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.
Commercial vessel owners and operators
Military | buyers
Oil exploration and production
The list of 2017 Exhibiting Companies is coming soon!
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
Registration is located in the lobby outside of Hall D. The Conference and Keynotes will take place in the Great Hall.
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
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.
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.
Destination address for GPS or online mapping:
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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.
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.
Ample parking is available at the Convention Center for a daily fee.
General Directions from the East:
General Directions from the West:
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.
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.
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
Seafood Expo North America & Seafood Processing North America
Seafood Expo Global & Seafood Processing Global
Seafood Expo Asia
SeaWeb Seafood Summit
Integrative Healthcare Symposium
International Floriculture Expo
Trade & Trends Food Show
APC: Administrative Professionals Conference
Commercial UAV Expo
International LIDAR Mapping Forum
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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