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Marine Technology


Oceans span the globe - does your Marine Technology business? Keep your company growing by devising or expanding your international export strategy. The U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service’s Marine Technology team can assist your company take advantage of worldwide sales opportunities.

You can find international market research, business leads, and promotional events tailored to marine technology companies below listed by the key subsectors covered by our Team:

  • Ocean and Underwater Technology
  • Pleasure Boats and Accessories
  • Port Equipment and Services
  • Shipbuilding and Related-Industries

Your company can tap a world-wide network of Commercial Specialists to help advance your international business development plans including:  

  • Finding qualified business partners and end users
  • Navigating international documentation regulations
  • Successfully bidding on foreign government contracts
  • Promoting your technology overseas at trade shows and single company promotions.

We can also guide you to additional U.S. Government exporting resources including

  • U.S. Export-Import Bank export insurance and financing
  • Small Business Administration STEP export grants
  • U.S. Trade & Development Agency foreign buyer delegations and project feasibility studies

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Read about recent U.S. marine technology company international sales successes.

Take action now: Contact a marine technology trade specialist, explore upcoming events and trade leads, sign up for email updates. We look forward to working with you! Locate your nearest ITA Marine Technology trade specialist.

**NEW!! - For detailed country by country analysis of Pleasure Boat markets in over 32 countries, please see the 2018 Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide.

The Global Marine Technology team is pleased to bring you a new Pleasure Boat Resource Guide filled with valuable information about key international market opportunities to support your exporting goals and help you succeed in markets around the world. The guide includes 32 market briefs of the major global markets for recreational marine craft, parts, and accessories. Major global markets include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, and Mexico

Click the cover below to download a copy!

Upcoming Marine Tech Related Events:

SMM Hamburg – Hamburg, Germany (September 4 - 7, 2018)

More than just a trade fair: SMM offers you a diverse programme in the form of workshops, symposiums and seminars. Look forward to listening to some of the biggest names in the maritime industry. Get to know the leading forces in the maritime business – personally – and exchange ideas and experience in a unique environment. Discover for yourself why visitors from all over the world come specially to Hamburg for this event. For more information, visit: http://www.smm-hamburg.com/

DEFSEC Atlantic 2018 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (October 2 – 4, 2018)

A major networking opportunity for the Aerospace, Defence and Security industries – the second largest of its kind in Canada. Focused on showcasing Atlantic Canadian opportunities, the show’s worldwide reach creates partnership potential for all attendees. It provides access to “the right people” in an engaging and professional setting. All attendees have opportunities, through the B2B/B2G program, social events and expert panel discussions, to interact with all levels of defence, industry and government participants. For more information, visit: http://defsecatlantic.ca/

IBEX Show – Tampa, FL, USA (October 2-4, 2018)
“If you build, design, service, or sell boats or marine products, IBEX is your must-attend marine industry event. North America’s leading technical boat-building showcase, IBEX delivers a unique forum where the marine industry can do business, share ideas, and accelerate new product development. Don’t miss the opportunity to do business with the entire marine industry.” For more information, visit: https://www.ibexshow.com/

Oceans 2018 – Charlestown, SC, USA (October 25-28, 2018)

OCEANS is the bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, and advocates. These industry thought leaders gather for four days to highlight relevant topics and current trends. Global thought leaders & innovators gather to learn from industry experts regarding the latest research, innovations, & technologies, discuss current environmental issues and politics, and collaborate to move the fields of marine technology & engineering forward. For more information, visit: http://charleston18.oceansconference.org/

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA (October 31 – November 4, 2018) Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 59th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31- Nov 4, 2018. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sport fishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts. The 2017 boating spectacle, which ran Nov. 1-5 across seven locations in Fort Lauderdale, attracted 105,000 visitors. For more information, visit: https://www.flibs.com

Blue Tech Week – San Diego, CA, USA (November 5 - 9, 2018)

The 10th annual BlueTech Week will include 7 events over 5 days and networking opportunities for professionals and stakeholders from academia, industry and government focused on promoting collaboration and innovation in the Blue Economy. Each event is sold separately and requires individual registration. TMA member rates apply and discounts available for education, government, military and non-profit partners. For more information, visit: https://www.bluetechweek.org

METSTRADE - Amsterdam, Netherlands (November 13-15, 2018)

METSTRADE is the world’s largest and most visited B2B leisure marine equipment show, which has been bringing the marine industry together for decades. This global business platform and community focuses on innovation, market developments, and on-site networking. METSTRADE will feature specialized pavilions for superyachts, marinas& yards, and construction & materials. For more information, visit: https://www.metstrade.com

International Workboat Show – New Orleans, LA (November 28-30, 2018)
“Produced by the same team as WorkBoat Magazine and WorkBoat.com, The International WorkBoat Show is a trade-only conference and expo for commercial vessel owners, operators and builders as well as the vendors and suppliers that serve them.”
For more information, visit: http://www.workboatshow.com/

ArcticNet – Ottawa, Canada (December 10-14, 2018)

The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence announces the 14th ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Canada from December 10-14, 2018. Arctic researchers, Inuit, First Nations, Métis and Northern Community representatives, government and non-government organizations, students, and industry stakeholders are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit: http://www.arcticnetmeetings.ca/asm2018/index.php

Miami International Boat Show – Miami, FL, USA (February 14-18, 2019)
“The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). It attracts an estimated 100,000 boating enthusiasts from 35 countries to its home each year at Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key. Entering its 78th year, the show features $3 billion in new boats and marine accessories from more than 1,100 exhibitors. It generates $854 million of economic activity and supports full-time employment for approximately 6,000 Floridians.” For more information, visit: MiamiBoatShow.com.

Oceanology International Americas – San Diego, CA, USA (February 25-27, 2019)
“Oceanology International Americas is a world-class exhibition and conference to help organizations reach buyers from key market regions and sectors across North & South America and the Caribbean helping them improve their strategies for measuring, developing, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans. With a target of 1000 more visitors and 40 more exhibitors compared to 2017, Oceanology International Americas is one event not to be missed.”
For more information, visit: https://www.oceanologyinternationalamericas.com/

Resources:

  • Marine Technology Society (MTS):

MTS is an organization that aims to give members of academia, government and industry a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas. Its mission is to facilitate a broader understanding of the relevance of marine technology to wider global issues, and to promote related educational programs. https://www.mtsociety.org/

  • National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA):

NMMA is dedicated to advocating for and promoting the strength of marine manufacturing, the sales and service networks of its members, and the boating lifestyle. It represents the industry on public policy issues, assists the industry in improving customer satisfaction, and produces the trade event IBEX, among others. http://www.nmma.org/default.aspx

  • The Maritime Alliance (TMA):

The mission of TMA is "Promoting Blue Tech & Blue Jobs". The non-profit is a cluster organizer for the San Diego maritime technology community and fosters maritime business and technology innovation through collaboration around the U.S. and the world. http://themaritimealliance.org/

  • American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA):

The mission of American Association of Port Authorities is to educate stakeholders, provide services, and advocate policies that strengthen the ability of member seaports to serve their global customers and create economic and social value for their communities. http://www.aapa-ports.org/index.cfm

If you want more information about ITA’s Marine Technology Team, please visit our site: http://2016.export.gov/industry/marine/index.asp


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