37th International WorkBoat Show Returns To New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – The International WorkBoat Show, North America’s largest commercial marine trade show and conference, is returning to New Orleans for the 37th consecutive year, from Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 2, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s Great Halls B-F.

         More than 14,000 attendees will gather from 45 states and 27 countries at the annual show that will feature more than 1,100 exhibitors as well as four educational program tracks.

         Two highly decorated former Navy SEALs and New York Times best-selling authors, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, will deliver the conference keynote address. The pair co-authored the New York Times’ best-selling book, “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win.”

         The International WorkBoat Show and Annual Conference provides crucial information on the most current regulations, technology and issues facing the commercial marine industry today, event organizers said. It is part of the Diversified Communications portfolio of commercial marine events, publications and e-media products. 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.

         The International WorkBoat Show and Annual Conference has been held in New Orleans for the past 37 years and this year’s conference is projected to generate an economic impact of $16.5 million.



• Wednesday, Nov. 30: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Jocko Willink and Leif Babin Deliver Keynote Address; Willink and Babin will discuss team and leadership development; MCCNO, Theater

• Thursday, Dec. 1: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 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 at MCCNO. 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, Dec. 1: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 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


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