Europort, the leading international exhibition for maritime technology, launched a new corporate image in September and is continuing to receive positive feedback from the industry following its global roll-out. The new branding visually encapsulates Europort’s position as the premier event in the maritime and offshore support calendar to identify and publicise technology advancements.
Raymond Siliakus, Exhibition Manager for Europort, commented: “Europort is all about technological advancement. We strongly believe that the solutions and tools needed to stay ahead in today’s challenging environment will come from innovation in technology. It will be the leaders in this area that drive the industry forward as a whole. Europort is focused on supporting maritime and offshore leadership by facilitating the development and distribution of ground-breaking technology, and we feel the new image reflects this goal.”
Mr. Siliakus notes that the entire industry is focusing on profitability and the drive for efficiency – commercially and in terms of sustainability. Therefore, the key themes of Europort in 2015 will hone in on both the opportunities and challenges facing the sector: technology leadership; ship efficiency; new market opportunities, and human capital. The event focuses on special purpose ships including offshore support vessels, heavy lifting vessels, super yachts, workboats, dredging vessels and naval ships.
Europort will not only look different in 2015; it will be bigger too. In response to demand, the exhibition floor area has been increased by 5% from 2013. In 2015, there will be eight halls covering a total area of 42, 000 sqm. To date, over 85% of the available stand space has already been reserved. Europort is committed to further strengthening its international participation levels and recently added a local sales representative for Japan. Europort now has representing agents in 26 countries worldwide.
“The previous edition of Europort attracted 29, 355 visitors from 84 countries and in 2015, we aim to push this through the 30, 000 mark. We are expecting to attract over 1, 100 exhibitors with 35% of these coming from international companies. Europort 2015 will enable the maritime world’s leading companies to present their latest innovations, cutting-edge technologies and trend forecasts to a truly global audience, ” stated Mr. Siliakus.
Europort returns to the world port city of Rotterdam from 3 – 6 November 2015.