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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Upcoming Events include:

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 METS 2013 (Marine Equipment Trade Show 2013) (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For METS 2013 (Marine Equipment Trade Show 2013) (TFC Event)
METS 2013 (Marine Equipment Trade Show 2013) (TFC Event) -- Apparel, Construction Eq., Computer Software, Electrical Power Systems, Pleasure Boats/Accessories, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: Amsterdam, Netherlands 11/19/2013 - 11/21/2013
Event Summary:
METS 2013, the world's largest exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry, will take place November 19-21, 2013 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Organized by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), METS 2013 is the place to exhibit for U.S. companies interested in accessing the European and global marine leisure industry market. Exhibiting at METS 2013 provides U.S. companies with an excellent opportunity to sell to a truly global market. Integrated in METS is The SuperYacht Pavilion, the central platform for the worldwide super yacht industry and a 'show within a show' at METS. The SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP) is the only truly international business-to-business exhibition for companies providing products and services for the large luxury yacht industry, set within the environment of METS - the world's number one marine equipment trade show. Additional specialist pavilions are the Marina and Yard Pavilion (MYP), dedicated to the global network of marinas and associated boatyards, and the Construction Material Pavilion (CMP) which is the comprehensive materials showcase and information resource. METS 2013 also offers a technical program consisting of: • Global SuperYacht Forum 2013; • HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction; • NMEA ConnectFest 2013 with its educational seminars; and • Technology Forum. METS 2013 trade visitors will include yacht builders, naval architects, repair yards, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, captains, marina operators, and equipment manufacturers from around the world. Product categories at METS 2013 will include: propulsion, anchors, boat trailers accessories, communications systems, construction materials, deck fittings, electrical engines, interiors, yacht harbor equipment, clothing & apparel, engines, navigation equipment, pumps & accessories, software, steering mechanisms, technical accessories, safety & lifesaving equipment, painting & maintenance, and heating and masts. METS 2012 hosted more than 13,380 trade visitors from 104 countries -- 555 trade visitors from the United States, and 1,318 exhibitors from 42 countries – 148 exhibitors hailed from the United States. METS 2013, the 26th anniversary of this remarkable show, is expected to surpass these impressive statistics.

Contacts:
Alan Ras, The Hague
Head of Section
Phone: +31-70-3102418
alan.ras@trade.gov
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Deborah.Semb@trade.gov
Jan Van der Molen, RAI Group

Phone: 704/243-0236
molen@usarai.com
Philip Hammerstein, The Hague
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 0031 70 310 2416
Philip.Hammerstein@trade.gov

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