Ocean Business 2015 will take place from 14 – 16 April 2015 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK. Taking place every two years, Ocean Business is widely recognised as one of the most important events in the ocean technology calendar – and this year will see its biggest show yet. The exhibition and demos are FREE to attend and is expected to attract more than 5,000 visitors from over 50 countries.
Meet face to face with exhibitors from across the globe
At the very heart of Ocean Business is an exhibition of over 300 companies, bringing together the world’s leading manufacturers and service providers in the industry. The purpose built exhibition centre is located directly on the waterfront at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK and provides the visitor with the opportunity to see companies displaying the very latest in the industry all under one roof. For a full list of exhibitors, please visit www.oceanbusiness.com/exhibition
Get your hands on the latest technology and services
Ocean Business is unique, not only can visitors meet face to face with exhibitors from around the world, they also have the rare opportunity to attend over 180 hours of training and demonstration sessions and see the latest products and services in action all FREE of charge. See these products and services demonstrated in their real environment. Eleven parallel sessions will be held across the three days, with sessions on board vessels, in dockside waters, in a test tank and in classrooms.
The show’s Event Director, Versha Carter, comments, “We have followed the same winning formula as previous events with a three-day programme of hands-on training and demonstration workshops. This format really works as buyers can actually test drive equipment before purchasing”
Climb aboard and find out more
In addition to the training and demonstration sessions, a number of vessels will also be alongside to demonstrate the latest technologies. These include: Briggs Marine bringing Solent Guardian, their 18m vessel; Sonardyne bringing their 12m Echo Explorer, and Osiris Projects and Bibby, bringing the Bibby Athena 27.5m purpose built semi-swath coastal survey vessel. Kongsberg Maritime will be bringing their GeoMotion 16.7m survey vessel, EdgeTech the New Life II vessel, Cheetah bring the Cheetah II and Teledyne Reson the EMU Surveyor vessel.
Hear the very latest in the global field of offshore surveying
Ocean Business also offers Offshore Survey, a technical conference which runs over two days and promises to provide a valuable insight into the technology, operations and business issues in the global field of offshore surveying. 2015 will see the fifth Offshore Survey and will introduce a technical committee made up of outstanding personalities from industry and academia, led by Conference Chairman Ed Danson. The conference, organised with the support of The Hydrographic Society, strives to present a programme reflecting the latest technological developments and practical experiences.
Hear from industry experts at various associated events
Ocean Business has become a focal point for the industry with many organisations looking to hold associated meetings alongside. The opening day with see seminars from the Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO), The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). There will be workshops and seminars by the NOC, The UK Marine Industries Alliance and the Canadian High Commission along with The Hydrographic Society UK AGM on Wednesday and further NOC workshops on Thursday.
Discover a wealth of opportunities at Ocean Careers
Running alongside Ocean Business is Ocean Careers, offering advice and career opportunities within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries. Incorporating a mix of one-to-one meetings and presentations from industry leaders, Ocean Careers is an interactive event designed for all those looking to move into the industry. It is clearly becoming harder for many graduates, newly qualified engineers and the unemployed to find work. Whether your skills are in engineering, science or mathematics, Ocean Careers can help you realise how these skills can be utilised in this vast, exciting, forward thinking and extremely diverse industry.
Network and socialise with industry colleagues
Ocean Business is well known for organising some very special social events, and 2015 will be no exception. The social programme will offer plenty of enjoyable events for informal networking, from welcome drinks to a wine trail and the highlight of the week – a gala dinner to be held at Southampton’s Guildhall on 15th April. Gala dinner tickets are now on sale and as the social event is always a sell-out, early booking is recommended.
Register for FREE
The Ocean Business 2015 exhibition, demos and welcome drinks are FREE to attend by registering online. There is a fee to attend the conference and gala dinner. Visitors are encouraged to register online in advance to beat the queues onsite.