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SeaWork International 2018,          3-5 July, Southampton,UK

The 21st anniversary edition of Seawork International will be held from 3-5 July 2018 in Mayflower Park, Southampton UK.

Seawork International is regarded as the industry’s one-stop-shop, providing buyers, legislators and influencers with direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market, its equipment and services, its innovations and its people, for three invaluable days every year.  Accustomed to a regular mid-June slot, Seawork’s move from June to July for 2018 is driven by a combination of spring tides on the previously favoured dates, and a busy calendar of events for the commercial marine industry sector.

Andrew Webster, CEO of Mercator Media Ltd,  the producer of Seawork International - comments,

“It’s exciting to be approaching the 21st anniversary of Seawork International. Mercator Media has been running Seawork since 1998 and, during that time, the Seawork team has worked closely with exhibitors and visitors to deliver a unique on-shore and on-water trade exhibition.  We can’t move the tides but we can facilitate business by making sure we have the best dates possible for our partners for 2018 and our 21st year.”

Seawork International comprises an exhibition, a conference, an Innovation showcase and the European Commercial Marine Awards; attracting over 7,600 industry professionals, 10,500 products and services, together with over 70 vessels.


New for 2018, the Seawork Commercial Marine Conference offers attendees the chance to gain valuable insight into developments within this fast paced industry.

Morning session: USVs
The morning session will focus on USVs and will include discussions from Dr Katrina Kemp - Smart Ships & Automation Policy Officer at the MCA around the government’s emerging vision for smart shipping. Paul Grehan, Underwriting Deputy Syndicate Manager – Americas at The Ship Owners’ Club will also cover how will the liability risks owners face change and can their insurers help? Plus, research outcomes from Southampton Solent University and Rolls-Royce.

Afternoon session: Hybrid Propulsion
The afternoon hybrid marine propulsion session will welcome eight speakers, including Anne Duncan – CEO at Ecospeed who will cover windfarm operations and Tony Birr – Consultant at Goodchild Marine Services Limited who will discuss new developments in hybrid pilot boats. The afternoon will also welcome Dr Chrisoph Ballin- Co-Founder and CEO of Torqeedo GmbH who will discuss the the sustainability revolution.

The 2019 edition of Seawork International will take place 11-13 June 2019.

Tel: +44 1329 825335 
Fax: +44 1329 550192 
Venue: Mayflower Park, Southampton SO14 2AQ, UK

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