Today, organizers of the International WorkBoat Show and the Underwater Intervention Conference and Exhibition (UI) announced that the two events would be co-located in New Orleans in 2023. The International WorkBoat Show is the largest business-to-business commercial marine expo in the United States. UI is the premier event for the entire underwater industry.
“We see a tremendous upside for both our attendees and exhibitors with this co-location, and we could not be more thrilled about expanding this new partnership with these amazing industry stakeholders,” said Bob Callahan, group vice president and event director of the International WorkBoat Show.
Hosted by the MTS ROV Committee and the Association of Diving Contractors International, Underwater Intervention attracts a global audience of engineers, technical specialists, industry leaders, and experts who share ideas and debate current issues and create common agendas for the future of the industry. Underwater Intervention features some of the world’s leading officials in the upstream oil and gas industry coupled with technical sessions that cover the most current challenges and up-to-date strategies and technologies.
“There is a tremendous amount of synergy between the WorkBoat audience and Underwater Intervention attendees, so we expect a great turnout after a three-year hiatus,” Chuck Richards, MTS ROV Committee chairman and UI co-chairman, and Rich Fryburg, ADCI board member and UI co-chairman, said in a joint statement.
Held annually in New Orleans, the International WorkBoat Show attracts over 12,000 members of the commercial marine industry and over 1,000 exhibitors. They come from around the world to network, learn, hear about new industry trends, and uncover innovative products and solutions.
International WorkBoat Show attendees include:
- Commercial vessel owners and operators
- Marine architects
- Equipment manufacturers
- Offshore wind development
- Port authorities
- Port engineers
- Marine surveyors
- Military buyers
- Government officials
- Oil exploration and production
Underwater Intervention was founded in 1993 when the MTS ROV Committee and the Association of Diving Contractors International joined together to create the world’s premier conference for commercial diving, ROVs, underwater survey, AUVs, and underwater construction, maintenance, and repair operations. UI attracts users and purchasers of underwater diving and ROV contractors as well as manufacturers and distributors of equipment used in the ROV, survey, AUV, and commercial diving industries.
Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest developments in underwater technology. The technical program will highlight current and future developments to support underwater operations.
Underwater Intervention attendees include:
- Commercial diving contractors
- Offshore contractors
- Underwater cable contractors
- ROV contractors
- Underwater survey contractors
- Underwater construction companies
- Pipeline construction
- Underwater instrumentation/equipment manufacturers/ distributors
- Manned submersible manufacturers/users
- Offshore wind
- Private military contractors
- Government agencies
- Ocean research
- Maritime salvage specialist
- Marine archaeologist
- Marine minerals extraction
- Marine cable telecommunication
- Offshore oil and gas and renewables 0perations
- Commercial diving
“We are always on the hunt for ways to strategically grow the WorkBoat Show and the WorkBoat brand, and underwater exploration and development is an excellent addition to our current offering,” said Callahan. “The technologies that are being brought to market every day in the underwater ROV, salvage and diving industries are incredible. We are very fortunate to be able to present such exciting products and educational opportunities to our loyal attendees and exhibitors. If you want to see a truly dynamic cross section of the domestic and international commercial marine industry, this event is going to be a can’t miss.”
Representatives from both WorkBoat and the Marine Technology Society will be present at Ocean Business in Southampton, U.K., from April 20-22.
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About the International WorkBoat Show: The International WorkBoat Show is part of the Diversified Communications portfolio of commercial marine events, publications, and e-media products. The WorkBoat brand has been connecting qualified buyers with leading suppliers for more than 75 years. In print through WorkBoat magazine, online at WorkBoat.com, face-to-face at the International WorkBoat Show, WorkBoat delivers high-quality information to all segments of the commercial marine industry in North America. For more information, visit www.workboatshow.com.