Seawork 2012 opens today, celebrating its 15th year, the show is now truly international with exhibitors from all over the world taking advantage of the special benefits it offers.
Countries represented at this year’s event include: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States of America. Seawork is a one-stop-shop for the commercial marine industry, saving you time and money.
Andrew Webster, MD of Seawork organisers Mercator Media
, commented today: “Looking at the exhibition today, it’s striking to see how it has grown from the first event in 1998, where we had just 24 vessels and a couple of hundred exhibitors. Without a doubt, the emergence of the offshore renewable energy industry world-wide has contributed to its growth but the commercial marine industry as a whole has proved resilient to the global economic situation. Visitors to this year’s exhibition can see a whole host of new products from every aspect of the world of working boats. Enjoy your Seawork experience. There’s nothing like it.
Plan your visit
Seawork has a number of special features to help you find what you’re looking for fast. Pavilion stand numbers are coded (see below) and internal features are defined by coloured flooring for quick identification. Exhibitors on the Quayside are prefixed Q; berths on the pontoons are prefixed with V.
Glimpse of the future
- Maritime Security Pavilion (stand code MS ) – products & services vital to the military, police, port authorities, harbour masters and other defence and security personnel.
- Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Pavilion (stand code SR) – sponsored by the UK Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers’ Association and featuring all aspects including conversion and re-fit.
- DiveWork Pavilion and Trail (stand code D) – offshore, inshore and inland commercial diving plus Quayside DiveTank for underwater demonstrations.
- Renewable Energy Pavilion & Trail (stand code R) – the latest in wind farm service vessels, marine civil engineering, safety equipment and more.
- Small Business Enterprise Zone (stand code SB) – a concentration of over 50 SME’s offering innovative products, essential services, new technologies and applications.
- Innovations Showcase – creative solutions to today’s challenges, sponsored by the British Fluid Power Association
- Maritime Training & Careers Trail – training, employment and education opportunities in the marine sector.
- RibWork Trail – a showcase for designers, builders, operators and equipment suppliers.
- Marine Civils Trail – marine civil engineering and related companies promoting services to authorities, planners and developers.
The Innovations Showcase in Hall B shows what new developments could transform your business. Every one of the products on display has come onto the market in the last 12 months and truly represents innovation.
A look back on previous winners underscores the wealth of imagination and ingenuity the commercial marine industry dedicates to finding creative solutions to new problems. From Vessel Design & Build to Underwater Technology, Safety to Electronics, 27 exhibitors have submitted 31 products to compete in the six categories, which include Renewable Energy.
Tonight, at the Innovation Awards Dinner, one product will emerge victorious overall and claim the 2012 Spirit of Innovation Trophy. Which entry will impact your market most?