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Oceanology International Postponed

Reed Exhibitions has today announced that Oceanology International London 2020, originally scheduled for March 17-19, 2020, will now take place from 1-3 December 2020 at the Excel London, following the escalation of COVID-19 in Europe.

Speaking about the announcement, Jonathan Heastie, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions, said: “The health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff is of course our number one priority. We have been closely monitoring the situation and the notices issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as Public Health England and the authorities in London. We have also been in regular dialogue with many exhibitors, visitors and conference speakers to understand their views and to ensure we make the best decision – in such challenging circumstances – for the ocean communities we serve.

“Whilst it is hugely disappointing to postpone the event, and not a decision we have taken lightly, we believe it is the best course of action for all involved, given the ongoing developments and concerns related to COVID-19.

“We trust that postponing the show will enable us to ensure we deliver the true value of this world-leading event later in the year. We will be working closely with all our global customers and partners over the coming weeks and look forward to returning to the Excel in December.

“We fully understand and appreciate the level of planning that is required to participate in an event like ours, and would like to thank our exhibitors, partners, suppliers and visitors for their continued support during this challenging time.”


When will Oceanology International now take place?

1-3 December 2020 at London ExCeL.

Is my badge still valid?

Yes, all visitor and delegate badges will remain valid for the new event dates. We will be sending you a ‘one-click’ email in the coming weeks so you can quickly and easily reconfirm you are able to attend.

Am I entitled to a refund if I can´t attend the new dates for Catch the Next Wave and Ocean Futures Forum?

Your delegate badge will be valid for the new dates, but if you cannot attend the new dates, a full refund will be made to the ticket buyer. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to process your refund.

What about already booked travel and hotel accommodation?

You will have to contact the respective tour operator and hotel you made your booking with.

Who do I contact for further questions?

Our customer services team is at your disposal for all further questions.

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