Marine Technology


Oceans span the globe - does your Marine Technology business? Keep your company growing by devising or expanding your international export strategy. The U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service’s Marine Technology team can assist your company take advantage of worldwide sales opportunities.

You can find international market research, business leads, and promotional events tailored to marine technology companies below listed by the key subsectors covered by our Team:

  • Ocean and Underwater Technology
  • Pleasure Boats and Accessories
  • Port Equipment and Services
  • Shipbuilding and Related-Industries

Your company can tap a world-wide network of Commercial Specialists to help advance your international business development plans including:  

  • Finding qualified business partners and end users
  • Navigating international documentation regulations
  • Successfully bidding on foreign government contracts
  • Promoting your technology overseas at trade shows and single company promotions.

We can also guide you to additional U.S. Government exporting resources including

  • U.S. Export-Import Bank export insurance and financing
  • Small Business Administration STEP export grants
  • U.S. Trade & Development Agency foreign buyer delegations and project feasibility studies

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Take action now: Contact a marine technology trade specialist, explore upcoming events and trade leads, sign up for email updates. We look forward to working with you! Locate your nearest ITA Marine Technology trade specialist.

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Specific Upcoming Events include:

Free European Ports and Logistics and SITL Webinar – Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 1pm EST SITL is a three-day exhibition in Paris, France from March 31 - April 2, 2015. This year’s SITL show focuses specifically on industrial logistics, distribution logistics, and overseas logistics. Other featured topics include urban logistics, e-commerce logistics, major logistics, green logistics, controlled temperature logistics, reverse logistics, and after sales logistics. This webinar is an excellent opportunity to learn about current trends in the European logistics market, as well as additional information on the SITL show in Paris. The webinar features a presentation from Russ Adise of the Department of Commerce who will discuss market trends, issues, opportunities, and challenges relating to the European transportation and logistics market. Dan Muller, Global Product Manager at Applied Materials will also explain his experiences at prior SITL shows. Click to register - https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q3T or contact Maryanne.Burke@trade.gov.

Discover Global Markets Conference: Sustainable Solutions – Santa Clara, CA February 9-11, 2015 The U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with NASA, will host a dynamic, three-day business forum in Silicon Valley focused on opportunities for U.S. companies to meet global demand for sustainable solutions. This dynamic conference will focus on the link between advanced research and innovation, global business and planetary sustainability. Countries worldwide are implementing business practices and standards to conserve energy, preserve clean air and water, and use land more effectively. U.S. companies can participate in these changes by offering world-class technologies, services and products. Visit www.export.gov/california/sustainablesolutions/ for more information.

Miami International Boat Show – Miami, FL – February 12-16, 2015

The Miami International Boat Show showcases powerboats, sailboats, marine electronics, and services. This large event provides attendees with opportunities to compare latest models, and features clinics, seminars, and hands-on boating opportunities. This is a U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer’s Program event, which will bring delegations of foreign buyers to the show for introductions and matchmaking. Contact Dan Bjerk at dan.bjerk@trade.gov for additional details.

Cartagena International Boat Show – Cartagena, Colombia March 21-23, 2015 The Cartagena International Boat Show showcases local and international maritime exhibitors. Exhibits will feature boats displayed in water or on ground, and include boats, yachts, sailboats, and other recreational marine vehicles. CIBS will have a USA pavilion featuring 20 U.S. exhibitors, sponsored by the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association. The Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry & Tourism recently prioritized development of Nautical Tourism in Colombia, to meet growing demand of the nautical tourism industry. This is an important time to engage in the market. For further information, please visit http://www.easyfairs.com/events_216/cartagena-international-boat-show-2015_58851/cartagena-international-boat-show-2015_58852/

China International Boat Show – Shanghai, China – April 9-12, 2015

The China International Boat Show or CIBS is the top Asian boat exhibition. CIBS showcases current trends in the boating industry through their industry seminars offered throughout the show. Exhibits vary across boating sectors and include boats, maritime products and services, lifestyle and luxury accessories, and leisure and sports. The U.S. Department of Commerce has given CIBS a trade show certificate. For additional information, please visit http://www.boatshowchina.cn/en-us/Home

Ocean Business – Southampton, UK April 15-16, 2015

The Ocean Business Conference is an international conference of the latest oceanic technology and fosters business relationships between marine technology suppliers and service providers. The conference includes hands-on educational programs, as well as a technical conference on offshore surveying, known as Offshore Survey. Ocean Business Conference provides a unique opportunity for attendees to test different technologies in multiple environments – such as classrooms, testing facilities, docks, and the sea. At the conference, there will be over 300 exhibitors from 21 countries from the oceanographic, maritime defense, environmental monitoring, pollution control, ports, renewable energy, and maritime engineering sectors. For more information, please visit www.oceanbusiness.com

Oceans Italy – Genova, May 18-21, 2015 A unique opportunity to showcase your latest research results, products and prototypes, and to establish relations and promote networking with fellow researchers in the oceanic engineering and marine technology field. The topic of this year’s conference is “Discovering Sustainable Ocean Energy for a New World”. For speakers and agenda, see http://oceans15mtsieeegenova.org/index.cfm. Nor-Shipping 2015 – Oslo, Norway June 2-5, 2015 Held biannually, Nor-Shipping is one of Europe’s leading maritime trade fairs and a U.S. Department of Commerce Certified Trade Fair. It attracts top buyers including senior management, ship owners and operators, shipyard operators, port authority management, maritime organizations, maritime journalists and technical personnel in shipping, shipbuilding and management companies. USA Pavilion exhibitors will receive the support of U.S. Commercial Service in Norway, which will include B2B introductions and matchmaking services, market intelligence and a networking reception. Exhibition product categories cover virtually all technology and services for shipbuilding, ship repair and ship operation. For details, see http://messe.no/en/nor-shipping/.

Oceans 2015 – Washington, DC October 19-22, 2015

The annual OCEANS North America conference and exhibition, jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES), rotates among locations with significant maritime communities. October 19-22, 2015, the event will once again be located in the Washington, DC area at the Gaylord Convention Center on National Harbor. It expects to attract over 3,000 attendees and will feature over 500 technical presentations and workshops. The exhibition will showcase the latest equipment, products and services in up to 200 commercial and informational exhibits. “Sea Change: Dive into Opportunity,” was selected as the conference theme to focus on the opportunities related to economic challenges and oceanic changes and the ability to mitigate and adapt to these changes with the application of the best research, technological developments and policy decisions. For more details visit: http://www.oceans15mtsieeewashington.org/

Oceanology International - Shanghai, China November 3-5, 2015

Oceanology International China, held annually in Shanghai for the last 2 years has tapped into this significant and expanding marine science and ocean technology community. A USA Pavilion will be offered with value added services for U.S. exhibitors. For exhibition details, please visit www.oceanologyinternational.com/china and to participate, contact: Ray Filbert at Reed Exhibitions, rfilbert@reedexpo.com


Detailed Event Information For IBP Select: Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail 2013 Detailed Event Information For IBP Select: Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail 2013
IBP Select: Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail 2013 -- Commercial Vessel/Eq. (Non-Fisheries), Electronic Components, Pleasure Boats/Accessories, Sporting Goods/Recreational Eq., Travel and Tourism Industries
Location/Date: Miami, FL, United States 02/14/2013 - 02/18/2013
Event Summary:
The Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail (MIBS) is one of the largest boat shows in the world. Entering into the 71st year in 2012, the show will occupy over 2 million square feet of exhibit area and host over 105,000 people. MIBS spans three locations—the Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center, and Miami Marina at Bayside—and features more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from all over the globe. You name it you'll see it here—from the latest in powerboats, sailboats and engines to cutting-edge marine electronics and accessories to the best in nautical gifts, services and apparel.

Contacts:
Sandra Edwards, Seattle
Financial Analyst
Phone: 206-553-5615 x 228
Sandra.Edwards@trade.gov
Julia Rauner Guerrero, San Diego
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 858-467-7038
julia.rauner@trade.gov
Julie Balzano, National Marine Manufacturers Association

Phone: 954-441-3234
JBalzano@nmma.org
Gary Rand, TPP
Director
Phone: 202-482-0691
Gary.Rand@trade.gov
James Yi, OIO-DAS
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 2024826482
James.Yi@trade.gov
Rebecca Torres, Mexico City
Commercial Officer
Phone: (52) 55-5080-2191
rebecca.torres@trade.gov

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