Nov 12-14, 2024  •  Morial Convention Center  •  New Orleans, LA
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Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Work with our team to select the perfect sponsorship or advertising opportunity to support your exhibit at the WorkBoat Show. 

Marketing your presence at the Show is a crucial element of a successful exhibit. Our expert sales team can help you identify the perfect opportunity that drives results. 

Looking to make a big impact? Bundle together two or more opportunities for special discounted pricing. Talk to a sales rep for more details. 

2024 International WorkBoat Show Sponsorship & Advertising 

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*SOLD* Official Badge Sponsor
(Exclusive Opportunity)

Price: $4,735

Deadline: June 1, 2024

Secure one of the most visible pieces of advertising real-estate at the WorkBoat Show with the official badge sponsorship. Your custom artwork will be displayed on the full back of badge of every person that attends the Show. This is the perfect opportunity to promote a new product, advertise sessions in your booth, or include a QR code to encourage buyers to visit your website.

*SOLD* Registration Experience
(Exclusive Opportunity)

Price: $5,785

Deadline: July 1, 2024

Registrations is the first experience attendees have when they arrive at the WorkBoat Show – take advantage of this exclusive sponsorship and make sure it is also the first experience they have with your brand!

Deliverables:

•(6) 8.5’’x11” double sided signs prominently placed throughout the registration lines, displaying your company logo and booth number.
• Hanging banner in Registration, displaying your company logo and booth number.
• Logo screen savers on all Registration computers
• Your logo worn by select information personnel directing traffic in the registration area (This deliverable is subject to print deadlines)
• Logo included in the barcode blast email sent days before the show to all pre-registered attendees
• Call out on floor plan in the printed Map and Guide located in the WorkBoat Show News

*SOLD* WorkBoat Significant Boats Awards & Significant Boats Gallery
(Exclusive Opportunity)

Price: $8,730

Deadline: July 1, 2024

The WorkBoat Significant Boats Awards is an annual event at the International WorkBoat Show, celebrating the most significant vessels of the year. It offers a premier networking opportunity for builders, designers, and owners. The Awards Happy Hour provides brand exposure and networking with top industry companies, while the Significant Boats Gallery showcases ten notable vessels in the lobby.

Deliverables:
• Inclusion in all applicable Awards Happy Hour invitations and communications
• Prominent recognition in on-site signage at the Happy Hour & Gallery
• Recognition in all pre-show marketing communications about the Gallery
• Complimentary ticket to Awards Happy Hour (up to 10)
• 3-minute welcome address by your company executive at the beginning of the Happy Hour
• Opportunity to include a giveaway for attendees at Happy Hour

*SOLD* Wheelhouse Tavern

Price: $11,570

Deadline: July 1, 2024

The Wheelhouse Tavern is a place for exhibitors and attendees to come together, grab a drink and network. Conveniently located in the 1000 aisle right in the middle of all the action, this opportunity is perfect for a company looking to make a big splash at this year’s Show.

Deliverables:
• Your logo included, and company mentioned in all applicable email and print marketing
• 1’ x 1’ sticker on the top of 6′ high top tables, and the surface of the bar with your company name and logo
• Your logo included, and company mentioned on all applicable at Show signage
• Logo, personal message or video rotating on screens in the bar
• 6 Bar panels with your logo
• Stock bar with branded koozies
• Place promotional materials in bar
• (10’ x 3’) logo and booth number on the back of the bar

WorkBoat Conference Program Title Sponsorship
(Exclusive Opportunity)

Price: $11,570

Deadline: August 1, 2024

The WorkBoat Conference Program will feature high-impact sessions with industry thought leaders and game changers. This is the perfect sponsorship opportunity if you are looking for a widespread branding opportunity to increase your presence at the Show.

Deliverables:
• Inclusion in all WorkBoat Conference Program marketing and onsite branding
• (4) Double sided meter panels to be placed throughout the education area
• (2) Literature racks for your branded materials to be placed throughout the education area
• (2) Post Show eblasts to all session attendees
• Inclusion in all post-show content marketing of the 2023 program

*SOLD OUT* Lanyard Sponsor
(Limited Opportunities)

Price: $2,630

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Get your brand around the neck of the industry’s important executives. This is an opportunity to distribute lanyards in the registration area and information booth. Lanyard production will be the responsibility of the sponsor.

Keynote Breakfast Sponsorship
(Limited Opportunities)

Price: $5,780

Deadline: August 1, 2024

The State of the Jones Act in 2024: Threats, Opportunities and the Way Forward.

Deliverables:

•Inclusion in all applicable invitations and communications regarding the Keynote Breakfast
•Prominent recognition in on-site signage at the Breakfast
•Recognition in all pre-show marketing communications about the Keynote Breakfast
•Table (10 seats) at the WorkBoat Keynote Breakfast
•Opportunity to include a giveaway for attendees at Keynote Breakfast
• Custom HTML post-breakfast eblast to attendees

Official Show Bag
(Limited Opportunities)

Price: $2,890

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Strategic bag distribution outlets will be located in the registration area. This opportunity will create “walking mini-billboards” as attendees carry them, showcasing your company’s logo and message onto every area of the Show floor. Bag production will be responsibility of the sponsor.

Registration Giveaway Sponsor
(Limited Opportunities)

Price: $2,890

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Giveaway stations will be strategically located throughout the registration area and at the Info Booths. This opportunity is a chance to get branded giveaway in the hands of attendees before they event hit the show. Giveaway production will be responsibility of the sponsor.

Billboards (Lobby placement)

Price: $2,630

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Drive traffic to your booth by advertising outside of its walls. Put your messaging on a billboard, size 38” x 81″, four-color, and double sided. These freestanding billboards will be located in the lobby of the Morial Convention Center.

Billboards (Center Aisle placement)

Price: $3,050

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Drive traffic to your booth by advertising outside of its walls. Put your messaging on a billboard, size 38” x 81″, four-color, and double sided. These freestanding billboards will be located in the center aisle of the Show floor.

Main Aisle Charging Kiosk
(Limited Opportunities)

Price: $2,315

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Charging stations are always highly utilized at trade events and this sponsorship is the perfect opportunity to get your brand in front of attendees while they charge up. These free-standing kiosks will be placed in the main aisle for easy access and premium advertising potential. With this sponsorship you will get a 22×28 sign built into the kiosk and also have the ability to leave your branding materials/ giveaways on the counter.

Premium Booth Number Display with Company Logo

Price: $415

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Make sure your customers can find you! Place a 2’ x 2’ four color sticker in the aisle in front of your booth for added visibly. Just send us your logo and we’ll do the rest.

Premium Aisle Sponsorship

Price: $5,785

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Have your company name and logo and booth number displayed on a 4’ x 4’ floor sticker at the beginning and end of each aisle. This opportunity will help drive traffic to your booth and increase you brand presence.

Equipment Display

Price: (Call for Pricing)

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Display your equipment in high traffic areas. Space is extremely limited and placement is dependent on fire marshal approval.Exhibitor is responsible for equipment handling fees. Call for available locations and pricing.

Registration Announcement Top 10 Exhibitors to Watch Listing

Price: $1,050

Deadline: June 1, 2024

Be a part of the registration announcement email sent to more than 45,000 prospective attendees. New this year we are adding a Top 10 Exhibitors to Watch section and this listings is the perfect way to get in front of your future customers from day one! On average more than 1,000 people register off the registration is live email.

Top 10 Exhibitors to Watch listing includes:

  • Company name- linked to your full company listing
  • Company logo- – linked to your full company listing
  • Your booth number- linked to the live floor plan

 

BONUS: In addition to our email communications, your brand will also be highlighted on our social media platforms as a top ten exhibitor to watch!

Attendee Prospecting Email Banner

Price: $525

Attendee emails are sent to prospective visitors on a weekly basis. This low cost, high-visibility marketing opportunity aligns your brand with official WorkBoat Show communications and is a great way to grab the attention of buyers. Your banner ad, with click through link, will be placed in the body of an attendee prospecting email sent out to more than 50,000 industry contacts.

Attendee Prospecting Email Exhibitor Highlight

Price: $1,050

Want a little more real-estate then a banner ad? An Exhibitor Highlight is the perfect way to get company news, product announcements, or show specials in front of prospective attendees. Provide us the copy or work with a member of our team to put together the perfect message. Your highlight will be included in one attendee prospecting email emailed to the entire WorkBoat audience.

In addition to your message your highlight will include:

  • Your Company Logo
  • Link to your full company listing
  • Your booth number linked to the live floorplan
  • Link to your company website

 

To ensure the highest level of engagement only one exhibitor highlight will be sold per attendee prospecting email. Send dates are available on a first-come first-served basis. Secure this opportunity early for the best send date selection.

Custom Blast Emails

Price:

5-6 weeks out from the Show: $3,495
3-4 weeks out from the Show: $4,670
1-2 weeks out from the Show: $5,830

Have a message you want in front of pre-registered WorkBoat Show attendees? Direct email marketing with a custom blast email is the perfect solution.
 
Custom blast emails to WorkBoat Show attendees are only available to contracted exhibitors. Inventory is very limited to ensure the highest rate of engagement and sold on a first come first served basis.

Show News

WorkBoat’s Show News will be packed with exclusive Show coverage, a full exhibitor listing broken out by exhibiting categories, and the exhibit hall map, PLUS the full show schedule and guide to all special events and new products. This guide is the only at-show printed resource and the perfect opportunity to drive traffic to your booth, increase brand awareness, and act as an invaluable resource for buyers throughout the year-long after the Show has ended. See 2023’s sample issue here.

Cover: $6,240
Full Page:  $4,620
Half Page: $3,640
Quarter Page: $2,600

Exhibitor Highlight Cross-Platform Social Post

Price: $790

Sponsored cross-platform social posts are a great way to drive people to your own social pages, announce new products, advertise special show deals and more. Posted on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn this low cost, high-impact opportunity will help elevate your exhibit leading up to the show.

Kristin Luke

Sales Manager

207.842.5635
[email protected]

Mike Cohen

Account Executive

207.842.5439
[email protected]

Krista Randall

Account Executive

207.842.5657
[email protected]

Danielle Walters

Account Executive

207.842.5634
[email protected]

June Deadlines 

  • *SOLD* Official Badge Sponsor
    (Exclusive Opportunity)
    $4,735

    Secure one of the most visible pieces of advertising real-estate at the WorkBoat Show with the official badge sponsorship. Your custom artwork will be displayed on the full back of badge of every person that attends the Show. This is the perfect opportunity to promote a new product, advertise sessions in your booth, or include a QR code to encourage buyers to visit your website.

    Deadline to secure opportunity: June 1, 2024

July Deadlines 

  • *SOLD* Registration Experience
    (Exclusive Opportunity)
    $5,785

    Registrations is the first experience attendees have when they arrive at the WorkBoat Show – take advantage of this exclusive sponsorship and make sure it is also the first experience they have with your brand!

    Deliverables:
    · (6) 8.5’’x11” double sided signs prominently placed throughout the registration lines, displaying your company logo and booth number.
    · Hanging banner in Registration, displaying your company logo and booth number.
    · Logo screen savers on all Registration computers
    · Your logo worn by select information personnel directing traffic in the registration area (This deliverable is subject to print deadlines)
    · Logo included in the barcode blast email sent days before the show to all pre-registered attendees
    · Call out on floor plan in the printed Map and Guide located in the WorkBoat Show News

    Deadline to secure opportunity: July 1, 2024

  • WorkBoat Significant Boats Awards & Significant Boats Gallery
    (Exclusive Opportunity)
    $8,730

    The WorkBoat Significant Boats Awards is an annual event that takes place every year at the International WorkBoat Show. This private event honors the WorkBoat picks for most significant vessels of the year and is a premier networking opportunity for builders, designs, and owners. The Awards Happy Hour is the perfect place to gain brand exposure while networking with some of the industry’s top companies. The Significant Boats Gallery is a large display of all ten vessels prominently displayed in the lobby for all attendees to see. This is a great opportunity to not only increase brand coverage at the Show, but to get in front of potential buyers and network with prospective customers at the breakfast.

    Deliverables:
    • Inclusion in all applicable Awards Happy Hour invitations and communications
    • Prominent recognition in on-site signage at the Significant Boats Award Happy Hour & The Significant Boats Gallery
    • Recognition in all pre-show marketing communications about the Significant Boats Gallery
    • A complimentary ticket to Awards Happy Hour (up to 10)
    • 3-minute welcome address by your company executive at the beginning of the happy hour
    • Opportunity to include a giveaway for attendees at happy hour

    Deadline to secure opportunity: July 1, 2024

  • *SOLD* Wheelhouse Tavern
    (Exclusive Opportunity)
    $11,570

    The Wheelhouse Tavern is a place for exhibitors and attendees to come together, grab a drink and network. Conveniently located in the 1000 aisle right in the middle of all the action, this opportunity is perfect for a company looking to make a big splash at this year’s Show.

    Deliverables:
    · Your logo included, and company mentioned in all applicable email and print marketing
    · 1’ x 1’ sticker on the top of 6' high top tables, and the surface of the bar with your company name and logo
    · Your logo included, and company mentioned on all applicable at Show signage
    · Logo, personal message or video rotating on screens in the bar
    · 6 Bar panels with your logo
    · Ability to stock bar with branded koozies
    · Ability to place promotional materials in bar
    · (10’ x 3’) logo and booth number on the back of the bar

    Deadline to secure opportunity: July 1, 2024

Opportunities you can take advantage of all marketing season long! 

  • Registration Announcement Top 10 Exhibitors to Watch Listing $1,050

    Be a part of the registration announcement email sent to more than 45,000 prospective attendees. New this year we are adding a Top 10 Exhibitors to Watch section and this listings is the perfect way to get in front of your future customers from day one! On average more than 1,000 people register off the registration is live email.

    Top 10 Exhibitors to Watch listing includes*:
    - Company name- linked to your full company listing
    - Company logo- - linked to your full company listing
    - First sentence of your exhibitor listing- linked to your full company listing
    - Your booth number- linked to the live floor plan

    BONUS: In addition to our email communications, your brand will also be highlighted on our social media platforms as a top ten exhibitor to watch!

    *This information will be pulled directly from your 2023 listing. Please make sure you have updated your listings and uploaded your company logo ASAP.
    Log in here to update your listing.

  • Attendee Prospecting Email Banner $525

    Attendee emails are sent to prospective visitors on a weekly basis. This low cost, high-visibility marketing opportunity aligns your brand with official WorkBoat Show communications and is a great way to grab the attention of buyers. Your banner ad, with click through link, will be placed in the body of an attendee prospecting email sent out to more than 50,000 industry contacts.

  • Attendee Prospecting Email Exhibitor Highlight $1,050

    Want a little more real-estate then a banner ad? An Exhibitor Highlight is the perfect way to get company news, product announcements, or show specials in front of prospective attendees. Provide us the copy or work with a member of our team to put together the perfect message. Your highlight will be included in one attendee prospecting email emailed to the entire WorkBoat audience.

    In addition to your message your highlight will include:
    - Your Company Logo
    - Link to your full company listing
    - Your booth number linked to the live floorplan
    - Link to your company website

    To ensure the highest level of engagement only one exhibitor highlight will be sold per attendee prospecting email. Send dates are available on a first-come first-served basis. Secure this opportunity early for the best send date selection.

  • Exhibitor Highlight Cross-Platform Social Post $790

    Sponsored cross-platform social posts are a great way to drive people to your own social pages, announce new products, advertise special show deals and more. Posted on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn this low cost, high-impact opportunity will help elevate your exhibit leading up to the show.

Custom Blast Emails 

Have a message you want in front of pre-registered WorkBoat Show attendees? Direct email marketing with a custom blast email is the perfect solution.
 
Custom blast emails to WorkBoat Show attendees are only available to contracted exhibitors. Inventory is very limited to ensure the highest rate of engagement and sold on a first come first served basis.
 
Contact a member of our team today to reserve a send date.
 
Blast Email Tiered Pricing
5-6 weeks out from the Show: $3,495
3-4 weeks out from the Show: $4,670
1-2 weeks out from the Show: $5,830

August Deadlines 

  • WorkBoat Conference Program Title Sponsorship
    (Exclusive Opportunity)
    $11,570

    The WorkBoat Conference Program will feature high-impact sessions with industry thought leaders and game changers. This is the perfect sponsorship opportunity if you are looking for a widespread branding opportunity to increase your presence at the Show.

    Deliverables:
    • Inclusion in all WorkBoat Conference Program marketing and onsite branding
    • (4) Double sided meter panels to be placed throughout the education area
    • (2) Literature racks for your branded materials to be placed throughout the education area
    • (2) Post Show eblasts to all session attendees
    • Inclusion in all post-show content marketing of the 2023 program

    Deadline to secure opportunity: August 1, 2024

  • WorkBoat Show Mobile App Title Sponsorship
    (Exclusive Opportunity)
    $9,260

    Deliverables:
    - Promoted as “Official Mobile App Sponsor” on all applicable pre-show and onsite marketing materials and signage
    - Logo inclusion on splash screen
    - Clickable Navigation Menu Icon
    - (2) Clickable Rotating Banner Ads
    - (3) Push notifications (1 per day)

    Deadline to secure opportunity: August 1, 2024

  • *SOLD* Lanyard Sponsor
    (Limited Opportunities)
    $2,630

    Get your brand around the neck of the industry’s important executives. This is an opportunity to distribute lanyards in the registration area and information booth. Lanyard production will be the responsibility of the sponsor.

    Deadline to secure opportunity: August 1, 2024

  • Keynote Breakfast Sponsorship
    (Limited Opportunities)
    $5,780

    The State of the Jones Act in 2024: Threats, Opportunities and the Way Forward.

    Deliverables:
    - Inclusion in all applicable invitations and communications regarding the Keynote Breakfast
    - Prominent recognition in on-site signage at the Breakfast
    - Recognition in all pre-show marketing communications about the Keynote Breakfast
    - Table (10 seats) at the WorkBoat Keynote Breakfast
    - Opportunity to include a giveaway for attendees at Keynote Breakfast
    - Custom HTML post-breakfast eblast to attendees

    Deadline to secure opportunity: August 1, 2024

  • Official Show Bag
    (Limited Opportunities)
    $2,890

    Strategic bag distribution outlets will be located in the registration area. This opportunity will create “walking mini-billboards” as attendees carry them, showcasing your company’s logo and message onto every area of the Show floor. Bag production will be responsibility of the sponsor.

    Deadline to secure opportunity: August 1, 2024

  • Registration Giveaway Sponsor
    (Limited Opportunities)
    $2,890

    Giveaway stations will be strategically located throughout the registration area and at the Info Booths. This opportunity is a chance to get branded giveaway in the hands of attendees before they event hit the show. Giveaway production will be responsibility of the sponsor.

    Deadline to secure opportunity: August 1, 2024

  • Billboards (Lobby placement) $2,630

    Drive traffic to your booth by advertising outside of its walls. Put your messaging on a billboard, size 38” x 81", four-color, and double sided. These freestanding billboards will be located in the lobby of the Morial Convention Center.

    Deadline to secure opportunity: August 1, 2024

  • Billboards (Center Aisle placement) $3,050

    Drive traffic to your booth by advertising outside of its walls. Put your messaging on a billboard, size 38” x 81", four-color, and double sided. These freestanding billboards will be located in the center aisle of the Show floor.

    Deadline to secure opportunity: August 1, 2024

  • Main Aisle Charging Kiosk
    (Limited Opportunities)
    $2,315

    Charging stations are always highly utilized at trade events and this sponsorship is the perfect opportunity to get your brand in front of attendees while they charge up. These free-standing kiosks will be placed in the main aisle for easy access and premium advertising potential. With this sponsorship you will get a 22x28 sign built into the kiosk and also have the ability to leave your branding materials/ giveaways on the counter.

    Deadline to secure opportunity: August 1, 2024

  • Premium Booth Number Display w/ Company Logo $415

    Make sure your customers can find you! Place a 2’ x 2’ four color sticker in the aisle in front of your booth for added visibly. Just send us your logo and we’ll do the rest.

    Deadline to secure opportunity: August 1, 2024

  • Premium Aisle Sponsorship $5,785

    Have your company name and logo and booth number displayed on a 4’ x 4’ floor sticker at the beginning and end of each aisle. This opportunity will help drive traffic to your booth and increase you brand presence.

    Deadline to secure opportunity: August 1, 2024

  • Equipment Display Call for pricing

    Display your equipment in high traffic areas. Space is extremely limited and placement is dependent on fire marshal approval.

    Exhibitor is responsible for equipment handling fees. Call for available locations and pricing.

    Deadline to secure opportunity: August 1, 2024

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