MARINE firms from the wider Portsmouth area are getting set to show off their wares at the largest international commercial boat show to be held in the UK.
Around 20 firms from the area have so far signed up for the Seawork International Exhibition and conference, joining more than 500 companies from 46 different countries to visit the three-day event at the ABP Port of Southampton.
During the event more than 60 vessels will be tied up to pontoons constructed specially for the event by Walcon Marine of Park Gate.
Frank Dixie, managing director of marine logistics firm PSP, said: ‘For us, Seawork is not only a great place to do business but also the perfect platform to announce our latest news to the commercial marine media.’
It’s not just shipbuilders, transporters and accessory manufacturers that attend the show – recruiters are also there.
Segensworth recruiter Matchtech is a regular exhibitor.
The firm’s Stephanie Morris said: ‘Seawork, being the largest marine exhibition of its kind, and with the added bonus of being held locally in the port of Southampton, provides us with the valuable opportunity of networking with a targeted audience of marine specialists and major industry players.
‘It provides a great platform to speak with clients and candidates on recruitment requirements and current opportunities, as well as enabling us to gain a unique insight into new innovations and design being released into the market.’
The exhibition is being held for the 17th time this year, between June 10 and 12.