Challenges and Opportunities in the OSV Industry to be Discussed at WorkBoat Summit on April 2

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One-day conference to focus on the plunging price of oil, trends, challenges, and technological and design advancements in the offshore service vessel industry.

Challenges and opportunities in the offshore service vessel industry will be discussed at the upcoming WorkBoat OSV Summit in Houston on April 2.

The agenda for the one-day Summit will feature several topics relevant to offshore service vessel operators and builders. This includes “Challenges & Opportunities in the OSV Industry” panel and roundtable discussion featuring Whitney Brady, manager, Oil and Gas Division-USA, Faststream Recruitment Group; Matt Fuhrman, managing director, Core Group Resources; William J. Lind, vice president, operations, Vard Marine Inc.; and Andrew Meyers, manager, Douglas-Westwood Inc.

The panelists will discuss the many challenges facing the OSV and energy industry, from depressed oil prices and capex cuts, to how to survive in the current down market.

Other topics featured in the one-day Summit include, “What’s in Store for the Offshore and OSV Markets?” and “Design Trends Panel Discussion & Roundtable.”

Also, Dr. Kent Moors, executive chair of the Global Energy Symposium (GES) and an internationally recognized expert in oil and gas policy/finance and risk assessment, will deliver the Summit’s Keynote Address.

Professionals from across the OSV industry are invited to participate in this WorkBoat Regional Summit, OSV Outlook for 2015: Bullish or Bearish? Registration for the one-day program includes a networking breakfast, lunch and breaks, as well as the keynote address and panel and roundtable discussions. Industry members who sign up before April 1 can register for $425, a savings of $70. Day-of-event registration is $495. The full Summit schedule and registration information is available HERE.

About WorkBoat
WorkBoat is part of the Diversified 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 70 years. WorkBoat delivers high quality information to all segments of the marine industry in North America through WorkBoat magazine,, face-to-face at the International WorkBoat Show and WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo, and through education programs at the WorkBoat Professional Series and Regional Summits. For more information, visit

WorkBoat Regional Summits, one-day conferences that address topics impacting a specific region and market sector, allow for in-depth discussion, peer-to-peer networking and solution-driven conversations.

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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