41st River and Marine Industry Seminar

InterContinental-New Orleans
444 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130

Wednesday, April 9th, 2025
Registration area opens: 7:15 AM
Conference: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Reception: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
For Seminar attendees only

Thursday, April 10th, 2025
Registration area opens: 7:30 AM
Conference: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday, April 1th, 2025
Breakfast Buffet: 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration area opens: 8:00 AM
Conference: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

What to expect?
Pictures from our 2023 River & Marine Industry Semir

IF PAID BY CHECK: Through March 9, 2025: $895.00 – After March 9, 2025: $995.00

IF PAID BY CREDIT CARD: Through March 9, 2025: $925.00 – After March 9, 2025: $1025.00

Brochures were mailed on 2/5. If your current address is not in our database or you do not receive a brochure, you can view/print the contents by clicking one of the links at the bottom of this section.

PLEASE NOTE – GNOBFA will provide both the printed booklet and a digital download. IF YOU ALSO WANT THE PRINTED BOOKLET, you MUST indicate your preference on the registration form.

SEMINAR CANCELLATION POLICY – Refund less $300.00 cancellation fee. To avoid the fee, you have the option to transfer your 2025 payment to another associate in your company or you can apply your payment to your or an associate’s registration fee to attend in 2026 but not beyond. Cancellations MUST be in writing prior to the seminar sent to: GNOBFA@gmail.com – NO-SHOWS do not qualify as a transfer request. There are no exceptions to the cancellation policy.

To View/Print the Brochure contents, you need to click the link at the bottom of this section.


Make the check payable to:

Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association

(for USPS deliveries ONLY) send to:

River and Marine Industry Seminar
P.O. Box 232
Hahnville, LA 70057

for NON-USPS type deliveries

(Fed-Ex, UPS, etc) send to:

c/o Robin Rogers
280 Plantation Road
Hahnville, LA 70057

Note: Due to the high demand for registrations, if payment is not received, your registration request will only be held for 7 days. Once we process your payment, an email will be sent within seven days containing seminar information along with your Registration Number.

 GNOBFA’s 40th River & Marine Industry Seminar Brochure 
GNOBFA’s 40th River & Marine Industry Seminar Speaker Bios

Rooms at the InterContinental-New Orleans

The seminar price does not include hotel accommodation. A block of rooms has been reserved at a rate of $236.00, single/double occupancy. The hotel deadline to reserve a room has been extended to April 5th, 2024, at 5:00 PM. If rooms are still available after April 5, you MAY still get in at the seminar rate – NO GUARANTEE. Rooms in the block are reserved on a first-come basis. A dedicated website is available for attendees to book their hotel rooms online – we recommend that you use this link rather than call. However, this link WILL NOT WORK after the April 5th deadline.


After April 5th, the link will have a message saying “Reservations Closed”. However, rooms may still be available. However, you will need to use one of the following methods:  By phone, calling (504) 525-5566 or email:  reservations@icneworleans.com  When making hotel reservations by phone or email, refer to codeETR. Do not just say you are attending the GNOBFA seminar. Make sure to reference the “GREATER NEW ORLEANS BARGE FLEETING ASSOCIATION” RIVER AND MARINE SEMINAR. 

Note: Please book early! Due to Jazz Fest beginning on Thursday, April 25th, rooms are in high demand. If you need assistance obtaining a room, contact Karl Gonzales at (985) 287-6048.


Continuing Education – Credit Hours are listed on our Continuing education page as they become approved. State approvals vary usually between 12-16 Total Hours.

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