The Asian commercial marine industry’s foremost exhibition, Seawork Asia is set for success in light of David Cameron’s talks with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping.
Following the Chinese premier’s State Visit, Cameron has hailed greater cooperation along with trade deals, which will help aid British maritime organisations in their quest to launch and reinforce their businesses and brands in China.
China is currently ranked second in the world for shipbuilding, and has experienced fast growth for seven consecutive years.
China alone has over 32,000 kilometres of shoreline, 1,400 harbours and 1,600 shipyards containing than 170,000 vessels. Therefore there are myriad opportunities for sales and collaboration between Chinese businesses and firms located across the globe.
The demand for marine civil engineering, workboats and floating plant, together with the equipment and services that keep them in operation is forecast to grow at double figure rates during the next twenty years.
The rapid increase in marine activity also requires a wide range of support services such as coastguard, patrol, safety and navigation.
Hence the decision to launch Seawork Asia. Seawork Asia launched in 2014 as a sister event to Europe’s leading commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork International. In November 2016 Seawork Asia will once again return to open its doors for the second time.
The inaugural Seawork Asia saw 70 exhibitors, 5,000 attendees, and 10,000 products and services ranging from marine electronics, training, crew transfer, security, naval architecture through to engines and deck equipment. The event comprises of an exhibition, conference and banquet.
Jie-Ran Marine Co. from the Jiangsu province conducted in-depth discussions with British company, Kort Propulsion, at the last Seawork Asia, regarding propulsive equipment.
Jie-Ran Marine had recently completed delivery of the self-righting patrol boat, Haixun 06117 (pictured), destined for the People’s Republic of China (MSA)’s fleet of vessels, following successful turn-over trials. Kort Propulsion and Jie-Ran Marine discussed numerous options as to how the two business could collaborate. Project Manager, Mr. Liu Kun of Jie-Ran Marine Co, said “Seawork Asia boasted high levels of professional expertise. By means of one-to-one and face-to-face communication, we were perfectly connected with modern domestic and overseas corporations, which efficiently raised opportunities for cooperation.”
Seawork Asia will next open its doors at the Shanghai World Exhibition and Conference Centre in Shanghai (SWECC) for three days from 29 November 2016. Visit www.seaworkasia.com to find out more.