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Millie Mackintosh to officially open Southampton Boat Show 2017

Millie Mackintosh will officially open the Southampton Boat Show on Friday 15 September
Millie Mackintosh will officially open the Southampton Boat Show on Friday 15 September

Fashion and Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Millie Mackintosh, will officially open the Southampton Boat Show on Friday 15 September at 11am, helping to kick off 10 days of activity at one of the world’s premier nautical events.

Celebrating the lifestyle, fun and excitement that being on the water has to offer, this year’s event is set to welcome a line-up of thrilling entertainment alongside family-friendly attractions. Europe’s largest purpose-built marina will feature hundreds of stunning boats for visitors to hop on and off, completing the experience.

Millie comments: “I’m thrilled to be opening this year’s Southampton Boat Show. I’m really looking forward to spending some time at the event, soaking up the atmosphere and exploring some of the beautiful boats that shall be on display.”

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Record breaking attendance figures announced for Ocean Business 2017

The 10th anniversary Ocean Business, held in April at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton UK, has exceeded expectations with 4,350 attendees through the door from over 60 countries.

Versha Carter, Group Director of Diversified Communications confirmed that “Visitor numbers were up by 3% with an amazing 38% coming from outside of the UK. Not only did we have more actual bodies through the door but they stayed for longer which added to the show being the busiest ever. We have had many exhibitors saying that Ocean Business has now become the best ocean technology show in Continue reading “Record breaking attendance figures announced for Ocean Business 2017”

Seawork Asia announces a successful show

Seawork Asia, which took place in November 2016 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Centre, one of China’s leading event centres. The exhibition provided a great platform for businesses to network and create new business connections.

The exhibition welcomed over 200 brands, participating from over 25 countries. Seawork Asia is the gateway to the commercial marine market in Asia, providing exhibitors with opportunities to access new markets.

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Countdown to Seawork Asia, Shanghai

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.

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Small Craft Surveyors Forum Seminar at Seawork 2016 report

The Ocean Scene
The Ocean Scene

On board the vessel “Ocean Scene” at the Seawork pontoons in Southampton on 14 June, some 60 plus surveyors and interested parties were treated to presentations associated with surveys on the smaller vessels in the industry.

Opening the seminar, Mike Schwarz, CEO of IIMS (International Institute of Marine Surveying), spoke of the need to enhance surveyor standards. He said we need to be aiming higher than the minimum standard. Why does it matter? We need to rid the industry of incompetent surveyors and to nurture, help, and mentor the young and aspiring surveyors to develop and maintain higher standards. To set yourself apart from the incompetent surveyors, of which there are many, you need to invest time, money and commitment. Enhancing standards can be accomplished by addressing areas of weakness in knowledge and by developing other skills e.g. photographic and word processing to present better reports. Professional bodies can help by holding conferences, training days and Continue reading “Small Craft Surveyors Forum Seminar at Seawork 2016 report”