The 43rd edition of the International WorkBoat Show opens today, returning to the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The show will run through Friday, Dec. 1.

The show will feature hundreds of exhibitors that will showcase thousands of products and services to over 12,000 attendees.

Once again, the WorkBoat Conference Program will be featured at no additional cost to attendees or exhibitors.

Also, on the first day of the show, the 2023 Boat of the Year will be announced.

The Conference Program will feature topical discussions led by WorkBoat editors and industry leaders. On opening day, Wednesday, Nov. 29, sessions include “Inland Waterways Infrastructure Update,” “The Design and Construction of the First Electric Tug,” and “Maritime Innovations: Evolution in Vessel Design.” 

On Thursday, Nov. 30, WorkBoat’s Annual Offshore Wind Breakfast will kick off the day at 8 a.m. The breakfast will be followed by a full day of conference sessions, including “Going Green: Alternative Fuels,” “Beyond Buzzwords for Sustainability in Shipyard and Port Operations,” and “Shipyard Realities.”

On Friday, “Government Maritime Acquisition Day” will feature sessions led by the Navy, Coast Guard and Army.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 29-30, the show is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 1, show hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information on the show, contact 800-454-3007, email: [email protected], or go to

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