Ocean Business 2019, taking place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton from 9-11 April 2019, has opened online registration at www.oceanbusiness.com. Ocean Business promises to be a need-to-visit event offering the very latest technologies, water-based demonstrations and learning opportunities, as well as Offshore Survey, Ocean Careers, key international associated industry events and an amazing line-up of social opportunities for networking. All in all, it’s an unmissable event in the ocean technology calendar.
Ocean Business 2019 is expected to be the best show yet with such demand from its 360+ international exhibitors, that exhibitor space sold out over a year ago. As well as this, record levels of interest in training and demonstration sessions meant that the organisers have had to make way for an extra classroom and a new floating pontoon to meet the demand for the autonomous vehicles and vessels at this year’s show. This means that visitors will enjoy free back-to-back training and demonstration opportunities with a dynamic programme that runs to 184 hours. These sessions allow visitors to see products for themselves in their real environments.
Cheri Arvonio, Ocean Business’ event manager, said “There’s a feeling of energy and optimism from the ocean technology community this year and this is reflected throughout the show. With so much demand for exhibitors to share their latest innovations, it really will be a special year for visitors. Visually, there will be non-stop action, especially on the dockside with the extra pontoon designed for the needs of autonomous vehicles. As a landmark international event, we feel we are presenting the very best globally, and will be expecting over 60 countries to be represented at the show.”
A number of high profile meetings and associated industry events will be running alongside the show organised by leading industry organisations. The Offshore Survey conference is back due to popular demand and will address the technical and business issues facing the global field of offshore surveying. Ocean Careers will also run over the three days to provide advice on career opportunities within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries.
Another highlight of the show is the social programme which offers great networking opportunities, starting with free welcome drinks the night before the show opens and the popular wine trail on the opening day. New for the 2019 show is a stunning new waterside venue for the Ocean Business dinner. Southampton’s Harbour Hotel offers guests the opportunity to network with colleagues old and new whilst enjoying views across the harbour. The gala dinner is always a sell-out evening and tickets are now on sale at www.oceanbusiness.com.
To attend Ocean Business 2019, register for free online. The show will take place from 9-11 April 2019 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.