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Second Annual WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo Convenes in New Orleans, April 12-14

Keynotes from the "Miracle on the Hudson" co-pilot and Gulf Island Shipyards executive, and a free Maritime Job Fair offering more than 160 jobs highlight Second Annual WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo in New Orleans

This is the only commercial marine event dedicated to helping fleet managers, port captains, and operators keep their vessels in top condition and working hard.

    NEW ORLEANS, LA, April 11, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With a keynote address by Jeff Skiles, co-pilot, US Airways Flight 1549, the "Miracle on the Hudson," an address by Christian Vaccari, vice president, Gulf Island Shipyards LLC, a free Maritime Job Fair, extensive conference program and hundreds of vendors as the main attractions, top commercial marine industry leaders from around the world will be coming to New Orleans April 12-14 for the annual WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo at the Morial Convention Center in Hall B.

The inaugural Maintenance and Repair Show last year was attended by nearly 2,000 commercial marine leaders. The 2016 event will build on that success and offer the unique combination of a custom-tailored conference program, a highly focused exhibit hall and extensive networking events. The Expo will also host a free Maritime Job Fair offering over 160 immediate jobs and a Job Advice Center, safety training and more than 200 exhibiting companies.

"This is the only commercial marine event dedicated to helping fleet managers, port captains, and operators keep their vessels in top condition and working hard," said Denielle Christensen, show director from Diversified Communications, which produces the award-winning International WorkBoat Show each year in New Orleans.

To register or for further information, visit www.WorkboatMaintenanceAndRepair.com.

Press Credentials
Pick up your press credentials at the Show Office in Hall B.

Key Events
- Tuesday, April 12: 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Keynote address presented by Chris Vaccari; Building Better Shipyards with Collaboration; Morial Center, Hall B
- Wednesday, April 13: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Job Fair and Job Advice Center; Morial Center, Hall B
- Wednesday, April 13: 1 p.m.; Keynote address presented by Jeff Skiles; Crisis Management - When the Unexpected Happens, You're Ready; Morial Center, Hall B

Maritime Job Fair
More than 30 companies offering over 160 immediate jobs are expected to participate in the free Maritime Job Fair, which is presented in cooperation with the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

Job seekers can register at http://www.workboatmaintenanceandrepair.com/job-fair/. Employers with job openings can visit www.WorkBoatMaintenanceAndRepair.com/job-fair for more information or to reserve a table. There is no cost for businesses and organizations to participate.

Other Events
The show will also feature product demonstrations, the debut of more than 60 new commercial marine products and services and the Sinex Solutions User Conference. Sinex is a web-based program that helps manage and maintain commercial marine assets throughout their lifecycles. "With about 60% of the marine industry using our program, the Sinex User Conference gives us a chance to talk to our customers in one location and better meet the needs of their operations," said Barry Sinex, President.

The information-packed, full-day conference, held on opening day of the event, will feature 15 educational sessions in three tracts, Power & Propulsion, Regulatory Updates, and Structure & Hulls.

All Access Pass
March 14-April 11 $545
April 12 and later $595

The All Access Pass includes all conference sessions, daily happy hours, workshops, product demonstrations, events, keynotes and the exhibit hall.

Certification and training programs sold separately. See www.WorkboatMaintenanceAndRepair.com for offered programs; all include access to the Expo.

Expo Only Pass
March 14-April 11 $60
April 12 and later $75

The Expo Only Pass includes exhibit hall, daily happy hours, workshops, product demonstrations, events, and keynotes.

About WorkBoat
WorkBoat is part of the Diversified Business Communications portfolio of commercial marine events, publications and digital 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.


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