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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Upcoming Events include:

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

Oceanology International 2016 will have an 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/.

SITL Europe - Paris, France (March 22-25, 2016)

SITL Europe 2016 is an exhibition dedicated to the international and national communities of transporters of freight and logistics service providers by offering innovative products and services for procurement, distribution and the supply chain. Relevant to Marine technology would be the Port infrastructure section of the show. For more information, visit: http://www.sitl.eu/en/Home/.

DIMDEX 2016 (Doha International Defense Exhibition & Conference) - Doha, Qatar (March 29-31, 2016)

DIMDEX 2016, the international maritime naval defense and security exhibition that brings the world to the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Now in its fifth edition, DIMDEX has grown to become comparable in size with the largest shows of its type in the world. DIMDEX attracts a national and international audience of key decision-makers from government, military, naval forces, and the maritime defense industry. For more information, visit: http://www.dimdex.com/en/home.aspx.

OCEANS 2016 – Shanghai, China (April 10-13, 2016) Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorial 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=35252.

NMMA Fact Finding Mission – Colombia (April 24-29, 2016)

Join the NMMA on a week-long fact finding mission to learn firsthand about this emerging boating market. Trip itinerary will include ground transportation, group networking meals, site visits to major boat builders, shipyard and marina facilities, visits to emerging boating areas and participation in Colombia's new International Nautical Congress in Cartagena. For more information, please contact jbalzano@nmma.org. To register, complete and return this registration form. You must be an active NMMA member to qualify and all reservations will be confirmed on a first-come basis.

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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

Offshore Technology Conference – Houston, Texas (May 2-5, 2016)

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. For more information, visit: http://www.otcnet.org/.

Port Secure Canada - Toronto, Ontario (May 18-20, 2016)

The PortSecure Conference & Exposition is in its tenth year as Canada's premiere national conference and expo on port and maritime security. The conference is a professional development opportunity for those charged with the management and operation of security activities within the port, and will be of interest to operators, regulators, shippers and others directly involved in the successful operation of secure and safe ports. For more information, visit: http://portsecure.ca/.

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 Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2013 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2013 (TFC Event)
Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2013 (TFC Event) -- Commercial Vessel/Eq. (Non-Fisheries), Defense Industry Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: Sydney, Australia 10/07/2013 - 10/09/2013
Event Summary:
The Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2013 is an international military and civil maritime, naval, underwater and defense exhibition. Its focus is on providing an opportunity for international commercial maritime and navel defense industry producers in Australia by attracting important policy makers in the Asia Pacific regions Defense Ministries. The show is organizer and conducted by maritime Australia Limited with support from the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Dept. of Defense. The Australian Defense force is embarking on a period of significant growth with plans to launch new capital equipment and services acquisition project worth ~$US 155 Billion over the next decade. This growth and modernization includes the plans to acquire and introduce new platforms including air warfare destroyers, amphibious landing ships, a new class of conventional submarines and a new family of frigates, along with associated weapons, sensors, munitions and electronics and communication systems. Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2013 provides a unique opportunity for people involved in maritime and naval affairs around the world to discuss the latest maritime developments in design, naval architecture, engineering, science and technology. With the concurrent Maritime Exposition, the event will provide a meeting place for industry representatives to exchange ideas and to establish personal and business contacts.

Contacts:
Monique Roos, Sydney
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 61-2-9373-9210
Monique.Roos@trade.gov
Lisa Huot, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-2796
Lisa.Huot@trade.gov
Christa March, Kallman Worldwide, Inc.

Phone: 201-251-2600 x 116
christam@kallman.com

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