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Work Boats Exchange: New Hosted Commercial Marine Buyer's Event

January 31, 2012

Maritime Reporter will act as exclusive sponsoring publication for Work Boats Exchange at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale.

Global Exchange Events, a rising star in the creation of industry-leading Hosted Buyer Events, is redefining commercial marine industry B2B events with the creation of Work Boats Exchange, which will be held April 9-12, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale.

“We see this as the perfect complement to trade shows,” said Rob Ingraham, CEO of Exchange Events.  “After participants have had a chance to really see what’s out there at the shows, our events offer a second round of very focused one-on-one meetings between fleet owners and marine suppliers that are ready to discuss new business development and close deals.  It just works.”

Maritime Reporter, an industry-leading periodical published by New Wave Media LLC, will act as the exclusive sponsoring publication of Work Boats Exchange. “The support of New Wave Media and their innovative publications can’t be overstated,” said Karen Kelly, EVP of the Work Boats Exchange.  “We know how valuable our events are for promoting partnerships and we’re thrilled to be working with Rob Howard (Senior VP, New Wave Media/Marine Link) and his team on the commercial marine industry’s newest hosted buyer event.”

“We are very excited to be a part of this amazing new format for B2B events in the maritime industry,” says Rob Howard, Senior VP, New Wave Media. “Work Boats Exchange is about more than just sales; three focused days of networking and meetings will positively affect the entire industry and we’re looking forward to spending time with so many highly respected fleet owners and suppliers.”

Work Boats Exchange ( gives fleet owners and commercial marine suppliers the most direct, personal and cost-effective way to connect, network and develop long-lasting business relationships.  The event takes place in Fort Lauderdale at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale on April 9-12, 2012.   For more information or to qualify please contact Karen Kelly at 978-263-1334 or

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