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North America’s largest commercial marine tradeshow has NEW DATES! October 9-11, 2013 in New Orleans, La. The WorkBoat Show is the only solution that can connect you to the best resources in the maritime industry all in one convenient location.  With over 1000 exhibitors and thousands of innovative products, you’ll be able to meet and negotiate face to face with colleagues and suppliers to find the new ideas that bring in business and save you money.

Set a course for October and make your plans to attend today.

The International WorkBoat Show is part of the Diversified Business 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 45 years. In print through WorkBoat magazine, online at, and face to–face at the WorkBoat Show, Professional Series and Executive Summit, WorkBoat delivers high quality information to all segments of the marine industry in North America.


Why Attend?

Over 1,000 marine product and service suppliers exhibited at last year's show, and 85% have already said they'll be back. When face-to-face negotiation is critical this is the best place to get the job done; meet and troubleshoot with product experts, negotiate directly with multiple suppliers, discuss the latest advancements in vessel technology, and find the solutions that are right for your business.


Why Exhibit?

The International WorkBoat Show is the one industry event that gets you in front of thousands of qualified buyers who spend millions of dollars annually on world-class marine equipment and services. From large fleet owners to independent vessel/owner operators, you will find them all here. Coming off the largest show on record, 2013 is your opportunity to get connected with what you need to continue building and maintaining your business.

If the International WorkBoat Show 2013 is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 10/09/2013 - 10/11/2013
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 10/09/2013 - 10/11/2013
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Wed. & Thur. 10am - 5:30pm; Fri. 10am - 3pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Marine
Other Industries: Business, Distribution, Government, Law Enforcement, Manufacturing, Marine, Military, Transportation
Estimated Attendance: 8,200
Audience: Owners and operators of:
-Offshore service vessels, crew boats and supply boats
-Coastal, harbor and oceangoing tugs
-Military boats
-Patrol boats
-Police boats
-Homeland security vessels
-Military vessels
-Research and education vessels
-Passenger and vehicle ferries
excursion and dinner boats
-Diving and salvage vessels
Shipyards and commercial boatbuilders
Marine Engineers and architects
Equipment manufacturers and distributors
Port authorities and port engineers
Marine surveyors
Military buyers and government officials
Oil exploration and production
Others affiliated with the marine industry
Notes: 2012 Attendee Statistics:

Distributor 12%
Marine Services/Supplies 18%
Boat Building/Repairs/
Marine Construction 11%
Manufacturer 17%
Commercial Vessel
Owners/Operators 23%
Other 7%
Oil Exploration/Production 2%
Port/Shoreside Services 3%
Marine Engineer/Architect 5%
Government/Military 4%

Buyers at the show:

- Represent $2.3 billion in buying power
- 88% found new products or companies at the show
- 77% are involved in purchasing decisions
- 65% plan to purchase as a result of attending
- 99% rate the International WorkBoat Show as most relevant to their business needs
Venue: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Venue Phone: (504) 582-3000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:1,000+
Event Square Footage:218,595 (2012)
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Diversified Business Communications
Show Manager:Diversified Business Communications
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Booth $29.75 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corner Additional $100   Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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2013 Exhibitor List:


Sales Contacts:

Chris Dimmerling

Sales Director


Tom Archambault

Sales Representative


Kim Burnham

Sales Representative


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