WorkBoat Launches One-Day Shipyard Conference in Alabama

WorkBoat, the leading provider of news for the U.S. workboat market, has launched a one-day Regional Summit in Alabama.

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The Regional Summit, The Changing Landscape of Shipyards, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club, & Spa in Point Clear.

Portland, ME (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

WorkBoat, the leading provider of news for the U.S. workboat market, has launched a one-day Regional Summit in Alabama in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico shipyard industry that will tackle challenges facing the industry.

The Regional Summit, The Changing Landscape of Shipyards, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club, & Spa in Point Clear. Topics to be covered include:

The Changing Face of Personnel
With the advancements in technology, the landscape of the shipyard workforce is changing. Will a more specialized workforce be necessary in the future? Will companies such as Siemens and Rolls-Royce alleviate the personnel crunch some by using their own technicians? How are personnel challenges different for smaller yards as compared to larger ones?

State of the Industry in the Gulf
Aside from the personnel problem, what other challenges face yard owners? Is the traditional shipyard becoming more of an erection yard, with specialized systems integrators doing more of the technical work?

Financing the Future
Whether your company is a small business or big publicly traded company, capital is the engine that drives it. Where that capital comes from is one of the questions that this discussion will seek to answer. This panel of finance experts will help understand the state of the commercial marine finance marketplace, answer questions and help find solutions to the problems.

Registration for the Summit at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club, & Spa in Point Clear, Ala., is available at: http://www.workboat.com/regional-summit-alabama.aspx. Advance Registration is $425. Onsite registration is $495.

The Changing Landscape of Shipyards
Point Clear, Alabama
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
8:00 am – 4:15 pm
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club, & Spa

More information can be found here: http://www.workboat.com/regional-summit-alabama.aspx.

About WorkBoat
WorkBoat is part of the Diversified Business Communications portfolio of commercial marine events, publications and e-media products. The WorkBoat brand has been connecting qualified buyers with leading suppliers for more than 45 years. In print through WorkBoat magazine, online at WorkBoat.com, face-to-face at the International WorkBoat Show and through education with the Professional Series, WorkBoat delivers high quality information to all segments of the marine industry in North America. For more information, visit http://www.workboat.com.

The WorkBoat Professional Series provides the marine industry professionals with a way to stay on top of what's going on in the workboat industry and its outlook for 2014 and beyond — from business management to marine industry specific topics.

About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications, based in Portland, Maine, provides information and market access through face-to-face events, publications and eMedia. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK and Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.divcom.com.


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