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...

Portsmouth Business School marketing student project opportunities for marine businesses

Portsmouth Business School are keen to engage with UK marine and maritime businesses to engage their...


E-Commerce for International Trade Masterclass, 30th August 2017, Redhill

DIT South East are hosting this e-Commerce for International Trade Masterclass which takes place Mon...

Solent LEP Innovation Programme Fund Workshop, 4th September 2017, Chilworth

The Solent LEP and our Growth Hub are hosting a free workshop for local businesses/organisations to ...


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.

E-Commerce for International Trade Masterclass, 30th August 2017, Redhill

DIT South East are hosting this e-Commerce for International Trade Masterclass which takes place Monday 30th August 2017 at Redhill.

The event gives delegates the opportunity to discover the tools needed to make your products more visible online in international search engines, leading to increased visibility in international markets.

To reserve your place please follow the link:

Posted 2017-08-03 21:04:00

Solent LEP Innovation Programme Fund Workshop, 4th September 2017, Chilworth

The Solent LEP and our Growth Hub are hosting a free workshop for local businesses/organisations to come and hear the new £5m Innovation Programme Fund for the Solent.

The workshop will provide an overview of the fund from the LEP, followed by a bid writing workshop which will be run by the Solent Growth Hub and will give delegates the chance to ask questions about the fund and get an understanding of the application process and criteria.

Event Details: Monday 4th September 2017, 8-10am

Venue: Grant Thornton, 5 Benham Road, Southampton Science Park , Chilworth, Southampton SO16 7QJ

RSVP: with your name and organisation.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are restricted

Posted 2017-08-14 12:31:11

DIT South East Export Pricing Masterclass, 6th September 2017, Oxford

DIT South East are hosting this Export Pricing Masterclass on Wednesday 6th September 2017 in Oxford.

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 masterclass, part-funded by the ERDF SEIBG 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.

Posted 2017-08-03 21:08:02

DIT South East Researching Overseas Markets, 12th September 2017, Maidenhead

DIT South East are hosting this masterclass in Researching Overseas Markets which is taking place Tuesday 12th September 2017 in Maidenhead.

Overseas market research is considered by many as one of the essential elements of developing a successful export strategy.

This one-day masterclass will give you practical advice on planning international market research and finding information, to help you determine the best opportunities for your business. It will also help you analyse market research data effectively, and learn how to identify and evaluate international trade opportunities.

For more information please visit

Posted 2017-08-03 21:11:33

UK International Maritime Xchange Event, 13th September 2017, London

The Department for International Trade (DIT), in association with Maritime UK, will host the first UK IMX during London International Shipping Week from 12:00 on Wednesday 13th September at Somerset House London.

The event will showcase the best in UK maritime expertise to an audience of specially invited international buyers and decision-makers.

Cutting edge marine engineering technologies, high-quality design & manufacturing, world-leading maritime business services and major investment opportunities will all be discussed in a facilitated interactive forum.

The DIT are looking for UK companies within these areas to present and participate in the Xchange event. This is an excellent opportunity for your organisation to engage with key decision-makers and learn about an exciting range of overseas opportunities in China and beyond.

Visit the website for more information on the event programme and for further details on the overseas delegations attending the event.

For more information as well as booking details please visit:

Posted 2017-08-09 10:03:59

The Southampton Boat Show, 15th-24th September 2017, Southampton

The Southampton Boat Show is one of the largest on-water boatshows in Europe. The event takes place 15th-24th September 2017 in Mayflower Park, Southampton.

For more information please visit:

Posted 2017-08-04 10:27:42

Solent LEP Portsmouth Smart Motorways Business Engagement Event, 19th September 2017

Solent LEP are inviting businesses to come and learn about the smart motorway scheme on the M27 at an event taking place Tuesday 19th September 2017 at the Portsmouth Guildhall.

Highways England are currently working with Mott MacDonald to design the smart motorway scheme between junctions 4-11 of the M27 - a key part of the strategic road network, providing a vital transport link between Southampton and Portsmouth, while also connecting to the M3 at junction 4, leading to Winchester.

The scheme will aim to reduce congestion, smooth the flow of traffic, improve journey time reliability and provide increased capacity on the motorway.

The Solent LEP is hosting a roundtable session to enable businesses in the Solent region to learn more information from Highways England about the scheme, as well as the measures that are currently being considered to mitigate the impact of the construction phase, and to give feedback on the proposed plans.

Event Details:

Tuesday 19th September 2017, 8-10am, Portsmouth Room, Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2AB.

RSVP by 12th September 2017 by email to - stating your name and organisation.

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

Posted 2017-08-04 10:16:53

Ready, Steady, EXPORT, 21st September 2017, Southampton Boat Show

British Marine is hosting an exciting event in partnership with the Department of International Trade to provide businesses with expert support, case studies and a meet the buyer opportunity on Thursday 21st September, taking place during the Southampton Boat Show.

This free to attend event is available to both British Marine members and non-members. Taking place at The Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton, this is a fantastic opportunity to mix and mingle with like-minded businesses and service providers to explore how your business can grow by exporting your products and services around the globe.

Specifically designed for SME's who are interested in growing their business in the international arena, "Ready Steady Export" is a day full of information about international trade and export.

Discover why you should export, how to export, regulations surrounding exporting and the support and funding that is available for overseas events, plus much more.

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

* 9.00am - Arrival, Registration and Breakfast

* 9.30am - Guest Speakers, Case Studies, Q & A

* Tea & Coffee will be served during a suitable break

* 1pm - Buffet Lunch and Meet the Buyer Networking Event

* 4pm - Close

To register to attend the event please follow the link:

Each attendee will receive a complimentary ticket to Southampton Boat Show.

For further information for delegates and exhibitors, please contact Michelle Bache at or 01784 223660.

Posted 2017-08-04 11:38:42

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

DIT Trade Mission to the Monaco Yacht Show and Italian Superyacht Yards, 25th - 29th September 2017

The DIT Trade mission will include a tour of Italy's most prestigious superyachtyards providing a great opportunity to make new contacts as well as a visit to the Monaco Yacht Show.

For 27 years, the Monaco Yacht Show has been host to the world’s superyacht community bringing together professionals from the international luxury yachting sector; ship-builders and designers, equipment suppliers, brokers and service providers.

The mission will include a DIT led tour of Italy's most prestigious superyachtyards providing a great opportunity to make new contacts.

Next stop Monaco Yacht Show where you will have the chance to take part in the DIT/British Marine/Superyacht UK Meet The Buyer networking event.

Date: 25th - 29th September 2017
Location: Italy and Monaco
Cost: £250 (incl VAT)

(Cost does not include flights or in market refreshments)

Registration Closing Date: 11th August 2017

For more information please visit:

Posted 2017-08-09 09:44:21

Interreg France (Channel) England Annual Event 2017, 26th September 2017, St Malo, France

SMEs and stakeholder organisations are invited to attend the Interreg France (Channel) England Annual Event 2017 which is taking place on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at the Palais du Grand Large in Saint-Malo, France.

Whether you're new to Interreg or an experienced Interreg pro, the event promises to be a fantastic opportunity to find out about the latest Programme news and network with project partners and applicants from both France and the UK.

Due to a limited number of places, tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis - so don't miss your chance to register! You'll find more information about the event below.

The Interreg France (Channel) England programme is an example of European Territorial Cooperation programme. These programmes exist all over Europe and help fund cross-border projects in border regions between different European countries. The France (Channel) England programme aims to fund projects in the border region between France and England.


Palais du Grand Large
1, quai Duguay-Trouin - B.P. 109
35407 Saint-Malo

Programme for the Day

The morning session of the event will focus on Programme updates including more information on the new simplified application process and our new Micro Projects initiative. There will also be several presentations from some of the Programme's approved projects.

The afternoon session will focus on the Programme's Specific Objectives (1.1 Innovation, 1.2 Social Innovation 2.1 Low Carbon Technologies 3.1 Cultural and Natural Heritage 3.1 Coastal and transitional water eco systems.)

Interactive workshops will provide an excellent opportunity to network with partners from a specific objective of your choice. You'll also have a unique opportunity to ask questions to a panel which will include members of the project selection committee, Managing Authority and Joint Secretariat.

Why should you attend?

* Network with applicants and project partners from both France and the UK
* Gain a better understanding of the Programme and new application process
* Discuss project ideas with other interested partners
* Learn more about the funding opportunities linked to the Programme's specific objectives
* Meet English and French representatives who sit on the project selection committee

Practical Information

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

For any questions please contact

Posted 2017-08-03 20:57:24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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