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:

SMM Hamburg - Hamburg, Germany (September 6-9, 2016)

SMM Hamburg is the world-leading fair of the maritime economy. The show is focused on shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology. The conference also offers a wide variety of conferences, symposia and workshops that focus on the Maritime Industry. For more information, visit: http://www.smm-hamburg.com/en/.

OCEANS 2016 – Monterey, California (September 19-22, 2016)

The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 500 technical papers and 150 -200 exhibits. For more information, visit: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=31204.

7th Annual Blue Tech & Blue Economy Summit – San Diego, California (November 9-10, 2016)

This event will be hosted by The Maritime Alliance. For more information, or to register for the event, visit: http://themaritimealliance.org/2015/02/7th-annual-blue-tech-blue-economy-summit

METS 2016 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands (November 15-17, 2016)

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) is the biggest and best-attended business-to-business leisure marine equipment show in the world! METS draws more than 19,000 visitors annually. Attendees include yacht and boat builders, naval architects, repair yards, distributors, captains, marina developers and equipment manufacturers from around the world, who return year after year because they know METS is the most comprehensive show of its kind. For more information, visit: http://www.metstrade.com/.

Oceanology North America - San Diego, California (February 14-16, 2017)

The first Oceanology to take place in North America, the trade show will be a leading forum where industry, academia and government can share knowledge and connect with the marine science and ocean technology communities. This show is being sponsored by The Maritime Alliance. For more information, visit: http://www.oceanologyinternationalnorthamerica.com/.

Ocean Business 2017 – Southampton, United Kingdom (April 4-10, 2017)

Ocean Business is a hands-on ocean technology exhibition and training forum. The event incorporates an international ocean technology exhibition running in parallel with live demonstration and training sessions, Offshore Survey: a technical conference and Ocean Careers: an interactive careers event. For more information, visit: http://www.oceanbusiness.com/.

OCEANS 2017 – Aberdeen, Scotland (June 19-22, 2017)

Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town hall meetings on policy and governmental process. For more information, visit: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=35253.

OCEANS 2017 – Anchorage, Alaska (September 17-21, 2017) Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town hall meetings on policy and governmental process. For more information, visit: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=35122.


Detailed Event Information For China International Boat Show 2013 Detailed Event Information For China International Boat Show 2013
China International Boat Show 2013 -- Automobile/Light Truck/Vans, Electrical Power Systems, Furniture, General Consumer Goods, Pleasure Boats/Accessories, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Sporting Goods/Recreational Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Travel and Tourism Industries
Location/Date: Shanghai, China 04/11/2013 - 04/14/2013
Event Summary:
The China International Boat Show 2013 (CIBS 2013) will be held April 11-14, 2013 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai, China. U.S. manufacturers of and suppliers to the product categories below should plan to participate in CIBS 2013! • Boats and luxury yachts (motor and sailing boats, super yachts, dinghies, pleasure and cruise boats); • Components and equipment (power plants and propulsion equipment, communication and navigation equipment, on-board fittings and furnishings, etc.); • Water sports (canoes and kayaks, diving, windsurfing, water skiing equipment, tours and sailing schools, on-board health and gym equipment); • Marine, leisure and services; • Tourism (hotels and resorts, charter companies, etc.); and • Lifestyle (fashion, luxury accessories, interior design and furniture). CIBS 2013 is a comprehensive display of China's boat industry chain, offering hundreds of boats on display, and several exhibition halls featuring thousands of products covering equipment, technology, supplies and services. Anyone with a personal or professional interest in recreational boating knows that CIBS is the annual meeting point for Asia. Whether to do business or to satisfy a passion, whether to refresh networking opportunities or simply to be part of a community, visitors to CIBS acknowledge that the event has grown into a platform and milestone event for everybody in the industry, from insiders to the stylish jet-set, from traders to wealthy individuals, from maritime administration to families … you will find them all at CIBS 2013.

Contacts:
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Deborah.Semb@trade.gov
Vivien Bao, Shanghai
Commercial Specialist
Phone: (86-21)6279-8766
Vivien.Bao@trade.gov
Victoria Ma, Team4Dragons

Phone: 909/393-6100
info@team4dragons.com
Ricardo Pelaez, Lima
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: (51 1) 618-2442
Ricardo.Pelaez@trade.gov

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