International WorkBoat Show

Produced by the same team as WorkBoat Magazine and, the International WorkBoat Show, December 4 to 6, is a trade conference and expo for commercial vessel owners, operators and builders, as well as the vendors and suppliers that serve them.

You can expect the following when participating in this long-running industry tradition: 

  • Expo-floor learning opportunities, including breakout sessions.
  • Opportunities to meet vendors in person and experience their products before you buy.
  • Meaningful insights, actionable takeaways, Q&A opportunities and group problem-solving sessions at the WorkBoat Annual Conference.
  • Networking and sponsored events designed to build strong industry relationships.
  • Young professionals’ development to help shape the new minds of the industry.

A Maritime Industry Tradition
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, spot new industry trends, and uncover innovative products and solutions.

“Everyone in the marine industry is here,” as attendees have said.

That includes its most innovative suppliers and vendors who for three days transform the Morial Convention Center exhibition hall into a small city of diverse trade-show booths, exhibits and product demonstrations.

From the Collaboration Zone, Back Deck Bar and Wheelhouse Tavern to the new cutting-edge Think Tank and major upgrades within the WorkBoat Annual Conference, come prepared to experience new additions and valued traditions at this year’s show.

Don’t forget about after-hours, when attendees take to the famous restaurants, tap houses and music venues of New Orleans to experience the soulful, warm and welcoming brand of Southern charm unique to the Crescent City.

The WorkBoat Annual Conference–Dive Deeper
WorkBoat is the leading provider of breaking news and relevant, rich content specific to the commercial marine industry in North America.

Each year, the International WorkBoat Show presents the WorkBoat Annual Conference curated by the editors of, WorkBoat Magazine and the WorkBoat content team. This year’s conference will be broken out across two days and will focus on five sectors: maintenance and repair; tugs and coastal towing; shipyards; inland waterways and passenger vessels; and offshore. Each program is custom designed to provide high-level education and networking opportunities in a comprehensive format.

At the International WorkBoat Show, you’ll find thousands of solutions, strategies, technologies and ideas to give your business an edge in 2019 and beyond. And you’ll find loyal exhibitors offering demos, special presentations, partnerships and deals to help you power through these turbulent industry times.

View the full conference program schedule here.

Register here.

Leave a Reply