As the Asia's premier event for marine science and ocean technology, the second instalment of Oceanology International China (OI China) will be launched on September 3 to 5, 2014 at the Shanghai International Exhibition Centre (INTEX). Visitor pre-registration has officially begun, and visitors can go to www.oichina.com.cn/en/and the “Visitor Registration” zone to pre-register. All visitors who pre-register online can enjoy the Green Channel—entering without queuing, and have priority to participate in the OI China 2014 conference forums. What’s more, they will obtain free exhibition materials and monthly electronic newsletters.
Oceanology International (OI) is the largest marine science and technology exhibition in the world. On the strength of more than 40 years’rich industry experience garnered at Oceanology International London and the successful experience ofholding OI China 2013, OI China 2014 is expected to attract exhibitors from 20 countries and regions, and visitors will be able to assess the world’s leading suppliers of technology and services. Joan Zhao, the project manager of Energy and Marine Division of Reed Exhibitions, said: "OI China 2013 obtained a great success in Shanghai. A total of 5,063 domestic and overseas professional attendees from 31 different countries and regions with 192 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions attended the show during the 3 days. 98.6% of visitors show their intentions of visiting the OI China 2014, which is a great affirmation and encouragement to OI China, and reflects the strong demand in the development of ocean industries. In order to meet and be closer to the market needs, OI China 2014 will debut the Ocean Renewable Energy China Zone(OREC 2014)to fully reflect the market potential in China."
It is reported that, due to the success of OI China 2013 and broad market prospects of ocean technology sectors, OI China 2014 has attracted a lot of attention and has obtained the support of both domestic and international industry societies and associations. The Chinese Society of Oceanography (CSO), China Ocean Mineral Resources R & D Association (COMRA) and The National Ocean Technology Center(NOTC) will continue to serve as the host supporters for OI China 2014, and the Ocean Observation Technology Branch of the Chinese Society of Oceanography has been appointed as a co-event manager.The Chinese Society of Oceanography and Reed Exhibitions will also jointly launch the underwater robot competition. It is the first national professional competition for university students throughout the country in the field of marine science and ocean technology, attracting many students to participate. It has entered the awarding stage now, and the award ceremony will be held at OI China 2014.Lei Bo, executive vice president of CSO, said: "OI is the authority of this industry, and we hope to increase foreign exchanges and promote trade cooperation by the collection and exhibition of world’s top equipment and technology, improving China ocean technology R&D and equipment manufacturing levels. We also hope to train and select the reserve forces for researching and developing ocean technologyby holding this robot contest."
In addition, OI China 2014 will hold high-level professional forums as well as networking and social activities. The forums will open free forthe pre-registered visitors, providing viewers with the latest technology capability information. The forums will be divided into a Plenary Session; UUVS-Remote Technology Underwater; Ocean Observing Systems and Instruments; Offshore Survey, Geophysical and Geotechnics; Underwater Positioning and Metrology; Marine Renewable Energy. During the plenary session, Professor Ralph Rayner, the director of Energy and Environment Division of BMT Group Ltd.,the chairman of Sonardyne International Ltd.,and Ms. Zdenka Willis, the director of U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), as well as Justin Manley, the senior director of Teledyne Marine Systems, will give keynote presentations. Other well-known industry experts will also attend the forum.
At present, the exhibition has attracted many well-known Chinese and foreign exhibitors. Domestic exhibitors include Laurel Technologies Company Limited,Beijing Time Frequency Technology Co., Ltd., China ORES Ltd., China ORES Ltd., Geo Marine Technology Co., Ltd., Sea Tech China Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Hi-Target Marine Information Technology Co., Ltd., SDIOI and so on, and international exhibitors include Teledyne, Kongsberg Maritime, iXBlue, Sea Botix, AML Oceanographic Ltd and other foreign flagship brand. Provide visitors with opportunities to communicate and cooperate with the equipment manufacturers from all areas of marinescience and ocean technology.
For more information about OI China 2014, please visitwww.oichina.com.cn/en/.