Ocean Business 2017

The hands-on ocean technology exhibition and training forum

04 April, 2017 - 06 April, 2017


Unmissable Training & Demonstration Programme for Ocean Business 2017…

The show’s unique training and demonstration programme is one of the biggest attractions to Ocean Business, with some of the leading names in the business presenting their new innovations.

Over 180 hours of free training and demonstration sessions will be held in their real environments; in a test tank, in classrooms, on the dockside waters and on board vessels providing visitors with the unmissable opportunity to see the latest products and services in action.

The training and demonstration programme at this year’s show reflects some remarkable advances in underwater mapping and imaging technologies, as well as autonomous vehicles. All the sessions are FREE to attend and are on a first come, first served basis, so visitors are advised to beat the queues onsite and register for in advance.

For the full training and demonstration schedule, please click here

Ocean Business is now firmly established as an unmissable international event for ocean technology, with almost 40% of visitors coming from abroad.  Each Ocean Business show has seen a substantial increase in visitors with the last show in 2015, seeing a remarkable 29% increase in visitor numbers.

Testament to it’s success, 5 months out from the show, exhibit space was all sold out. Despite the industry’s economic downturn, companies have booked stand space at a quicker rate than ever before and the organisers are expecting a record number of visitors. Versha Carter, Group Director for Ocean Business, believes this is because companies recognise the importance of diversifying into new markets and building new relationships.

At the very heart of Ocean Business is a FREE to attend exhibition of over 300 companies, bringing together the world’s leading manufacturers and service providers in the industry. Visitors are spoilt for choice when they attend Ocean Business, as not only do they have access to the international exhibition and programme of live demonstrations, but there is also a cutting edge maritime and defence dual-use conference and various associated meetings held alongside and Ocean Careers, offering career and recruitment to those looking to move into the industry

Ocean Business is also famous for its social activities designed to keep visitors networking every day. Complimentary welcome drinks are held the night before the show opens and on the opening day the show hosts the Ocean Business wine trail where visitors can have fun tasting wines from exhibitors’ stands and enter a competition to win a case of wine. On the second day visitors can experience excellent cuisine and live entertainment at the infamous Gala Dinner – last few tickets remain, so book now to secure your place!

All visitors are encouraged to book in advance to avoid the queues onsite. Badges will be sent out to all those who pre-register in advance.

Click here to register for your badge. For more information email info@oceanbusiness.com or call +44(0)1453 836363.