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This year's WorkBoat Show is expected to attract more than 14,000 visitors from 45 states and 26 countries and is projected to have an economic impact of $16.5 million.
NEW ORLEANS, LA, November 30, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The 2015 International WorkBoat Show, North America's largest commercial marine trade show, promises to be the best ever with keynote addresses by former NFL star quarterback Joe Theismann, oil and gas policy expert Dr. Kent Moors and OCEARCH Founding Chairman and National Geographic Expedition Leader Chris Fischer, a free Workforce Day and Career Fair, a comprehensive Annual Conference, and more than 1,100 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services.
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.
The International WorkBoat Show will be held at the Morial Convention Center Great Hall, Halls B-E in New Orleans from Tuesday, Dec. 1, through Thursday, Dec. 3. The WorkBoat Show and Annual Conference has been held in New Orleans for 36 years. "Tradeshow Week" ranks the WorkBoat Show as one of the Top 200 largest U.S. trade shows.
Pick up your press credentials at the Show Office, which is located outside of Hall A. The Press Room is located adjacent to the Show Office.
Joe Theismann, former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins, will deliver the keynote address at the WorkBoat Show on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m.
Dr. Kent Moors, an internationally recognized expert in oil and natural gas policy, will speak at the International WorkBoat Show on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m.
Chris Fischer, OCEARCH Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader who has led 23 global research expeditions to gain unprecedented data on keystone species such as Great White Sharks, will deliver the keynote address on the closing day Thursday, Dec. 3, at 11:30 a.m.
Workforce Day and Maritime Career Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3:
The WorkBoat Show will hold a Workforce Day, which will include a free Maritime Workforce Career Fair presented by the Louisiana Workforce Commission, and a series of panel presentations on workforce development. Nearly 50 exhibitors are expected at the free Career Fair.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Maritime Workforce Career Fair; MCCNO, Outside of Hall A
10:30-11:15 a.m.; Building a Better Workforce; MCCNO, Rivergate Room
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Millennials, the Next Generation of Mariners; MCCNO, Rivergate Room
1-1:45 p.m.; Hiring Veterans, Today's Heroes are Tomorrow's Workforce; MCCNO, Rivergate Room
The WorkBoat Annual Conference provides important information on current rules and regulations, technology and issues that affect the commercial marine industry. The Annual Conference features tiered programming that focuses on business management, legal and regulatory issues, safety and security, technical issues/advancements, and maritime industry workforce challenges and opportunities.
With approximately 15% of the over 1,100 exhibitors new to the Show, this year's WorkBoat Show promises to be the place to be to see the latest products and services for the commercial marine industry.
About Diversified Communications:
Diversified Communications, based in Portland, Maine, provides information and market access through face-to-face events, publications and digital products. 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.
Diversified also produces the WorkBoat Maintenance and Repair Conference and Expo. The second annual Expo will be held from April 12-14, 2016, in New Orleans.
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