All Press Releases for November 09, 2012

International WorkBoat Show, North America's Largest Commercial Maritime Trade Show, to Bring Record Number of Exhibitors and Visitors to New Orleans from December 5-7

The 33rd International WorkBoat Show, North America's largest commercial marine trade show and conference, will bring a record number of exhibitors featuring the latest products and over 10,000 visitors to New Orleans from December 5-7.

    SEATTLE, WA, November 09, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A record number of exhibitors and customers are expected for the 33rd International WorkBoat Show, North America's largest commercial marine trade show and conference, which will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center from Wednesday, December 5, through Friday, December 7.

The 2012 Show will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services, the Fourth Annual WorkBoat Executive Summit, WorkBoat Professional Series and the Seventh Annual Shipyard Day that includes the 10 Significant Boats of 2012 Awards Ceremony and the WorkBoat Environmental Awards.

"The WorkBoat Show continues to be the premier marketplace for businesses working on the coastal, inland and offshore waters," said Show Director Bob Callahan of Diversified Business Communications, producers of the Show, which Tradeshow Week ranks as one of the Top 200 largest U.S. trade shows. The 2011 show brought more than 14,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors from 45 states and 27 countries.

"The WorkBoat Show is really where the industry comes together and it's the key show for this market," commented Martin Meissner, ZF Marine. "It's a world class show."

Fourth Annual WorkBoat Executive Summit, December 4
Whether a company is a small business or publicly traded corporation, capital is the engine that drives it. To help find solutions to where that capital comes from in today's challenging economy, WorkBoat magazine presents the Fourth Annual WorkBoat Executive Summit at the Morial Convention Center.

"This is the only industry forum offering a private and exclusive setting for critical information sharing, idea generation and rare business to business collaboration," said David Krapf, editor in chief of WorkBoat magazine and "The Summit will provide maritime executives the right resources to keep their companies competitive and profitable."

Krapf said the Summit is designed exclusively for senior managers from every sector of the commercial marine industry including fleet owners, builders and finance executives.

The Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4.

"World Economic Prospects: Risks and Opportunities After the Great Crisis" will be the topic of the Summit's keynote address by Michael Mandelbaum, Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Mandelbaum is the author of 13 books and the editor of 12 more. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" of 2010.

The Summit features three industry panels:

Vessel Construction and Repair Panel Discussion - The panel discussion involving Vessel Construction and Repair issues focuses on a full spectrum of related topics ranging from initial contract formulation and negotiation to christening a new build or re-launching a repaired hull.

Product & Credit Panel Discussion - Panelists will discuss the submission of financial data to potential capital sources and the impact of both positive and negative financial results.

Asset Valuation/Restructure Panel Discussion - What are trends in commercial vessel valuations? Have vessels appreciated, depreciated? How does replacement cost affect current fair market, orderly liquidation and forced liquidation values? What is the definition of each? How does an economic survey differ from a condition and valuation survey. What multiples apply when considering day rates, utilization and other economic factors to determine trends in vessel valuations? These are the questions this panel will seek to answer.

Registration is available at and the Summit costs $600 for Early Bird (Before November 16) and $700 for Regular (November 16 or later).

Seventh Annual Shipyard Day, December 5
The 7th Annual Shipyard Day is where the International WorkBoat Show and WorkBoat magazine celebrate the boatbuilding industry with a series of special events recognizing shipyards and the new vessels built for workboat owners and operators.

This year's Shipyard Day features a keynote address, the WorkBoat Environmental Awards and WorkBoat Magazine's 10 Significant Boats of 2012.

11:30 am: Shipyard Day Keynote: "Building for the Workboat Industry--A Look into the Future" - John Dane, President & CEO, TY Offshore LLC & Trinity Yachts LLC
John Dane III is President and CEO of TY Offshore, LLC, and Trinity Yachts, LLC. The company offices are based at the Gulfport, MS shipyard facility with a second shipyard operation in New Orleans, La. The companies currently build Offshore Supply vessels, patrol craft, tug boats, oil skimmers, inland oil tank barges and Mega Yachts. Trinity Yachts is one of the world's leading builders of mega-yachts ranging from 72 feet to 274 feet. Both Trinity companies share the two (2) manufacturing facilities with 650 employees and 200 sub-contractors.

WorkBoat Environmental Awards, 2:30 p.m.
The WorkBoat Environmental Awards recognize businesses and government agencies, operating in the U.S. maritime industry, which exemplify innovative and effective environmental process initiatives in daily operations.

This year, the WorkBoat Environmental Awards will be presented in two categories:

1. Comprehensive Environmental Management Plan - designed to showcase a wide-ranging, all -inclusive environmental program that is part of the company-wide culture and goes well beyond State and Federal mandates.

2. Environmental Initiative - designed to showcase a one-time specific initiative, process and/or project that has a beginning and an end, and goes well beyond State and Federal mandates. For example: replacement program for tugboat engines, new green building, oil/ water separator technology, new environmentally friendly painting process at a shipyard, shore power for a cruise ship, recycling fishing nets, etc.

The WorkBoat Environmental Award is for initiatives that are over and above regulatory compliance. A committee comprised of industry, environmental, regulatory and media representatives reviews the applications and selects the award recipients.

WorkBoat Magazine's 10 Significant Boats of 2012, 3 p.m.
WorkBoat's editorial staff reviews scores of boats that appeared in the magazine during the previous 12 months (December 2011 to November 2012). Of these, the editors choose 10 that deserve special recognition - with some chosen for design or technological advances, while others are selected for speed, style, and uniqueness.

WorkBoat Professional Series, December 5-7
Topics ranging from marine industry specific topics to business management and leadership will be addressed through the WorkBoat Professional Series. The Series features tiered programming that focuses on the following areas: business management, legal and regulatory issues, marine safety and security, vessel construction and repair, owner/operator issues.

"Through keynote addresses and panel discussions, this year's Show features a very strong and comprehensive professional series that will help marine businesses keep on top of the latest industry and regulatory issues," said Krapf.

A Professional Series Conference Pass is $225 if purchased before December 4 and $250 at the Show. Individual session passes can also be purchased for $50 prior to December 4 and for $75 per session at the Show.

Exhibiting at the International WorkBoat Show
If you are interested in exhibiting, contact Chris Dimmerling, Sales Director, [email protected] or (207) 842-5666. For exhibitor information, visit .

To register or for further information, visit Pre-registration for the exhibit hall is free, onsite price is $50.

The International WorkBoat Show
The International WorkBoat Show is North America's largest maritime trade show and conference. For more than 30 years, the WorkBoat Show has proven to be the premier marketplace for businesses working on the coastal, inland and offshore waters. It is the place where attendees can meet face to face with thousands of colleagues and suppliers while sourcing new products and ideas. With over 1,000 exhibiting companies, this is the biggest opportunity to find the new idea or products are needed in the industry.

To attend the show, pre-register online at or call 1-800-454-3007. Pre-registration for the exhibit hall is free, onsite price is $50. To exhibit call Chris Dimmerling at 207-842-5666.

The International WorkBoat show is produced by Diversified Business Communications.

For details, visit

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