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2014 Inland Waterways Conference

March 5 - 7, 2014


Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113

Tamara Callabro


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2014 Inland Waterways Conference 

March 5-7
Hyatt Regency New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

The 2014 Inland Waterways Conference, scheduled March 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, is the one maritime industry conference aimed squarely at the Inland Rivers of the United States.  Transportation commerce is a vital component of our Nation’s economic health, and river borne transportation and infrastructure underpin that health from the carriage of products and materials to the benefits of generating travel and tourism. 

Join government and industry leaders from throughout the region at the 2014 Inland Waterways Conference to address pressing issues, challenges and opportunities related to the maritime industry on the Inland Rivers.   

Your participation is a key component to this interchange.  And, when you attend you will have an opportunity to contribute to important strategic discussions that will help shape the future for the maritime industry on the Inland Rivers.  You will also come away with valuable contacts and a host of ideas and strategies to align your organization with current conditions while also ensuring its long-term operational effectiveness.

Engaging Government and Industry….

The 2014 Inland Waterways Conference will engage leaders from the United States Coast Guard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and other governmental organizations with an involvement in the maritime industry on the Inland Rivers.

In addition, the conference will involve a broad swath of key individuals from industry such as ports and marine facilities, shippers, tug, towboat and barge operators, shipyards and ship repair facilities, passenger vessel operators, marine suppliers and others with a stake in promoting and sustaining a healthy and prosperous maritime industry on the Inland Rivers. 

Conference Registration

Early Registration Fee                   $265 (before January 1)

Pre-Registration Fee                      $300 (before February 15)

Registration Fee                             $335 (on or after February 15)

Cancellation Policy for Registrants:
All conference registrations must be paid in full at the time of registering. Cancellations made 10 days prior to the start of the conference will receive a 90% refund. Cancellations made within 10 days will not receive a refund.

Exhibitor Registration

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Exhibitor                                       $850*
Exhibit Staff                                  $275

*Includes one (1) 6 ft. table and one (1) conference registration.

Cancellation Policy for Exhibitors and Sponsors:
All conference exhibitors and/or sponsors must be paid in full at the time of registering. Cancellations made 30 days prior to the start of the conference will receive a 90% refund.  Cancellations made within 30 days will not receive a refund.

Sponsor Opportunities
The 2014 Inland Waterways Conference will bring together the key players in the Inland Rivers maritime community.  These individuals are decision-makers in their companies.  Your participation as a sponsor of the 2014 Inland Waterways Conference not only gives you valuable marketing visibility it also demonstrates your commitment and support for those who operate in this important market.  Sponsorship is open to all attendees and exhibitors alike.


Gold Sponsor                      $3,000

As a Gold Sponsor, your organization will be recognized as the host for one social event held during the conference, during which your organization will be publicly recognized by conference officials, your representative will give welcome remarks and have a reserved seat with top government and industry representatives. In addition, your organization's electronic logo will be displayed prominently throughout the conference, will be posted on the event website, with click-through to your web site, and you will receive space for a full-page advertisement in conference program materials.

Hotel Accommodations

Take advantage of special discounted pricing at the conference headquarters hotel:

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113

To make hotel reservations call, 888-421-1442 and mention the 2014 Inland Waterways Conference.

Online reservations are also available.  Click here to reserve your room at the conference rate.

Single/Double Occupancy:          $189

Triple Occupancy:                     $214

Quadruple Occupancy:               $239