The International WorkBoat Show highlights sustainability efforts as it returns to the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, November 29 – December 1.
For many fluid power users and manufacturers, the final trade show of the year is the International WorkBoat Show, which returns to the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, November 29 to December 1. The annual event brings together commercial vessel owners, operators, and builders with the vendors and suppliers that serve them.
Nearly 900 companies are poised to exhibit at the event, including about 30 fluid power companies. Fluid power is used heavily in workboats, powering and controlling winches, the boats themselves, offshore wind platforms, and much more.
|Bosch Rexroth Corp.||1300|
|DMIC – Delaware Manufacturing Industries Corporation||821|
|Hilliard Brake Systems||2352|
|John Deere Power Systems||3409, 743|
|Johnson Brake Systems – Johnson Industries Ltd.||1601|
|Logan Clutch Corporation||2508|
|Omni Powertrain Technologies||3260|
|Royal Purple Synthetic Oil||443|
|Sauer Compressors USA||2351|
|Transfluid Tube Processing Machinery Inc.||243|
|Trelleborg Sealing Solutions||2404|
|Tube-Mac Piping Technologies||1661|
|Twin Disc Incorporated||3201|
|Wandfluh of America||821|
|Wooster Hydrostatics, Inc.||3643|
|World Wide Metric||1629|
Several free education events are available throughout the three-day event’s conference program. As many other trade shows have proven throughout the past year, sustainability is of key importance and Work Boat Show is no different. Topics of note for fluid power engineers and users include:
- Powering the waves: charting a course for electrification of marine technologies
- The design and construction of the first U.S. electric tug
- Beyond buzzwords for sustainability in shipyard and port operations
- Going green: alternative fuels
Additionally, WorkBoat Show features several unique networking opportunities throughout, including:
Wheelhouse Tavern — A networking bar right in the middle of the action. The Wheelhouse Tavern is the perfect place to grab a drink, check your emails, and network with your colleagues. Find the tavern at booth #634.
Government Maritime Acquisition Day —
A full day of sessions presented by diverse arms of the military outlining upcoming contracts, projects, and the best and most efficient ways to work with some of the biggest maritime spenders in the industry. Get answers on contracts, bids, and more in person and in real time.
Maritime Throwdown — Watch vessel crew contestants test their skills, physical and mental strength, and endurance. Held in obstacle course format, the contestants compete in a series of physical challenges that may include coiling and lifting heavy lines, carrying, rigging, throwing, and securing lines, all while maintaining safety. This event includes an open bar as well.
Significant Boats Awards & Happy Hour — Enjoy drinks with colleagues and friends at Happy Hour to celebrate the innovative owners, builders, and designers behind this year’s 10 Significant Boats and name the 2023 WorkBoat Boat of the Year. *This event must be added on to registration.
WorkBoat Pre-Game Party — a happy hour to kick off Thursday Night Saints Football throughout the show floor.
Learn more and register at workboatshow.com.
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