Ocean Business 2013 selling out at record speed

25 November 2011

ocean_biz_logo_2013_copy.jpg (18.6 K)Intelligent Exhibitions, the organisers of Ocean Business are celebrating a new record for the speed of stand sales for Ocean Business 2013. Hailed as one of the most important international events in the ocean technology calendar, Ocean Business 2013 will be taking place from 9-11 April 2013 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK. In the first month that sales opened, an incredible 70% of floor space was booked. 

Since the first Ocean Business show in 2007, numbers of exhibitors, visitors, vessels and floor space have increased dramatically, year-on-year. The Ocean Business 2013 team have already developed an innovative new floor plan for the exhibition, which promises to improve the flow of visitor traffic while providing exciting new features. 

Ocean Business 2011 saw a new dockside hall built to accommodate the growing number of exhibitors. With even more demand for stand space, this dockside hall will be tripled in size for the 2013 show. The layout has also been altered to maximise visitor traffic through the hall by careful positioning of dockside access and a new location for the café at the top of the dockside hall. Other attractive new features of the dockside hall include 10 metres of glass windows in the middle of the hall, positioned to overlook the boats, with a seating area which should prove useful for visitors taking a break. There will also be a dockside demonstration area which can only be accessed through the dockside hall; bringing further traffic to the hall. These changes should maximise the number of visitors to the dockside hall, making it an even more important part of the show.  

The show's organiser, Versha Carter, explains "We have listened carefully to our exhibitors and developed a dockside hall that is no longer an extension to the main hall, but a fully integrated, vibrant part of the show. We are advising companies not to delay in booking space, as we have had a staggering response since launching Ocean Business 2013.  We are delighted to see the show firmly established as an industry favourite."     

Already, companies from 13 countries around the world have booked space at the show and it is expected that Ocean Business 2013 will host well over 300 exhibiting companies. As in previous years, the show will include a full three-day programme of hands-on training and demonstration workshops, enabling buyers to actually test drive equipment before purchasing. Running alongside the show will be the Offshore Survey conference to address the technical and business issues facing the global field of offshore surveying. Ocean Careers will also run over the three days to provide advice on career opportunities within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries.

For further information visit http://www.oceanbusiness.com.

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