The Seawork International exhibition will celebrate its 21st edition as the ‘go to’ meeting place for the European commercial marine sector when it takes place in Southampton in July next year.
Seawork 2018 sees an increased focus on vessel construction and maintenance, new award categories for the European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs) and a new Vessel Operations Conference; embracing the new MCA Codes of Practice, Cost Saving through Operational Efficiencies and Techniques, and the Future of Hybrid Drives.
Best Project of the Year is a new ECMA award category for challenges in marine civils or vessel operations. Judged by a panel of industry experts, the ECMAs recognise excellence and achievement across the commercial marine sector.
Launching early 2018, Seawork.com moves to the next phase with a contemporary, fresh website, featuring new multi-media enhanced exhibitor listings set to showcase exhibitors’ strengths and capabilities, increase audience interest and grow visitor numbers.
Over 70% of exhibition stands and berths had been sold by end of November 2017, with many companies taking advantage of the early bird discount that was extended until 31 October. To date Seawork 2018 has attracted 26 companies who will be exhibiting for the first time at the at the event.
‘We have chosen to exhibit at Seawork 2018 because of its reputation as one of the best commercial trade shows in the marine industry,’ said Euan Carruthers of maritime training sector company You & Sea.
‘We value our reputation within the marine industry and very much hope to form some new relationships at Seawork.’
With five exhibition halls, extensive waterside exhibits and 890 metres of pontoons, Seawork is the platform for commercial marine businesses; attracting over 610 exhibitors bringing in excess of 10,000 products and services and over 70 vessels to a global audience of over 7600 visitors from more than 70 countries.
Many up-and-coming companies take advantage of the turnkey low-cost exhibition option found in the Small Business Enterprise Zone.