Seawork Asia exhibition will take place in Shanghai, China from 29 November to 1st December 2016, but what exactly is Seawork Asia? Seawork Asia is the fastest growing commercial marine and workboat exhibition in the Asian region, and the sister event to Europe’s leading commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork International (held every June in Southampton, UK).
Since its launch in 2014 the event has proved itself to be a key meeting point for buyers and decision makers. 80% of visitors authorise or influence the purchasing decisions of companies they represent; presenting a unique opportunity for businesses to enter, build and maintain their market positions in China and the East Asian Region.
Held in Shanghai, a strategically important gateway, Seawork Asia provides valuable links to East Asia. No other maritime event in Asian region compares as a platform for showcasing international maritime products, brands and services, combined with an on-site conference and an evening banquet.
Seawork Asia is where buyers, sellers, influencers and legislators come together every two years, all keen to exploit the rapidly expanding Asian commercial marine market.
Brands can associate with Seawork’s great reputation, engaging with a key sector audience, utilising organisers’ Mercator Media’s unique commercial marine database.
The show has proved itself to be the ideal platform for world-renowned maritime brands and organisations from sectors including:
Vessel design, build, repair or maintenance
Marine contracting and vessel services
Marine civil engineering and construction, dredging and coastal development
Marine renewables including wind farm operations
Port and vessel security and defence
Commercial diving, underwater technology and hydrography
Commercial fishing and aquaculture
Finance, legal and insurance matters
Recruitment, training, crew transfer and safety
“This is the first dedicated commercial marine exhibition to be held in mainland China and Shanghai is one of the region’s key destination cities. It presents an amazing opportunity for companies to create and research business in the heart of this fast growing, vibrant, East Asia marine market,” said Andrew Webster, chief executive, Mercator Media.
Shanghai is at the centre of the fast growing East Asian commercial marine business, which has a vast coastline to develop and maintain. The demand for marine civil engineering, workboats and floating plant, together with the equipment and services that keep them in operation is forecast to grow at double figure rates for the next 20 years.
This rapid increase in marine activity will also require a wide range of support services such as coastguard, patrol, safety and navigation.
Seawork Asia focuses on the future potential of the workboat market in the region. The exhibition offers three days of networking opportunities with both exhibitors and visitors anticipated to attend from across Asia and all over the world. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with like-minded individuals in order to gain more in-depth knowledge of industry trends and insights.