2016 will see the fourth edition of OI China held in Shanghai from 9-11 November, 2016. The visitor pre-registration for this event has commenced online at www.oichina.com.cn. All registered visitors can enjoy express admission, special priority to participate in the OI China Conference, and be the first to hear details on the exhibitors and stands. In addition, they will receive regular updates from OI China and receive free news and information regarding the official Suppliers Directory.
OI China is the only forum in Asia where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology and the ocean science community, improving their strategies for measuring, exploiting, protecting and operating in the world's oceans. Developed alongside government and industry associations, OI China will provide organizations with the opportunity to capitalize on China's rapidly developing offshore energy and marine industries.
The OI China Conference will see industry experts engage in in-depth discussions over global marine resources and development from the perspective of marine science and technology, while professional forums will also be held, and are free for participants to attend. Back again, is the Smartsea 2016 OI China Underwater Robot Competition, co-organized by the Chinese Society of Oceanography and Reed Exhibitions China, and sponsored by Smartsea Technology Co., Ltd. The Competition’s awards ceremony will be held at OI China, and all awarded works will be displayed on the OI China exhibition floor.
It should be mentioned that the awards ceremony for The Oceanology International China 2016 Innovative New Product of the Year event will also be held at the exhibition. After the success of this competition in 2015, the 2016 competition aims to guide the attention of industrial visitors and buyers to new products innovatively developed by exhibitors, encouraging technological innovation and providing a convenient and targeted exhibition and networking platform for the ocean technology industry. The competition achieved great success in its first edition in 2015; attracting 36 new products, 19 of which were launched after January 2015. The voting was conducted on our official website and WeChat, and recorded a total of 5,798 votes.
Zhao Lingjia, Senior Project Manager of the Marine Energy & Ocean Division of Reed Exhibitions Group said: "This year, we are setting the topic for ‘The Oceanology International China 2016 Innovative New Product’ event. We encourage companies to conduct independent innovation and explore even more new and valuable products. Even more Innovative New Products will be shown at the exhibition this year. After over 40 successful years in the UK, OI launched in China for the first time in 2013. Since then, three editions have been successfully held. As the event organizer, we are also continuously innovating. I believe that the fourth OI China will be the best one yet."
Since its inception, around 200 highly regarded enterprises from Britain, the U.S., Canada, Australia, Asia and the EU have exhibited at OI China , including flagship brands such as Kongsberg Maritime, iXBlue, Valeport and SMD. For more information about OI China 2016, please visit www.oichina.com.cn.