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Visit to the COAST (Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport) Laboratory at the University of Plymouth, 26th and 27th June 2017

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Annual SMI reception and buffet lunch for foreign naval attaches and advisers in London, 27th June 2017, London

The Society of Maritime Industries will once again be hosting the foreign naval attachés & advis...


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.

Visit to the COAST (Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport) Laboratory at the University of Plymouth, 26th and 27th June 2017

The Society of Maritime Industries is hosting a visit to the Coast (Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport) Laboratory at the University of Plymouth.

This visit will be an excellent opportunity to gain an insight into the capability and work of one of the UK's principal maritime research and maritime engineering test facilities and to see it in operation as well as being an invaluable occasion for networking.


Monday 26th June 2017
Reception/networking dinner at 19.00 at the Copthorne Hotel, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 1AR

(Subject to availability) accommodation (bed and breakfast): staying at the Copthorne Hotel, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 1AR.

Car Parking (complimentary) is available at the hotel.

Tuesday 27th June 2017

09:00 Assemble at the University of Plymouth Marine Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
09:15 Registration and coffee
09:30 Presentations:

* Wave Hub - Hayle
* COAST Laboratory

11:30 Tour of the COAST Laboratory
13:00 Buffet lunch and close
14:00 Depart

For full details including costs and options please visit:

Cut-off date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Email for more information

Posted 2017-05-03 12:32:30

Annual SMI reception and buffet lunch for foreign naval attaches and advisers in London, 27th June 2017, London

The Society of Maritime Industries will once again be hosting the foreign naval attachés & advisers based in London at a reception and buffet luncheon on Tuesday 27th June 2017 on board HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN.

The event will be held on board HQS Wellington which is the livery hall and prestigious home of The Honourable Company of Master Mariners. The ship, with its elegant Court Room between decks, is moored on the Thames in central London.

The date and time are set for Tuesday 27 June 2017 at 1215.

This is a well-established opportunity to meet and lunch with the official naval representatives from potential customer countries. It is also a good occasion to network with representatives from the Ministry of Defence, DIT DSO and the Defence Industry as the event is also open to non-SMI members.

More than one representative from each company will be most welcome.

The reception will be held, weather permitting, on the quarter-deck and will be followed by a buffet luncheon in the Court Room. This will allow everyone to circulate freely and meet the various attachés and advisers as much as possible.

Luncheon will begin on completion of the reception at about 1300 and should be over by about 1500

A list of attachés and advisers invited to the event is attached to the booking form. A further list of attachés and advisers who have accepted the invitation, together with a list of MOD and defence industry persons attending will be available on the day.

Space is limited and the event is likely to be over- subscribed. You are therefore invited to apply early.

"EARLY BIRD" booking reductions are available up Tuesday 30th May 2017; thereafter the standard cost to attend the reception and buffet luncheon will apply which is:

Members of the Society of Maritime Industries: £199+ 20% VAT (total £238.80)
Non-members: £220+ 20% VAT (total £264.00)

For more information including event flyer and booking form please go to:

Cut-off date for applications is Tuesday 20th June 2017
Email for more information

Posted 2017-03-21 18:36:45

British Marine South Careers Evening, 27th June 2017, Portsmouth

British Marine South are organising this event to showcase the wide variety of career opportunities available within the British Marine industry.

Anyone and everyone who is interested in working in the marine industry, those in full time education and training, Careers Advisors, those looking for a career change, members of sailing clubs, Sea Scouts and Cadets are welcome to attend.

There will be a series of stands for visitors to have one-to-one conversations on careers that may be of interest. There will also be training providers and colleges on hand to give further advice on training requirements.

Oyster Boatbuilder, Sam Mobley and Yacht Broker, Phil Dollin of Inspiration Marine are just two of the industry representatives that will be able to provide invaluable information for those looking to work within this interesting and exciting field.

Follow the link below to attend the event:

For any additional information please contact British Marine South secretary, Gemma Tebbot
or visit the website

Posted 2017-06-19 21:22:58

Solent LEP New Forest Waterside Business Support Event, 28th June 2017, Hythe

The Solent LEP is hosting a free exhibition for local businesses or those thinking of starting a business to come and hear about support and funding available for businesses in the Solent region.

Alongside information on business funding and support available through the Solent LEP and Solent Growth Hub, the event will also provide an opportunity to hear about support for the Solent's marine and maritime business community through experts from British Marine and a successful local entrepreneur from the marine and maritime industry.

The event is taking place on Wednesday 28th June 2017, 9.30am - 12pm at Hythe & Dibden Parish Hall, 6AA, West St, Hythe, Southampton SO45

RSVP By 21st June via email to with your name and organisation.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are restricted to 2 attendees per organisation.

Posted 2017-06-14 18:11:20

Autonomous systems in air, land and sea: Risks and Reliability, 29th June 2017, Portsmouth

This event, the third in the South Coast Marine Cluster’s Year of Autonomy series, will be of interest to all who design, manufacture, specify and operate autonomous systems.

This workshop brings together key experts from different sectors in air, land and sea to:

* Explore the interaction between the art of the possible and the practicalities of what should be achieved

* Identify common challenges and establish where opportunities lie for shared learning and best practice

For full details and booking information please visit:

Posted 2017-06-14 18:27:28

Business South Directors Dinner, 29th June 2017

Business South Champions are invited to join Business South for their first exclusive Directors Dinner of 2017 at the Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa.

They can guarantee fabulous food in a wonderful setting, the opportunity to engage with fellow business leaders and a high standard of discussion.

Andrew Stembridge, Managing Director, Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa will welcome guests to the dinner, and Phil Popham, CEO, Sunseeker International joins as the Guest Speaker for the evening.

Phil was appointed CEO of Sunseeker International in January 2015. A world-class brand with enormous global strength, part of its success lies in the commitment to constantly challenge convention and set new standards. With a 50 year heritage, it is widely recognised as the pre-eminent builder of luxury performance motor yachts worldwide.

Who Should Attend:
Directors and CEO's from Champions in the region.

If you would like to register to attend this event please email or call the events team on 023 8068 2520.

Posted 2017-06-02 12:16:34

The €100 million South East Interreg Roadshow 2017, 5th July 2017, Dartford

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union leaves a short time window to apply for European funding. This includes the interreg programmes that support cooperation across borders.

This workshop will focus on the Interreg 2 Seas Programme. Over Euro100 million remains and the call for proposals that closes in October will be one of the last opportunities to submit ideas.

National Maritime will explain what the programme funds, what makes a good application and how we can help. |They will also tell you about projects from other countries looking for English partners.

The EU's Interreg programmes are looking for project applications in 2017 that:

* Promote innovation in the following sectors: transport and ports; environmental & marine technologies; agro-food; life sciences; digital & creative; manufacturing

* Improve the factors that help innovation flourish in the South East or help businesses bring innovations closer to the market

* Develop socially innovative approaches to tackling challenges such as demographic change, poverty and labour market exclusion

* Roll out low carbon technologies, make businesses more resource efficient or embed the principles of a circular economy in the South East

* Help South East's businesses adapt better to climate change

The Agenda can be viewed at the following link:

The event is taking place on Wednesday 5th July 2017
At Blue Space, SusCon, Brunel Way, The Bridge, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5FW

To register your attendance please email

To book your ticket online follow the link:

Posted 2017-06-15 14:13:31

Ports and Terminals and Cyber Security Open Seminar, 19th July 2017, London

This seminar will discuss the Department for Transport Code of Practice: Cyber Security for Ports and Port Systems published last year and look at how industry can respond not only to external threats but also ensure systems are resilient.

Cyber-attacks on port systems are no longer the stuff of fiction. For two years drug traffickers mounted a sophisticated cyber-attack on the port systems in Antwerp, Belgium before being detected in October 2013.

Port facilities are becoming increasingly complex and dependent on the extensive use of information and communications technologies at all stages of their lifecycles.


Three experts will be presenting on the following topics:

* Code of Practice: Cyber Security for Ports and Port Systems - Jim Spooner, Head of Maritime Security and Resilience, Department for Transport will outline the rationale for the Code.

* Managing the technology risk and the regulatory pathway - Steve Williams, Partner, Moore Stephens.

* Addressing the cyber threat and its context to the ISPS code - James Morris, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd.

For full details and booking information please visit:

For more information please email

Posted 2017-06-15 17:20:25

Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East, 25th-27th September 2017, Abu Dhabi

Seatrade Abu Dhabi offers an opportunity to connect with the important Middle East marine market. 76% of the 4,000 visitors to the 2015 event were from the UAE market meaning that this is a very focused exhibition for the UAE market.

The Society of Maritime Industries will be organising a British Pavilion at this event; the benefits of joining this group are:

* Meet with over 200 offshore marine and workboat companies under one roof
* Be connected to the new construction projects in the Middle East
* Network with the largest concentration of exhibiting ship owners / operators
* Meet with key national oil and international oil companies plus engineering and procurement companies.
* Gain access to one of the world's most lucrative and developing markets
* Track upcoming and ongoing projects within the Oil & Gas, Ports and Marine Civil Engineering sectors

For full details and booking information please visit:

Deadline for booking forms is 7th July 2017.

A DIT grant of £2500 may be available for SMEs joining the UK group.

For more information please contact

Posted 2017-06-06 13:07:29

Pacific 2017, 3rd-5th October 2017, Australia

Sponsored by the Royal Australian Navy, this is the major naval exhibition for the Pacific Rim. The three day event comprises an exhibition, conference, senior staff delegations and visiting warships and will focus exclusively on naval defence and maritime security issues and equipment procurement.

The exhibition is open to exhibitors world-wide from companies or groups of companies which design, manufacture, maintain, repair or modernise naval equipment, including naval aviation equipment, refit ships, support fleets, train personnel, and promote, sell or provide naval and maritime security services, or produce documentation and journals connected with the naval defence and maritime security industry.

Working in partnership with the Department of International Trade's Defence & Security Organisation (DIT DSO), the Society of Maritime Industries is organising and managing the UK Group of exhibitors in a dedicated UK Group Pavilion. Companies are invited to take up the UK Group Pavilion package by buying POD stands under the unique UK Group Pavilion livery.

Deadline to book is 22nd August 2017, for more information please email or visit

Posted 2017-02-22 11:46:34

Composites in Marine Applications, 11th October 2017, Southampton

Network with the big names at our next sector showcase. Composites UK has launched its next sector showcase event, this time on the topic of fibre reinforced polymer composites in the marine industry.

Topics covered by this event (but not limited to):

* Opportunities and challenges for composites in marine applications.
* Technology transfer from other industries.
* Composites recycling
* Life cycle analysis
* Repair
* Regulations and standards in the marine industry
* Case studies

Call for papers - should you have a presentation relevant to any of the above topics please send an abstract (of no more than 200 words) to

Sponsorship opportunities available at this event include:

* Table top exhibition space
* Delegate pack inserts
* Literature on reception desk
* Refreshment sponsor

To book places at this event please visit:

Posted 2017-06-15 17:15:45

Kormarine 2017, 24th-27th October 2017, Busan Korea

Kormarine is the largest and most prestigious marine trade exhibition, fully supported by the world’s biggest Shipbuilders in Korea as well as leading international shipowners and offshore operators. Kormarine has extended its interests even further, introducing Oil & Gas Pavilion at the show.

Kormarine will bring the best exhibition experience to all exhibitors and visitors through attracting domestic/international shipbuilding, maritime, oil & gas companies and its buyers, as well as offering various seminars and events.

The four day event comprises an exhibition, conference and is open to exhibitors world-wide from companies or groups of companies which design, manufacture, maintain, repair or modernise maritime equipment and promote, sell or provide maritime services.

The deadline to book is 14th September 2017. A DIT TAP grant may be available to eligible SMEs.

For more information please email

Full event details can be downloaded at:

Posted 2017-05-03 12:51:47

Save the date: Achieving Impact from Marine Research Knowledge Transfer conference, 6th-7th November 2017, London

The COLUMBUS project on Knowledge Transfer for Blue Growth, of which Marine South East is a partner, will be holding two conferences, one in 2017 and one in 2018.

'Achieving Impact from Marine Research' is the subject of the first conference taking place November 6th/7th 2017 in London. The event will be an international forum to bring together parties interested in sharing best practice and learning about initiatives and sectoral progress in Knowledge Transfer.

The conference will offer an opportunity to collaboratively explore the barriers, challenges and possible solutions to achieving the impact potential of marine and maritime research, at all stages of the funding cycle.

Training on the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology will be available, targeted towards EU staff and funding agencies.

The target audience for this conference includes, staff from National funding agencies and their advisory bodies, research programme managers and higher education organisations.

To register for interest for this event please contact Cliona Ni Cheallachairn or visit

Posted 2017-06-14 17:37:36

Marintec China, 5th-8th December 2017, Shanghai

Marintec China has grown to reflect the size and importance of the Asian maritime market. The 2017 edition will be held 5th -8th December 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China.

Marintec China will be the largest exhibition area with the highest number of industry professionals attending ever. The encouraging figures prove that China remains one of the major shipbuilding nations and Marintec China has been the most authoritative platform in Asia.

With the maritime industry facing great opportunities but also may challenges, it is important for the industry to connect and engage more to ultimately win new business in globally-significant markets. Exhibiting at Marintec China is a great way to learn about the latest technology and innovation of the supply industry, a platform for industry professional to meet face to face, make connection and do business. It is undoubtedly a must-attend for all involved in the maritime industry.

SMI will be hosting the British pavilion at the event. A DIT TAP grant may be available to eligible SMEs joining the UK group.

There will be an opportunity to meet Chen Li Ming, the SMI representative in Shanghai, who will be able to assist firms who wish to do business in China.

For further information please visit:

Deadline to book is 31st October 2017. 31 OCTOBER 2017.

For additional information please contact

Posted 2017-05-03 12:17:11