The 38th Europort exhibition for maritime technology in Rotterdam was attended by almost 27.000 trade visitors from all parts of the world. The many exhibitors, including Subsea Industries and Hydrex were very satisfied with the exhibition.
A total of 1.100 exhibitors including 14 country pavilions welcomed guests, with many of the 40 side events focusing on three core themes: Big Data, The Human Factor and The Environmental Age.
The Europort 2017 agenda was enhanced by four ‘masterclasses’ offering insights into subjects that are now firmly part of the maritime lexicon. Energy Efficiency and Big Data also warranted separate masterclasses, with the latter reflecting the emergence of an industry game-changer as far as fleet management is concerned.
Elsewhere, the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners opened a ‘Shipowners Lounge’ and overall the Rotterdam event once more demonstrated its credentials as a vital meeting place for maritime business, positioned at the heart of a global community.
According to the closing report on the trade show, “Europort’s vital role as a hub for global maritime business was reflected in its continuing attractiveness to international visitors.”
Innovation and expansion
With a wide variety of products and techniques on display, the Hydrex/Subsea Industries booth fitted in perfectly with the innovative aspect of Europort. As part of the Dutch pavilion it was a popular spot for visitors.
Well manned by representatives of both companies it maintained a friendly and busy atmosphere throughout the four-day show.
Many existing customers, Subsea Industries agents, technical people from all phases of shipbuilding and maintenance and many interested newcomers to Hydrex and Subsea Industries dropped by and enjoyed the friendly, comfortable but businesslike and informative atmosphere. Much new business was conducted.
In the background our equipment team performed flawlessly and efficiently in setting up and taking down the booth and making sure that it had everything that was needed.
Europort 2017 was a great success for us and we would like to thank all of you who visited us there. We look forward to working with you on an ongoing basis.