Some feedback from our exhibitors following the 2012 exhibition:
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.”