Strong Start for Oceanology International China 2013 - 07/02/2013


The first Oceanology International China 2013, focusing on marine science and ocean technology in the Asian region, has got off to a strong start. Due to be held at INTEX in Shanghai from 3 to 5 September 2013, 77% of the exhibition space has already been sold, seven months ahead of opening. The show is receiving support from the Chinese Society of Oceanography (CSO) whose Ocean Technology Observation branch is co-event manager working alongside the Reed Exhibitions team in China.

The current exhibitors come from 14 different countries and include companies such as Reson, Sonardyne, Kongsberg Maritime and Teledyne, with country pavilions confirmed from Atlantic Canada, Korea, UK (organised by the Society of Maritime Industries) and USA.

Blue Economy

A spokesman for the CSO explain that China has ambitious goals for the development of a national ‘Blue Economy’ and, as the only event that connects the demand for marine science and technologies with the world’s manufacturers and service providers, Oceanology International offers the Society a platform to help realise these goals.

Strong Market Place for Subsea Equipment

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), with its long and unbroken history of involvement with the Oceanology International series of events, is the Learned Society Patron of Oceanology International China. The SUT is established in China with a very active branch. It is very much to be welcomed that Oceanology International will now also take place in Shanghai, according to Ian Gallett, SUT’s business development executive. He sees that China is emerging as a very strong market place for subsea equipment, as well as developing its own industry. He hopes that the show will develop into a major force in the region.

Added support

Both UK Trade & Investment and its service delivery partner, the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), are also supporting Oceanology International China 2013. They offer a wide range of services that can help businesses succeed in China. Whether a business needs market research, product promotion or to make sure it meets the right person in the right organisation, the combined workforce of over 100 staff at 12 locations throughout China can provide the tools required.

CBBC is the leading organisation helping UK companies grow and develop their business with China.

Last updated: 18/11/2017