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Dear U.S. Ocean and Underwater Technology Companies and Partners,

On behalf of the U.S. Commercial Service Marine Technology Team, we are pleased to share with you our upcoming events tailored specifically to your industry.   Details and follow up contacts are included in the links below and you can follow our Marine Technology website for regular updates on events, market research and trade leads at:  www.export.gov/industry/marine  

SINAVAL – Bilbao, Spain, April 16-18, 2013

Promote your marine technologies in Spain and Portugal through Spain’s premier international exhibition for the Marine Technology industry including offshore energy, ports, research, fisheries and shipbuilding.  U.S. Embassy in Spain and Portugal will be hosting a limited number of U.S. companies remotely (via catalogue and pre-taped video presentations and podcasts) at their SINAVAL exhibition booth providing the opportunity to reach Spanish and Portuguese, among other European companies and government representatives that visit the show.  Participation in the Business Brokerage Matchmaking event is also included. For show details see:  http://www.sinaval.eu/ , click here and to register contact:  Karen Taylor at Karen.taylor@trade.gov in Seattle or Angela Turrin at angela.turrin@trade.gov in Madrid.

OTC – Houston, May 6-9, 2013

The Offshore Technology Conference is the world's foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. Each year, OTC attracts more than 70,000 attendees from 110+ countries and 2,500 exhibiting companies. Attendance at OTC12 reached 89,400, the third highest in show history. The U.S. Commercial Service International Buyer Program brings dozens of foreign buyer delegations to the show and provides U.S. companies with export counseling, matchmaking assistance, and other programs and services. Registration should be available by mid-March at: http://export.gov/texas/houston

OCEANS 2013 - Bergen, Norway, June 10-13, 2013

One of the world’s most dynamic marine technology markets, Norway is home to significant shipping and maritime, oil and gas, and fisheries sectors.  Click here for market details. OCEANS 2013 Norway exhibitors who are MTS members can benefit from a 20% discount. The U.S. Commercial Service can help you get the most out of your time in Norway by arranging Gold Key meetings with pre-screened distributers and end users to advance your company business goals.  This service is limited to six companies on a first-come, first-serve basis with a registration deadline of Friday, March 29.  Reserve your discounted OCEANS exhibitor spot by contacting MTS’ Rich Lawson at rich.lawson@mtsociety.org; to arrange Gold Key meetings contact US Commercial Service’s Maryanne Burke at Maryanne.burke@trade.gov

Oceanology International Shanghai, China September 3-5, 2013

Oceanology International held biannually in London is the world’s largest and most respected meeting place for the marine science and ocean technology community. For the first time, in September 2013 OI will expand to Shanghai, China to tap this important expanding market. U.S. Department of Commerce has certified the show and a USA Pavilion will be offered with value added services for U.S. exhibitors. For Show and USA Pavilion details click here and visit http://www.oceanologyinternational.com/china . To exhibit contact Alex Goodman at Reed Exhibitions, agoodman@reedexpo.com or Tel: 203-840-5641.

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Marine Industry Export Control Reforms: Webinar Recording     Register here

Webinar briefing held November 14, 2012 by U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security Senior Licensing Officer Darrell Spires outlines upcoming reforms to U.S. export controls regulations that will bring numerous U.S. Department of State ITAR controlled products into BIS jurisdiction. Marine products to be affected include submersible vessels, oceanographic equipment and related articles, as well as surface vessels of war and special naval equipment. Register at www.export.gov/industry/marine and for questions contact: Julia.rauner@trade.gov

Please let us know how we can assist you in taking the next step by contact the staff member leading the event or your local U.S. Commercial Service Trade Specialist who you can identify at:  www.export.gov