Industry Experts to Discuss Marine Finance at WorkBoat’s Alabama Shipyard Summit

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Top executives will discuss financing challenges at new Summit in Point Clear, Ala.

WorkBoat, the leading provider of news for the U.S. workboat industry, will feature marine industry leaders at its new Regional Summit: The Changing Landscape of Shipyards in Point Clear, Ala., on Sept. 16.
The panel discussion “Financing the Future” will feature Tom Church, advisor, Mariner Finance; Ronnie Evans, director commercial marine finance, Key Bank NA; and Andy Stockett, managing director, FourBridges Capital Advisors.
Topics to be discussed include:
-The state of the commercial marine finance marketplace
-Where capital can come from
-Solutions to financing problems
Roundtable discussions will offer attendees a unique opportunity to speak directly with the presenters about issues, opinions and strategies relating to the topics covered. WorkBoat’s Regional Summit is the only conference to offer this direct access at a low cost.

To register for the Summit, which will be held at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club, & Spa, visit Advance Registration is $425. Onsite registration is $495.

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, 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

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:

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