25th edition of Seawork a great succes

A stunning 25th edition of Seawork has led to record rebookings for 2025
A stunning 25th edition of Seawork has led to record rebookings for 2025

A stunning 25th edition of Seawork has led to record rebookings for 2025 as exhibitors look to repeat the success of this year’s event. Re-bookings are currently sitting at well over 30%, just a week after Seawork 2024 closed its doors.

Audience numbers showed a steady increase on previous editions with 7584 visitors from 45 countries. Improved registration, using the Seawork App and more scanner/printers available to issue badges, streamlined the whole process for all attendees.

The top ten countries represented were:
– United Kingdom
– The Netherlands
– Norway
– Sweden
– Ireland
– Germany
– Denmark
– Italy
– France
– United States

82% of Seawork visitors stated they were involved in, or responsible for, specifying and decision-making in their businesses. Of those, 79% had a senior job title of Director, Manager, Team Lead, Harbour Master, Naval Architect, Surveyor, Engineer, or Superintendent.

MOD and Government department meetings were up on last year with exhibitors taking advantage of the exclusive exhibitor one-to-one meetings service. Pre-exhibition bookings for Seawork’s suite of private meeting rooms resulted in all rooms at 100% occupancy despite the
increase in facilities available.

Looking to the commercial marine industry employees of the future, over 280 students took part in Seawork’s Training & Careers Day programme including a new high of 18 teams taking part in the BMEEA Marine Electrical Apprentices Competition. Twenty-three exhibitors showed their areas of sector expertise within the Seawork Careers Fair, offering industry insights, career advice and apprenticeship opportunities.

Multi-day attendance was a noticeable new trend in visitor behaviour with 25% of visitors attending on more than 1 day, illustrating the wide range of exhibits, seminars, networking opportunities and business solutions on offer.

More than 100 conferences, launches and demonstrations took place over the 3 days of Seawork.

Seawork brings in between an estimated £9m – £11m to the Southampton economy across the 3 days. The wider economy benefits throughout the year, with business contracts and deals equating to tens of millions of pounds of orders as part of the supply chain, that are set up
during the Seawork exhibition.

Seawork 2025 will take place 10 – 12 June 2025.

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