Ocean Business Breaks Visitor Records for Fourth Consecutive Show!
Business was booming at Ocean Business 2013 from 9-11th April 2013 held at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK. The show was extremely successful, with an unbelievable 29% increase in visitor numbers from the last show in 2011. 4111 visitors attended over the 3 days, 38% from outside of the UK, boasting a truly international show representing a total of 65 countries.
More than just a static Exhibition Ocean Business already has an outstanding reputation for its training and demonstration programme where visitors can actually test drive equipment, but this year’s show exceeded expectations; with 2256 bookings for the 173 workshops. Offshore Survey and Ocean Careers which run alongside Ocean Business, also broke their own records for delegate numbers this year. For the first time, Ocean Business incorporated a number of important associated industry events including the Blue Economy Conference, Autonomous Systems Workshop, and the Challenger Society’s workshop about the latest developments in microfluidics and sensor technology. Ocean Business is well known for organizing some very special social events, and this year was no exception but in addition they also welcomed Racal Survey’s special reunion for old employees and friends.
Looking forward to 2015 With so much positive feedback about the show’s venue at Southampton’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the team has already confirmed that the show will take place at the NOC in April 2015. Exhibition sales for Ocean Business 2015 will be launched here in the next few weeks.