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.

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Upcoming Events include:

SMM Hamburg - Hamburg, Germany (September 6-9, 2016)

SMM Hamburg is the world-leading fair of the maritime economy. The show is focused on shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology. The conference also offers a wide variety of conferences, symposia and workshops that focus on the Maritime Industry. For more information, visit: http://www.smm-hamburg.com/en/.

OCEANS 2016 – Monterey, California (September 19-22, 2016)

The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 500 technical papers and 150 -200 exhibits. For more information, visit: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=31204.

7th Annual Blue Tech & Blue Economy Summit – San Diego, California (November 9-10, 2016)

This event will be hosted by The Maritime Alliance. For more information, or to register for the event, visit: http://themaritimealliance.org/2015/02/7th-annual-blue-tech-blue-economy-summit

METS 2016 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands (November 15-17, 2016)

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) is the biggest and best-attended business-to-business leisure marine equipment show in the world! METS draws more than 19,000 visitors annually. Attendees include yacht and boat builders, naval architects, repair yards, distributors, captains, marina developers and equipment manufacturers from around the world, who return year after year because they know METS is the most comprehensive show of its kind. For more information, visit: http://www.metstrade.com/.

Oceanology North America - San Diego, California (February 14-16, 2017)

The first Oceanology to take place in North America, the trade show will be a leading forum where industry, academia and government can share knowledge and connect with the marine science and ocean technology communities. This show is being sponsored by The Maritime Alliance. For more information, visit: http://www.oceanologyinternationalnorthamerica.com/.

Ocean Business 2017 – Southampton, United Kingdom (April 4-10, 2017)

Ocean Business is a hands-on ocean technology exhibition and training forum. The event incorporates an international ocean technology exhibition running in parallel with live demonstration and training sessions, Offshore Survey: a technical conference and Ocean Careers: an interactive careers event. For more information, visit: http://www.oceanbusiness.com/.

OCEANS 2017 – Aberdeen, Scotland (June 19-22, 2017)

Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town hall meetings on policy and governmental process. For more information, visit: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=35253.

OCEANS 2017 – Anchorage, Alaska (September 17-21, 2017) Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town hall meetings on policy and governmental process. For more information, visit: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=35122.


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: http://www.exim.gov . 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

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

Phone: 203-840-5342
mguerrlich@reedexpo.com

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