COLIBRI Northwest


Ferries Conference

tuesday, October 8, 2024

Seattle, WA

Since 2003 we have been helping transit agencies and municipal administrators, elected officials and civic leaders, private developers and waterside employers determine whether marine transit is feasible and appropriate for your communities.

Our programs examine community engagement and demand modeling, operational foundations, funding sources, and administrative systems that you can implement to build or expand a water taxi or ferry route—and successfully finance its ongoing operation.

Attendees will hear from public funding sources, public and private operators and consultants …all aimed at helping introduce, fund and operate ferry systems around the country.

Attendees to include:

  • State and local government
  • Public and private transit agencies
  • Private developers
  • Waterside employers
  • Ferries operators
  • Shipyards and  naval architects
  • Commercial lenders and public financing agencies
  • Regulatory agencies

9am-5pm program to include mixture of presentations, panel discussions and case studies.


December 4-5, 2024

Seattle, WA

NavTech will continue our 20-year-old evolving conference series dedicated to a discussion of computer-aided navigation, ECDIS, GNSS and AIS automation and autonomy, cybersecurity and communications technology, training and developments in bridge resource management and bridge design.

Attendees to include:

  • Pilots
  • Ocean Carriers, Cruise Lines, Tug and Barge Operators, Fishing companies
  • Regulators and Legislative agencies
  • E-navigation hardware and software providers

2-day session, 9am-5pm. Program to include mixture of presentations, panel discussions and case studies


February 27, 2025
Bellingham, WA

WILD SEAFOOD CONNECTION is a one-day conference aimed at the independent commercial fisherman who wants to learn about direct marketing to restaurants, retailers, brokers and seafood buyers. 

Attendees to include:

  • Independent commercial fishermen
  • Seafood buyers
  •  Executive chefs & restaurateurs

9am-5pm program to include mixture of presentations, panel discussions and case studies.


Date: TBA
Seattle, WA

  • Annual forum for the Bering Sea and Distant Water Fisheries
  • 100-120 vessel owners and their representatives, industry members and policymakers
  • Financing for new builds and conversions, regulatory and legislative policy and for the commercial
    fishing fleet