Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange : Call for Ideas

Innovate UK/Knowledge Transfer Network are calling innovators from all UK industries to help drive c...

Marine Engineering pre-apprenticeship and work readiness courses available this September

Paragon Skills are offering students the opportunity to complete pre-apprenticeship and work readine...


Knowledge Transfer in Aquaculture, 17th-20th October, Croatia

This Knowledge Transfer Conference looking at Aquaculture is taking place in Dubrovnik in Croatia wi...

Business South Regenerate Lunch, 18th October 2017, London

Business South, on behalf of our private sector partners and key regional stakeholders, invites busi...


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.

Knowledge Transfer in Aquaculture, 17th-20th October, Croatia

This Knowledge Transfer Conference looking at Aquaculture is taking place in Dubrovnik in Croatia within the EAS annual conference.

One of the factors that may contribute to the lack of positive growth in the aquaculture sector, is the lack of cooperation between operators in the sector. This may be regarding production (breeding programmes, feed resources, benchmarking technical performance), pro-motion and market intelligence or training and knowledge management, including open access publications.

Turning policy into growth can be achieved through di-minishing competitive forces through common actions using regional cooperation, task forces, public/private partnerships and other initiatives that help to reduce conflicts.

The event will be held at the fantastic VALAMAR resort, with three hotels and associated meeting rooms providing ample capacity for participants.

For more details please visit:

Posted 2017-09-29 14:20:17

Business South Regenerate Lunch, 18th October 2017, London

Business South, on behalf of our private sector partners and key regional stakeholders, invites businesses to an exclusive lunch in London that will showcase the region and directly provide investors with relevant and high-quality development opportunities.

The annual lunch follows the significant interest in the South's leading investment locations that were demonstrated at the 3rd Regenerate South Conference held earlier this year, where over 200 delegates found out about the South's top development sites.

Connecting stakeholders from around the region, the lunch is one of the ways that Regenerate South is helping to change the dynamics of development in the region. Established by Business South, Regenerate South is an initiative combining expertise from the private and public sectors to unlock potential development sites in the South.

Keynote Speaker Lucy Greenwood, Associate Residential Research and Consultancy at Savills will present on how the changing market conditions are impacting the residential sector.

Tim Hancock, Managing Director at Terence O'Rourke and newly appointed Chair of the Regenerate South Group, will welcome guests.

If you would like to register to attend this event please email or call the events team on 02380 682520.

Posted 2017-10-10 09:46:31

ABYA Two-Day Professional Brokerage Course, 23rd and 24th October 2017, Winchester

ABYA offers a highly specialised two-day intensive course as an introduction to professional yacht brokerage. The course will take place on 23rd and 24th October 2017 at the Marwell Hotel, Winchester.

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 Owen Box, a former ABYA President, 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.

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 (no accommodation).

ABYA Members rate £450.00

Non-Members Rate £600.00

Click the link below for a booking form.

Venue for the two days

Marwell Hotel
Thompsons Lane
Colden Common
Winchester Hampshire
SO21 1JY

To book accommodation, please contact the Hotel and pay them direct.

Accommodation Bookings: +44(0)1962 777681

Posted 2017-08-04 11:53:16

NEXT GEN Workshops Address Burning Issues in a Changing World; 24th, 25th and 26th October 2017, Southampton

A series of one day NEXT GENERATION Workshops are being held 'back to back' at the Grand Harbour hotel and conference venue overlooking the port of Southampton on 24th, 25th and 26th October 2017.

The NEXT GEN programme combines a group of dynamic international presenters with panel discussions. Opening sessions for each Workshop feature expertise from heads of UK Border Force, Ministry of Defence, RNLI Design and Engineering team.

On day one the Shock Mitigation Solutions Workshop theme considers 'How Shock Mitigation By All Means Improves Efficiency.' Topics look beyond simply complying with vibration directives or unrealistic health and safety objectives that are hard to apply in the maritime workplace.

On day two the RIB and High Speed Craft Workshop theme looks at 'Boat and Equipment Procurement in a Changing World.' Topics include Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solutions, through life support of fleets and balancing the need for speed with reliability and durability.

On day three the Systems Safety and Equipment Workshop focuses on 'Identifying and Avoiding Single Points of Failure at Sea.' Improving situational awareness is an emerging theme. Design led redundancy is essential for critical tasks including power, navigation and communications.

The fast moving Workshop style programme brings together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the sub IMO / sub 24 metre maritime sector worldwide and highlight potential solutions. The unique knowledge gained from NEXT GEN presentations and panel discussions will help to shape decisions that lead to improvements for in-service equipment and procurement.

NEXT GEN Workshop days are relevant to workboats, pilot boats, patrol boats, search & rescue, survey vessels, wind farm support, superyacht tenders, training and charter vessels. Attendees include professional and military organisations, boat builders, equipment manufacturers, service providers, classification and standards organisations.

Supporters of the event include Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute, University of Southampton, UK Maritime Pilots Association, British Marine and SSA whose members get 20% discount.

For more information please visit or contact Event Manager Julie Arthur

Posted 2017-08-04 10:04:11

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

Ports and Terminals Annual 'The Port of the Future' Open Seminar, 26th October 2017, London

Three of the SMI’s academic members will be presenting some of their most interesting and important port-related R&D projects at this annual Open Seminar.

Cut-off date for receipt of applications is Monday 23rd October 2017. Email for more information.

Visit: for more details.

Posted 2017-10-10 09:53:46

Oceanology International, 1st-3rd November 2017, China

Developed in conjunction with government and industry associations, Oceanology International China provides domestic and international suppliers the opportunity to capitalise on China’s rapidly developing offshore energy and marine industries.

Oceanology International China 2017 is the main forum in Asia where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the international marine technology and ocean science communities.

The three day event comprises the exhibition, a 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.

Deadline to reserve a place in the UK group is Thursday 7th September 2017.

For more information please email

Posted 2017-08-03 20:50:59

COLUMBUS Achieving Impact from Marine Research conference, 6th-7th November 2017, Brussels

The COLUMBUS project on Knowledge Transfer for Blue Growth, will hold its second annual conference on November 7th 2017, with the day before (6th November 2017) a training course on the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology for EU funding agencies.

'Achieving Impact from Marine Research' is the subject of the conference taking place November 6th/7th 2017 in Brussels. 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

Innovate 2017, 8th-9th November 2017, Birmingham

Save the date - early bird tickets will go on sale soon for this technology innovations showcase event.

Innovate 2017 is organised by Innovate UK and will showcase some of the UK's most exciting technology innovations. It will be taking place at Birmingham's NEC, for the first time, and will feature an exciting programme of global speakers alongside an innovation exhibition.

You can hear about some of the biggest challenges facing the world and what part the UK can play in solving them:

* Could we cure all the world's diseases?
* How can we secure clean, affordable energy for the future?
* Feeding the world: how can we produce more with less?
* How can we best design the cities of the future?
* How can we secure the cyber world?
* How can we colonise space?

Pre-register now at:

Posted 2017-07-07 13:49:20

Business South Directors Dinner, 9th November 2017, Southampton

The next Business South Directors Dinner of 2017 will take place on Thursday 9th November 2017 6pm - 10pm at the brand new Southampton Harbour Hotel in Ocean Village.

The event will give delegates the opportunity to engage with fellow directors across the region and discuss important issues over the course of what promises to be an engaging and worthwhile evening.

The event will take place at Southampton Harbour Hotel, a new Champion of Business South. An iconic milestone for both the city and Harbour Hotels, the hotel will feature stunning contemporary design, alongside the Group's award-winning brands and the city's highest destination bar.

Business South is celebrating its 10th Year of making a difference in the South Central Region. Come and toast thier past successes and hear about how you can help them to shape the future of Business South.

The keynote speaker for the event is:

Matt Hale
Starting his career as a professional footballer at Bristol City, Matt joined Southampton Football Club over six years ago and is currently in his fifth season as Academy Manager. He is also Chair of the Academy Management Team and sits on the Technical Board.

Matt will be speaking on 'attracting, nurturing and retaining talent'

If you would like to register to attend this event please email

Posted 2017-10-10 09:41:54

DIT Export Pricing Masterclass, 14th November 2017, Dorking

SMEs often rely on ad-hoc and reactive pricing strategies, which depend heavily on gut feel or recommendations from their agents or distributors, and they often overlook fundamental export costs and market expectations.

The objective of this master class, part-funded by the ERDF ASEAN programme, is to help you improve your thinking and capability so that you understand how you should set and manage export prices for your products and services across international markets.

Topics to be covered:

* Cost factors involved in marketing and delivering products and services to overseas customers, including the hidden costs;
* The importance of understanding local market price levels and typical distribution margins;
* Being contract aware - including regulations and duties when setting prices, using appropriate delivery terms (Incoterms), negotiation variables and managing successful ongoing business;
* Identifying and using alternative pricing strategies to achieve your company objectives;
* Practical tips and hints on how to address pricing issues and increase the opportunity for export profitability.

Cost: £60 (incl. VAT)

For more information and booking details please visit:

Posted 2017-09-04 14:32:26

Shipyard visit to Cammell-Laird Shipbuilders & Ship-Repairers in Birkenhead, 15th November 2017

The SMI are hosting a visit to Cammell-Laird Shipbuilders and Ship-repairers in Birkenhead which will include a tour of the yard to view progress on the polar research vessel, the Sir David Attenborough, under construction at the yard.

The recent publication of the government's National Shipbuilding Strategy heralds the potential resurgence of shipbuilding in various UK shipyards.

It will therefore become ever more important for the UK maritime industry supply chain to be fully aware of the capabilities of the UK shipyards around the country. To this end a series of shipyard visits is being arranged by the SMI so that companies can become acquainted with the infrastructure that has been developed in each shipyard as well as its current and future programme of work.

The cut-off date for receipt of all applications is Friday 3rd November 2017.

email for more information or visit

Posted 2017-10-10 09:57:48

5th Sustainable Ocean Summit - World Ocean Council, 29th November - 1st December 2017, Canada

The Sustainable Ocean Summit 2017 provides a global platform for leadership companies and organizations to advance the development and implementation of industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainability challenges.

The SOS is uniquely designed to bring together leadership companies from the diverse Ocean Business Community: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable energy, ports, dredging, mining, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others - as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.

For more information please visit:

Posted 2017-10-10 09:34:44

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

COLUMBUS Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference 2018, 24th January 2018, Brussels

The final COLUMBUS annual event entitled 'Making Marine and Maritime Science Count' will take place 23rd - 24th January 2018 in Brussels.

The event will provide an opportunity to discover and celebrate the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology and its activities. It will bring together partners, collaborators and interested parties to highlight
Knowledge Transfer case studies and lessons learned through the work performed by the COLUMBUS project.

This international event will also host the launch of the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer handbook and recommendations for European and national funding agencies to embed Knowledge Transfer systems in current and future funding mechanisms.

Training on the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology will be offered and will be targeted towards scientists and project managers.

The target audience for this conference is knowledge generators including researchers, consultants and scientists, users of marine and maritime research outputs from industry, policy, science and society, funding agencies and research and higher education organisations.

Winners of the COLUMBUS Blue Society award for impactful Knowledge Transfer will be announced at this event.

To register interest for this event please contact the COLUMBUS Project Manager Cliona Ni Cheallachain

Marine South East is a partner in the COLUMBUS project.

Posted 2017-09-29 14:38:11

Asia Pacific Maritime - TAP Grants may be available, 14th-16th March 2018, Singapore

Asia Pacific Maritime (APM) is the premier marine trade exhibition in South East Asia during 2018. A DIT TAP grant may be available to eligible SMEs joining the UK group.

Leading shipbuilders, refit yards, ship owners, operators and ship managers visit the show with their procurement teams.

The maritime exhibition is supported by a conference and seminar programme.

SMI are working with the show organisers on the conference programme so that UK firms can maximise their presence by presenting at seminars.

SMI are also hoping to secure funding for a networking reception to place at Asia Pacific Maritime.

For more information please visit:

Deadline to register is Tuesday 16th January 2018. Contact for more information.

Posted 2017-08-04 12:06:26