Ocean Business Celebrates International Success with Almost Half its Visitors from Abroad

Ocean Business 2019, which took place at the NOC in Southampton from 9-11 April, has broken attendance records again with the greatest number of exhibitors, visitors and international representation yet.  The show has become a landmark international event with a staggering 41% of all visitors coming from outside the UK. 

Ocean Business’ Event Director, Cheri Arvonio, comments, “We are delighted with the success of this year’s show.  With such a great representation from international exhibitors and visitors, the show really has been recognised as the global ocean technology event of the year.  We had some outstanding training and demonstrations, with autonomous vehicles being a particular highlight.  To accommodate all of these vehicles, we fitted an extra pontoon this year and this proved an essential feature with so much dockside activity.  Once again, show on show, we are inundated with positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors.”

With over 360 international exhibitors, this was the biggest exhibition at Ocean Business yet.  This growth was matched by the number of visitors which was up 5% on the previous show, with 4674 attendees across the 3 days.  These visitors came from 69 different countries around the world - further demonstrating the show’s international success.

Ocean Business certainly did not disappoint when it came to networking and co-located events, with Phil Johnston, BD at Autonaut saying, “Ocean Business is not only the best event in our calendar, but also the most enjoyable!  A great balance of clients, collaborators, suppliers and everybody with a keen interest in ocean technology.”  Highlights of the co-located events programme included Enterprise Europe’s B2B business matchmaking event, the ATLAS workshop, Marine South East’s innovation-focused event, and a number of sessions presented by the NOC.

The sixth Offshore Survey conference also received much praise from delegates, with Vivian R. A. Mason, MD at Geomatics Engineering & Surveying Solutions, commenting, “This was my first time at an Ocean Business conference, and most definitely will not be my last.”

As well as the many high profile meetings and associated events, Ocean Business hosted a special reception to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the date that the UK’s National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) came in to being.  The NIO was later absorbed in to the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences which became the National Oceanography Centre.   Versha Carter, Group Director of Ocean Business stated ‘It was our honour to host a number of prestigious guests who were at the forefront of oceanographic research many years ago.  It was particularly touching to witness the respect that these scientists and researchers still hold with some of today’s esteemed professionals.’  A special thank you to Ed Hill who made a special address to the delegation and assisted with the official cake cutting ceremony’

Ocean Careers once again proved a valuable opportunity for students seeking a career in marine technologies, with workshops and one-to-one sessions providing the chance to explore careers in detail.

Several companies have already requested to book their stand for the next Ocean Business show, taking place in 2021.  Full details about dates and stand availability will be released in the next few weeks.

Local Companies Lead Innovation at Ocean Business 2019 with Advanced Unmanned Sea Vehicles

Ocean Business 2019, the world's biggest ocean technology event this year, will be taking place in Southampton next week from 9-11 April.  The show is a global stage for the latest sea technology innovations and we are delighted to announce that two of the most exciting product demonstrations will be coming from local Hampshire companies. 

Cheri Arvoni, Ocean Business Event Manager explains, "There is no doubt that sea technology this year is dominated by unmanned boats and underwater vehicles.  In fact, we had to build an extra floating pontoon to accommodate all these products at the show!  But of great excitement to us is the fact that two local companies, Sonardyne and L3 Technologies, will be demonstrating a world-first combination of Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) technology on the dockside."

With over 5000 visitors expected at the show, from more than 65 countries, Portchester based L3 Technologies and Yately based Sonardyne have worked together to present one of the most advanced combinations of ASV and ROV technologies in the world.  Their futuristic products offer a solution for underwater inspection in the most dangerous coastal or offshore environments such as hazardous oil and gas surveys, environmentally challenging scientific missions, or for military and security purposes.

The companies will be offering dockside demonstrations to show how missions can be conducted entirely by remote control.  L3's unmanned surface boat, a C-Worker 7 ASV, will demonstrate how it can deploy and operate an ROV to carry out underwater inspections and measurements.  In this case, the demo will show a vertical and horizontal subsea inspection of the Empress Dock in Southampton.  Sonardyne will be showcasing their sophisticated tracking and telemetry control software, as well as solutions for navigation and data recovery in unmanned over-the-horizon operations.

With its pioneering subsea communications technology, BlueComm, Sonardyne recently streamed the world’s first live broadcast direct to global audiences from underwater submersibles in the Seychelles.  This was broadcast by Associated Press, Sky News and Sky Atlantic, in effect enabling the general public to join the scientists in a mission to explore the least known areas of the Indian Ocean as part of the Nekton Deep Ocean Research Institute’s First Descent expedition.

With over 360 exhibitors at Ocean Business this year, there are a multitude of other exciting demos of unmanned surface and underwater vehicles from international companies including: Kongsberg Maritime who will be showcasing their GeoPulse Sub-Bottom Profiler Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), designed to map the geology of oceans; and dotOcean with their Cloud linked Autonomous Surface Vehicle technology to control multiple ASVs (forming ASV 'swarms').

Ms Arvonio continued, “Visually, there will be non-stop action at the show, especially on the dockside.  As a landmark international event, we feel we are presenting the very best globally, and will be expecting around 65 countries to be represented at the show.”

Ocean Business promises to be an incredible global show offering the very latest technologies, water-based demonstrations and learning opportunities, as well as Offshore Survey conference, Ocean Careers, and high profile international associated industry events.  Ocean Business will take place from 9-11 April 2019 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.

Ocean Business Announces High-Profile Speakers for Opening Session  

Ocean Business 2019, taking place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton from 9-11 April 2019, has just revealed a high profile line up of industry experts to present speeches in the opening session of Ocean Business. 

Ocean Business 2019 is one of the biggest marine technology events across the globe.  Its opening session reflects this with the address being delivered by Claire Jolly, Head of IPSO Unit Ocean Economy Group, OECD, presenting a keynote speech about the scope of the economy in 2030.  These presentations will provide an exciting insight into current trends and emerging markets for ocean science and technology products and services.

The session will then delve into business opportunities for the ocean technology community in a growing ocean economy, with presentations from industry experts - including Ralph Rayner, President, Society for Underwater Technology (SUT); Rick Spinrad, President, Marine Technology Society (MTS); and David Loosley, Chief Executive of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).  For those eager to hear more, there will then be a panel discussion and a Q&A session.

“What better way to open Ocean Business than with a showcase of opportunities for the industry followed by lively debate from some of the most respected people in the business?  This perfectly represents the energy and optimism at Ocean Business this year and we are delighted to have such influential leaders to open the show,” comments Cheri Arvonio, Ocean Business’ event manager.

Ocean Business promises to be an incredible global show with over 330 exhibitors offering the very latest technologies, water-based demonstrations and learning opportunities, as well as Offshore Survey, Ocean Careers, key international associated industry events and an amazing line-up of social opportunities for networking.

For more information on the opening session taking place on day one of the Ocean Business event on 9 April 2019, please visit https://www.oceanbusiness.com/opening-session/.

To attend Ocean Business 2019, register for free online at: www.oceanbusiness.com.  The show will take place from 9-11 April 2019 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.

Offshore Survey 2019 Announces Keynote Speakers

Offshore Survey, which takes place alongside Ocean Business at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton UK, from 10-11 April 2019, is delighted to confirm two high profile speakers to deliver keynote presentations on each day of the conference. 

Cheri Arvonio, Offshore Survey’s Event Manager commented, “We’re excited to announce that Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE, who is the Acting Chief Executive of the UK Hydrographic Office, will be delivering one of the keynote presentations and John Pinder, who recently retired from his position as Port Hydrographer at the Port of London Authority will also be presenting a keynote.  Both offer a vast resource of knowledge working at the forefront of the industry.”

Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE is Acting Chief Executive at the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and UK National Hydrographer. As hydrographic and marine geospatial data experts, the UKHO works to support maritime navigation, safety and security, and marine development around the UK and worldwide. In doing so, they support government initiatives to aid growth and prosperity, in the UK and internationally. This has included the UK government’s Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme, where the UKHO works with partners to support sustainable, growing marine economies that create jobs, drive national economic growth, reduce poverty, ensure food security and build resilience against forces of nature. Rear Admiral Lowe’s keynote presentation will provide a fascinating insight into the work of this organisation and the value marine geospatial data holds.

The keynote for the first day of the conference will be delivered by John Pinder, who having recently retired, has a lifetime of knowledge working in the hydrographic industry.  John’s career started in 1975 when he went to sea - after a variety of roles afloat and ashore, he joined the Port of London Authority and served as Port Hydrographer for 18 years there.  John has contributed widely to the offshore community, most notably on the Council of the Hydrographic Society and as an advisor to the UK Civil Hydrography Programme.  John’s keynote aims to set the scene for the two days of the conference from the perspective of an outsider looking in.  He will explore the relationships between the equipment manufacturers, legislators, customers and users and how this in turn relates to the equipment, standards, specifications and education respectively.  There is a lot of talk on emerging technologies, remote sensing, autonomous vehicles and the like.

With an action-packed programme, Offshore Survey will deliver a further 35 top quality presentations from industry leaders and emerging technology companies, as well as world renowned academic and industry organisations.

Offshore Survey runs alongside Ocean Business, which provides a high calibre three-day exhibition of technology and services, with a full programme of hands-on training and demonstration workshops, providing an unrivalled opportunity to learn at the same time as trying the latest technologies.  Ocean Careers will also run over the three days to provide advice on career opportunities within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries.  As always, the combined events bring a lively social programme for networking with colleagues old and new.

For full details about Offshore Survey 2019 visit: www.oceanbusiness.com/conferences-meetings/offshore-survey-programme/ 

Ocean Careers

Calling All Students! Ocean Careers 2019 Launches Inspiring Programme

Ocean Careers held alongside Ocean Business 2019, at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton from 9-11 April 2019, is providing an unmissable opportunity for students to discover job opportunities in the ocean technology sector and get careers advice from key industry professionals at its FREE Ocean Careers event.  Running for the three days of the show, Ocean Careers’ programme has just been launched online at: www.oceanbusiness.com. 


This year’s Ocean Careers promises to deliver even more than before, with 16 workshops hosted by some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Fugro and Teledyne.  These presentations will provide information on careers in ocean technology, marine science and the offshore industries, and different study options and routes into careers.  As well as this, there will be one-to-one sessions for students offering the chance to explore careers in depth with a choice of 20 industry professionals, all from different career backgrounds.


A special attraction of Ocean Careers 2019 will be the RBR Ocean Science Slam, which is a competition open to early career scientists, with a £500 prize.  The competition offers the chance for graduate students to share their research to potential employers in a creative, engaging and non-traditional presentation. The audience will form the jury and vote on the winner. The RBR Ocean Science Slam is intended for graduate students engaged in ocean science and technology and the event will connect early career scientists with prospective employers, a leading research faculty, and innovative ocean technology companies. Full details of entry criteria are available online at www.oceanbusiness.com in the Ocean Careers section.  The closing date for entries is Monday 25th March 2019.


Eric Siegel, Sales Director at RBR, explains why RBR introduced the competition: ”Advances in ocean science are enabled by great measurement tools and effective science communication to a wide audience.   The RBR Ocean Science Slam develops engagement across scientists, funding agencies, media, and the public.  Early career scientists can use the platform to capture the attention of global researchers, prospective employers, and innovative ocean technology companies."


Visitors to Ocean Careers will also benefit from the full range of activities at Ocean Business with over 330 international exhibitors and FREE back-to-back training and demonstration sessions in a programme that runs to 184 hours.  This provides an outstanding opportunity to see the latest technologies in action on the dockside, in a test tank or onboard vessels.  A range of social events also enables students to network with potential employers throughout the show.


To attend Ocean Careers 2019, register for FREE online at: www.oceanbusiness.com.  The event will take place from 9-11 April 2019 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.

Offshore Survey 2019

Offshore Survey 2019 Launches Technology Packed Programme

Offshore Survey, which takes place alongside Ocean Business at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton UK, from 10-11 April 2019, has just launched an exciting programme that looks to the future of the offshore industry.  The programme highlights technologies that could potentially transform the sector, as well as addressing current issues and providing feedback on major industry projects. 

Chair of the conference, Gordon Johnston, explains, "This year we have a great line up of papers covering Autonomous and Unmanned Vehicles, Imaging, Data and Future Perspectives, amongst others. Two days of inspiring, intriguing and thought provoking sessions that offer an insight into the innovative technologies coming through, case studies and reality checks as well as some insight into the future potential of offshore surveys."

The conference will deliver 35 top quality presentations from industry leaders and emerging technology companies, as well as world renowned academic and industry organisations.

For those looking for a taste of what the future holds, there will be a fascinating session on 'Future Industry Perspective'.  From handling data to remote management of technology, these presentations will share knowledge to help plan the technologies of the future. Within this session, one of the biggest international projects of the moment, 'The Nippon Foundation GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project', which aims to map the seabed globally by 2030, will be sharing information about progress to date, how new and emerging technology is being utilised, and how the right mapping campaigns are in place to gather missing data.

With autonomous and unmanned vehicles being such a crucial part of offshore work right now, two sessions are being dedicated to the topic.  These will include seven presentations over the two days of the conference from international organisations including: Omniaccess (Spain), Kietta (France), XOCEAN (Ireland), Subsea7 (UK), Sonardyne International (UK), Nortek (UK), and L3 ASV (UK).

More general issues of interest to the offshore industry will be addressed, such as the global problem of plastic waste.  Gordana Jakovljevic from the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovnia, will be presenting information in the 'Satellite Products' session about a project involved in the mapping of ocean plastic and formulating ways to monitor and prevent pollution using remote sensing data and algorithms.

Other sessions will cover 'Coastal and Environment', 'Imagery and Visualisation', 'Education and Competencies', 'Data and Digitalisation', with presentations that give a unique mix of technology and business.

Offshore Survey runs alongside Ocean Business, a high calibre three-day exhibition of technology and services, this means that delegates can explore the exhibition and enjoy combined social and networking events, including welcome drinks the night before the Ocean Business show opens and a wine trail on the opening day of the show. Attendance to the Ocean Business show is free to attend. There is a fee to attend the Offshore Survey conference.


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Ocean Business 2019 Bringing Industry Together at Key Networking & Co-located Business Meetings

As the biggest international sea technology show this year, Ocean Business is hosting a number of free to attend high profile meetings and industry events when it takes place from 9-11 April 2019 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK.  

A particular highlight is Enterprise Europe’s B2B matchmaking event, taking place on Wednesday 10 April.  This is a free event designed to bring together potential business partners during pre-arranged 20 minute meetings.  It provides business development opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors who are interested in marine engineering, maritime defence, environmental monitoring and pollution control, ports and harbours, and marine autonomous systems.

Cheri Arvonio, Ocean Business’ event manager, explains, “We are particularly excited about the B2B matchmaking event - Ocean Business is all about the industry coming together and maximising opportunities for business, so this perfectly complements our philosophy.  We also have a number of exceptional industry events from some of the biggest organisations in the industry - all offering free learning, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities.  We’ll also be releasing more information about further events in the run up to the show.”

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the UK’s leading institution for integrated coastal and deep ocean research.  In a series of interactive events held over the three days, the NOC will be reaching out to the community to understand the needs of the industry in terms of science and technology to support the future of the sector.  Discussions will focus around ships and equipment chartering, official development assistance (ODA), marine science and technology, and marine data products.  These free events provide the perfect opportunity to help steer the direction of science and technology for the good of the industry.

Another important event of particular interest for marine spatial planning (MSP), blue growth sectors, and policy and regulation, is the ATLAS workshop.  ATLAS is a four year EU project assessing Atlantic deep-sea ecosystems to create the integrated and adaptive planning products needed for sustainable blue growth, marine conservation and resource use in a changing climate.     In a workshop on Wednesday 10 April, exhibitors and visitors are invited to hear about the latest project results and join the discussion over refreshments.

For those interested in driving innovation and competitiveness, Marine South East will be holding a workshop on Tuesday 9 April, focusing on how a number of key enabling technologies are driving innovation and business in the maritime sector.  Up for discussion will be technologies such as micro and nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics and advanced manufacturing technologies.  The workshop will help companies understand how these technologies can transform their business.

For all those interested in BlueTech clusters, The Maritime Alliance are hosting a meeting on Monday 8th April, the day before the show opens. Bringing together academia, industry and policy maker to create a ‘Blue Voice’, 10 leading BlueTech clusters from 8 countries will meet to discuss how member clusters and member companies can collaborate and explore ways to work with developing clusters globally. Anyone who is interested in BlueTech clusters are invited to attend. Contact The Maritime Alliance for further information on attending.

This year’s Ocean Business offers so much for visitors with over 360 exhibitors from across the globe, a training and demonstration programme with more than 184 hours of sessions, Ocean Careers providing career and recruitment advice, and a full line-up of enjoyable social events for informal networking.  Other associated industry events will be announced over the next few weeks.


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FREE Registration Opens for Ocean Business 2019 - Don’t Miss the Industry’s Biggest Technology & Networking Event!

Ocean Business 2019, taking place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton from 9-11 April 2019, has just launched free online registration at www.oceanbusiness.com.  Ocean Business promises to be an incredible global show offering the very latest technologies, water-based demonstrations and learning opportunities, as well as Offshore Survey, Ocean Careers, key international associated industry events and an amazing line-up of social opportunities for networking.  All in all- it’s an unmissable event in the ocean technology calendar!  

Ocean Business 2019 is expected to be the best show yet with such demand from its 360+international exhibitors that exhibitor space sold out over a year ago!  As well as this, record levels of interest in training and demonstration sessions meant that the organisers have had to make way for an extra classroom and a new floating pontoon to meet the demand for the autonomous vehicles and vessels at this year’s show.  This means that visitors will enjoy free back-to-back training and demonstration opportunities with a dynamic programme that runs to 184 hours.  These sessions allow visitors to see products for themselves in their real environments.

Cheri Arvonio,Ocean Business’ event manager, comments, “There’s a feeling of energy and optimism from the ocean technology community this year and this is reflected throughout the show.  With so much demand for exhibitors to share their latest innovations, it really will be a special year for visitors.  Visually, there will be non-stop action, especially on the dockside with the extra pontoon designed for the needs of autonomous vehicles.  As a landmark international event, we feel we are presenting the very best globally, and will be expecting over 60 countries to be represented at the show.” 

A number of high profile meetings and associated industry events will be running alongside the show, organised by leading industry organisations.  Offshore Survey conference is back due to popular demand and will address the technical and business issues facing the global field of offshore surveying.  Ocean Careers will also run over the three days to provide advice on career opportunities within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries.

Another highlight of the show is the social programme which offers great networking opportunities, starting with free welcome drinks the night before the show opens and the popular wine trail on the opening day.  New for the 2019 show is a stunning new waterside venue for the Ocean Business dinner. Southampton’s Harbour Hotel offers guest the opportunity to network with colleagues old and new whilst enjoying views across the harbour.  The gala dinner is always a sell-out evening and tickets are now on-sale at www.oceanbusiness.com

To attend Ocean Business 2019, register for free online at: www.oceanbusiness.com.  The show will take place from 9-11 April 2019 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.

Autonomous Vehicles, the Highlight of Ocean Business 2019 Training & Demo Programme

Following the overwhelming number of requests, visitors to Ocean Business 2019 will see a record number of autonomous vehicles taking part in demonstrations, when the show returns to Southampton from 9-11 April 2019.  Live demonstrations of cutting edge ocean technology will take place back-to-back on board vessels, in dockside waters, in the test tank and in classrooms; giving visitors a chance to see the latest products first hand in their real environment.

Demand for training and demo sessions is at an all time high, and with a surge in bookings for autonomous vehicles, the dockside will become a marine technology hub in itself.  The team has once again included parallel demonstration sessions in the dockside waters, to meet demand, and for the first time is including a new floating pontoon, specifically designed to accommodate the mobilisation of autonomous vehicles.  As well as this new dockside facility, there will be an extra classroom session to optimise learning.

Cheri Arvonio, Ocean Business’ event manager, is delighted by the demand saying, “We are incredibly excited about the training and demo programme at Ocean Business this year.  The programme is overflowing with innovation and learning opportunities and though details are still under wraps, there will be some unmissable product launches as well!”

Sessions have been booked up in record time by the 360+ exhibitors at Ocean Business this year, with a programme that runs to 184 hours over the three days of the show.  The training and demo programme is one of the key reasons that Ocean Business is such a success.

The training and demo programme at Ocean Business 2019 marks a year of exciting progress in autonomous vehicles with brand new technologies demonstrated both on the dockside and onboard vessels.  These include dockside demos from: Kongsberg Maritime who will be showcasing their GeoPulse Sub-Bottom Profiler USV and dotOcean with their Cloud linked ASV swarm technology. Teledyne Marine are also hosting a number of sessions featuring the Teledyne RESON SeaBat T50-F and T-20 MotionScan mulitbeam sonars the Teledyne Gavia SeaRaptor 6000M rated AUV and the Teledyne RDI’s new long range ADCP.

Margo Newcombe, Director of Marketing at Teledyne Marine comments “Ocean Business remains one of our top ranked trade shows for Teledyne Marine. As an organization spanning a large number of brands, technology and markets, we value and appreciate Ocean Business’ casual and inviting setting, which allows us to not only display our products, but also engage our customers via hands-on classroom sessions and on-water demonstrations.  This show sets the standard for effective trade show engagement”.

Other interesting classroom based sessions to complement deep sea technology include: Ictineu who will be introducing pressure-tolerant and high energy li-po batteries; ecoSUB presenting software to simplify AUV mission planning; and SeeByte who will be demonstrating their human-machine interface technologies for unmanned vehicles.  This is just a small sample of the sessions available - to download the full training and demonstration programme, please visit: www.oceanbusiness.com.

Terry Sloane, Managing Director from Planet Ocean/ecoSUB Robotics summarises what visitors find special about the show, “We love Ocean Business because of the scale and atmosphere.  Visitors can get to see everything and everyone they need to, as well as attending classroom, dockside and afloat demonstrations.”

All training and demonstration sessions are FREE to attend and visitors can simply book in on a first come first served basis at the show.  Visitors can book their attendance in advance if they wish, by contacting the company hosting the session. 

Ocean Business will take place from 9-11 April 2019 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.

Ocean Business

Ocean Business 2019 – 80% sold with 18 months still to go! Save the date, 9-11 April 2019

As one of the most unmissable events in the ocean technology calendar, exhibit space at Ocean Business is already 80% sold. With still more than 18 months until the show is due to take place at the National Oceanography Centre, in Southampton UK, the organisers have been overwhelmed by how quickly re-bookings have been flooding in; “Never before have we had such an incredible response to re-booking exhibition space. Exhibitors see Ocean Business as the perfect platform to seek out new opportunities for a relatively low cost. Such a rapid and positive response has been astounding!” exclaimed Cheri Arvonio, event manager.


Not just a 9 to 5 exhibition

Anthony Hammond, marketing manager at Sonardyne explains why they have been quick to rebook their stand: “Ocean Business is one of the most pivotal exhibitions in our calendar. It has always been a great show for us to meet new and existing customers within the ocean community. For us, it’s more than just a 9 to 5 exhibition, it’s a week of sharing, learning and innovation. We’re already looking forward to 2019 in Southampton”

Since the launch of Ocean Business in 2007, the show has nearly tripled in size, with 4350 people attending the 10th anniversary show held in April earlier this year. Established as a truly international event 38% of visitors were from outside the UK representing a staggering 61 countries. Despite the downturn in the industry, the 2017 show was more popular than ever and feedback from exhibitors came flooding in;

Laurie Smith from Del Norte, commented; “The best show. I get more leads at this show than I do at the other major show that I exhibit at in the UK” and Pam Mayerfeld from Turner Designs agreed by commenting “It has been excellent. Out of the two UK oceanographic shows at which we exhibit, this one is the best for us – no question!”

Charlie Foll from Atlantas Marine summarised the show as “One of the best shows ever” and Debbie Durgen from Klein Marine Systems commented: “The show has been phenomenal, it wasn’t just the quantity, it was also the quality!”

Kevin Edwards from Valeport claimed the show has been the best yet and went on to comment: “The return on investment at Ocean Business is by far the best. This has been the best Ocean Business yet!” Terry Sloane from Planet Ocean also added; “It has been the busiest trade show we have ever attended, not just Ocean Business but any trade show in the industry”


The same winning formula

The 2019 event will see the same winning formula as in previous years with an international exhibition, three-day programme of hands-on training and demonstration sessions, a cutting edge conference, various associated meetings, Ocean Careers and an amazing line of up social events keeping exhibitors and visitors networking around the clock.

The organisers have now opened up the last few remaining stands to new companies wishing to exhibit. Interested parties are encouraged to be quick as every show to date has been a sell out and for a number of years there has been a long waiting list. Space won’t be available for long!


For further information on exhibiting at Ocean Business, visit www.oceanbusiness.com/exhibition/why-exhibit/