Focus will be on exhibits, training, technology development, and demonstration boats

SEVERNA PARK, MD—The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced that the 2017 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo will be held September 26–28, 2017, in Bellevue, Washington, which borders Lake Washington and is part of Seattle’s Eastside. The venue for 2017 is the Bellevue Hilton Hotel. The NMEA Conference & Expo is the largest event in North America serving the marine electronics trade.

“Our 2017 NMEA Conference and Expo will focus on training, new product introductions, and technology developments in marine electronics,” said Johnny Lindstrom, chairman of the NMEA’s board of directors. “This event also provides dealers and manufacturers nationwide with the best face-to-face contact and networking discussions of the year.”

“Seattle’s SeaTac Airport is only 20 minutes from the Bellevue Hilton, providing easy access for those in the industry who may fly in from Mexico to Alaska, as well as those from the East Coast.” said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA’s President and Executive Director. “We are coming to the Pacific Northwest for 2017 to serve all NMEA members in the Seattle area and also all those based in British Columbia, Canada. Many of our Canadian NMEA members are within a two-hour drive of Seattle,” Reedenauer added.

Watch NMEA’s website for developments of the NMEA 2017 program and schedule at NMEA.org. For exhibit and sponsorship details on the 2017 event, you may also call 410-975-9425 or email info@nmea.org.

Founded in 1957, the NMEA has led the way in establishing technical standards for data exchange in marine electronics, with the widely accepted NMEA 0183 data protocol, NMEA 2000® and certification standards for marine electronics technicians. NMEA standards and programs focus on ensuring that the boating consumer is provided with reliable products and professional service. For more information, visit the NMEA website at www.NMEA.org or call (410) 975-9425.


By Ocean Navigator