Top 10 reasons to attend the International WorkBoat Show

The 37th International WorkBoat Show kicks off Nov. 30 in New Orleans, and our show team has compiled the top 10 reasons to attend. Be sure to stop by the WorkBoat booth (#142 in the 100 aisle of Hall B) to meet the WorkBoat magazine editors and the people behind the show. We’ll see you there!


10.) The expanded Maritime Job Fair

The Maritime Job Fair (in partnership with the Louisiana Workforce Commission) will take place Thursday, Dec. 1, from 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. in Hall F of the Ernest Morial Convention Center. A recent Transportation Institute study found that Louisiana ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in maritime jobs per capita, with an estimated one in five jobs in Louisiana connected to the maritime industry. Employers and attendees can mingle to discuss career and training opportunities

9.) The Significant Boats gallery

Every year, WorkBoat Magazine names its 10 Significant Boats representing vessels that deserve special recognition. The Significant Boats are highlighted as a special supplement in our flagship publication and honored at an awards breakfast. This year, the International WorkBoat Show is bringing these vessels to life like never before with a gallery of oversize prints conveniently located at the Julia Street entrance of the Morial Convention Center.

8.) The WorkBoat Cover Contest

WorkBoat’s annual June issue provides a look back at industry trends over the past year. Our readers and show attendees ARE the industry, so this year we’re turning the cover of the June 2017 Yearbook issue over to you. You can choose from three photos selected from our annual photo contest as possible cover images. Vote now for your favorite, or wait until the show where you can view the proposed covers and vote on site. Look for the contest areas in Registration and the WorkBoat booth #142 located in Hall B.

7.) New Orleans

WorkBoat’s signature event wouldn’t be what it is without our vibrant host city. Make sure to sample a beignet, one of the Big Easy’s trademark delicacies! Check out Cafe Beignet or Cafe Du Monde, both conveniently located in the French Quarter just minutes from the Morial Convention Center. And while you’re there, take a moment to stop and experience the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street.

6.) The WorkBoat Conference Program

Problem solve and fine-tune your skills at WorkBoat’s targeted conferences taking place alongside the International WorkBoat Show. All three days are packed full of educational sessions that will give you the down and dirty on today’s challenges, tomorrow’s hurdles and innovative solutions to keep your business powered forward. View the full schedule.

5.) The new Dock Talk Series

A brand new feature brings education right to the exhibit hall floor in Hall F. Stop by for 15- to 20-minute breakout sessions on the solutions and challenges affecting your business today. Check out the full schedule.

4.) The new Social Media Lounge

Located in Hall F right next to the Dock Talks area, this new exhibit floor feature is the perfect place to relax and share your WorkBoat experience on social media. Take a picture, share it with the hashtag #IWBS16 and get ready to win some great WorkBoat prizes!

3.) The International WorkBoat Show official mobile app

The official show app features an interactive 3-D exhibit floor map, easy-to-use schedule of everything happening across all three show days, and a comprehensive list of exhibitors and new products you can reference both during and after the show. Download the app by using your phone’s App Store to search for International WorkBoat Show.

2.) Keynotes: Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Former Navy SEAL officers, Jocko Willink & Leif Babin will deliver the keynote address on the show’s opening day. Through their experiences in the Navy, this dynamic duo will deliver edge-of-your-seat SEAL combat stories with practical leadership concepts and principles. This presentation will inspire any organization both professionally and personally to become more effective leaders. Check out more information here.

1.) Three fun-filled days of networking with your peers and industry professionals

The International WorkBoat Show is where all things commercial marine converge, and we want you to be a part of it. Join us in New Orleans for this commercial marine tradition. Haven’t registered yet? Click the button below to sign up for your free* pass to this year’s show.

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    I wanted to make sure you have me registered because I don’t have the tickets and can’t really find them on my phone. Name Gloria Willis and John Lee.

    I came a couple of years ago and was impressed with the massive boats and will you have them again?
    Please let me know.

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