It’s time for The Triton’s biggest event of the year, the fall edition of the Triton Expo, this year held on the second Wednesday of October from 5-8 p.m. at ISS GMT in Fort Lauderdale. We’ll gather about 50 businesses to showcase their goods and services for yacht captains and crew, we’ll add a little music and some casual nibbles, and we’ll have some great networking.
This low-key, free trade show typically attracts about 1,000 captains, crew and industry professionals. It’s one of the strongest networking events in the industry.
Until then, learn a little more about The Triton from Publisher Lucy Reed, including how to get the most out of the Triton Expo.
Q. What is The Triton?
The Triton is a monthly news magazine produced for the professional captains and crew who run luxury yachts. I’m a journalist by training and experience, with about 16 years at daily and weekly newspapers around South Florida before starting The Triton in 2004. So cover the men and women who run luxury yachts as the group of professionals they are, and we have worked to focus on their issues both as professionals and as employees.
Q. How does the Triton Expo fit into that?
We started the Triton Expo in the spring of 2008 as a job fair to bring together crew looking for work and the companies that were looking to hire. But those two pieces don’t fit together nicely in yachting like they do in other industries; yacht owners or captains don’t set up a booth at a job fair to hire crew. So the Triton Expo quickly evolved into a more casual trade show. A boat show for crew, only without the boats.
Q. How can captains and crew get the most out of the event?
All our readers are welcome to join us at the Triton Expo on Oct. 10 from 5-8 p.m. at ISS GMT, 1800 S.E. 10th Ave in Fort Lauderdale (33316). No need to RSVP; just bring business cards and a smile so you can meet some new people and companies.