Two of the world’s leading maritime events – London International Shipping Week and the Southampton Boat Show – have partnered to highlight and celebrate the two weeks of high-profile maritime activity created by their back-to-back events.
The partnership will see attendees to LISW17 (11-15 Sept) encouraged to visit the Boat Show (15-24) and LISW17 promoted to the world of the superyacht and mega yacht.
David Dingle, Chairman of Maritime UK said: “The UK is the world’s maritime centre, offering a complete package for global maritime business.
“This September sees global industry leaders coming to the UK, and I’m delighted that two of our world-leading events are collaborating to highlight the strength and breadth of the UK’s maritime offer.
“Both LISW and the Boat Show have their respective primary markets, but equally are key parts of our maritime sector. Together, they will provide visitors to the UK with a fantastic taste of what we have to offer global maritime business”.
LISW17 will be the ‘must attend’ event of 2017, offering over 160 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, ship owners, ship managers, bunker suppliers, lawyers, ship brokers, bankers, insurers, insurance brokers, commodity traders and brokers, ship suppliers, port operators, shipping service providers and many more.
The Southampton Boat Show is a spectacular world class annual event held in September and attracts visitors, exhibitors and investors from all over the world.
An on-water show boasting one of Europe’s largest purpose built marina located in Southampton, the cruise and boating capital of the UK, the Show started in 1969 and is held annually in September.
An important sales platform for both national and international businesses attracting over 110,000 visitors, the Show attracts high net worth individuals from the UK and around the world. The Southampton Boat Show is one of Southampton’s biggest events and takes over the City for a 10 day period, whilst people of all walks of life discover what the leisure marine industry has to offer them.