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Ocean Business Postponed Until October 2021

The organizers of Ocean Business have announced the event has been rescheduled from July to October 2021. The ocean technology exhibition and training forum will be deferred to the new dates of 12-14 October 2021 at the National Oceanography Centre, in Southampton UK.

The decision follows the recent announcement from the government about the opening of large-scale trade events and international travel from 21 June, and comes after consultation with the ocean technology community.

ob 02 1 uai 258x182Event director Cheri Arvonio says: “Although we’re able to run Ocean Business in July, we feel we need to give exhibitors and attendees more time to prepare, and it’s important we have a clear run to give everyone the best possible chance for a great show. We want to make the right decision for our community and having consulted with our exhibitors, visitors and partners, we’ve decided the best action to serve everyone is to postpone the show to the autumn this year.

“The government’s announcement, combined with the new dates, gives everyone clarity and ensures that we can look forward to a successful show with confidence."

“We’re disappointed not to be able to bring everyone together as soon as we’d hoped. But we’re committed to delivering an event in 2021 that provides the community with the most effective opportunities for networking, education, and interaction – and we hope you agree that the move to October means we’ll be able to return with the best show possible.

“Finally, we’re so grateful for the incredible and continued goodwill and support the industry has shown us during these difficult times. We’re looking forward to working together over the coming months to ensure that Ocean Business continues to be the premier celebration and gathering the industry deserves and can be proud of. And more than anything, we look forward to seeing you – in person – in October.”

Ocean Business will take place from Tuesday 12th October to Thursday 14th October 2021 at the National Oceanography Centre, in Southampton UK.

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