Ocean Business 2021 Reunites the Ocean Tech Industry with a Bang

Ocean Business 2021, which took place on the quayside of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton from 12-14 October has been hailed a triumph, with the industry raring to get back to face-to-face business and networking. The long-awaited event welcomed thousands of visitors, including delegates from 52 countries.

They were there to meet with over 250 of the world’s leading ocean science and technology manufacturers and service providers, demoing their latest equipment and services – all helping to explore, monitor and survey the ocean.

James Williams, Director, Unmanned Survey Solutions says: “Ocean Business is the most important show in our calendar. It offers the right mix of workshops, training, presentations and one-to-one business opportunities. It’s great to be back!”

Ocean Business’ Event Director, Cheri Arvonio, comments: “To have been able to deliver a successful show after the 18 months we’ve all had is a huge achievement for the Diversified team. The amazing feedback from both exhibitors and visitors so far has made all of our efforts worthwhile and we couldn’t be more appreciative of the support from the industry.”

In true Ocean Business style, the dockside waters had a constant fleet of ocean robots displaying their capabilities and payloads. Maritime Robotics in collaboration with Kongsberg Maritime, Norbit and Teledyne Marine had 3 of their Otter-Pro USV’s out on the water, Nortek showcased their new Nortek Fusion DVL1000 from their hospitality suite and Sonardyne were demoing their new Sprint-Nav Mini and Ranger 2 USBL onboard the University of Southampton and HydroSurv USV’s.

​​​​​David Brown, Head of Marketing at Sonardyne International states: “Live events underpin our lead generation and business intelligence gathering activities, so after 20 months without one, I can’t recall a more eagerly anticipated show than this year’s OB. And it didn’t disappoint. With busy and buzzing exhibition stands and aisles, it was in every sense ‘business as normal’ and we look forward to being back in 2023.”

Ocean Business exceeded expectations when it came to networking and co-located events. A brand new free-to-attend keynote programme, with talks that covered hot topics in the industry including sustainability and new innovations, welcomed David Boyne Aitken, CEO/Managing Director, Maricuda Special Projects Ltd (Renewable Energy) saying: “Ocean Business is an event to see the latest innovations, re-connect with suppliers and network, and a great opportunity to get an overview of our industry and its future.”

Ocean Careers once again proved a valuable opportunity for students seeking a career in marine technologies, with presentations from industry trailblazers and one-to-one sessions providing the chance to explore careers in detail.

Multiple companies have already requested to book their stand for the next Ocean Business show, taking place on 18-20 April 2023. Full details about dates and stand availability will be released in the next few weeks. For more information, please visit: www.oceanbusiness.com.

For more information, please visit: www.oceanbusiness.com

Location: Southampton, England, UK

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