Seawork International exhibitors comment on their success at Seawork
Seawork International provides an ideal place for companies to showcase their most innovative products and services to an international audience of relevant, interested buyers and industry-influencers. See below comments from our exhibitors regarding their successes at Seawork.
Feedback from Seawork International 2016
Chris Hill | Spinlock “We are very pleased with the new location and layout of Seawork, it is working really well, we’ve seen a good steady flow of people and think it will benefit all the exhibitors.”
Ross Wilkinson | Survitec “Seawork 2016 was a great success this year. The new Crewsaver Workvest Lifejacket range was very well received with the new 3D Fusion fit technology.”
Stewart Dunn | Hampshire Chamber of Commerce “Seawork is firmly established as Europe’s largest workboat and commercial marine exhibition and conference event. The move to Mayflower Park in Southampton with its unique waterfront gives the thousands of visitors a real opportunity to see the boats in their true setting on the water. Hampshire Chamber of Commerce looks forward to supporting Seawork in the years ahead.”
Reena Bayley | Cox “The show has been a real success for us this year. We saw a wide variety of boat operators and are delighted with the response we received. This year we had a bigger stand, giving us a better profile at the show. Having the full size model of our engine on the stand has certainly helped to boost interest.”
Steve Morris | Dometic “Seawork is always a key platform for us to launch and showcase our commercial equipment and new technology, secure international sales leads and connect with current and potential customers.”
Simon Crowther | ACR Electronics “I thought there was a good positive atmosphere at the show. Seawork again proved to be a key show for us.”
Adam Ramsden | Hella Marine “Being in the Innovations Showcase at Seawork is a fantastic way for us to launch our new product and get the product to a broader audience.”
Ellie Garland | Elite Maritime Training “Last year we sponsored the Guinness Bar, this year we have done the same but have returned with a stand as well. It's been a fantastic first day, really exciting with plenty of visitors to our stand, a massive achievement for EMS a year down the line.”
Gareth Ross | Sika “Seawork is a networking event for us as well as an opportunity to speak with industry professionals about new technologies, so it’s great to have everyone we need to see all under one roof. This year we have also seen new potential customers. We like the new venue which gives a more professional aspect to the show. We have received a fantastic response to our new professional deck caulking product, Sikaflex® 290 DC PRO, which we launched at the show.”
Colin Greetham | Ocean Signal “Being in the Innovations Showcase has introduced us to a new potential market in Africa after firm interest was shown by a client who had seen our product.”
Ian Millen | Dryad Marine (& Chair of the Solent Local Enterprise Panel’s Marine and Maritime Steering Group) “Seawork International has delivered another highly successful exhibition, showcasing innovation and quality across the marine sector; something that is critical to regional business growth. The international nature of the event, along with the deals signed and business relationships initiated, are evidence of just how important Seawork International is to marine and maritime businesses… this long standing success story will undoubtedly go from strength-to-strength.”
Ted Waring | Maricer “Seawork is a great showcase for us to meet a huge variety of our European clients.”
Ole Rasmus Undrum | Henriksen Hooks “It [Seawork] is one of the most important shows of the year for us as it enables us to reach customers in all of our key markets. It has been our target deadline in the development of some important new products and we launch them confident that Seawork will get them off to a good start.
@Seawork - Twitter comments during Seawork International:
PSP Logistics Just won our second airfreight job which came directly from exhibiting at @seawork and it's only a week since it started!
CTruk @seawork thanks to all the Mercator Media team for a great #seawork last week. High-quality visitors and a great atmosphere to boot!
Fendercare Marine Fendercare Marine announce signing of new contract with Micanti @seawork
Rotec Hydraulics We're having a busy week following up with contacts met at #Seawork @seawork
Caley Marina @seawork We're getting over our long haul back from #seawork Another successful show and are looking forward to the same next year :)
Icom UK @seawork Seawork was a great show ...thanks to you and the team for such a well orgnanised show.
Solent Plastics Many thanks to @seawork for a very successful show! Already looking forward to next year!
Daniel Thompson @RotecHydraulics superb Seawork thanks. Loads of business to follow up on and lots of happy faces. Great to see so many exhibitors and visitors
James Ward Thank you @seawork for another fantastic show. Been really successful days for @MarineResources
Feedback from our exhibitors following previous exhibitions:
Sarah Slater | Innovatum Ltd: As a very niche technology company,
Innovatum can reach potential customers at Seawork that we would never
otherwise encounter. Every Seawork always yields real enquiries that make us
return the next year.
Andy White | Chairman, CTruk: Once again CTruk closed deals during Seawork. This event is a great meeting place for the industry and a focussed business platform for us in the workboat sector. Numerous and above all high-quality visitors are essential to any exhibition’s success, and Seawork attracts them all.
Luke Webster | PM SHIPPING GmbH: As a first time exhibitor, Seawork was a huge success for us. Our presence at the show resulted in hundreds of new contacts, numerous transport enquiries and most importantly, some bookings! Very impressed with the show and we definitely plan to exhibit again!
Martin Jackson | Marine & Industrial Transmissions Ltd: Seawork proved to be the place to be in June, We were again able to meet many new contacts, met with existing customers and friends. We came away from the show with a good number of new enquiries for products across our whole port folio. See you in 2014 we will definitely be there.
Marine Resources: Seawork generated circa £50,000 of New Business for Marine Resources.
Jim Fraser | AMI Marine International Pte Ltd: "We thought that Seawork was a VERY well worthwhile exhibition, and is exactly our target market. We confirm that we will exhibit again."
Tatiana Flamant | NIBS: "The French say "The appetite comes with eating." Our interest for Seawork increases from one year to another. In 2012 we discovered this event as visitors and returned since as participants. And there is no doubt, we will return again with a great desire to exhange with visitors and exhibitors, but also to show the new technologies and ideas that we will certainly have at that moment."
Paul Williams | Clements Engineering: “Fantastic. Each year, Seawork gets better and this year’s exhibition proved a great confidence booster for the industry.”
Andrew Harries | BMF Commercial Marine: “Brilliant! We’ve engaged with members who have really appreciated our presence and we’ve signed up significant new members.”
Andy Ash-Vie | Harken: “It’s really been great. Lots of leads and a perfect launch pad for our PowerSeat.”
Peter Edwards | ASAP: “The best place we could choose to launch our new catalogue. Seawork always delivers.”
David Ash | Mantsbrite: “Great show! Successful. Seawork goes from strength to strength. The quality of enquiries has been outstanding this year and we’ve been at Seawork for 15 years.”
Steve De’Ath | Red7Marine: “This is Seawork’s 6th year at Seawork. Yet again, the exhibition attracts specifically the type of people Red7 hopes to meet. It’s a great opportunity to network with customers, suppliers and competitors. Red7Marine will be a permanent fixture at future events.”
Andy Scott | International Safety Products: “We’ve got some strong enquiries at Seawork this year and it’s proved the perfect platform for us to launch the new Duarry liferaft.”
John Haynes | FRC International: “We’ve had hundreds of people on our stand from 30 different countries, so we’ll definitely be back next year.”
Tim Eggert | Nautilus International: “Our support of the UKTI DSO initiative to bring naval attachés to Seawork has worked really well for us, as we had them all on our stand. We’re a defence-orientated company, so Seawork has been a very cost-effective way of reaching our target audience. We have also used the exhibition to meet our current clientele in the defence and maritime security sector. Our demonstrations of the Greenough Advanced Rescue Craft have also been really successful with the quayside lined with visitors. We’ll definitely be back next year with a stand of the same size or even bigger.”
Ed Neal | Managing Director, Geosim Global Sim Card: “The level of interest in our Global M2M Service has been astounding with over 80% of enquiries being for M2M over our regular global Roaming Sim”.
Tim Goodman | Director, Index Marine. “This is without doubt the best show we have attended for some time. We met all the right people and our new products have been extremely well received. Despite a challenging market we are experiencing a very busy year and this show has certainly contributed. Seawork seems to go from strength to strength, looking forward to next year!”
Steve Groves | Director Odeo Flare: “That was an exceptional show for us but the icing on the cake was winning both the Innovation Award and the Seawork Spirit of Innovation Award. We have been overwhelmed by the response of both the media and the industry to us wining which has supported our own confidence in this great product. We were certain Odeo Flare would change the way safety flares are used in the future and we are now well on our way to achieving that. Thanks Seawork.”
Andy Simms | Cooney Marine: “Seawork continues to grow into a progressive key chain for the marine industry.”
Steve Clark | Hypro Marine: “Seawork is great for making and sustaining contacts.”
Shaun Parsons | PSP: “Meeting people here has been very successful. Unlike some other exhibitions, people here are more approachable and willing to network.”
Ian Strugnell | Commercial Director Mustang Marine (Wales) Ltd: “As always Seawork provided excellent value for money – the show satisfied all our objectives, and we will be returning.
Christian James | Green Marine Solutions: “We received grant funding to be here in the Renewable Energy Pavilion and feel confident enough following this year to have our own stand next time. We have had good contact with potential clients and partners. Strong leads with follow up meetings to come that could see our products used by companies we had not considered; the RNLI in particular have shown interest in our PDA’s.
Mark White | Nelson Stud Welding: “We made our first ever sale at an exhibition, in 22 years! We are looking to grow our business in the marine sector and this is a great show for us to do that.”
Turner Marine: “This is our first year at Seawork - it was a very worthwhile event for us and we would like to return next year. We have made good quality contacts that are relevant to our industry and certainly would never have been able to generate so many quality leads in such a short space of time anywhere else.”
Andrew Bush | C A Clase (UK) Ltd: ”We have exhibited at Seawork for over 10 years and watched the show grow over the years. Seawork is a crucial part of our strategy in the commercial marine market. It is great to be presenting technology that allows crew so much more in communications, as we are able to offer very cost effective products in satellite data and voice connections.”
Robin George | McMurdo: “Seawork always attracts international visitors in the commercial marine sector and, as McMurdo exports over 80% of its products overseas, this exhibition is a good platform for us.”
Peter Smith | Meercat Workboats: “Seawork is an important landmark in our calendar each year and offers the only forum for the specialised market that we are in.”
Alan Hunt | Navitron System: “Seawork is an exhibition that has grown into a prestigious event with many international visitors. We have been exhibition here for over 10 years and are very pleased with the exposure that it provides.”