Success for Seawork Asia 2014
Mon, 01 December 2014
The Seawork Asia exhibition 2014 came just at the right time according to delegates, the future of the work boat market in China and the region has great potential going forward.
The inaugual exhibition for the Asian region, organised by Mercator Media and held at the SWEECC Shanghai from 4 to 6 November, saw just under 5000 people attend as delegates from China and around the world.
It also attracted 68 exhibitors from 12 countries. Some of the local organisations that had a presence included; The China Shipbuilding Engineering Society and the State Department of Transportation Maritime Administration.
Mr Huang Pingtao from the China Shipbuilding Engineering Society, commented that the work boat sector was highly important for the country's future.
UK Trade and Investment representative, Stewart Gorman, commented that Seawork Asia was of a very high standard, in part due to the experience co-organisers had gained from its sister exhibition aimed at the European commercial marine market, Seawork International, now in its 18th year. He said he believed that both events will grow and achieve great success in the future.
On the first day, the Seawork Asia Forum proved an important part of the event with over 200 professional delegates attending. The main content of the forum related to demand analysis from different parts of the Chinese government and new technology and developments within the ship building and workboat industry.
In his presentation, Mr Zhou Xiaolu, director of ship management at the Ministry of Logistical Equipment China Sea Police, said that the future of the work boat market in China and the region has great potential. He commented that Seawork Asia had been held at just the right time.
It is hoped that domestic and foreign enterprises forged through the Seawork Asia platform will create broad and in-depth exchanges and cooperation in future.
The next Seawork Asia exhibition will take place in Shanghai from 1 to 3 November 2016.