Seawork International 2014 Bigger than Ever (UK)
Following its strongest performance to date in its 16-year history, Seawork International, the commercial marine exhibition and conference, will encompass more stands, more facilities and more opportunities than ever before, when it opens for its three-day run on Tuesday 10 June, 2014.
With year-on-year reservations showing positive growth, exhibition organisers Mercator Media, have taken the bold but calculated decision to increase the floor plan by a further 15% on 2013 by opening up the whole of Hall C. The exhibition also has up to 60 working vessels on display for demonstration, 300 metres of Quayside exhibits and features and an on-site conference covering topical issues affecting the commercial marine and offshore energy industries.
From an organisational point of view, an interesting feature of the booking schedule is the number of exhibitors who re-booked for 2014 by the end of August 2013. The high level of exhibitors returning for next year, many – including Bainbridge International, Marine & Industrial Transmissions and Strategic Marine from Australia -requesting bigger stands, has contributed to the Seawork management expanding the boundaries of the exhibition once again.
To facilitate faster entry for the 7,000+ visitors in 2014 and improve traffic flow throughout the exhibition and onto the quayside and pontoons, two registration areas (in Hall A and Hall C) are planned. Coaches from the free car parks and Southampton Central Station will drop off alternately to both entrances to spread the influx of visitors throughout the exhibition. Catering will be further enhanced in 2014 by an entirely new restaurant in Hall C, similar in capacity and choice to the established set-up in Hall A. This development will save visitors and exhibitors time queuing, while also providing a comfortable place to meet and discuss business off-stand.
The exhibitor list for 2014 already features 300 companies and includes such internationally high profile names as Damen Shipyards, Harken, Furuno, Hamilton Jet and Scania.
Seawork, October 8, 2013