Marine Technology

Oceans span the globe - does your Marine Technology business? Keep your company growing by devising or expanding your international export strategy. The U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service’s Marine Technology team can assist your company take advantage of worldwide sales opportunities.

You can find international market research, business leads, and promotional events tailored to marine technology companies below listed by the key subsectors covered by our Team:

  • Ocean and Underwater Technology
  • Pleasure Boats and Accessories
  • Port Equipment and Services
  • Shipbuilding and Related-Industries

Your company can tap a world-wide network of Commercial Specialists to help advance your international business development plans including:  

  • Finding qualified business partners and end users
  • Navigating international documentation regulations
  • Successfully bidding on foreign government contracts
  • Promoting your technology overseas at trade shows and single company promotions.

We can also guide you to additional U.S. Government exporting resources including

  • U.S. Export-Import Bank export insurance and financing
  • Small Business Administration STEP export grants
  • U.S. Trade & Development Agency foreign buyer delegations and project feasibility studies

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Take action now: Contact a marine technology trade specialist, explore upcoming events and trade leads, sign up for email updates. We look forward to working with you! Locate your nearest ITA Marine Technology trade specialist.

**NEW!! - For detailed country by country analysis of Pleasure Boat markets in over 25 countries, please see the 2016 Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide. Click the cover below to download a copy!

Upcoming Events include:

Miami International Boat Show- Virginia Key, Florida (February 11-15, 2016)

With a new location just across the Bay from downtown Miami, Virginia Key is easy to get to by land or sea. For the fourth year, the Progressive© Insurance International Boat Show© has partnered with the U.S. Department of Commerce to invite qualified business-to-business buyers from around the world to join us at recreational boating’s biggest marketplace in the U.S.A! For more information, visit

Oceanology International 2016- London, England (March 15-17, 2016)

The free to attend Oceanology International 2016 extensive technical program will include insights and case studies from industry, government and academic experts and provided excellent educational, learning and networking opportunities for all attendees. For more information, visit .

Hannover Messe 2016 Partner Country logo

Connect to global opportunities in the Marine Technology at HANNOVER MESSE – April 25-29, 2016

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker invites U.S. companies to join the U.S. delegation at HANNOVER MESSE 2016. USA Partner Country status makes the world’s largest trade show for industrial technology an even better opportunity for American businesses. Learn more

Detailed Event Information For Brazil Offshore 2013 Detailed Event Information For Brazil Offshore 2013
Brazil Offshore 2013 -- Environmental Technologies, Oil/Gas Field Machinery, Oil/Gas/Mineral Prod/Explor Serv., Pollution Control Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Water Resources Eq./Services
Location/Date: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 06/11/2013 - 06/14/2013
Event Summary:
This event is a global forum in Brazil that showcases the latest developments in the offshore oil & gas exploration, refining and energy logistics sectors and is the leading energy exhibition in South America. The show attracts more than 630 exhibitors and 50,000 trade visitors from 40 countries. It presents a significant sales potential to U.S. Energy companies. Brazil Offshore 2013 is South America's largest energy exploration, refining and energy logistics exhibition and offers the best market entry point for a U.S. exporter. In 2007, Brazil discovered new large oil and gas deposits that could turn Brazil into a net energy exporter. In August 2009, the Brazilian government announced a new exploration and drilling regulatory environment change from a concession model to a production sharing agreement to best exploit the new found reserves. Industry investment is estimated to be at $174 billion through 2013 to increase production capacity to 3.6 million barrels per day. The U.S. Export-Import Bank issued a $2 billion preliminary commitment to facilitate U.S. oil and gas field equipment and services. Petrobras is considering at a minimum, a $300 million medium-term financing facility from the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and is exploring possible contracts that could be applied to its long-term program with the bank. U.S. exporters wanting additional information regarding opportunities with the support of the Export-Import Bank should visit: . Longer-term equipment and services procurement and operational expense needs from all energy companies in Brazil (Petrobras and others) could exceed one trillion dollars through 2020 as all the newly discovered fields are explored

Alan Long, Monterrey
Principal Commercial Officer
Phone: 011-52-81-8047-3223
Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Sergio Teixeira, Rio De Janeiro
Trade Event Manager/Coordinator
Phone: 55 21 3823-2419
Regina Cunha, Rio De Janeiro
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 55-21-3823-2416
Mary Ellen Guerrlich, Reed Exhibitions, Inc.

Phone: 203-840-5342

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