GEAR | Exhibitor lineup announced for Seawork 2023

Photo: Seawork

The 24th edition of Seawork, Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, returns to Mayflower Park in Southampton, UK, on June 13 to 15, 2023.

In 2023, Seawork will welcome back over 45 associations and supporting organisations, including the following:

  • International Harbour Masters Association; Big Blue Ocean Clean Up; Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA); International Ship Engineering Service Association Ltd (ISES); Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA); Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA)
  • UK Department for Business and Trade (DBT) – The National Shipbuilding Office (NSO), the UK Government’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) department responsible for all UK Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) projects, and the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) Maritime Capability Campaign Office (MCCO) (formerly part of the Department for International Trade) are all available on the UK Government Zone stand and the MOD will also be presenting its annual procurement session in the Seawork Conferences on June 13 at 11:00.
  • The Seafarers Charity – the official Seawork Charity for 2023 – welcomes visitors to its stand and is inviting a variety of its supporters to visit them at the exhibition.
  • Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) presents both members and non-members in its SMI Shipyard Pavilion pods and hosts a members networking event on June 14, as well as sponsoring the Innovations Showcase.
  • The Workboat Association presents the Workboat Pavilion with members on the stand, as well as hosting the following events:
    • Member networking in the pavilion on June 14;
    • Get Set for Workboat 2050 Series 3 Session 5 in the Seawork Conference Centre on June 13;
    • The Safety Forum focusing on emergency preparedness.
  • UK Harbour Masters Association (UKHMA) will be represented at the European Commercial Marine Awards on June 13 and at the Decarbonisation Sessions on June 14.
  • The Association of Diving Contractors (ADC) presents the Divework Pavilion at Seawork, showcasing the popular Dive Tank with its varied demonstrations. ADC also hosts a reception at the Divework pavilion on the afternoon of June 14.
  • British Tug Owners Association hosts a meeting at Seawork on June 14 from 10:30 to 12:30 for its members and supports the Careers and Training event on June 15, promoting the association’s apprenticeship schemes.
  • Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) welcomes visitors to its stand in the Marine Civils Pavilion and hosts the following sessions in the conference rooms on June 14:
    • 10:00 to 11:00 Environment Group and Flood, Marine Group member only meeting
    • 11:00 to 13:00 Understanding the power of Tidal Projects for Marine Civils – everyone welcome
  • Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) runs a membership workshop on its stand in the Marine Civils pavilion for potential new members and for existing members to ensure they are making the most of all that is on offer.
  • Both the CECA Southern Foundations Group and CICES are supporting the Careers and Training event on June 15.
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Seawork and Marine Civils is one of the official supporters of ICE Coasts, Marines Structures and Breakwaters 2023, taking place in April 2023 in Portsmouth, UK and ICE welcomes their members to Seawork in June.
  • International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) welcomes visitors to its stand next to the Workboat Pavilion and will be speaking at the Careers and Training event on June 15, highlighting its apprenticeships and training courses.
  • International Jack Up Barge Owners Association (IJUBOA) welcomes visitors and members to its stand in the Marine Civils pavilion and will hold its AGM at Seawork on June 14. This is followed by an invitation-only dinner in the Waterfront Restaurant.
  • National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) welcomes visitors to its exhibition trailer to promote the organisation, recruit members and highlight the role of the Watch Station.
  • Maritime UK is working with Seawork to bring students in to the Careers and Training event on June 15.
  • YBDSA will be holding a surveyors meeting onsite.

To meet with all of these organisations and associations, register at to plan your visit and receive fast-track access to the exhibition.

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