Registration open for International WorkBoat Show, Pacific Marine Expo

Registration is now open for the International WorkBoat Show, North America’s largest commercial marine trade show and conference, and the 49th Annual Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest commercial fishing and marine trade show.

The 37th edition of the WorkBoat Show will be Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Pacific Marine Expo will be Nov. 17-20 at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle.

“These shows are the premier events for the commercial marine and fishing industries because they successfully bring together thousands of people seeking to purchase the latest products, technologies and services from leading companies around the world,” said Denielle Christensen, event director for both shows.

International WorkBoat Show

The 2015 WorkBoat Show and Annual Conference attracted over 1,100 exhibitors and nearly 15,000 visitors from 45 states and 27 countries. Trade Show Executive magazine ranked the WorkBoat Show as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Shows of 2014.

This year’s show features a keynote address by former Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin and a comprehensive conference program with programming across four tracks.

“The WorkBoat Show is the top marketplace for businesses that service the coastal, inland and offshore waters.” Christensen said.

Qualified members of the industry can attend the WorkBoat Show Exhibit Hall and keynote for free by registering on or before Nov. 29.  Attendees will also save on upgrades to the Annual Conference program by registering early. To register, visit

Keynote Speakers
Willink and Babin, highly decorated former Navy SEALs and New York Times best-selling authors, will deliver the keynote address at 3 p.m. on Nov. 30. Willink and Babin will discuss team and leadership development.

“The pair are well experienced in building, training and leading high-performance teams,” said David Krapf, editor in chief of WorkBoat magazine. “In their talk, the two will provide practical tips aimed at helping your team and company operate at the highest level possible.”

Conference Program
The WorkBoat Annual Conference provides information on current rules and regulations, technology, and issues that affect the commercial marine industry. The Conference features tiered programming that focuses on technical training, regulatory updates, business practices and emerging issues.

Registration is open now for the conference at The Conference registration fee is $275 before Nov. 30 and $300 on or after Nov. 30. Refer a colleague to receive discounted conference pricing.

Exhibiting at the International WorkBoat Show
If you are interested in exhibiting at the show, contact Chris Dimmerling, sales director, at or (207) 842-5666.  For exhibitor information, visit

Pacific Marine Expo
The Expo serves all aspects of the market, including commercial vessel owner and operators, commercial fishermen, boat builders and seafood processors.  Registration is now open at

“Last year was tremendous for Pacific Marine Expo, with more than 500 exhibitors and over 8,500 visitors from 40 states and 24 countries,” said Christensen. “With the continued growth and strength of the fishing and workboat industries, we expect another outstanding year in 2016.”

The 2016 Expo will include free educational sessions, keynote addresses, the King County Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast, a special Fishermen’s Lounge and a variety of other special events, including the Fisherman of the Year contest sponsored by National Fisherman magazine.

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