshooting advice and boat handling techniques. (Both Passagemaker and Trade Only Today are part of the AIM Marine Group.)

Sponsors and exhibitors will showcase products, services and vessels on an interactive digital platform with the ability to communicate directly with attendees through live demos, chats, boat tours, educational seminars and more.

“I’m beyond pleased to announce the upcoming launch of TrawlerFest LIVE, which we’ve specially curated this year to safely connect our audience of trawler enthusiasts with the long-range cruising industry in the midst of the pandemic,” said Passagemaker editor-in-chief Andrew Parkinson in a statement. “Our events team has been working around the clock to ensure that the TrawlerFest LIVE experience will be like attending a full-blown traditional TrawlerFest, but from the comfort and safety of your own home. We look forward to embarking on this special virtual voyage together with the trawler faithful.”

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Marine industry professionals receive a 25 percent discount and will have access to the platform for several months afterwards to update profiles, post to Passagemaker’s community board, add customer surveys and more.

“While the actual TrawlerFest LIVE event will run for three days, the webinars, demos and vessel walkthroughs will be available on the site for six months,” said AIM Marine group event sales and logistics manager Ryan Davidson. “For exhibitors, it’s an opportunity to continue to develop leads and field audience questions on the TrawlerFest LIVE platform well beyond the actual event.

For exhibitor information or general questions, contact Ryan Davidson at rdavidson@aimmedia.com.

For attendee information, contact Donna Aschheim at DAschheim@aimmedia.com.

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