Wednesday, Nov 29 - Friday, Dec 1, 2017

Why Exhibit

Exhibiting at the International WorkBoat Show is the most efficient way to hear what your commercial marine customers need from you right now, make genuine connections, showcase your latest products or services, and get meaningful feedback from purchasers and end users alike.

International WorkBoat Show attendees spend millions of dollars annually on marine equipment and services, and together represent $2.3 billion in buying power. Of last year’s attendees, 92% discovered new products or vendors at the show and 70% planned to make a purchase as a result of attending.

Don’t miss your chance to connect with and serve this powerful audience.

Who's There

Venue

Directions

Parking

While in New Orleans

Visa Invitation Letters

Beware of Scams

Show Vendors

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

The list of 2017 Exhibiting Companies is coming soon! 

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. 

Don’t be fooled by impostors

Watch out for companies claiming to produce official show listings and directories

There are several organizations that have been targeting exhibitors and small companies around the world including exhibitors at Diversified Communications events in the United States requesting that the exhibitor update their trade show directory listing or world business directory. If you have participated in any of our exhibitions in previous years, or are due to participate in any of our events this year you are likely to be targeted.

Please BEWARE of companies that send you faxes or emails offering to list your company in an Exhibitor Directory or a Business Guide, for example FAIRGuide, Expo-Guide, Construct Data Verlag, World Business Directory or World Business Guide.

CONSTRUCT DATA VERLAG of Vienna, Austria or Bratislava, Slovakia (also known as FairGuide or Expo-Guide) and EU Business Services LTD of Utrecht Netherlands or Charlestown Nevis West Indies (also known as EU Business Register, World Business Directory or World Business Guide) are not associated in any fashion with Diversified Communications or any of our trade events including (but not limited to):

International WorkBoat Show

Pacific Marine Expo

WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo

WorkBoat Summits

Seafood Expo North America & Seafood Processing North America

Seafood Expo Global & Seafood Processing Global

Seafood Expo Asia

SeaWeb Seafood Summit

Kosherfest

Integrative Healthcare Symposium

International Floriculture Expo

Trade & Trends Food Show

APC: Administrative Professionals Conference

Commercial UAV Expo

International LIDAR Mapping Forum

SPAR International

SleeterCon

IOFM: Payments Summit

OTC: Order to Cash Summit

Controller’s Conference and Expo

AP & P2P: Accounts Payable & Procure-to Pay Conference & Expo

If you reply to a faxed letter or an email request from any of these companies to update your directory listing you may be locked into an automatically renewing three (3) year contract for an annual charge that could be USD $1,700 or more (GBP 980 or EU 995). Before responding to any solicitation you should carefully read the entire document and if you are in doubt, do not respond.

If you are a U.S. business and have a complaint or concern about an unsolicited email or fax from one of these companies you can contact your local Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC. If you are an EU based business you can contact your local Consumer Rights office and the EU Consumer Rights office. You can also find more information on the stopecg.org website.

Unofficial Vendors

Because of the size and success of The International WorkBoat Show it has attracted a number of companies that are trying to ride on our coattails. Some exhibitors are getting phone calls & e-mail messages everyday from companies offering all types of services from audiovisual equipment to travel arrangement & hotel rooms. Most of these companies are not official vendors for the show, and some are from non-existent companies. Please note the below companies are the recommended Official Vendors of The International WorkBoat Show. If solicited by a company not associated with the event please beware. Also, please contact our customer service department at: 207-842-5508, customerservice@divcom.com.

 

Official Show Vendors – Morial Convention Center

Audio Visual: Freeman Audio Visual Solutions

Booth Cleaning: Freeman

Decorator Labor: Freeman

Electrical: Morial Convention Center

Exhibitor Registration: Convention Data Services (CDS)

Food & Beverage/Catering: Centerplate

Hanging Signs & Tresses: Freeman

Housing & Travel: The International WorkBoat Show Travel Desk (OnPeak)

Internet & Telephone: Morial Convention Center

Lead Retrieval: Convention Data Services (CDS)

Material/Freight Handling: Freeman

Photography: The Eelpond Photo Group

Plants/Floral: 800 – Plant It

Security: Convention Security Services Inc

Shipping: Freeman Transportation

Water/Drain/Gas: Morial Convention Center

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