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11.05.2017

Seawork International 2017

Seawork International Southampton - 13 to 15 June

Seawork 2017 is being held at the waterside locaton Mayflower Park in Southampton, UK from 13 to 15 June 2017.

Since 1998 Seawork has delivered a unique on-shore and on-water trade exhibition. Seawork is Europe’s largest commercial marine exhibition with conference and awards attracting 7,500 industry professionals, 10,000 products and services plus over 70 vessels.

Seawork’s move to Mayflower Park has increased the capacity for on water exhibitors, which has made the on water exhibition at the very heart of the event. Over 70 vessels and craft suited to a host of operations, ranging from 10m to 80m, will be available for visitors to view. On water demonstrations are a vital part of Seawork and exhibitors are always kept busy with a stream of potential customers ready to assess the performance of their craft. A variety of vessels regularly slip from the marina to utilise the fast demonstration area on Southampton Water.

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) engages with maritime professionals at Seawork who can attend meet-the-buyer sessions arranged by longstanding supporters the Department for International Trade (DIT was formerly UKTI) in order to discuss export and tendering opportunities.

For many years Seawork has welcomed inward international delegations from a diverse range of countries, all of whom attend to explore far-reaching procurement opportunities worth many £millions. VIPs have attended Seawork from China, Bahamas, USA, New Zealand, Italy and Brazil. Seawork 2017 will be no exception, with seven delegations anticipated to attend this landmark event.

Seawork 2017 opening times are Tuesday 13 June 09.30 to 17.30, Wednesday 14 June 09.30 to 17.30, Thursday 15 June 09.30 to 17.00.

As Europe’s leading event of its kind, Seawork will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in style, with a packed schedule including the Seawork Conference which will once again be offering thought-provoking sessions covering a wide variety of topics, including Search and Rescue, Government Funding and Hybrid Technology.

The Seawork conference will be located on board the vessel Ocean Scene, moored on the pontoons at Seawork. Entry to the seminars is free of charge and is available on a first come first served basis.

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Seawork International has gone from strength to strength since its creation in 1998. Looking back on the exhibition in 1998, originally located in Southampton Docks, Seawork began to develop its robust maritime reputation from the outset.

Andrew Webster, CEO of Mercator Media, commented, ‘The inaugural Seawork was a great success in 1998, where we attracted over 1,000 attendees. Back then there was so little opportunity for the European commercial marine market to come together under one roof and conduct business. We knew from speaking with different companies that everyone was experiencing the same frustrations therefore we built the platform to bring the industry together. We continue to build on this year after year.’

Andrew Webster cites this success upon the agile nature of the exhibition, ‘Seawork continually develops and evolves over the years, remaining true to its core, whilst developing focus on the emerging sub-sectors, such as the renewables market.’

The exhibition also boasts enhanced and purpose-built exhibition halls, which will house over 600 exhibits, and provide various meeting points, as well as deliver many opportunities for networking, including the exclusive Watermota Restaurant, Golden Arrow Restaurant and the famous Guinness Bar sponsored by MAN.

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