International WorkBoat Show 2023

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29 November to 1 December 2023

Morial Convention Center, New Orleans USA

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The International WorkBoat Show is a trade-only conference and expo for commercial vessel owners, operators and builders as well as the vendors and suppliers that serve them.

Held every year in New Orleans, the show attracts 15,000 members of the commercial marine industry, who come together from around the world to network, learn about industry trends, uncover innovative products and solutions.

WorkBoat has a mix of US and international exhibitors. Visitors are mainly from the US with a range of other countries attending. The highest percentage of visitors are from the southern United States. Most US professional maritime organisations have a presence including US Coast Guard and US Navy who outline future requirements and procurements. This event is close to the Gulf coast where the offshore energy sector supports a major industry of shipyards, offshore supply vessels and crew services.

The WorkBoat Conference programme includes:

Wednesday 29 November

  • Powering the Waves: Charting a Course for Electrification in Marine Technologies
  • Throw Out Your Rolodex & Hire & Train for the Team you Need Today
  • Maritime Innovations: Evolution in Vessel Design
  • The Design and Construction of the first U.S. Electric Tug
  • Inland Waterways Infrastructure Update
  • WorkBoat Significant Boat Awards & Happy Hour

Thursday 30 November

  • Is the Gulf of Mexico Set to Become a U.S. Offshore Wind Hub
  • Going Green: Alternative Fuels
  • Beyond Buzzwords for Sustainability in Shipyard and Port Operations
  • Connecting the Present & Future of Vessel Operators & Subsea Services
  • Shipyard Realities

Friday 1 December - Government Maritime Acquisition Day

  • U.S. Army: US Army Watercraft Fleet Modernization
  • U. S. Navy: Military Sealift Command:                                                                      Ship Inventory Overview, Ship Repair Needs, Challenges & Opportunities



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