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.

**NEW!! - For detailed country by country analysis of Pleasure Boat markets in over 25 countries, please see the 2016 Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide. Click the cover below to download a copy!

Upcoming Events include:

Miami International Boat Show- Virginia Key, Florida (February 11-15, 2016)

With a new location just across the Bay from downtown Miami, Virginia Key is easy to get to by land or sea. For the fourth year, the Progressive© Insurance International Boat Show© has partnered with the U.S. Department of Commerce to invite qualified business-to-business buyers from around the world to join us at recreational boating’s biggest marketplace in the U.S.A! For more information, visit http://www.miamiboatshow.com/.

Oceanology International 2016- London, England (March 15-17, 2016)

The free to attend Oceanology International 2016 extensive technical program will include insights and case studies from industry, government and academic experts and provided excellent educational, learning and networking opportunities for all attendees. For more information, visit http://www.oceanologyinternational.com/en/ .

Hannover Messe 2016 Partner Country logo

Connect to global opportunities in the Marine Technology at HANNOVER MESSE – April 25-29, 2016

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker invites U.S. companies to join the U.S. delegation at HANNOVER MESSE 2016. USA Partner Country status makes the world’s largest trade show for industrial technology an even better opportunity for American businesses. Learn more


Detailed Event Information For Dubai International Boat Show 2013 (DIBS 2013) Detailed Event Information For Dubai International Boat Show 2013 (DIBS 2013)
Dubai International Boat Show 2013 (DIBS 2013) -- Electrical Power Systems, Financial Services, Pleasure Boats/Accessories, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Sporting Goods/Recreational Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Travel and Tourism Industries
Location/Date: Dubai, United Arab Emirates 03/05/2013 - 03/09/2013
Event Summary:
The Dubai International Boat Show 2013, held March 5-9, 2013 at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi, Dubai U.A.E., is the undisputed maritime sales platform uniting over 5,000 high-net-worth individuals from the local area and wider GCC with world-class suppliers and distributors from across the maritime spectrum. With a rich history and a proven track record spanning two decades, the Dubai International Boat Show 2013 is the most anticipated event in the Middle Eastern maritime calendar. With emphasis on brand message - partnership, passion, progress - the Show is an unparalleled platform for U.S. exhibitors to showcase boats and products to the Middle East's marine investors and enthusiasts. Consistently attracting over 26,000 visitors each year, the multi–award winning dynamic Dubai International Boat Show is among the top five leading boat shows around the world. Hosting over 33 world premieres and regional launches, the Show provides leading international brands the opportunity to make the most of the PR and advertising coverage worth over US$7.6 million. The 21st edition of the show will see the incorporation of the luxury lifestyle element added on to boating and yachting experience. The exhibition is divided into six dedicated sections catering to targeted visitor profiles varying from superyacht buyers to diving professionals and marine enthusiasts. U.S. companies interested in the marine products and services, boat construction and repair, deck equipment, navigation and communication, mechanics and electrics, safety equipment, finance and insurance, travel and tourism, and adventure sports sectors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), throughout the Middle East, and Europe should consider exhibiting at the Dubai International Boat Show 2013. Stay up-to-date with all the exciting developments. Visit www.boatshowdubai.com

Contacts:
Robert Bannerman, Dubai
Principal Commercial Officer
Phone: +971-4-309-4963
Robert.Bannerman@trade.gov
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Deborah.Semb@trade.gov
Russell Hood, Oak Overseas Ltd.

Phone: 704/837-1980, x302
rhood@oakoverseas.com
Hemesh Chandavarkar, Dubai World Trade Centre

Phone: 971.4.3086204
Hemesh.Chandavarkar@dwtc.com
Ashok Ghosh, Dubai
Commercial Specialist
Phone: +971 4 309 4935
Ashok.Ghosh@trade.gov

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