November 28 - 30, 2018

Conference Program

WorkBoat Annual Conference – Dive Deeper

Each year The International WorkBoat Show presents the WorkBoat Annual Conference curated by the editors of WorkBoat.com, WorkBoat Magazine, and the WorkBoat Content Team  This year’s Conference will be custom designed to provide high level education and networking opportunities in a comprehensive format. Focusing on five critical segments; Maintenance & Repair, Tugs & Coastal Towing, Offshore, Shipyard, Inland Waterways & Passenger Vessel, and lead by industry leaders, these programs will provide robust content bringing opportunities and problem solving solutions to the forefront. 

Maintenance & Repair Day

Focused on all things maintenance and repair, this day will deliver extensive programming that supports and identifies the key challenges and opportunities across the industry. Discover the means of reliability and asset management, understand the importance of everyday maintenance whether predicted/scheduled or emergency, and engage in conversations with peers to further your business with emerging technologies and future trends.

Offshore Program

In recent years, the offshore industry has had its challenges. However, government officials and oil companies remain optimistic that offshore reserves will be needed in the future. With emerging technology trends and the growth of renewable energy sources, more opportunity lies ahead. This program will identify the key components to sustaining the offshore sector now and into the future.

Tugs & Coastal Towing

Modernization of tug, tow, and inland and coastal barge fleets will be examined, including hybrid technology and LNG solutions all while complying with rules and regulations. This program is designed to deliver a comprehensive overview of the future of ATBs, fleet trends, and the impact of Subchapter M regulations. 

Shipyard Program

Shipyards are an integral part of the commercial marine industry. Shipyards are continually seeking innovative techniques to increase efficiency and safety. From design and construction trends to technological advancements and regulatory compliance, the importance of relevant, up-to-date information is crucial in today’s competitive environment — one characterized by more shipyards chasing fewer contracts. Hear what’s working and what’s not. This program will provide an in-depth look at the significance and importance of the shipyard industry.

Inland Waterways & Passenger Vessel Program

The booming ferry and inland overnight cruise markets has helped boost passenger vessel sector growth and stability. The sector is seeing new designs, green technologies to improved fleet management and other technology. In the inland waterways sector, increased freight opportunities from chemical plants should mean additional opportunities for barge companies while continuing to reduce the oversupply of equipment. Infrastructure improvements are in high demand as commercial and recreational transportation crowd the rivers. This program will address the strategic concepts in maintaining what is working and reversing what is not along the inland waterways and discuss what’s on the horizon.

 

2017 WorkBoat Annual Conference Pricing

   Program Includes Price before
Nov. 29, 2017
Price Nov. 29 –
Dec. 1, 2017
Schedule

Maintenance & Repair

*Full Day Program

Maintenance & Repair Program
Morning Coffee Break
Networking Luncheon

$300 $400 View Full Schedule>>

Shipyard

*Half Day Program

Shipyard Program
Afternoon Coffee Break
Networking Happy Hour
$250 $350 View Full Schedule>>

Offshore

*Half Day Program

Offshore Program
Morning Coffee Break
Networking Luncheon
$250 $350 View Full Schedule>>

Inland Waterways & Passenger Vessel

*Half Day Program

Inland Waterways & Passenger Vessel Program
Morning Coffee Break
Networking Luncheon
$250 $350 View Full Schedule>>

Tugs & Coastal Towing

*Half Day Program

Tugs & Coastal Towing Program
Morning Coffee Break
Networking Luncheon
$250 $300 View Full Schedule>>

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Maintenance & Repair Day 

Focused on all things maintenance and repair, this day will deliver extensive programming that supports and identifies the key challenges and opportunities across the industry. Discover the means of reliability and asset management, understand the importance of everyday maintenance whether predicted/scheduled or emergency, and engage in conversations with peers to further your business with emerging technologies and future trends. 

Day 1
29 Nov 2017

Welcome to the Age of Smart Iron: How technology innovation is driving change in the marine industry

Owners and operators in the marine industry continue to face significant challenges: macroeconomic volatility and uncertainty, the increasing complexity of vessels, a ever-growing set of environmental regulations, the challenge of...
David Shannon

Upgrades & Retrofits: Improved Safety and Expenditures

According to the CDC, work-related injuries and illnesses pose a continuing threat to the health and well-being of US workers. Our industry has been recognized historically as having higher rates...
Larry Kelhoffer

Maintenance Planning: From Condition Monitoring to Dry Dock to Post Survey

The audience will be briefed on how to best prepare for their yard period by being proactive with items such as: predictive and preventative maintenance; procurement of necessary parts and...
Richard Merhige

Supportability Optimization? Advanced Asset Management Techniques

Supportability Optimization is the process of maximizing the effectiveness of the support system for physical assets in terms of cost and asset performance (output and availability) within given constraints such...
Rob Willis

Maintenance & Repair Networking Lunch

Complimentary lunch will be provided.

Reduce Owning & Operating Costs with Fluid Analysis

Fluid analysis is the process of sampling, testing and diagnosing the operating condition of those fluids. Oil, coolant and diesel fuel are all found in many types of vessels across...
Tiffany Thompson

No More Clip Boards: How to Automate Equipment Maintenance Safety Inspections

Here’s the problem. Safety inspection records for heavy equipment are critical to keeping operators safe, creating a stellar maintenance program, and achieving OSHA compliance. But most companies use a system...
Michael Marzahl

Maintenance & Repair Happy Hour

Complimentary beverages will be provided in the Maintenance Pavilion just a few steps from the conference.

Shipyard Program 

Shipyards are an integral part of the commercial marine industry. Shipyards are continually seeking innovative techniques to increase efficiency and safety. From design and construction trends to technological advancements and regulatory compliance, the importance of relevant, up-to-date information is crucial in today’s competitive environment — one characterized by more shipyards chasing fewer contracts. Hear what’s working and what’s not. This program will provide an in-depth look at the significance and importance of the shipyard industry.

Day 1
30 Nov 2017

Shipyard Program Featured Speaker

Rear Admiral Mark Buzby, USN, Ret.

Shipyard Diversification

Shipyards are at the core of the maritime industry, from implementation and maintenance to launching new vessels and repairing older ones. With that, they are re-creating the wheel in order...
Christian Vaccari
Frank Foti

Exploring the Viability of OSV Conversions

With a down market in the offshore O&G sector in the U.S., OSV utilization rates are at historic lows leaving many modern U.S. Flagged vessels stacked with an uncertain future....
Mark Masor
Geoff Dean

Capturing The Shipbuilding Inches

When a boat owner contracts with a shipyard to build a boat, the success of the project depends on how many inches are captured. Three consistent management issues plague all...
Lance Lemcool

Shipyard Networking Lunch

Complimentary lunch will be provided.

Offshore Program 

In recent years, the offshore industry has had its challenges. However, government officials and oil companies remain optimistic that offshore reserves will be needed in the future. With emerging technology trends and the growth of renewable energy sources, more opportunity lies ahead. This program will identify the key components to sustaining the offshore sector now and into the future.

Day 1
30 Nov 2017

Offshore Program Featured Speaker

As Deputy Director, and currently Acting Director of BOEM, Dr. Cruickshank oversees the administration of programs that manage the development of the Nation’s offshore resources in an environmentally and economically...
Walter Cruickshank

Recent Developments in Taxation

This presentation will highlight changes in certain state taxes (including the recent changes to the Ad Valorem Tax rules in Louisiana) and any Federal Income and Estate Tax laws implemented...
Leon Rittenberg III
Andrew Sullivan
Robert Russo

Key Requirements for OSV Upgrades

In the current market environment, Offshore Supply Vessels are often contracted on short notice to perform new types of service or carry additional workers. Depending on the nature of the...
Mark Corsetti
Tracy Phillips

Class contribution to US Offshore Wind Power industry

This presentation will provide an overview of different ship types engaged in the global offshore wind power industry. We will expand on different regulatory regimes and the care needed regarding...
Sergio Garcia

Tugs & Coastal Towing

Modernization of tug, tow, and inland and coastal barge fleets will be examined, including hybrid technology and LNG solutions all while complying with rules and regulations. This program is designed to deliver a comprehensive overview of the future of ATBs, fleet trends, and the impact of Subchapter M regulations. 

Inland Waterways & Passenger Vessel Program 

The booming ferry and inland overnight cruise markets has helped boost passenger vessel sector growth and stability. The sector is seeing new designs, green technologies to improved fleet management and other technology. In the inland waterways sector, increased freight opportunities from chemical plants should mean additional opportunities for barge companies while continuing to reduce the oversupply of equipment. Infrastructure improvements are in high demand as commercial and recreational transportation crowd the rivers. This program will address the strategic concepts in maintaining what is working and reversing what is not along the inland waterways and discuss what’s on the horizon.

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