Maritime Journal | Oceanology International on track to consolidate past successes

Running from Tuesday, March 13 to Thursday, March 15 2018 at the ExCel, London, this years Oceanology International (Oi) London event highlighting technological developments including robotics, autonomous systems and advanced sensor technology is on course to provide a thorough interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions from industry professionals.

“It’s by far one of the biggest shows every year,” observes Krista Brunette, Marketing Coordinator for the Ottawa-based oceanographic instrument manufacturing firm RBR Ltd. “With a wonderful group of exhibitors, it really draws in a large international crowd, whereas other, smaller events are usually only attended by locals and those surrounding the local area.”

This year, more than 500 exhibitors from 79 countries are set to be in attendance at Oi London – the event is augmented by the Oi Americas and Oi China exhibitions – and while the show is anticipated to be the largest yet in its almost five-decade history, a series of measures have been devised to facilitate the experience, saving exhibitors and visitors time and money in the process. These include a digital Exhibitor Hub, the MyEvent networking tool which enables attendees to plan and arrange their event schedule beforehand, a calendar of OceanSocial face-to-face networking events and an online accommodation booking system.

In addition to the exhibition element, ExCel London’s location – adjacent to the Royal Victoria Dock – will enable suppliers to sta....

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