Ocean Business 2015 visitor numbers up a staggering 29%!
Ocean Business 2015 was phenomenally successful, with visitor numbers up an incredible 29%. The overall attendance was a staggering 4,589 representing a truly international show with 38% of visitors from outside the UK.
Like with previous shows, the event was brimming with visitors from all over the world, it was hard to believe it could get any better, but the show delivered everything it promised for face-to-face interaction between exhibitors and customers!
There was a constant flow of interest throughout the show with the international exhibition presenting cutting-edge technologies from nearly 350 companies, over 180 hours of training and demonstration sessions, high profile global meetings, the Offshore Survey conference, Ocean Careers, and the greatest number of vessels present yet.
Ocean Business’ format, which includes three days of training and demonstration sessions for hands on product testing in test tanks, on the dockside or in classrooms, proved a highlight of the show and was exceptionally well attended with nearly 2200 people booked onto sessions.
As always, the show excelled at networking opportunities with busy social events which ranged from welcome drinks to a wine trail and the famous gala dinner with first class entertainment.
Versha Carter, Group Director for Ocean Business commented, “We are absolutely thrilled at the success of Ocean Business. It has once again surpassed expectations and we have had a flood of positive feedback, with many telling us it was the best show they have ever attended.”
With so many requests already for repeat bookings at the next show, Ocean Business will be revealing information about dates and stand sales for Ocean Business 2017 in the next few weeks.
“Pound for pound the best trade show in the industry. Quality event, Quality leads, Quality Business.” Graham Sloane, Commercial Manager, Planet Ocean Ltd
“It’s the best show in the industry calendar!” Alan Cameron, General Manager, GSE Rentals Ltd
“Breaking the oil and gas trend, Ocean Business has given us lots of business leads, we’ll definitely be back in 2017” Christopher Wallace, Sales Manager, Hydro Group plc
“The show remains Chelsea’s number one oceanography event! An endless stream of very constructive business meetings and product technical demonstrations over a busy three days and nights – another very successful Ocean Business event.“ Richard Burt, Sales and Marketing Director, Chelsea Technologies Group Ltd
“The show exceeded all our expectations and we were thrilled with the response and number of good leads we received during the 3 days, we saw a lot of old friends and made even more new ones – it seemed to get better every day.” Graeme McGhee, Business Manager – Subsea, STS Defence Ltd