Sponsorship information

Carus aims to bring leading technology based business solutions to the passenger shipping and leisure industry.

By acquiring Quintek in 2015, Carus added on-board POS on to our well established reservations, departure control, e-commerce, CRM and port automation platform; providing our shipping clients with the technical possibility to manage the relationship with customers at key touch-points throughout their journey.

Our advanced products support the sales and business processes of all types of ferry and cruise operators and for almost two decades, Carus has been serving a growing client base across four continents, serving more than 30 million passengers and five million vehicles every year. Our clients span all operational niches of the passenger vessel industry.

In addition to our technology solutions, Carus has established an executive consulting panel drawn from some of the most respected global passenger shipping experts who have operated at boardroom level and have the ability to advise on all aspects of your business.

DNV is the independent expert in risk management and assurance, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and inspires and invents solutions.

Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence.

Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.

DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.


FRS Clipper is well known as the trusted travel experts across the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, we have provided year-round fast ferry transportation between Seattle, WA and Victoria, BC along with tour and accommodation packages for more than 8 million guests. We also offer fast ferry transportation and whale watching tours between Seattle and San Juan Island along with travel packages in Vancouver, BC and Portland, OR.

By fast ferry, seaplane, charter motor coach, train, car or helicopter, our award-winning local staff of Pacific Northwest travel experts customize unique and memorable guest travel experiences. Concierge service is our mainstay and the reason why we are regarded as one of the finest, most well-informed travel services in our region.

Washington State Ferries is the largest ferry system in the United States with a fleet of 21 auto-passenger vessels and 20 terminals on 10 routes. Created in 1951, the state-run system carried an average of 23.4 million riders and 10.3 million vehicles each year from 2010-2019.

As an extension of the state highway network, WSF connects eight Western Washington counties and Vancouver Island in Canada. In addition to providing a critical link for commuting, freight and services, the system is a major tourist attraction and an icon of the Pacific Northwest.

WSF is currently building its first hybrid-electric ferry and converting the fleet’s three largest vessels from diesel to hybrid-electric propulsion.

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