The Annual Triton Expo Offers Food, Fun and Fashion
Yesterday marked the annual Triton Expo, a networking event and trade show designed to connect marine industry professionals with one another in order to improve their careers and businesses. Sponsored by MHG Insurance Brokers, the half-day event featured about 40 exhibitors in the east lot of the Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale. These exhibitors offered goods and services for yacht crew, including placement agents, schools and vendors.
An article by Triton quoted David Reed, the newspaper’s publisher as saying, “We’re getting back to our roots. We’re not glossy and fancy. We’re about the employees and the workers. So, this year we’re having the Expo at a shipyard, with music and a fashion show."
The outdoor expo featured food and drinks (including plenty of beer!) from various vendors. The fashion show flaunted a variety of the latest crew uniforms for spring. Models wore designs from Smallwoods, World of Yachting and Performance Yacht Wear.
In addition to all the food, fashion and fun, a resume clinic was offered, staffed by active captains who gave crew members a little insight into what marine employers look for in a first impression.
All in all it was an outstanding event that served to give yacht captains, crew and business professionals a leg up in their respective careers. On Triton’s Facebook page, one satisfied show-goer exclaimed, “NICE JOB by ALL the TRITON crew with the EXPO this evening...PumpedUP BOARDWORKS got some really good sales leads for our INFLATABLE paddleboards!!! Thanks again!!!!”
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MHG was so proud to sponsor this event. We love giving back to the marine industry in any way we can.
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