Registration Opens for the 2018 International WorkBoat Show

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This year marks the 39th edition of North America’s largest commercial marine trade show

"Held every year in New Orleans, the show attracts 15,000 members of the commercial marine industry, who come together from around the world to network, learn, spot new industry trends, and uncover innovative products and solutions."

Registration for the 2018 International WorkBoat Show will open on Tuesday, Aug. 28. This year over 1,000 exhibitors are expected. This year’s show will also feature an expanded conference program, a myriad of new and exciting special events, and networking opportunities custom designed for commercial marine professionals andtheir businesses..

“The International WorkBoat Show is the premier event for the commercial marine industry because year after year we are able bring together thousands of people seeking to purchase the latest products, technologies and services from leading companies around the world in an invaluable face-to-face setting,” said Denielle Christensen, event director.

Produced by WorkBoat Magazine and, The International WorkBoat Show is a trade-only conference and expo for commercial vessel owners, operators and builders as well as the vendors and suppliers that serve them.

The 2018 International WorkBoat Show will feature:

  • Opportunity to meet over 1,000 key exhibitors in person and view their products and services before the purchase
  • Meaningful insights, actionable takeaways, Q+A opportunities, and group problem solving sessions at the expanded WorkBoat Annual Conference. The conference will feature intensive half-day programs for specific industry sectors including, Offshore, Inland Waterways and Passenger Vessels, Maintenance and Repair, Tugs and Coastal Towing, and Shipyards
  • Hot topic discussions led by the WorkBoat Magazine editors and top industry leaders in the new WorkBoat Think Tank
  • Networking and sponsored events designed to build strong industry relationships
  • Young Professionals development to help shape the new minds of the industry

Who Attends:

  • Commercial vessel owners and operators
  • Shipyards
  • Boatbuilders
  • Engineers
  • Marine architects
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Port authorities
  • Port engineers
  • Marine surveyors
  • Military buyers
  • Government officials
  • Oil exploration and production

Qualified members of the industry can attend the WorkBoat Show Exhibit Hall for free* and also take advantage of significant discounts for the WorkBoat Annual Conference by registering early at

To Exhibit:
Companies interested in exhibiting at Pacific Marine Expo or the International WorkBoat Show should contact Chris Dimmerling, sales director, at or 207-842-5666.

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