Oceanology International has grown, even this year. The exhibition space increased with 5% compared to the last edition, two years ago. And there is optimism in the market, an informal survey by Hydro International amongst vistors and exhibitors shows. ‘The feeling of the market certainly not is in a crisis'.
The general forecast and current feeling of the market is optimistic. A cause could be that research and governmental involvement are drivers of the sector. Young students of Willem Barentsz Maritime Intistute made their market survey together with the Dutch Ocean Group, giving them an insight on the development of their future.
The general feeling of optimism is there on the trade floor and during social events when the doors of Excel Centre are closed. After the networking party on Tuesday evening, the networking continues in bars and restaurants as several companies organise their own socials.