Published on: 21 February 2019Tickets for the inaugural British Marine Expo are now on the sale and delegates can secure their place online at britishmarine.co.uk/bmexpo.
Taking place on 26-27 March 2019 at the impressive St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, the Expo brings together some of British Marine’s most popular events with fantastic opportunities to learn, network and sell.
Delivering a two-day schedule of talks, seminars and networking opportunities, this flagship trade event is a must attend for marine professionals from across the sector. Whether you’re a sole trader, manufacturer, service provider or retailer, in the superyacht, leisure or small commercial sector, there is something for everyone.
Delegates can tailor their visit to fit their business objectives and budget. The packed two day programme includes:
Supply Chain Conference
Kicking off day one will be the long awaited Supply Chain Conference, returning after a four year absence. It brings with it innovative explorations into how companies of all sizes can grow and exploit the array of opportunities open to them in the supply chain supporting a strong £3.12billion UK industry. Tickets start from £150 for members and £240 for non-members.
Meet the Buyer
Also on day one, the popular Meet the Buyer event will deliver a global audience, offering UK suppliers of marine products and service the unique opportunity to meet with a wide range of buyers, including overseas boatbuilders and distributors. With limited space, those lucky enough to purchase a ticket can expect to receive their share of the £1.2million wins this important event generates annually. Tickets start from £300 for members and £480 for non-members.
Superyacht UK Technical Seminar
Day two will play host to the established Superyacht UK Technical Seminar. Now celebrating its 9th edition, it attracts a pool of pioneering and ambitious delegates from across the sector looking to hear from a variety of respected speakers on a wide range of current legislative hot topics in the UK’s superyacht sector. Tickets start from £150 for members and £240 for non-members.
At the heart of the new two-day Expo, will be a showcase of 32 companies displaying their latest and most innovative products to the hundreds of visitors. From marine distributors and suppliers to equipment manufacturers and service providers, confirmed brands include Aquafax, The Pontoon & Dock Company, Scanstrut, Vetus, A-Plan Insurance, Marine Resources and Quick UK. It will be a hive of activity, promising the perfect environment to meet new suppliers and explore the latest technology revolutionising businesses.
Admission to the Marine Showcase is free of charge when registered online and includes entry to the numerous networking events and meetings hosted at the Expo by British Marine’s group and regional associations, including British Marine Leisure Boating, British Marine Sailing, Commercial Marine, British Marine South and British Marine Engines & Equipment.
Lesley Robinson, CEO at British Marine, commented: “As our new flagship trade event, the British Marine Expo will showcase and connect all sectors of the marine industry. Bringing together some our most successful seminars and conferences, this is a fantastic addition to the Association’s calendar and with the new Marine Showcase it truly is the first of its kind for the UK leisure marine industry.
“We look forward to being able to deliver two-days of leading expertise, a wealth of knowledge and a host of networking opportunities at the inaugural British Marine Expo next month.”
British Marine Expo is sponsored by British Marine Trades Association and is the first of a series of annual Expos that will take place across the country with locations in the Midlands and the North being investigated for subsequent years.
Further information and updates on British Marine Expo can be found at britishmarine.co.uk/bmexpo.