The 8th Annual Shipyard Day, featuring a free keynote address by Shane Guidry, Chairman and CEO, Harvey Gulf International Marine and the presentation ofWorkBoat magazine's 10 Significant Boats of 2013 and the WorkBoatEnvironment Awards, on October 9 will launch the 2013 International WorkBoat Show, North America's largest commercial marine trade show and conference.
Registration is now open for the Show, which will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center from Wednesday, October 9, through Friday, October 11. To register or for further information, visitwww.WorkBoatShow.com.
Guidry's address at 11:30 a.m. will focus on the current challenges and opportunities facing the marine industry. Under his leadership, Harvey Gulf International has become the exclusive provider of towing vessels for some of the largest operators in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, including Chevron, Shell and Devon Energy. His primary strategy has been to provide corporate growth through fleet enhancement and focus on what he believed was, and still is, the future for the marine industry in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, West Africa, South East Asia and Mexico - deep water exploration and development.
WorkBoat Environmental Awards
At 2:30 p.m., the WorkBoat Environmental Awards will be presented. The awards recognize businesses and government agencies, operating in the maritime industry, which exemplify innovative and effective environmental process initiatives in daily operations.
"The Awards are an outstanding way to showcase leading maritime businesses and government agencies and the incredible variety of innovative environmental practices in the industry," said Bruce Buls, technical editor, WorkBoat magazine, which presents the awards.
WorkBoat magazine's 10 Significant Boats of 2013
WorkBoat's editorial staff reviews scores of boats that appeared in the magazine during the previous 12 months. Of these, the editors choose 10 that deserve special recognition - with some chosen for design or technological advances, while others are selected for speed, style, and uniqueness.
The Significant Boats of 2013 Awards will be presented at 3 p.m.
The 2013 WorkBoat Show is expected to attract a record number of exhibitors and customers from around the world.
"The 2012 show was a record setter, attracting 1,100 exhibitors and more than 14,500 visitors from 45 states and 27 countries," said Show Director Bob Callahan of Diversified Business Communications, producers of the Show, which Tradeshow Week ranks as one of the Top 200 largest U.S. trade shows. "The WorkBoat Show continues to be the premier marketplace for businesses working on the coastal, inland and offshore waters."