William C. O’Malley, President and CEO of Tidewater Inc., will provide the keynote address at the International WorkBoat Show, being held at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Dec. 6 to 8. Tidewater Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, operates the largest workboat fleet in the world.
O’Malley’s appearance, sponsored by Halter Marine, will take place on Thursday, December 7 at 12:30pm. He will address the opportunities and challenges facing his industry in the new millennium. Tidewater’s fleet has served the oil and gas industry for more than 40 years.
In addition to the keynote, a full conference program will take place throughout the show, featuring sessions on gear, regulations, finance, and management issues confronting the workboat industry.
More than 800 exhibiting companies will showcase the latest technologies and equipment for barges, towboats, tugboats, fishing boats, dive boats
, ferries, excursion vessels, and military. Thousands of commercial marine professionals, from 45 countries, representing workboat operating companies, marine service and supply, passenger vessels, government, boatbuilding, dredging and manufacturers are expected to attend.
Further information can be obtained by calling 1-800-354-3007, or visiting the show’s website at www.workboatshow