Wednesday, Nov 29 - Friday, Dec 1, 2017

Why Attend

Build your knowledge, your network, and unstoppable momentum.

November 29th through December 1st, commercial mariners from around the world will unite once again in New Orleans for the International WorkBoat Show.

Each year, over 10,000 people return to network, discover new products, and learn about evolving issues affecting the industry – from expert keynote speakers, innovative exhibitors, and most importantly, each other.
For many of us, this year has been a time to regroup, reassess, and re-imagine what the future might hold. And because the economic forecast is not yet clear, every bit of support, every best practice, every tool, every efficiency, every bit of wisdom matters.

At The International WorkBoat Show, you’ll find thousands of solutions, strategies, technologies, and ideas to give your business an edge in 2017 and beyond. And you’ll find loyal exhibitors offering demos, special presentations, partnerships and deals to help you power through these turbulent times.

 

Who's There

Venue

Directions

Parking

While in New Orleans

Visa Invitation Letters

Attendees  

Commercial vessel owners and operators

Shipyards

Boat builders

Engineers

Marine architects

Equipment manufacturers

Distributors

Port authorities

Port engineers

Marine surveyors

Military | buyers

Government officials

Oil exploration and production

 

Check out the 2017 Exhibitor List here >>

 

The Venue

International WorkBoat Show & Annual Conference takes place in Halls B through F of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70130

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Registration is located in the lobby outside of Hall D. The Conference and Keynotes will take place in the Great Hall.

Business Center

Located in Lobby F, The UPS Store is both a self-service and full-service operation, depending on the customer’s needs. Remote business centers can be set up at event registration areas. Hours are tailored to meet the needs of convention managers and attendees. A wide range of supplies and services including shipping, high volume copying, faxing, badge chains, etc., are available.

Contact: The UPS Store

Phone: (504)670-8941

Fax: (504)670-8887

Email: store6216@theupsstore.com

Onsite Restaurants & Dining

Whether you need boxed lunches for ten or gumbo for 10,000, Centerplate, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s exclusive food service provider, can turn out quality results for any size meeting. For attendees’ convenience, the Convention Center also offers retail cafes in the lobbies and a variety of concession stands throughout the facility.

Starbucks – The world-renowned coffee company is located in the Atrium between Lobbies B and C.

Visitors with Disabilities

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center provides services ramps to entrances and elevated areas, an array of passenger elevators, restroom facilities for the disabled, brailed instructions/directions at strategic locations throughout the building and pay phones located at each level of the facility with (TDD) hearing-impaired functions. Wheelchairs also are available upon request. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is ADA compliant. For Mobility Scooter rental, click here.

 

Driving Directions

Destination address for GPS or online mapping:

900 Convention Center Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70130

Airport Transportation

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is approximately 20 minutes by car to the Morial Convention Center and surrounding hotels. Traveling options from the airport and the Morial Convention Center or to your hotel include:

Shuttle: The International WorkBoat Show partnerns with the Airport Shuttle Service to bring our attendees discounted transportation stay tuned for more details about this program and how to reserve your transportation.

Taxi: $33 flat-rate to Central Business District or $14 per person for 3+ passengers

Public Transit: $2 fare and the Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) Bus picks up outside airport Entrance #7 on the upper level

For more information on transportation options to and from the airport, click HERE.

Parking at the Convention Center

Ample parking is available at the Convention Center for a daily fee.

Click here to view a map of available parking.

General Driving Directions

General Directions from the East:

  • Take I-10 West to Exit 234C (West Bank/Highway 90).
  • Continue on Highway 90 (the Riverfront Expressway) and exit right at Tchoupitoulas/South Peters Street. This is the last exit before crossing the Crescent City Connection Bridge.
  • On ground level, stay in the left lane and go to the fourth stop, which is Convention Center Boulevard. You will see the Convention Center in front of you.
  • Turn left on Convention Center Boulevard. The Convention Center is on your right, at 900 Convention Center Boulevard.

General Directions from the West:

  • Take I-10 East to the West Bank/Highway 90 exit (do not continue on I-10 to Slidell).
  • Stay in the right lane and exit right at Tchoupitoulas/South Peters Street. This is the last exit before crossing the Crescent City Connection Bridge.
  •  On ground level, stay in the left lane and go to the fourth stop, which is Convention Center Boulevard. You will see the Convention Center in front of you.
  • Turn left on Convention Center Boulevard. The Convention Center is on your right, at 900 Convention Center Boulevard.

 

Experience the Big Easy

Attending the International WorkBoat Show & Annual Conference is as much about the experience and networking outside of the event as it is the business and learning done in the conference and on the exhibit floor. New Orleans will certainly not disappoint in your after-show-hours experience and networking opportunities with colleagues new and old – make the most of it!

With our hotels rooms centered along the mighty Mississippi River, you’ll be within walking distance of the French Quarter, Cajun cuisine, and New Orleans’s famous attractions like the nightlife, music, casinos, trolleys, aquarium, and tours. New Orleans promises to be a great opportunity to do business, make connections, and enjoy new scenery, flavors, and culture.

 

Visa Invitation Letter Policy

Please be aware as part of our official show policy we are unable to provide letters of invitation for the purpose of obtaining a visa for travel.

We have been informed by the US Embassies that a letter of invitation has no bearing on whether a visa will be issued.

When applying for your visa, be sure to provide a copy of your registration confirmation or exhibit contract (if applicable) to attend the show, as well as any promotional materials you have received verifying the exhibition is a valid event.

Additional information on US Visas can be found HERE.

Please understand no exceptions will be made. 

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