Have your say in what the skills shortages are in the marine industry before 6th January 2019

The UK marine industry has long dealt with a wide range of skills shortages. And over the years many...

New Offshore Wind network for suppliers launched by Inn2Power EU Project

Inn2POWER is a four-year Interreg project whose aim is to expand the capacity for innovation and to ...


DIT South East Live Training: LinkedIn 101 various dates and locations

Optimise your global presence by joining this unique training opportunity on the world’s largest pro...

New Forest Business Growth Clinic, 22nd January 2019,

New Forest District Council and the Solent LEP Growth Hub have come together to provide an opportuni...


There are a number of organisations and groups throughout the region who organise marine specific events whether they be for networking, training, or information purposes. The full diary of events is listed below.

DIT South East Live Training: LinkedIn 101 various dates and locations

Optimise your global presence by joining this unique training opportunity on the world’s largest professional network. The training will take place in various locations on different dates - read on for more information.

LinkedIn has become an invaluable tool for companies to build their global connections, find leads, and win business.

Optimise your global presence by joining this unique training opportunity on the world's largest professional network. LinkedIn has become an invaluable tool for companies to build their global connections, find leads, and win business.

LinkedIn is furthermore at the forefront of connecting B2B buyers and sellers.

This 1-day interactive workshop, is designed for companies looking to build their business community, maintain strong relationships and position yourself ahead of the competition.

During this practical training programme, you will evolve your LinkedIn presence through:

* Building an advanced LinkedIn profile
* Company profile vs Personal profile
* Understanding the strategies & techniques used to engage with influencers & build a strong professional community
* Discovering the six stage process to enhanced communication & increasing global visibility
* Learning how to conduct valuable market research
* Developing engaging content to maintain long-term successful relationships
* Guidance on using Sales Navigator & how to utilise it for further business development
* Maximising your company profile using LinkedIn tools to generate leads

Please note that places for this event are limited to two delegates per company.

The dates and registration details are as follows:

20th February 2019: Maidstone
Follow the link for details:

26th February 2019: Brighton

28th February 2019: Guildford

5th March 2019: Oxford

Posted 2019-01-15 16:10:30

New Forest Business Growth Clinic, 22nd January 2019,

New Forest District Council and the Solent LEP Growth Hub have come together to provide an opportunity for New Forest businesses to access 1:1 support at our first local Business Growth Clinic.

If you are a business with less than 250 employees, and have ambitions to expand and grow in 2019, book a session at the clinic on 22nd January 2019.

Perhaps you are a start-up business developing an innovative new product… or an established SME looking to provide new services or expand into new markets? This clinic could provide you with some useful actions to accelerate you on your journey towards business growth.

Are you looking to access financial support? We can share our expert knowledge of government grants, as well as giving information about alternative methods of financing your business growth plans.

Maybe you need help developing your growth strategy? Once we have gained an insight into the needs of your business, we can signpost you to a specialist mentor or business coach who can assist you in getting your vision fine-tuned.

*Spaces are limited, and therefore a qualification process will take place after you have registered to confirm your attendance and the most suitable timeslot.*

Date and Time:

Tue 22nd January 2019, 12:00 – 17:00 GMT

Location: Appletree Court, Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst, SO43 7PA

TO book your place please visit:

Posted 2019-01-15 17:16:53

Atlantic From Space Workshop, 23rd-25th January 2019, NOC Southampton

The focus of this workshop is to assess the opportunities for
regionally focused Earth Observation research and development, downstream activities and ICT evolution, which may be the basis for future ESA investments to address some of the key information needs of this important area.

The countries bordering the wider Atlantic, including the southern Atlantic and North Sea coastal states, generate almost half of the total global economic output. The region hosts a large and expanding portion of global maritime traffic, the Atlantic is considered to be a major source of renewable energy, has one of the most sophisticated
fisheries management regimes in the World - however many
Atlantic areas are experiencing only slow economic growth.

The Atlantic is an important component of global heat transport processes modulated by fresh water inflows from both river discharges and glacier melt. In addition, Atlantic atmospheric dynamics and air sea exchange processes are important elements of many biogeochemical cycles and significantly influence processes outside the immediate region.

he Atlantic region is experiencing a range of pressures driven by climate change and other factors, which affect the environment and socioeconomic activities e.g., ocean oxygen deficiency, increased temperature, changed ocean salinity and increased acidification are impacting on the marine ecosystem and may erode resilience.

there is an increasing need for adaptive management strategies in the Atlantic area (e.g. for forestry, agriculture, urban complexes and the coastal environment), which deal with both climate change but also with emissions of nutrients, aerosols, carbon dioxide and other anthropogenic drivers. This requires a comprehensive mix of different information layers and compiling representative measurements on reasonable timescales is not viable without satellites. At the same time, the Atlantic region is a focal area for measures to stimulate enhanced economic expansion through infrastructure development, support to new industries (deep sea mining, ocean pharmaceuticals,
aquaculture, ocean energy), application of new governance
structures (Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction) and expansion of traditional sectors such as tourism and maritime transport.

In this context, Earth Observation (EO) combined with conventional data collection and analysis assets can support innovative science, applications and information services to address the issues highlighted above, while at the same time acting as a potential catalyser for innovation and growth in the region.

Marine South East CEO, Jonathan Williams will be speaking at this event with regard to the SpaceWave project that MSE are a partner of which is looking at the current and future commercial and technological potential of Earth Observation techniques to facilitate growth in the Blue Economy sector. SpaceWave will be presented in the 'Maritime Spatial Planning and Blue Economy' session taking place on Thursday 24th January 2019 at 16.30.

Presentations given at the workshop will be published on the
workshop website:

For more information please contact ESA Conference Bureau

23-25 January 2019
National Oceanography Centre
Southampton, UK

Posted 2019-01-09 09:26:57

Wave Energy Converter Meet the Buyer event, 24th January 2019, Falmouth

Marine-i will host a ‘Meet the Buyer’ workshop on 24 January to showcase the development of AMOG Consulting Ltd’s Wave Energy Converter concept.

This one-third scale device will be tested at a site in Falmouth Bay, UK, in summer 2019, following testing at the COAST laboratory at University of Plymouth and fabrication within the Cornwall Marine Enterprise zone. The workshop will cover some of the challenges faced in the development of the technology, demonstrating lessons learned and opening discussion amongst industry members to help overcome any limitations and highlight commercial opportunities.

Prof Andrew Potts, CEO and founder of AMOG, said: "The workshop will be a fantastic opportunity for us to lay out the longer term needs of the supply chain from a developer's perspective, as well as giving an opportunity for members of the supply chain to become more familiar with AMOG and vice versa.”

Business opportunities

Dr George Crossley of the University of Exeter, who is coordinating the event, said businesses will “have the opportunity to be invited to tender for deployment, operations and maintenance work on this wave energy device as well as understand the longer term next generation needs.”

Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i was set up to promote marine innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It has provided funding to AMOG to support the assembly and testing of the new device in Cornwall.

This workshop will be hosted at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth and is free to attend.

Posted 2018-12-12 00:58:31

EM3 Growth Hub, Growth Planning Clinic, 30th January 2019, Bordon

Looking to grow your business in 2019? The Enterprise M3 Growth Hub provides free business support and advice and is visiting BASE Bordon Innovation Centre on 30th January 2019.

Enterprise M3 Growth Hub offer a free bespoke Business Growth Service, which gives free consultancy from a team of highly experienced experts, for high growth innovative businesses with registered offices in the Enterprise M3 region.

Their personal service includes:

* Dedicated Growth Champions who focus on supporting individual business's growth plans with consultancy, training and more
* Bespoke growth plans developed with businesses based on their unique requirements and circumstances
* A trusted expert services network; the introduction of experts with a proven track record of delivering growth results with clients
* A wide variety of expertise including: developing new markets; finding finance; innovation; product development and developing staff
* Impact assessment; growth results really matter to businesses and to the local economy, so they are with businesses every step of the way to track progress

These free 1-to-1 Business Growth Clinics at BASE are designed for established companies (that have yet to sign up with the Growth Hub) looking to grow their business in areas including exploration of new markets, increasing their workforce and developing innovation.

If your business is registered in the Enterprise M3 area, please book your 50 minute clinic slot at the link below.

This is also a prime opportunity to view the wonderful new BASE Bordon Innovation Centre. See

Contact the BASE centre team for more information and or directions on 01420 550980.

Posted 2019-01-09 10:07:47

Rushlight Show; showcasing sustainable innovations and clean technologies, 30th January 2019, Royal Society London

The 10th Rushlight Show, sponsored by Innovate UK, BEIS, Flanders Investment & Trade, Carbon Limiting Technologies, Granted Consultancy, Venner Shipley, Everoze and Prova, takes place on Wednesday 30th January 2019 at the prestigious Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG.

It is the leading event for cleantech companies and sustainable solutions to meet investors and financiers, corporate customers, government departments, advisers and intermediaries in the heart of London and is expected to attract once again well over 500 delegates. Full event details are available at .

Registration for the event is at: for credit card payments and if you wish to be invoiced.

The highlights of the show are:

1. Innovation Showcase, opened by Claire Perry, Minister of State for the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, where 40 companies are presenting to a large audience looking to learn about the latest sustainable innovations and clean technologies.

2. The Sustainable Solutions Market Panel looking for market-ready sustainable solutions, including NHS, Nestle, Whitbread and Vinci Facilities.

3. The UK Transport Energy Breakfast Seminar where the ramifications and options for the different fuels and power sources for low carbon transport will be reviewed and discussed by key representatives from the Department for Transport, electric vehicle charging, aviation, shipping and rail.

4. The Resourceful Conference, involving Sandy Martin, Shadow Minister for Waste & Recycling and David Warren, Head of Circular Economy Economic Policy, Welsh Government, with a panel of circular economy investors, corporate sustainability professionals, local authorities and intermediaries and involving over 20 of the leading participants in the UK and EU Circular Economy.

5. Exhibition, incorporating the Innovate UK Infrastructure Systems Showcase, amounting to over 100 cleantech innovations on display.

Posted 2019-01-09 10:00:11

Action Asia: Unleash your ASEAN Ambitions, 30th January 2019, Gatwick

DIT South East are hosting this one-day event to help businesses find out all about the ASEAN business opportunities.

Bursting with an increasingly well-educated workforce, abundant natural resources and a favourable geographic location; right now is the ideal time to introduce your business to this dynamic area that is expected to become the fourth largest market after the EU, U.S. and China by 2030.

Are you an SME looking to break your way into the ASEAN market? Are you uncertain of where to start or how to make your ASEAN dreams become reality? If you answered yes to any of these questions then the DIT South East Action Asia event is for you.

The event is taking place 30th January 2019 at Gatwick. The event is free and spaces are limited, so get in early and register for this action-packed day of exciting talks and discussion with our panel of industry led experts. Share knowledge and your challenges with businesses who have been through the ASEAN journey and network to help grow your business in the global marketplace.

Follow the link for more information:

Posted 2019-01-15 15:53:29

Free Grant Writing Breakfast Briefing workshop, 5th February 2019, Southampton

SETsquared, the Enterprise Collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey are organising a free Grant Writing Breakfast Briefing workshop at the Southampton Science Park on 5th February 2019.

When applying for a grant, it often requires a significant investment of time to put forward a compelling case. Yet grants can be a real enabler in realising your innovative ideas and supporting business growth.

The SETsquared new series of free Grant Writing Briefings are designed to give businesses the knowledge to write a compelling grant application and answer any questions afterwards in our drop-in surgery.

The workshops are delivered by SETsquared, in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and will help delegates understand why particular questions are asked plus how to effectively structure information clearly and concisely for Innovate UK applications, as well as other grant programmes.

Who should apply?

Founders/CEOs of innovative SMEs looking to grow their businesses through the grant landscape. Businesses attending this workshop will leave armed with the knowledge and information you need to create a compelling grant application for new innovative products or services.

Event Agenda

8:30am Breakfast

9:00am Introduction to SETsquared Scale-Up Programme

9:15am Introduction to KTN and different types of funding available

9:30am Grant writing tips

10:00am Case Studies

10:15am Q&A with Panel of SMEs, KTN & SETsquared

10:30am Networking

11:00am Drop-in surgery

12:00pm Close

For more information and booking details please visit:

Posted 2018-10-19 13:05:39

ABYA Yacht Brokerage Course, 11th and 12th February 2019, Whiteley, Hampshire

ABYA offers a highly specialised two-day intensive course as an introduction to professional yacht brokerage. The course provides prospective yacht brokers and dealers with all the information they need to operate successfully and professionally.

For more experienced brokers and dealers, it is a cost-effective way to keep abreast of recent developments and the latest legislation, enabling them to maintain their professional competitive edge.

Course leader Mr Andy Cunningham, has many years of brokerage experience. Attached you will find a sample programme which covers many topics such as Marine Law, Finance and an insight into new boat sales. The speakers are marine industry professionals in their specialist fields and provide topical and instructive lectures.

ABYA runs the Yacht Brokerage Course three times a year. To see the dates of our courses, please refer to the ABYA website

There is an excellent opportunity to network on the Monday evening at the Delegate's Dinner which is included in the cost of the course. This is where all the delegates can discuss the day's events and to talk about the wider brokerage world.

Both booking options include the Delegate Dinner on the first evening of the course (accommodation not included in the price).

For more information and to book your place please visit:

Posted 2019-01-09 09:12:14

Maritime Start-Up Funding and Innovation Workshop, 21st February 2019, Maritime Greenwich

As part of the National Maritime ‘Navigator’ Business Support Programme delivered in partnership with the University of Greenwich, National Maritime have teamed up with the maritime matchmakers, Start-Up Wharf and Innovate UK to deliver this Maritime Start-Up Funding and Innovation Workshop.

This event is for maritime start-ups, early- stage investors, innovators and entrepreneurs. The workshop will give you access to leading experts who can help you raise start-up funding and accelerate growth.

The experts speaking at the event will also offer guidance on Innovate UK's funding competitions to test ideas and develop innovative products and services.

Workshop speakers:

Leonardo Zangrando - Founder, Start Up Wharf
Ian Stock - Knowledge Transfer Manager, Rail and Marine, The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) part of Innovate UK

The event will also be supported by the University of Greenwich KTP and Enterprise Development teams, with opportunities for bookable 1 to 1 sessions with all partners to discuss your specific needs.

To register your attendance please email or to book online follow the link

If you would like to book a 1:1 slot, there are a limited number of appointments available between 12.30pm - 13.00. Please contact

Refreshments and Lunch will be provided at this event


Cost: £20 + vat per person

Posted 2019-01-10 14:28:43

ELBE (Europe Leading Blue Energy), Getting to Market in Blue Energy Seminar, 26th February 2019, Flanders, Belgium

The goal of this seminar is to strengthen the supply chain for blue energy in Europe and to explore opportunities in growth markets around the world, with focus on wave and tidal energy.

International speakers will highlight the state of the art solutions and discuss ways to overcome the specific challenges of blue energy, by concentrating on small-scale applications, by integration in multi-use platforms and by taking into account from the start of the design relevant technical standards.

There will also be a chance for B2B networking.

The event will take place at De Meyer in Temse, close to Antwerp (B) and about 40 km from Brussels Airport.
De Meyer is a steel construction company. One of their recent projects is the development and installation of a “river in stream turbine” in a sluice within the port of Antwerp.

More information about the program as well as registration details will follow soon.

Posted 2019-01-14 17:44:34

Maritime Careers Event, 28th February 2019, Solent University, Southampton

Following on from last year's successful event, Solent University will be holding a careers event particularly focused on the Maritime industry.

More details will be circulated in the New Year.

Posted 2018-12-20 16:21:21

Clean Inland Shipping Mid-Term Conference 13th March 2019, Brussels

The CLINSH project team and the Flemish Government are hosting the Clean Inland Shipping (CLINSH) mid-term conference in Brussels on 13th March 2019.

CLINSH, is a public and private partnership from four European countries who are working together to improve air quality in urban areas along waterways.

Through real-time measurements the project are demonstrating the effectiveness of emission reducing techniques and alternative fuels on a fleet of more than thirty participating ships.

CLINSH is also demonstrating the benefits of onshore power supply. At the mid-term conference the project would like to share the first results and explore opportunities to 'green' the fleet.

The inland shipping sector is of great importance for the European economy. It can play an important role in meeting the growing demand for transportation. Moving goods and people by ship helps to reduce road congestion. A typical inland waterways vessel can carry the equivalent load of up to sixty 44 tonne trucks. Compared to road transportation, inland shipping is already more environmentally sustainable.

If we want to keep that way, we have to take action now. That is the aim of CLINSH, but the project needs your help.

The mid-term conference is hosted by Flanders, one of the CLINSH partners. The venue is the Herman Teirlinck building in Brussels on 13th March 2019.

Contact : to receive your full invitation in January. More details and a full programme will follow.

To find out more about the CLINSH project please visit

Posted 2018-12-20 14:22:32

Northern Netherlands Offshore Wind Energy B2B, 14th - 15th March 2019, Netherlands

The Interreg Inn2POWER project will be hosting the Northern Netherlands Offshore Wind Energy B2B on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March 2019 at Groningen in the Netherlands.

The full event programme and registration details will soon be available.

In brief the event will enable delegates to:

* Meet offshore wind partners from NNOW & European supply chain clusters

* Presentation of "Project in The Picture"; the completion of Merkur wind farm

* Hear more about the latest wind project opportunities in the Northern Netherlands

* Meet Pre-start up Renewable Energy companies and take a tour of the Eemshaven to see opportunities for your business, training & testing facilities and accommodations for start ups

* Arrange 1 to 1 meetings with event attendees to make the most of networking opportunities.

For more information visit

or contact or

Posted 2018-12-20 16:01:13

New British Marine Expo announced, 26th and 27th March 2019, Southampton

The inaugural British Marine Expo will take place on 26th and 27th March 2019 at St. Mary’s Football Stadium in Southampton.

British Marine Expo, is set to become the associations' flagship trade event and is sponsored by British Marine Trades Association and Superyacht UK.

The Expo will feature some of British Marine's most popular events including the Superyacht UK Technical Seminar, the Supply Chain Conference and the British Marine Trades Association Awards.

This will ensure it offers something for everyone, from leisure marine to superyacht and small commercial.

The two-day event programme will include:

Day 1:

* Supply Chain Conference - focussed presentations and discussions exploring how companies of all sizes can grow and exploit the array of opportunities open to them. The Conference will help companies tackle the very real threats to the supply chain's future

* 'Meet The Buyer' - an annual event offering UK suppliers of marine products and services the unique opportunity to network with a range of buyers including overseas boatbuilders and distributors

* British Marine Trades Association Awards Annual Dinner - an entertaining evening showcasing the best of the UK marine industry

Day 2:

* The Superyacht UK Technical Seminar - returning for 2019, it will host a range of knowledgeable and respected speakers presenting on a wide range of current legislative hot topics

Both days will include:

* Marine Showcase - 30 stands available for companies to showcase products & services with shell scheme panels to be provided. Price on application.

* Stadium tours are available for those who'd like to see behind the scenes of a Premier League club

British Marine regions and group associations will have the opportunity to hold their own sessions alongside the two-day event. This could include meetings, cross-networking, training and membership seminars. Opportunities for product launches, dealer conferences and sponsorship are also available throughout the two-days.

If you are interested in attending, exhibiting, sponsoring and/or holding your own event at the British Marine Expo, email the Expo team on

Posted 2018-11-06 18:09:24

DIT South East USA Uncovered, 28th March 2019, London

Covering the many complexities of this giant market, this intensive one-day event will help you expand and overcome the challenges with confidence to succeed in this large and diverse market.

he US has the largest, most competitive and technologically advanced economy in the world, with great opportunities for British businesses.

The US can be a complex market and requires research and planning before taking your first step.

This US Uncovered event will provide essential knowledge giving your business the best chance to succeed in this large diverse market.

We will take you through the 12 essential steps to successfully enter the US market.

* Market Research
* Location Evaluation & Selection
* Creating a US Legal Entity
* Taxes and Tax Planning for US Entity
* Visa & Immigration Support
* Banking Support
* Recruiting Your US Employees
* Co-Employer Relationship
* Setting Up Your Accounting
* T & Infrastructure and Support
* US Marketing & Branding
* Understand the culture

Why you should attend:

* Identify export opportunities in the market
* Tips to help to build your market entry strategy
* Save your time & money by getting expert advice in one day

Strategic positioning and well informed expansion strategies applied in global markets are key to unlocking competitive advantage in 2019 and beyond!

Places are limited to two delegates per company.

The event will take place on 28th March 2019 in London. Follow the link for more information:

Posted 2019-01-15 15:58:27

Venturefest 2019, 29th March 2019, Southampton

Venturefest South supports the South’s innovators, entrepreneurs and investors. Venturefest South 2019 will take place on 29th March 2019 at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

This culminates each year in a one-day interactive conference that provides all those who are part of the innovation economy the chance to get together, share ideas and technology, and nurture future ground-breaking innovations in the region.

Venturefest South is one of the south's biggest networking events for entrepreneurs. Save the date, the 29th March 2019.

* A new unique, bigger venue in the heart of the region
* 700 + delegates
* 100 + innovators showcasing their new ideas
* Enhanced networking opportunities
* Wider participation for young entrepreneurs
* Expanded PITCHFEST events for investors
* Amazing speakers in the Knowledge Zone

For more information about this year's event, and how you can showcase your brand, connect with the region's innovation community and develop new opportunities, visit

Posted 2018-10-12 13:35:33

NEXT GENERATION Specialist One Day Marine Safety Workshops, 2nd, 3rd, 4th April 2019, Southampton

NEXT GEN 2019 is a series of specialist one day workshops run ‘back to back’ on 2nd, 3rd and 4th April 2019 combining relevant topics and international maritime experts with dynamic panel discussions. The events will take place at the Grand Harbour, Southampton UK.

The highly focused Next Gen Workshops are designed to deliver fast moving and 100% relevant sessions - each in a single day.

The aim is to address the fact that in recent years less people are expected to do more work in less time and to ensure that safety remains paramount.

The programme for the workshops is as follows:

NEXT GEN Man Overboard Prevention & Recovery on 2nd April 2019 is relevant to all people working on or near to water. Expert presenters highlight lessons learned and give viable methods to reduce loss of life at sea, in harbours, docks and marinas.

NEXT GEN Safety Systems & Equipment Workshop on 3rd April 2019 delves into future requirements along with integration of traditional and innovative systems into the maritime workplace to improve safety, communication and situational awareness.

NEXT GEN Shock Mitigation Solutions Workshop on 4th April 2019 focusses on managing the risk of operating planing craft in waves. Extreme applications have driven rapid development and cost effective solutions are now becoming available for lower speed vessels.

Next Gen believe that the unique knowledge gained from these presentations and panel discussions will help to shape decisions that lead to improvements for in-service systems and procurement of next generation vessels that will fit the evolving requirements of modern fleets in a changing world.

To register for all or any of the Next Gen workshops please contact Julie Arthur on +44 (0) 7449 000228 or email

To see the full programme and speakers please visit:

Posted 2018-09-18 11:23:06

Save the Date: Demonstration of Hybrid Electric Propulsion System for Small Vessels, 22nd May 2019, Falmouth

The HEVIMA Innovate UK Project, led by REAPsystems, will be demonstrating its innovative modular hybrid propulsion at an event in Falmouth on Wednesday 22nd May 2019.

The event, which is free to attend, will enable interested parties to see the hybrid propulsion system in use on the working passenger ferry Kingsley II. Participants will learn about the benefits and opportunities this technology can offer through the technical presentations and there will be an opportunity to network with the HEVIMA project team.

The event is taking place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 10.00-15.00 at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.

HEVIMA is an Innovate UK/DSTL supported project (lead by REAPsystems) which has developed an innovative hybrid propulsion system that will potentially offer significant savings in fuel, engine power rating, weight, emissions, as well as reduced noise and vibration for commercial vessels up to 250kw.

The HEVIMA partners are:

* REAPsystems Project Lead
* Babcock International
* Cornwall Ferries
* University of Southampton
* Mainstay Marine Solutions
* Lloyds Register Marine
* Marine South East

Reserve your place now by clicking on the button.

Register for this event

Posted 2019-01-18 14:05:27

ABYA Yacht Brokerage Course, 3rd-4th June 2019, Whitely

ABYA offers a highly specialised two-day intensive course as an introduction to professional yacht brokerage. The course provides prospective yacht brokers and dealers with all the information they need to operate successfully and professionally.

For more experienced brokers and dealers, it is a cost-effective way to keep abreast of recent developments and the latest legislation, enabling them to maintain their professional competitive edge.

Course leader Mr Andy Cunningham, has many years of brokerage experience. The speakers on the course are marine industry professionals in their specialist fields and provide topical and instructive lectures relating to Marine Law, VAT, Insurance, Marine Finance, Registration, the Internet, Selling Skills, Surveying & the RCD, plus an insight into new boat sales.

One year's free membership of ABYA is available to delegates on successful completion of the course, providing they are working in brokerage and can submit a complete sales file, and have PI insurance.

The next ABYA Professional Yachting Brokerage Course is 3rd and 4th June 2019 and will take place at the Solent Hotel & Spa, Whiteley, Hampshire.

For more information and to book your place please visit:

Posted 2019-01-09 09:08:16

Coastlink Conference, 12th-13th June 2019, Southampton

The Coastlink conference aims to maximise the utilisation of maritime assets, encourage ports to collaborate, allow a forum for shippers to engage in conversation with shipping lines and to facilitate development of new short sea shipping routes.

Coastlink is committed to expanding the role short sea shipping plays in transporting containers around Europe.

The first of the new series of Coastlink conferences will take place 12-13 June 2019, and will be co-located with Seawork in Southampton, England.

The conference will cover a variety of themes, including:

* The changing European logistics landscape - Adapting to the changing economic demands for transportation

* How to manage your transport procurement and service - The best cost and delivery solution with environmental consideration

* One belt, one road - the real partnership with Europe? - How Chinese developments and investments are influencing European short sea shipping

The Coastlink conference will offer a unique opportunity for shipping professionals to meet and discuss the latest advancements within the industry.

Hearing from experienced speakers both during sessions and during networking events, delegates will have the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the industries most respected figures.

For more information please visit:

Posted 2018-12-12 00:50:34