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37th International WorkBoat Show Returns to New Orleans, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Featuring a Free Maritime Job Fair and Keynote Address by Former Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

A free Maritime Job Fair, keynote presentation, more than 1,100 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services and a comprehensive conference program highlight the annual International WorkBoat Show.

This year's WorkBoat Show is expected to attract more than 14,000 visitors from 45 states and 26 countries.

    NEW ORLEANS, LA, November 29, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The 37th edition of the International WorkBoat Show, North America's largest commercial marine trade show and conference, is returning to the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 2, with a free Maritime Job Fair, keynote presentation, more than 1,100 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services and comprehensive conference program. "Tradeshow Week" ranks the WorkBoat Show as one of the Top 200 largest U.S. trade shows.

This year's WorkBoat Show is expected to attract more than 14,000 visitors from 45 states and 26 countries and is projected by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau to have an economic impact of $16.5 million.

Major Events

Wednesday, November 30: 3-4 p.m.; Two highly decorated former Navy SEALs and New York Times best-selling authors, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, will deliver the conference keynote address on team and leadership development. The pair co-authored the New York Times' best-selling book, "Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win."

Thursday, December 1: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; FREE Maritime Job Fair; The Louisiana Workforce Commission is partnering with the International WorkBoat Show to host a free Maritime Job Fair in the Great Hall. The Maritime Job Fair is free for job seekers to attend and for employers to participate. To register, visit workboatshow.com/maritime-job-fair/.

Thursday, December 1: 3-4 p.m.; Spotlight Session: PT-305 Restoration For Operational Passenger Service; This presentation will highlight The National World War II Museum's restoration of the historic PT boat built by Higgins Industries in New Orleans; MCCNO, Theater

Press Credentials
Pick up your complimentary press credentials at the Show Office, which is located outside of Hall A. The Press Room is located adjacent to the Show Office.

Where
The International WorkBoat Show and Annual Conference will take place in Halls B through F in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Registration will be in the lobby outside of Hall D. The conference and keynotes will take place in the Great Hall, located in Hall A.

Conference Program
The WorkBoat Annual Conference provides important information on current rules and regulations, technology, and issues that affect the commercial marine industry. The Conference features tiered programming that focuses on technical training, regulatory updates, business practices, and emerging issues.

By purchasing a Passport for unlimited conference sessions (Wednesday - Friday), visitors will receive free access to the WorkBoat Annual Conference Passport Lounge. Here you'll enjoy Q&A time with presenters, charging stations, Wi-Fi, meeting space, and complimentary snacks and beverages on all show days.

Registration is open now for the conference at www.workboatshow.com/conference-schedule/ . The Conference registration fee is $275 before Nov. 30 and $300 on or after Nov. 30. Refer a colleague and you and your friend will receive discounted Conference pricing.

The marine trade show continues to be the premier marketplace for businesses working on the coastal, inland and offshore waters, and has become a place where new ideas meet reliable solutions for the marine industry.

For further information on the International WorkBoat Show, visit www.WorkBoatShow.com.

About WorkBoat
Workboat 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 70 years. In print through WorkBoat magazine, online at WorkBoat.com, face-to-face at the International WorkBoat Show and through education with the Professional Series, WorkBoat delivers high-quality information to all segments of the marine industry in North America. For more information, visit www.workboat.com.

About Diversified Communications
Diversified Commutations, based in Portland, Maine, provides information and market access through face-to-face events, publications and eMedia. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine and business management. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK and Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.divcom.com


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