Seawork International 2018 - Speed@Seawork
Seawork 2018 is being held at the waterside location Mayflower Park in Southampton, UK from 3 to 5 July 2018.
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.
On water demonstrations are a part of Seawork and exhibitors are always kept busy with potential customers ready to assess the performance of their craft. A variety of vessels utilise the fast demonstration area on Southampton Water.
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) engages with attendees at Seawork who can attend meet-the-buyer sessions arranged by 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. Seawork 2018 opening times are Tuesday 3 July 09.30 to 17.30, Wednesday 4 July 09.30 to 17.30, Thursday 5 July 09.30 to 17.00.
As Europe’s leading event of its kind, Seawork will be celebrating its 21st anniversary, with a packed schedule including the Seawork Conference which will cover a variety of topics, including Autonomous Vessels and Hybrid Technology.
Part of the Seawork 2018 offering to the commercial marine market will be the new Speed@Seawork event, which will be held on 2 and 3 July 2018.
Monday 2 July - Speed@Seawork Sea Trial Day: Departing from Southampton, exhibitors, delegates and speakers will travel to Cowes, IOW aboard the Ocean Scene with informal breakfast served on board. Specialist equipment manufacturers and operators will also be in attendance. Sea trials will be from Cowes which will provide a base for demonstration craft as well as key note speeches. The floating exhibitor lounge will host experts who will focus on practice, people and procurement.
Tuesday 3 July - Speed@Seawork Conference Day: The conference aims to provide industry insights and methods of improving operations and cost efficiency, topics covered will include hull design, vessel building, propulsion, navigation, communication, biomechanics and crew welfare.
The RIB & High Speed Craft Directory is pleased to be a
media partner and supporter of Seawork 2018
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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