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DIT Exhibiting Effectively Overseas, 12th December 2017, Newbury

This interactive masterclass will focus on brainstorming sessions, group work and individual company...

Composites UK Regional Roadshow: London and South East, 12th December 2017, London

This event from Composites UK is organised in partnership with the National Composites Centre and ho...

Events

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 Exhibiting Effectively Overseas, 12th December 2017, Newbury

This interactive masterclass will focus on brainstorming sessions, group work and individual company opportunities to test and develop questions for your ‘talk’ on the stand.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

* Understand the role and benefits of attending overseas exhibitions

* Gain insight into the pitfalls such as language, transport, and stands

* How to increase sales and leads from attending exhibitions

Date: 12 December 2017
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Newbury
Cost: £60 (incl VAT)

To register your interest visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exhibiting-effectively-overseas-masterclass-newbury-121217-tickets-35592297520?aff=D4DNovRegister

Posted 2017-11-22 09:57:23

Composites UK Regional Roadshow: London and South East, 12th December 2017, London

This event from Composites UK is organised in partnership with the National Composites Centre and hosted by Queen Mary University of London.

The event is designed to showcase innovations, opportunities for fibre-reinforced composites and business support available to companies in this region.

Giving the OEMs perspective at this event will be Robert Dean of Network Rail presenting "Opportunities and Challenges for the Composites Supply Chain in the Rail Sector".

Sponsorship and table-top exhibition spaces are available at this event. Table tops are £150 + VAT for Composites UK and NCC members, £275 + VAT for non members - contact Claire to book. This price includes two delegate places. For the rest of the sponsorship opportunities click here for the brochure - prices are on page 2 under 'regional events'.

For more information and booking please visit:

http://tinyurl.com/yde8ag73

Posted 2017-11-22 10:01:17

Business South Festive Networking, 13th December 2017, Southampton

Join Business South at the beautiful Mayflower Theatre to celebrate the festive season and network with like-minded business leaders.

Meet business leaders from across the South for an exclusive networking opportunity with some holiday cheer.

Business South Champions will receive two free tickets for this event.

Don't miss this excellent opportunity to network and enjoy some festive refreshments.

Event details: Wednesday 13th December 2017, 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Venue: Mayflower Theatre, 22-26 Commercial Road, Southampton
SO15 1GE

If you would like to register to attend this event or find out more, please email eventsadmin@businesssouth.org or call the events team on 02380 682520.

Posted 2017-11-15 15:47:32

Solent LEP European Regional Development Fund event, 14th December 2017, Guildford

Solent LEP are organising this ERDF Innovation Specification Information and Networking Event which will take place on Thursday 14th December 2017 in Guildford.

The Digital Enabling Technologies Knowledge to Market Accelerator specification worth £600k ERDF is seeking a strategic, collaborative and partnership approach to set up a knowledge-to-market accelerator in line with the recommendations of the South Science and Innovation Audit (S&IA).

This multi-LEP call includes Enterprise M3 LEP, Dorset LEP, Solent LEP, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, Coast to Capital LEP and South East LEP. Any proposed activity will need to benefit this geography.

The Quantum Technologies Supply Chain Initiative worth £2.5m ERDF will be seeking collaborative actions between business and research institutions from the following geographical area including Enterprise M3, Dorset LEP, Solent LEP, Coast to Capital LEP and South East LEP.

Solent LEP are inviting businesses to come and join this multi-LEP Event to find out more about these funding opportunities and network with potential partners from the geographical area.

Event details

Thursday 14th December 2017, 1:30pm - 4pm, University of Surrey, 5G Innovation Centre, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7XH

For more information and booking details please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/erdf-innovation-specification-information-event-tickets-39516919169

Posted 2017-11-22 10:13:54

DIT Ready, Set, Export Festive Breakfast, 15th December 2017, Tunbridge Wells

The Department for International Trade (DIT) South East are hosting a festive breakfast event for businesses looking to find customers and grow sales in new markets overseas.

Whether you are a seasoned exporter looking to diversify your markets or a business aiming to sell products or services overseas for the first time, this event will provide valuable insights and advice to maximise your sales potential and minimise your risks.

DIT will be discussing an exciting new support package available for businesses in Kent and parts of East Sussex. It will include a series of rapid-fire panel sessions from experts in international law, finance and expert support from government specialists in the UK and overseas.


Date: 15 December 2017
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Location: One Warwick Park Hotel, Tunbridge Wells
Cost: Free of Charge

To book your free place please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ready-set-export-151217-tickets-38762655145?aff=MailerButton

Posted 2017-11-22 09:46:47

Shipwrights' Lectures - Registration Now Open, 10th January 2018, Southampton

The next Shipwrights' Lectures will be held at 14.00 on 10th January 2018 at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton. The lectures are aimed at inspiring apprentices and young people involved in the industry and will show how cutting-edge technology is adopted to deliver world beating performance.

Following the 35th America's Cup held in Bermuda this summer, which exhibited the highest level of advanced sailing technology, this year's theme is "Technical Innovation". The foiling catamarans exhibited some of the greatest operational developments seen in international yacht racing since the cup began.

Sir Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team successfully harnessed these innovations in their inspirational attempt to bring the cup home having been the only challenger to win one race against New Zealand, the eventual winner of the America's Cup. Land Rover BAR will be further developing designs and materials once Emirates Team New Zealand has made public the design rule for the 36th America's Cup, maintaining their campaign to bring the cup home.

To celebrate the hard work and achievement of the Land Rover BAR team, the panel discussion will focus on the technical innovation behind the America's Cup. The panel members will comprise:

Andy Claughton, Naval Architect BAR Technologies
Richard Hopkirk, Land Rover BAR Engineering Manager
Simon Schofield, BAR Technologies Senior Engineer
James Roche, Land Rover BAR Performance and Simulation

The panel discussion will be chaired by Matt Sheahan, Head of Performance Sailing at Sunset+Vine PLC, and will be a lively look at developments within the marine industry. In much the same way as Formula 1 drives innovation in the automotive industry, it is the Americas Cup that drives innovation in ours.

As in previous years, there will be a presentation from two marine apprentices, this time from Oyster Yachts, Wroxham telling of their experiences during their apprenticeship.

Following the interval the keynote speech will be given by Sir Keith Mills GBE DL, who, having left school at 15 with no qualifications, went on to have an amazing career in marketing. Early ventures included founding the air miles and nectar card companies before leading the team that brought the Olympics to Britain in 2012. He was co-founder of the Invictus Games with Prince Harry before becoming a founding shareholder of the America's Cup team, Land Rover BAR.

For the first time the Shipwrights' Lectures will coincide with the London Boat Show and we are pleased to announce that British Marine will again be offering apprentices free entry to the show on Thursday 11th January 2018. Employers will be able to obtain tickets for their apprentices through their training providers.

In addition, we are delighted to announce that Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI), part of the University of Southampton, have offered tours of their fantastic tank testing facilities on the Bolderwood Campus for apprentices and their employers on the morning of the lecture. 48 places are available; please book when registering. If oversubscribed, we will allocate places.

The full programme for the day can be found at Shipwrights' Lectures Programme 2018.
https://shipwrights.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=10b5626ad4a0cd7486f888add&id=7b8d46348c&e=428f99ba1f

Registration details can be found at the following link:

http://www.shipwrights.co.uk/education/shipwrights-lectures/shipwright-lectures-company-attendees-application-form

Posted 2017-11-08 11:50:46

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 cliona@aquatt.ie

Marine South East is a partner in the COLUMBUS project.

http://www.columbusproject.eu

Posted 2017-09-29 14:38:11

Digital Skills Workshop – Intro to Digital Marketing (for beginners), 24th January 2018, Wimborne

This interactive workshop is brought to you by Dorset Growth Hub, Christchurch & East Dorset Council and Get Set for Growth. It’s a partnership aimed at supporting SME’s in the associated locality to increase their digital capability and competitiveness.

Note: This workshop is completely free and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It's delivered by GetSet for Growth, Dorset Growth Hub and WSX Enterprise in working partnership with Christchurch & East Dorset Council. It is only open to Dorset, UK registered SME's and ideally if you are located in the East Dorset region.

NOTE: Only one place allowed per business. Please contact the Growth Hub if you wish to reserve a space for another organisation or person.

NOTE: This workshop is aimed at businesses in East Dorset (as partially funded by the borough council) so priority will be given to business owners within this locality.

For booking details please visit:

https://tinyurl.com/ycyofuwl

Posted 2017-12-11 09:44:48

Beyond the business as usual: Innovate UK in the South West, 25th January 2018, Exeter

Businesses can register now for the chance to network and engage with senior executives from the Innovate UK family, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Business Clusters who can offer advice on which funding and collaborative opportunities might be right for you and your innovation.

The event will provide information on:

* Opportunities to turn innovation into commercial gain: Innovate UK

* Funding to make these a reality

* Initiatives that are happening within the region that you could get involved in.

Why attend?
Are you are an SME or researcher looking to collaborate on emerging local innovation initiatives?

Are you part of a smaller collaboration or an individual business looking into feasibility ideas and interested in hearing about core competition grants, innovation loans, KTPs?

Do you want to be inspired?

To Register for this event please follow the link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-the-business-as-usual-innovate-uk-in-the-south-west-registration-39290988404?_eboga=615042253.1509023636

Posted 2017-11-08 12:15:56

Digital Skills Workshop – Digital Marketing (next steps), 14th February 2018, Wimborne

This interactive workshop is brought to you by Dorset Growth Hub, Christchurch & East Dorset Council and Get Set for Growth. It’s a partnership aimed at supporting SME’s in the associated locality to increase their digital capability and competitiveness.

This intermediate level workshop for businesses will focus on how to progress your Digital Marketing to the next stage. It's a great follow on event from our Basic Intro to Marketing workshop or as a one off for those who want to develop a deeper understanding of where to take your Digital Marketing. It will be delivered by a team of specialists from Dorset Growth Hub with practical hands on experience in delivering Digital Marketing that can work, with limited budgets and time.

NOTE: This workshop is completely free and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It's delivered by Dorset Growth Hub and WSX Enterprise with knowledge support from Compass Video. It is only open to Dorset, UK registered SME's and aspiring entrepreneurs within home addresses in Dorset, UK postcodes.

NOTE: Only one place allowed per business. Please contact the Growth Hub if you wish to reserve a space for another organisation or person.

NOTE: This workshop is aimed at businesses in East Dorset (as partially funded by the borough council) so priority will be given to business owners within this locality.

For more information please visit:

https://tinyurl.com/y7urbxaz

Posted 2017-12-11 09:47:19

Marketing, Reputation and Customer - 2 Day Residential Programme, 15th February 2018, Southampton

In the face of growing competition, scarce resources, increased volatility and more demanding customers, business leaders are striving to increase profitability by finding new sources of competitive advantage.

This workshop explores how customer centricity can create the right culture, strategies and behaviours needed to create a market-driving organisation.

For more information please visit:

https://tinyurl.com/yajmondo

Posted 2017-12-11 10:09:35

Cammell-Laird Suppliers' Conference for the Type 31e Frigate Programme, 20th February 2018, Birkenhead

Cammell-Laird Shipbuilders is preparing to bid to be prime contractor for the Type 31e Frigate Programme in partnership with BAE Systems and will be holding a Supplier’s Conference in Birkenhead for Tier 1 and Tier 2 sub-contractors and the wider supply chain.

The event will take place on Tuesday 20 February 2018 at the Maritime & Engineering College North West, Monks Ferry, Birkenhead CH41 5LH.

The conference will include presentations from the senior management of Cammell-Laird on the overall programme that is planned and will be followed by an opportunity for supplier's to engage in one-to-one discussions with procurement and technical managers from the shipyard. There will also be an opportunity for delegates to tour the shipyard in small groups.

To register your place and see the full programme for the event please visit:

http://www.maritimeindustries.org/write/Uploads/Events%202017/Event%20Flyers%202017/Type_31e_Suppliers'_Conference_flyer.pdf

Posted 2017-11-22 10:05:06

Venturefest South 2018, 1st March 2018, Winchester

Venturefest South 2018 is an interactive one-day event packed with inspirational moments, hands-on workshops and valuable investor pitching sessions, as well as demonstrations of the latest technology and innovations.

The South of England has one of the fastest growing innovation economies in the UK. To celebrate, we have formed a coalition to promote, support and strengthen the work that is happening every day in 2017.

The region's innovators, creatives, entrepreneurs and investors will come together in one place to showcase the latest technology, share thinking and explore new ideas. Seeds will be sown, deals will be done and futures will be made.

Venturefest South is an interactive one-day event packed with inspirational speakers, hands-on workshops and valuable investor pitching sessions, as well as demonstrations of the latest technology and innovations.

To see the full event itinerary visit: http://www.venturefestsouth.co.uk

Get Involved:

INNOVATORS - seek expertise, promote your business, gain investment. Register interest to exhibit your innovations by contacting Pam Jones at pam.jones@port.ac.uk.

Opportunities to be heard: Sign up to our open mic sessions by contacting Carswell Gould at ed@carswellgould.co.uk.

Or, compete for investment by joining our Pitch fest with a series of Rumble events leading up to the main event. Contact Richard May at R.May@oxin.co.uk to register your interest.

BUSINESS SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS - a limited number of sponsorship and exhibitor options are available. Be part of this exciting event for the region and connect with key contacts in the community on the day. Contact Leigh-Sara Timberlake at leigh@businesssouth.org to register your interest.

INVESTORS - meet businesses with great innovative opportunities with which to get involved in. Contact Richard May at R.May@oxin.co.uk to register your interest.

For further information regarding some fantastic sponsorship opportunities, please contact Leigh-Sara on leigh@businesssouth.org or call on 07506 742214.

Posted 2017-12-11 10:00:14

DIMDEX 2018 - 12th-14th March 2018 - Join the UK Group now

SMI will be organising the British group to DIMDEX 2018; a three day event taking place in Doha 12th-14th March 2018 which will focus on naval and maritime security equipment procurement and support services.

DIMDEX 2018 comprises of an exhibition, conference, senior staff delegations and visiting warships and will focus on naval & maritime security equipment procurement and support services. The Qatar National Convention Centre is located in the capital city, Doha, which benefits from excellent facilities and many modern features.

Companies participating in the UK Group Pavilion have the opportunity to exhibit from walk-on "Pod system" stands on an open plan.

All exhibitors registering to exhibit with the UK Group Pavilion will be entitled, at no extra cost, to benefit from the DIT DSO Overseas Exhibition Support Package and which includes:

* Liaison with DIT DSO regional and events specialists to plan detailed support and specific objectives

* Support at the event from military officers on the staff of DIT DSO

* Assistance with capturing specific priority customers

* Full page entry in the UK specific event brochure

* Use of the UK Group Pavilion meeting area for customer meetings

* Post event liaison with DIT DSO regional and events management specialists to review outcomes and share feedback

The deadline for registration is Friday 15th December 2017
Contact events@maritimeindustries.org for more information or visit:

http://www.maritimeindustries.org/Events/DIMDEX-2018/50714

Posted 2017-10-26 13:51:56

Asia Pacific Maritime, 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.

Following discussions with the exhibition organisers, the following Pavilion entitlements will apply for companies participating under the SMI Pavilion:

* Free buyers/ visitor invitation flyers
* Complimentary invitation to "APM 2018 Exhibitors Reception Night"
* Complimentary company listing and write-up in Show Preview
* Company listing 100 words write-up in Show Directory
* Nomination of up to 20 Event Hosted Buyers (EHB) (subject to selection by Committee)
* APM will be running a Hosted Buyers Programme again
* Media information contact point for assistance with press releases

For more information please visit:

http://www.maritimeindustries.org/write/Uploads/Events%202017/Event%20Flyers%202017/Asia_Pacific_Maritime_2018_-_flyer.pdf

Deadline to register is Tuesday 16th January 2018. Contact events@maritimeindustries.org for more information.

Posted 2017-08-04 12:06:26

Sea Japan 2018, 11th-13th April 2018, Tokyo

Sea Japan is a marine equipment products and services exhibition which takes please 11th-13th April 2018 at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre in Japan.

The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) is organising the UK showcase group at the exhibition.

At the beginning of 2017 Japan overtook South Korea in terms of new-build order backlog. According to Clarkson Research data in December 2016 Japan had a backlog of 20.64 million compensated gross tonnes (CGT). This important statistic cannot be ignored. If you want to grow your marine business then Sea Japan 2018 should be on your list of exhibitions for 2018.

The deadline for booking space on the UK pavilion is Thursday 1st March 2018 - for more information on the exhibition/UK Group please contact Tom Chant on tom.chant@maritimeindustries.org

or visit:

http://www.maritimeindustries.org/write/Uploads/Events%202017/Event%20Flyers%202017/Sea_Japan_2018_LIGHTWALL_Showcase_Information_and_Registration_Form.pdf

Posted 2017-10-26 14:08:22

Opportunity Meets Talent Convention, 26th April 2018, Southampton

Is your business keen to attract new enthusiastic staff members? Are you a talented student looking to get your foot on the career ladder?

Opportunity Meets Talent will see the region's top businesses, educators and HE/FE students coming together with the aim of matching talented students to real career opportunities.

Employers will be able to showcase their organisation and career opportunities directly to hundreds of talented students looking for real local employment opportunities. Educators will also be able to display their career strengthening provision.

Benefits for exhibiting businesses:

* Showcase your organisation to hundreds of local and talented students looking for real local employment opportunities;
* Gain enquiries and prospect applications for your career opportunities and live and future vacancies;
* Strengthen your position as a local employer and investor in people;
* Share your insights into your industry to help students break into your sector;
* Build upon your relationship with the region's colleges and universities.

Exhibitor packages start from £500 +VAT* and sponsorship packages start from £1500 + VAT*.

Employers, business and educations providers interested in exhibiting or partnering at this event, please complete the registration form below.

Students will also have the chance to seize opportunities for future employment by making a lasting impression and building relationships with regional businesses and employers. As well as hearing about live and future career opportunities and sharing their CV, students will also gain real industry knowledge in our "Insight Into" seminar programme and receive top tips on becoming work ready after graduation.

Who should attend:

Employers from the region who are interested in filling entry level, graduate, intership and degree apprenticeship opportunities. For more information on sponsoring this major new event or showcasing your job opportunities contact leigh@businesssouth.org.

Students that want to meet face-to-face with local employers recruiting for entry level, graduate, internship and degree apprenticeship opportunities. Please book your tickets at the following location:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/opportunity-meets-talent-convention-2018-tickets-36512320333

Posted 2017-12-11 10:03:42

Baltic Military Expo - join the UK Group, 25th-27th June 2018, Gdansk

This three day event comprises an exhibition, conference, senior staff delegations and visiting warships and will focus on maritime safety and security, the latest defence systems, sea and land rescue and is the show case for the Polish Navy and other national armed forces and services of Poland’s Ministry of Interior.

BALT MILITARY EXPO is an excellent opportunity to present your products or services in technology, armaments and equipment for defence and security at sea and on the coast.

Companies are invited to take up the UK group pavilion package by exhibiting in the enhanced "shell-scheme" stand under the unique UK pavilion livery.

For more information please visit:
http://www.maritimeindustries.org/write/Uploads/Events%202017/Event%20Flyers%202017/Balt_Military_Epo_2018_-_Flyer.pdf

Deadine to return booking form is Thursday 26 April 2018
Further details are available from the Events Manager, Clementina Upton (events@maritimeindustries.org), at the Society of Maritime Industries.

Posted 2017-12-08 14:04:51