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Demonstration of Hybrid Electric Propulsion System for Small Vessels, 22nd May 2019, Falmouth

Interested commercial users, businesses and organisations are invited to the demonstration of an inn...

Sea the Future Conference, 22nd May 2019, London

The Inaugural 'Sea: The Future' Conference will look at how technologies, such as artificial intelli...


Demonstration of Hybrid Electric Propulsion System for Small Vessels, 22nd May 2019, Falmouth

Interested commercial users, businesses and organisations are invited to the demonstration of an innovative modular hybrid propulsion system taking place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 in Falmouth.

During this free event, delegates will be able to experience the hybrid propulsion system in operation on Falmouth Harbour in the working passenger ferry Kingsley II. Installation and testing of the new technology is well advanced in the vessel, owned by Cornwall Ferries Ltd. Participants will also learn about the benefits and opportunities this technology can offer through technical presentations networking with the HEVIMA project team.

Led by REAPsystems in Southampton, the HEVIMA project has been co-funded by Innovate UK, it offers the potential of significant savings in fuel, engine power rating, weight and emissions as well as reduced noise and vibration for commercial vessels up to 250kW.

The HEVIMA system is designed to outperform the efficiency and emission levels of existing hybrid systems for the small commercial vessel market and should offer operators significant benefits in terms of economy and improved vessel performance. Use of this technology is particularly relevant to the small commercial marine market where many vessels have duty cycles requiring significant load changes from their prime movers.

Commenting on the new technology, Tim Light, Director of Cornwall Ferries Ltd noted, "Our main interest in this innovation was as an early adopter to trial the concept of improving customer experience through reduced noise and vibration whilst at the same time further reducing both environmental impact and fuel cost. As an operator of 7 passenger vessels, some over 80 years old, the retrofit of this type of technology is not without challenges not least of which is the technical risk and relatively high cost of being a 'pre-market' user. The involvement of so many well respected organisations, both academics and commercial, with the addition of funding from Innovate UK has really helped the project push the boundaries of current technology and to utilise Kingsley II, an iconic passenger ferry that was built in Cornwall, as the donor boat for the trial.
We very much hope that the trial proves successful technically but just as importantly in terms of the customer experience and doing our bit to reduce the environmental impact of our public transport offering, something that our Company has always strived to lead on."

The demonstration event is taking place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 10.00-15.00 at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth and is free to attend. Please register your place now at the following link:

For more information about the HEVIMA project please visit:

Posted 2019-03-11 15:11:27

Sea the Future Conference, 22nd May 2019, London

The Inaugural 'Sea: The Future' Conference will look at how technologies, such as artificial intelligence, can help us interact with the maritime domain in a more efficient, profitable, and sustainable way.

'Sea: The Future' is a one-day conference that will bring together senior decision-makers to discuss the future of the maritime domain. The event is invite-only, aimed at C-level executives and Heads of Unit at shipping, government, insurance, and chartering organisations; as well as leaders and champions in the fields of data, risk and maritime technology.

The event will take place on 22nd May 2019 at Trinity House in London.

To request an invitation to the event please visit

Posted 2019-03-13 09:34:50

Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Round-table, 28th May 2019, Whiteley

The LEP is at the forefront of developing the Solent Local Industrial Strategy.Why not join the conversation and shape the future of the Solent?

For more information please visit:

Posted 2019-05-20 13:56:35

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

Regenerate South Conference 2019, 4th June 2019, Winchester

The Central South region has, and will continue to grow more than the UK average. If you have an interest in being involved in the regeneration, growth and economic prosperity of our area, you need to attend this conference.

The Regenerate South Conference 2019 is a fantastic opportunity for potential investors, developers, agents and consultants to debate the ambitions for the Central South region, ensuring that we retain competitiveness and productivity into the future.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with inward investment teams from: Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth Poole & Christchurch, Winchester and Havant Councils.

Hear from keynote speakers:

* Ben Smith, National Park Cities
* Robin Dobson, Hammerson
* James Child, Whitehill & Bordon

Top of the agenda will be how to better shape the vision for our region to attract inward investment. We will hear from those that are currently investing and discuss what are the barriers and solutions to further investment. We anticipate a lively debate!

Regeneration of the South and Solent area has helped shape the Business South agenda for the past ten years. Through our Regenerate South Action Group, we focus on the opportunities, challenges and tangible delivery of promoting the South as an attractive region for investment and improved infrastructure.

4th June 2019

8.30am - 2pm

University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
SO22 4NR

Champion Ticket: £75.00 + VAT

Non-Champion Ticket: £150.00 + VAT


to book your place.

Posted 2019-04-10 15:27:44

Solent LEP Prosperity Fund: Large Projects Webinar, 4th June 2019

Solent LEP are inviting you to join them on one of their free webinars to hear first hand from Stuart Baker, Head of Local Growth at Solent LEP, regarding the funding available to accelerate large capital projects with the potential to transform the Solent economy through co-investment of between £0.5m - £14m alongside local partners across the area.

Stuart Baker will discuss the requirements of the fund and answer any questions that you may have.

The Solent LEP has opened an invitation for businesses and other organisations to apply for funding from the new Solent Prosperity Fund. The LEP is seeking to accelerate large capital projects with the potential to transform the Solent economy through co-investment of between £0.5m - £14m alongside local partners across the area.

The funding competition will support those projects with the greatest potential to deliver new homes, business growth and skills. The fund will also target investment in connecting communities and business, through improved digital and transport infrastructure. Projects that can start on site in 2018/19 or 2019/20 will be prioritised for investment.

Please sign up to one of the webinars and if you are not able to make any of the proposed dates then please do get get in touch and one of our Solent LEP Growth Hub team will aim to support you directly.

To sign up please follow the link:

Posted 2019-05-20 14:01:07

UK Trade and Export Finance Forum 2019: Celebrating UKEF's Centenary, 5th June 2019, London

Businesses are invited to attend the second UK Trade and Export Finance Forum, hosted by UK Export Finance (UKEF) to mark its centenary in June 2019.

On the day, you will hear from UK government ministers, representatives from major UK and international businesses, market experts, and senior finance industry representatives. You will also find out how to access opportunities with overseas projects, with significant supply chain opportunities for UK businesses looking to export.

The event, which will be attended by more than 600 leaders in business and finance, will explore the changing landscape of international trade and emerging trends across the industry.

It will also examine UKEF's continued role in supporting UK trade as the world's first export credit agency enters its second century, as well as developments in the field of export credits.

Who should attend?

UK companies of any size, specialising in:

* Energy, infrastructure or the built environment
* Advanced engineering
* Healthcare or life sciences
* Professional services
* UK companies looking to grow internationally (from experienced to first-time exporters)
* Banks, private lenders or insurers, and legal firms
* Trade, business and policy organisations

For more information please visit:

Event information:

5th June 2019, 09:00 – 17:00

Queen Elizabeth II Centre
Broad Sanctuary,

T: +44 (0)117 906 4574

Posted 2019-03-13 09:27:09

Speed@Seawork, 10-11th June 2019, Southampton

The dedicated two-day event will start on Monday 10th June, and run in parallel with the main Seawork 2019 exhibition which will place 11th-13th June at Mayflower Park, Southampton UK.

Fast vessels operating at high speed for security interventions and Search And Rescue are a significant specialist sector of the commercial marine business.

Speed@Seawork is aimed squarely at facilitating growth and development for the design, build and operation of these specialist vessels. As operating demands increase, new solutions for propulsion, navigation, communications and care of the crew will be needed.

Speed@Seawork offers a great opportunity for new exhibitors, and the many existing Seawork exhibitors, to service this dynamic and growing market.

For more information please visit:

Posted 2019-05-20 14:05:08

Seawork, 11th-13th June 2019, Southampton

Seawork is a 'one stop shop' for buyers, providing access to the commercial marine and workboat markets. It is the largest European commercial marine exhibition held at the prestigious Mayflower Park venue in Southampton, SO14 2AQ, United Kingdom.

For over 21 years Seawork has offered a unique combination of undercover exhibition space, open air demonstrations and floating displays.

The exhibition encompasses:

* 18,000m² of undercover space spread over two purpose built exhibition halls
* Purpose built pontoons for more than 70 vessels and floating exhibits
* Demonstrations out on the water
* Quayside area for trailers, large exhibits and outdoor demonstrations
* Excellent conference and meeting facilities

2019 Dates and Times

0930 - 1730 Tuesday 11th June 2019
0930 - 1730 Wednesday 12th June 2019
0930 - 1700 Thursday 13th June 2019

Pre-event registration is available now at:

Posted 2019-05-08 07:38:41

Hampshire Meet The Buyer 2019, 11th June 2019, Portsmouth

Are you a senior decision maker in procurement and want to source a new supply chain and gain better quality sub-contractors? Or looking to meet other local start-ups, SME's and corporate companies in one location, all looking to develop and grow their business?

Then you need to book for Hampshire Meet The Buyer now.

Attendee tickets now on sale! There are also opportunities to sponsor and exhibit at the event.

What's involved?

Hampshire Meet the Buyer will bring together start-ups, SME's and corporate companies in one location. A combined expo and conference, with C-Suite decision makers in the room.

Do you need to be here?

Our aim is to provide an informative combined expo and conference; with guest speakers that can help advise on key areas and subjects that can aid your business growth.

Meet Buyers - speak direct to corporate company buyers who are looking to speak to you - these are high level procurement professionals seeking new local suppliers to award contracts to.

Meet Suppliers - meet and mingle with other businesses to do more business.

Use our app to network and connect with potential new customers and leads - the app uses your Linked In profile to match you to people you want to meet at the event

Arrange meetings during the event using our dedicated app - speed up the sales process and make great use of your time.

Expert speakers - we have a range of companies speaking about subjects that affect your business today. Including multi-million pound corporates that share their knowledge, research and insights into business.

How do I get to see the Buyers?

Buyers - you will have 10 minute (timed) face to face appointments that you can book on arrival (subject to availability), the buyers are located in the main exhibition hall with exhibitors; we guarantee that you will see at least one major buyer - last year most attendees saw 6 buyers.

For more information and booking details please visit:

Date and Time: Tue, 11 June 2019, 10:00

Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

Southampton Road



Posted 2019-04-23 10:58:07

DIT South East Think Global: Your Gateway to the Gulf, 11th June 2019, Woking

Join our intensive one-day event to learn everything you need to know about trading in the Middle Eastern market.

Description: UAE is the fastest centre point between the East and West and surrounded with a market and consumers of over 4 billion. The Emirate serves as fastest growing regional hub for business, finance, hospitality and services.

Why attend? If you are a SME business wanting to export in The Gulf regions (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Iraq), then come and join us at this intensive workshop providing you with everything you need to know about trading in the Middle Eastern market and more.

You will be introduced to a network of government and business contacts, service providers and specialists who support business success, as well as hearing about successful case studies from professionals who have made it big in the market.

Book early: This exclusive event is brought to you free of charge. Places are limited so to avoid missing out, please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

Posted 2019-03-07 17:08:00

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

Solent LEP Business Growth Clinic, 9th July 2019, Portsmouth

Looking to Grow your Business? Of Course you are!! The Solent LEP Growth Hub provides you with free business support and advice…and is visiting Portsmouth Technopole on 9th July 2019.

We are offering a free consultancy from a team of highly experienced experts, for high growth innovative businesses throughout the Solent LEP region.

The free 1-to-1 Business Growth Clinics are designed for established companies looking to grow their business in areas including exploration of new markets, increasing their workforce and developing innovation.

Please book your 50 minute clinic in the slot below.

Posted 2019-05-20 13:54:10

Marine Interiors Cruise and Ferry Global Expo, 11th-13th September 2019, Hamburg

Hamburg Messe has unveiled a new Maritime Industry Trade Fair; Marine Interiors Cruise and Ferry Global Expo which will take place 11th-13th September 2019.

This new trade fair is dedicated to the interior design and outfitting of passenger ships, addressing strong demand from the booming cruise and ferry market.

Innovative suppliers from all segments of the ship interior equipment and design industry will showcase their products at this specialist maritime trade fair. Visitors will include procurement executives, interior designers and other decision-makers from the world's leading cruise and ferry lines, shipyards and design studios.

Marine Interiors Cruise and Ferry Global Expo will take place biennially every odd year. At the inaugural event from 11th-13th September 2019, exhibitors from all areas of ship interior design and outfitting will be present, and the visitor audience will include, among others, decision-makers from cruise and ferry lines, shipyards and design studios. The new trade fair will be held in parallel with Seatrade Europe - Cruise and River Cruise Convention. Visitors will have free access to both events.

For more information please visit:

or contact Nele Andersch
UK and Ireland Representative of
Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH

T: +44 (0)1243 850602
M: +44(0)7815 072032

Posted 2019-02-28 13:30:41