About Ocean Business
Ocean Business is a hands-on ocean technology exhibition and training forum which is owned and organised by Diversified Communications UK in partnership with the Society of Maritime Industries. Since its launch in 2007 it has been hosted by the National Oceanography Centre where the event benefits from utilising the facilities of a world class centre. In recent years the event has grown substantially and now attracts over 360 exhibitors and 5000 international attendees. To find out more, visit www.oceanbusiness.com.
Ocean Business organiser Diversified Communications UK has confirmed that the show’s next edition has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The ocean technology exhibition and training forum will now take place from 6-8 July 2021 at the National Oceanography Centre, in Southampton UK.
Cheri Arvonio, event director of Ocean Business, says: “Like all businesses, we have been closely following the rapidly changing developments during these difficult times. While we are hopeful that the current tough measures on restricted social interaction will be lifted by the spring, there are still too many questions surrounding hotels, travel, social distancing measures, and individual company policies, to make it viable to run Ocean Business in April. Clearly, the best and most responsible option for everyone involved is to wait and host an even better show in July.
“We appreciate how important Ocean Business is to the industry it serves and are very sorry to disappoint the thousands of attendees that were planning on exhibiting and visiting. However, the success as well as the safety of our exhibitors, visitors, speakers and partners is our priority and we are hoping that everyone will get behind this tough but necessary decision.
“The good news is that much of the event planning is already in place, and we go into 2021 with an incredible amount of good will and support. The Diversified UK team would like to thank everyone – our exhibitors, visitors, speakers and partners – for their continued support and patience. We look forward to working together to ensure that Ocean Business continues to be the celebration and gathering the industry deserves – and can be proud of.”
Ocean Business will take place from Tuesday 6th July to Thursday 8th July 2021 at the National Oceanography Centre, in Southampton UK. For more information, please visit www.oceanbusiness.com.