Seawork International 2019

We have not yet talked about the nautical events planned for the month of June, we will deal with it next week in a special Save The Date, but in the meantime we cannot fail to anticipate the presence, from 11 to 13 June 2019, of the 22nd edition of the Seawork International, the largest European exhibition dedicated exclusively to commercial boating which will take place, as usual, in the Mayflower Park in Southampton, SO14 2AQ, United Kingdom.


Pontoons and Trails

The Seawork International returns, in all its glory, and its glorious pontoons, a series of floating walkways that are made specifically for the event and will host more than 70 boats. These will be added to the 18,000 square meters covered by the two huge halls reserved for exhibitors to accommodate three days full of activities and events. At the following link, you can find a dynamic map of the event.

It is not easy to orient yourself in such a vast fair. For this the organization prepares a series of thematic trails and pavilions, easily recognizable through a common logo and color. All the routes of 2018 are repeated. We therefore have: the Divework Pavilion & Trail, reserved for the diving industry; the Marine Renewables Trail, which brings together all the companies involved in the renewable energy sector; the Ribwork Trail, which acts as a showcase for the world of RIBs and inflatable boats; the Maritime Training Pavilion & Trail, which will allow you to explore all the training opportunities in the commercial marine sector; the Superyacht Build, Repair and Refit Trail, which will deal with the world of large vessels and will, once again, be associated with the Composite Pavillion; lastly, the Ship Building & Repair Pavilion, an area organized together with the Society of Maritime Industries and reserved for shipyards. This last one is extended, compared to 2018, going to host even those shipyards that deal exclusively with repairs.


Events Inside the Events

However, the Seawork International is not just an exhibition, but also a collection of events. Among these, three must be reported that all make their return from the 2018 edition. We will therefore have the Speed@Seawork, two days dedicated to ships operating at high speed for security interventions and Search & Rescue operations. As usual, this will begin the day before, Monday 10, with sea trials, and then continue into the conference hall the next day. The Cardboard Boat Regatta, a bizarre competition reserved for "homemade" boats (in the most earth-ground sense of the term), also makes its comeback.

Third and final event to take note of is the 2019 edition of the European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs), awards reserved for sector innovations. All six categories introduced in 2018 are back. We will therefore have: the Young Person's Development Award, reserved for students aged between 16 and 25; the Maritime Sustainability Award, reserved for those companies that will stand up for their commitment to protecting the environment; the Maritime Professional of the Year Award, which will reward the most exemplary individuals in the sector; the Lifetime Achievement Award, a real career award; the M&CCE Best Project Award, reserved for companies or organizations for the challenges faced in civil or naval activities in the marine environment; lastly, the Spirit of Innovation Award which will award the most innovative and interesting product of the Innovations Showcase.


A Look at the Future...

If all of this is not enough for you, the Seawork International also includes a full conference program (which you can find the complete version here). Also this year two conferences are again proposed related to very important topics in today's commercial boating: the one on Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) and the one on Hybrid Propulsion. How have these issues evolved over the past year?

Another date to report is definitely Wednesday 12 June where the second Women in the Marine Industry(WiMI) will take place. This is a networking event reserved for women working in the commercial boating industry, a constantly growing quantity that deserves to get the right recognition. These will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to meet, do business and discuss the situation of the industry today. Everything will be sponsored by the nautical company Barton Marine.


...and A Look at the Environment

The Seawork International has always been attentive to its environmental impact, but given the importance that this topic is gaining more and more in the nautical sector (commercial or not), this year the organizers wanted to highlight their commitment to making the fair as sustainable as possible. During the event, there will be a series of initiatives that will aim to push towards an economy of recycling and saving resources. The Seawork International also supports Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, an international organization for ocean cleansing which, however, we will talk about better tomorrow, in a special Save Our Ocean.

We therefore remind you that the appointment is for the second week of June, from Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th, in the Mayflower Park in Southampton, SO14 2AQ, United Kingdom.

While waiting for the event to officially begin, we leave you with an impressive aerial video of the last edition. You can find it here.

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