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    Hurricane Katrina forces cancellation of International Workboat Show

    News // September 14, 2005

    The organisers of the 2006 International Workboat Show have been forced to cancel the event due to Hurricane Katrina.

    In a statement issued September 13th, Chris Dimmerling, the event's sales manager, said: "In wake of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, the International WorkBoat Show, scheduled for November 30 – December 2, 2005 in New Orleans, LA has been cancelled. The 2006 edition will take place November 29 – December 1, 2006.

    Full refunds will be given to all companies who have sent monies for the 2005 edition of the International WorkBoat Show. These will be processed as quickly as possible.

    "Over the next year, this industry will continue to thrive with relief and rebuilding efforts. We are proud to be a part of these efforts and are dedicated to ensuring that the Gulf Coast as well as the commercial marine industry rebounds from this horrible devastation," said Dimmerling.

    "We know our customers share this conviction. Every dollar donated today will help restore lives and rebuild this market. We encourage donations to the American Red Cross via their information page at," Dimmerling said.

    "We will be contacting you in the days to come with marketing ideas for your business, initiatives for communicating with Gulf Coast companies as the region rebuilds and a contribution programme so we can all help. Now more than ever, we are dedicated in our mission to bring buyers and sellers together for the health of the workboat industry," Dimmerling concluded.

    Chris Dimmerling can be contacted at 800 368 7932, ext 5666 or 207 842 5666 or by e-mail:

    To contact other members of the show management team, click here:


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