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Oi Connect: New Platform Helps Ocean Science and Technology Communities Come Together

    • Oi Connect is an online platform for ocean tech businesses to showcase their products and solutions to interested buyers.
  • Open from 11 to 14 May 2021, Oi Connect is free for visitors to attend.
  • Oi Connect is by the same team who organise the world’s leading ocean tech event; Oceanology International.
  • This will be the second edition of Oi Connect, following the successful launch in December 2020.

Oi Connect is back from May 11–14, 2021, to help the ocean science and technology communities continue to meet, learn and do business.  We know your work has not stopped, so neither has your need to learn from ocean tech leaders from across the globe, boost your technical knowledge and connect with your industry colleagues.

Oi Connect draws together the ocean tech and science community on a digital platform that brings the three key players in the industry together: businesses, academics and government.

For five decades, Oceanology International has been the event to view products, gain knowledge and exchange ideas in the ocean science and tech sector. Now, Oi Connect will do the same online as we welcome attendees and exhibitors to connect with each other using the AI-driven meetings platform over the four-day event.

Our online event is built on four pillars that will enable visitors and exhibitors to be successful:

  • Networking
Network with peers and colleagues, catch up on the latest news and information.
  • Sourcing

    Source the latest products and services from leading ocean tech suppliers.
  • Meeting

    Connect with exhibitors through powerful meetings and Ai driven recommendations.
  • Learning

    Learn from thought leaders and industry academics and researchers.

No other digital platform provides such a unique opportunity to display your solutions to 15+ vertical industries in one place; including offshore oil & gas, ports & harbours, marine renewables, maritime security and marine science.

In 2020, we hosted the world's top manufacturers and suppliers of ocean technologies & components, as well as global service providers and contractors such as iXblue, Teledyne Marine, Fugro, Seadrone, Saab Seaeye and Armstrong Marine. The 2020 event played host to over 2500 attendees, from a global audience of 117 countries who took part in over 1150 meetings and watched 7669 conference sessions.

Ralph Rayner, President of the Society for Underwater Technology stated:

“I was delighted with how Oi Connect managed to bring so many of the community together. The Oi Connect platform saw many hundreds of meetings and conference hours delivered. Good business has been conducted and new relationships formed… Oi Connect really delivered for the ocean science and technology community.”

Don’t miss your chance to discover an ocean of opportunity and join us at Oi Connect from 11 to 14 May, 2021.

About Reed Exhibitions Global

Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events business. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants. Our events leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to enable our customers to connect face-to-face or digitally and generate billions of dollars of revenues for the economic development of local markets and national economies around the world. Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 33,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalisation is approximately £33bn, €39bn, $47bn.*

*Note: Current market capitalisation can be found here.

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